Turkish Submitted Surnames

Turkish names are used in the country of Turkey, which is situated in western Asia and southeastern Europe. Turkey is part of the larger Muslim world. See also about Turkish names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACAR Turkish
Means "sturdy, hardy" or "bold, fearless" in Turkish.
Means "crafty, cunning, nimble" in Turkish.
ADEM Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Uyghur
From the given name ADEM.
AGHA Turkish
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
AHMET Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name AHMET.
AK Turkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
AKÇAM Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞ Turkish
Habitational name for someone who lived near any of the various mountains named Akdağ in Turkey, from Turkish ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain".
AKHAN Turkish
A combination of AK and HAN.... [more]
AKKAŞ Turkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
AKKAYA Turkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and pınar meaning "spring, fountain".
AKSU Turkish
Means "white water" in Turkish.
AKTAŞ Turkish
Means "white stone" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and taş meaning "stone, rock".
Means "white star" in Turkish.
AKYOL Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Turkish ak meaning "white" (figuratively "honest, clean") and yol meaning "way, path".
Means "red flag" in Turkish.
ALKAN Turkish
From Turkish al meaning "dark red, crimson" and kan meaning "blood".
ALPTEKIN Turkish, Uyghur
From Turkish alp meaning "brave, hero" and the Old Turkish title tegin meaning "prince".
ALTUN Turkish
From Turkish altın meaning "gold".
Means "very bright".
ARSLAN Turkish
Variant of ASLAN.
Means "son of ASAR".
It means "Father of the Turks" in Turkish. It was given to the first Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal, by the Turkish Parliament in 1934.
AY Turkish
Means "moon" in Turkish.
AYDEN Turkish
Possibly a variant of Aydın.
AYDIN Turkish
From the given name AYDIN.
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
BAGCI Turkish (Rare)
Bagci translated into English means vigneron, a vigneron is a person who cultivates grapes for winemaking. Originated in the 1920s in Turkey after the Balkan wars
BAIG Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
BALCI Turkish
Means "beekeeper" in Turkish, ultimately from bal meaning "honey".
BARAN Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Azerbaijani
From the given name BARAN.
BASKIR Turkish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Used by Jewish families that were running away from anti-semites. It's meaning is 'printer' or 'pressures are...'
BAYRAK Turkish
Means "flag" in Turkish.
BEGÜM Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur variant of BEGUM.
BEGUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BERA Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BEY Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
Means son of a bey. “Bey” (Ottoman Turkish: بك‎ “Beik”, Albanian: bej, Bosnian: beg, Arabic: بيه‎ “Beyeh”, Persian: بیگ‎ “Beyg” or بگ “Beg”) is a Turkish title for chieftain, traditionally applied to the leaders or rulers of various sized areas in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
BILGIN Turkish
Means "scholar, learned, pundit" in Turkish.
BILICI Turkish
Means "visionary", "seer", "omniscient", "aware", "knowing" and derivated from "bil-" root which means "to know".
BOŞNAK Turkish
Means "Bosniak" in Turkish. One of the only major ethnic groups that adopted Islam during the Ottoman Empire. A huge diaspora of Bosniaks live in Turkey and many Turks have Bosniak heritage.
Means "grey wolf" from Turkish boz meaning "grey" and kurt meaning "wolf".
Means "son of Bubik".
BULUT Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
BURAK Turkish
From the given name BURAK
ÇAKIR Turkish
Means "greyish blue (eyes)" in Turkish.
ÇAKMAK Turkish
Means "lighter" in Turkish, referring to a tool used to ignite fire. This is also the name of a village in Antalya Province, Turkey.
Means "hard-working, diligent, assiduous" in Turkish.
CAN Turkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
CANAK Turkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
Means "iron soul" from Turkish can meaning "soul, spirit" and demir meaning "iron".
CEBRAIL Turkish, Kurdish, Uyghur
From the given name Cebrail.
ÇEÇEN Turkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, used by those of Chechen descent living in Turkey.
ÇELIK Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
CENGIZ Turkish
From the given name Cengiz.
ÇERKEZ Turkish
Means "Circassian" or "Adyghe" in Turkish, referring to an ethnic group native to the Caucasus.
ÇETIN Turkish
Means "hard, tough" in Turkish.
Means "hard rock" from Turkish çetin meaning "hard, tough" combined with kaya meaning "rock".
ÇEVIK Turkish
Means "nimble, agile, quick" in Turkish.
CEYLAN Turkish
Turkish surname meaning "gazelle" from Persian carān جران.
ÇIÇEK Turkish
Means "flower, blossom" in Turkish.
ÇIFTÇI Turkish
Means "farmer" in Turkish.
ÇINAR Turkish
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar).
ÇOBAN Turkish
Means "shepherd" in Turkish.
ÇOLAK Turkish
Means "one-armed, crippled" in Turkish.
DANYAL Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name DANYAL.
DENIZ Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DOĞAN Turkish
Means "hawk, falcon" in Turkish.
DÖNMEZ Turkish
Means "steadfast, steady, firm" in Turkish.
DUMAN Turkish
Means "smoke, haze, fog" in Turkish.
DURMAZ Turkish
Derived from Turkish durmak meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
DURU Turkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
EKICI Turkish
Means "planter, farmer" in Turkish.
EKSI Turkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
EMIR Turkish
From the given name EMIR.
ERDEM Turkish
From the given name ERDEM.
From the given name ERDOĞAN.
ERGIN Turkish
Means "mature, adult" in Turkish.
ERKAN Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
EROĞLU Turkish
Means "son of the warrior" in Turkish.
EROL Turkish
From the given name EROL.
ERSOY Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "man, male, soldier" and soy meaning "ancestry, descent".
Potentially from the given name ESEN, from esinti, "breeze; that which blows'.
EYIGÜN Turkish
The name means "good day". "Eyi" from Turkish "iyi" meaning "good". "Gün" meaning "day" in Turkish.
Means ''son of EYÜP''.
EYÜP Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name EYÜP.
GIRAY Turkish
From a form of the Mongolian title khan meaning "king, ruler". This was the name of the dynasty that ruled Crimea from 1427 to 1783.
GÖKÇE Turkish
Means "celestial, heavenly, sky" in Turkish.
GÜL Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "rose" in Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur, ultimately from Persian.
Means "smiling face" in Turkish.
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
GÜNDÜZ Turkish
Means "daytime, day" in Turkish.
GÜNEŞ Turkish
Means "sun" or "sunny" in Turkish.
GÜNEY Turkish
Means "south, southern" in Turkish.
GÜRBÜZ Turkish
Means "robust, healthy" in Turkish.
GUREL Turkish
Dynamism is the meaning of the name.
GÜVEN Turkish
Means "trust, confidence" in Turkish, perhaps designating a trustworthy person or one who trusts in others readily.
GÜZEL Turkish
Meaning "beutiful" or "pretty" in Turkish.
HAYAT Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Turkish
From the given name HAYAT.
HAZAR Turkish
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
HOROZ Turkish
Means "rooster" in Turkish.
İBRAHIM Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İbrahim.
İLYAS Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İLYAS.
İMAN Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İMAN.
İNCE Turkish
Means "thin, slim" in Turkish.
IŞIK Turkish
Means "light" in Turkish.
İSMAIL Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İsmail.
JÜL Turkish
From the given name JÜL, a form of JULIUS.
KAAN Turkish
From the given name KAAN.
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahramân).
KAHYA Turkish
Means "butler, steward, housekeeper" in Turkish.
KANAT Turkish
Occupational name for a seller of poultry from Turkish kanat meaning "(bird) wing".
KAPLAN Jewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K spelling.
KARACA Turkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
Means larch.
Means "black sea" in Turkish.
Means "black eyebrow" from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" and kaş meaning "eyebrow".
Means "black rock" in Turkish.
Means "merchant","someone who deals with transport"
KARASU Turkish
Means "black water" derived from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with su "water".
Yusuf is a name for men and Karayusuf means Dark Yusuf.
Means "spoonmaker" from Turkish kaşık meaning "spoon".
KAYA Turkish
From the given name KAYA.
Derived from the Turkish word for “carefree, relaxed”.
KESKIN Turkish
Means "sharp, bitter" in Turkish.
KILIÇ Turkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
KILIK Turkish
Means "appearance, attire, dress" in Turkish.
KILINÇ Turkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
KIRAL Turkish
Means "supreme leader" in Turkish
Means "unafraid, fearless" in Turkish.
KÖSE Turkish
Means "beardless" in Turkish.
KÜL Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur variant of KUL.
KUNT Turkish
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
KURT Turkish
Means "wolf" in Turkish.
Means "son of the wolf" from Turkish kurt meaning "wolf".
KUŞ Turkish
Means "bird" in Turkish.
LEPSY Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
MEHMET Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name MEHMET.
MIKAIL Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name MIKAIL.
MUTLU Turkish
Means "happy, glad" in Turkish.
NALCI Turkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
NUR Arabic, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name NUR.
ÖREN Turkish
Means "ruin, ruins" in Turkish.
ORUÇ Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
From a Latin form (through French) of the Turkish given name OSMAN, itself from Arabic UTHMAN... [more]
ÖZ Turkish
Means "core, essence" in Turkish.
ÖZALP Turkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
ÖZCAN Turkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and çelik meaning "steel".
Means "pure iron" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and demir meaning "iron".
ÖZER Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and er meaning "man, male, warrior".
ÖZIL Turkish
Means "pure land" in Turkish.
ÖZKAN Turkish
Means "pure blood" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and kan meaning "blood".
ÖZTÜRK Turkish
From the given name ÖZTÜRK.
PASHA Albanian, Ottoman Turkish (Anglicized), Turkish (Anglicized)
Pasha or pascha (Ottoman Turkish: پاشا‎, Turkish: paşa), formerly anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others... [more]
Means "wrestler, strongman" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlavân).
POLAT Turkish
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
SABAH Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name SABAH.
SAFA Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu
From the given names SAFAA or SAFAA'.
SAĞLAM Turkish
Means "firm, hard, strong" in Turkish.
ŞAHIN Turkish
Means "falcon, hawk" in Turkish, probably used to refer to someone who was a falcon tamer.
Means "bearded" in Turkish.
SALMAN Arabic, Urdu, Turkish
From the given name SALMAN.
SARI Turkish
Means "yellow, blond" in Turkish.
Sarıkaya is a Turkish word meaning "yellow rock".
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
ŞAŞMAZ Turkish
Means "infallible" in Turkish.
ŞEN Turkish
Means "happy, cheerful" in Turkish.
From Turkish şen meaning "happy, cheerful" and Türk meaning "Turk".
SERDAR Turkish, Croatian
Turkish form of Persian sardar, meaning "chief", "leader", "field marshal".
SEZER Turkish
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek meaning "to understand, to perceive".
SEZGIN Turkish
Means "sagacious, insightful" in Turkish.
ŞIMŞEK Turkish
Means "lightning, flash" in Turkish.
SÖNMEZ Turkish
Means "eternal, inextinguishable, unquenchable" in Turkish.
SOYDAN Turkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
Means "son of Süleyman", from the given name SÜLEYMAN combined with the Turkish patronymic suffix -oğlu.
TABAK Turkish
Occupational name for a tanner
TAN Turkish
Means "dawn, daybreak" in Turkish.
TAŞ Turkish
Means "stone" in Turkish.
TAŞKIN Turkish
Means "flood" in Turkish.
Means "stone breaker" from Turkish taş meaning "stone, rock" and kıran meaning "destroyer, breaker, pestilence".
TEKIN Turkish
From an Old Turkish title meaning "prince".
TOPRAK Turkish
Means "earth, soil, land" in Turkish.
TOSUN Turkish
Means "bullock" or "healthy, plump, stout" in Turkish.
TUFAN Turkish
From the given name TUFAN.
Means "gunsmith" in Turkish.
TUNÇ Turkish
From the given name TUNÇ.
TUNCER Turkish
Derived from Turkish tunç meaning ''bronze''.
TURAN Turkish
Refers to Turan, an historical region in Central Asia inhabited by the nomadic Iranian Turanian people. The name itself means "land of the Tur" and is derived from the name of a Persian mythological figure, Tur (تور).
TÜRK Turkish
Türk means "Turk" in Turkish.
TÜRKMEN Turkish, Turkmen
Refers to a Turkmen person (someone from the present-day nation of Turkmenistan). The ethnonym itself is believed to be derived from Türk combined with the Sogdian suffix -man (thus meaning "almost Turk") or from Türk combined with Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān) meaning "faith, belief, religion".
Means "son of a Turk" in Turkish.
ULUSOY Turkish
Means "great lineage", derived from Turkish ulu meaning "supreme, great, exalted" combined with soy meaning "ancestry, lineage".
ÜNAL Turkish
Means "become famous" or "become well-known" in Turkish.
ÜNLÜ Turkish
Means "famous, celebrity" in Turkish.
UYSAL Turkish
Means "docile, easygoing, peaceful" in Turkish.
YALÇIN Turkish
From the given name YALÇIN.
YAŞAR Turkish
From the given name YAŞAR.
YAVUZ Turkish
Means "stern, tough" in Turkish.
Means "descendant of the nomad" from Turkish yaylacı meaning "nomad, highlander, transhumant".
YAZICI Turkish
Means "writer" or "clerk" in Turkish.
YIĞIT Turkish
From the given name YİĞİT.
From the given name YILDIRIM.
YILDIZ Turkish
Means "star" in Turkish.
YÜCE Turkish
Means "exalted, lofty, noble" in Turkish.
YÜKSEL Turkish
Means "increase, rise, ascend" in Turkish.
Means "son of ZAIM".
ZENGIN Turkish
Means "rich, wealthy" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian سنگين‏ (sangin).
Means "wild apricot."
ZORLU Turkish
Means "strong, powerful" in Turkish.
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