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.
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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.
Açıkgöz 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.
Akbulut 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".
Akpınar Turkish
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".
Akyıldız Turkish
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".
Albayrak Turkish
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".
Altan Turkish
From the given name Altan.
Altın Turkish
Derived from Turkish altın "gold", ultimately via Ottoman Turkish آلتون‎ (altın, altun) "gold", from Proto-Turkic *altun "gold".
Altun Turkish
From Turkish altın meaning "gold".
Apaydin Turkish
Means "very bright".
Arkın Turkish
Best known as the stage surname of a certain Cüneyt.
Arslan Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
Asaroğlu Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
Atatürk Turkish
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.
Aydemir Turkish
From the given name Aydemir.
Ayden Turkish
Possibly a variant of Aydın.
Aydın Turkish
From the given name Aydın.
Aydinlisoy Turkish
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
Aydoğan Turkish
From the given name Aydoğan.
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
Bahadır Turkish
From the given name Bahadır.
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.
Balcı 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".
Beyoğlu Turkish
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]
Bilal Arabic, Turkish, Urdu
From the given name Bilal
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".
Boran Turkish
From the given name Boran
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.
Bozkurt Turkish
Means "grey wolf" from Turkish boz meaning "grey" and kurt meaning "wolf".
Bubikoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Bubik".
Bulut Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
Burak Turkish
From the given name Burak
Çakır 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.
Çalışkan Turkish
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.
Candemir Turkish
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.
Çetinkaya 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.
Çınar 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.
Davutoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Davut".
Demiral Turkish
Means "iron hands" in Turkish.
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.
Elmas Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish (see Elmas).
Emir Turkish
From the given name Emir.
Emiroğlu Turkish
Means "son of Emir" in Turkish.
Emre Turkish
Derived from the given name Emre.
Emreoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Emre" in Turkish.
Erdem Turkish
From the given name Erdem.
Erdoğan Turkish
From the given name Erdoğan.
Ergin Turkish
Means "mature, adult" in Turkish.
Ergün Turkish
From the given name Ergün.
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".
Esenyel Turkish
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.
Eyüboğlu 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.
Güleryüz Turkish
Means "smiling face" in Turkish.
Gultekin 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.
Gündoğan Turkish
Means "born on the day".
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.
Haydar Turkish
From the given name Haydar.
Haydaroğlu Turkish
Means "son of Haydar".
Hazar Turkish
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
Horoz Turkish
Means "rooster" in Turkish.
İbrahim Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İbrahim.
İlhan Turkish
From the given name İlhan
İlyas Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İlyas.
İman Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İman.
İnce Turkish
Means "thin, slim" in Turkish.
Işık 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.
Kahraman Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahraman).
Kahveci Turkish
Means "coffee producer" in Turkish.
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.
Karabulut Turkish
Means "black cloud" in Turkish.
Karaca Turkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
Karaçam Turkish
Means larch.
Karadeniz Turkish
Means "black sea" in Turkish.
Karadere Turkish
Means "black creek" in Turkish.
Karaduman Turkish
Means "black smoke" in Turkish.
Karagöz Turkish
Means "black eye" in Turkish.
Karakaş Turkish
Means "black eyebrow" from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" and kaş meaning "eyebrow".
Karakaya Turkish
Means "black rock" in Turkish.
Karakoç Turkish
Means "black ram" in Turkish.
Karakuş Turkish
Means "black bird" from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" and kuş meaning "bird".
Karanci Turkish
Means "merchant","someone who deals with transport"
Karasu Turkish
Means "black water" derived from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with su "water".
Karayusuf Turkish
Yusuf is a name for men and Karayusuf means Dark Yusuf.
Kaşıkçı Turkish
Means "spoonmaker" from Turkish kaşık meaning "spoon".
Kaya Turkish
From the given name Kaya.
Kaygisiz Turkish
Derived from the Turkish word for “carefree, relaxed”.
Kazan Turkish
From Turkish meaning "cauldron".
Keskin Turkish
Means "sharp, bitter" in Turkish.
Kılıç Turkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
Kılık Turkish
Means "appearance, attire, dress" in Turkish.
Kılınç Turkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
Kıral Turkish
Means "supreme leader" in Turkish
Kızılkaya Turkish
Means "red rock" in Turkish.
Korkmaz Turkish
Means "unafraid, fearless" in Turkish.
Korkut Turkish
Means "big hailstone, stern, resolute" in Turkish.
Köse Turkish
Means "beardless" in Turkish.
Koyuncu Turkish
Means "sheep farmer" 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.
Kurtoğlu Turkish
Means "son of the wolf" from Turkish kurt meaning "wolf".
Kuş Turkish
Means "bird" in Turkish.
Kutlu Turkish
Means "auspicious, blessed, happy, holy, lucky" in Turkish.
Kuzu Turkish
Means "lamb" 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.
Mesutoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Mesut".
Metin Turkish
From the given name Metin.
Mikail Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name Mikail.
Muhsin Arabic, Turkish
From the given name Muhsin
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''.
Ottoman Turkish
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
Özbekoğlu Turkish
Means "son of an Uzbek".
Özcan Turkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
Özçelik Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and çelik meaning "steel".
Özdemir Turkish
Means "pure iron" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and demir meaning "iron".
Özen Turkish
This Turkish surname has the meaning of "care"
Özer Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and er meaning "man, male, warrior".
Özgür Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
Özil Turkish
From Turkish words Öz meaning "core", "essence", "pure" and Il meaning "city", "province".
Özkan Turkish
Means "pure blood" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and kan meaning "blood".
Öztürk Turkish
From the given name Öztürk.
Özyurek Turkish
Formed by the combination of the Turkish words öz "gist, kernel" and yürek "heart".
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]
Pehlivan Turkish
Means "wrestler, strongman" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlavân).
Polat Turkish
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
Recepoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Recep".
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.