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.
AÇIKGÖZ     Turkish
Derived from Turkish açık meaning "open, opened" and göz "eye".
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]
AK     Turkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
AKÇAM     Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞ     Turkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a 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 Old Turkic ak "white" and kaya "rock".
AKTAS     Turkish
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
AKTUG     Turkish
AKYILDIZ     Turkish
The brightest star(s) in the Canis Major. Sirius. Meaning: Ak(white) + yıldız(star)
AKYOL     Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak "white, honest" and yol "way, path".
ALKAN     Turkish (Latinized, Modern)
Means "General name of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons" and "red(al) blood(kan)" in Turkish.
APAYDIN     Turkish
Means "very bright".
ARSLAN     Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
ASAROĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
AYDEN     English, Scottish, Turkish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
AYDINLISOY     Turkish
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
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".
BUBIKOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Bubik".
CAN     Turkish
Can means mainly "soul" in Turkish, and also means "life", "person" and "power".Can was derived from Persian.
CANAK     Turkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
CANDEMIR     Turkish
Turkish surname derived from the elements can meaning "spirit", "life", or "heart" and demir meaning "iron".
CANTU     Arabic, Turkish
This name means Water-Soul, or Soul full of Water
ÇELİK     Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
ÇERKEZ     Turkish
Means "Circassian" in Turkish.
DENIZ     Turkish
From the given name Deniz.
DOGAN     Turkish
Doğan means "falcon" in Turkish.
DURU     Turkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
EKSI     Turkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
EMİR     Turkish
Turkish cognate of Amir.
ERDEM     Turkish
Erdem means "virtue" in Turkish.
ERKAN     Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
EROĞLU     Turkish
Means son of soldier.
EYÜBOĞLU     Turkish
Means ''son of Eyüp''.
GÖKÇE     Turkish
Gökçe means "azure" or "heavenly" 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.
GÜNEŞ     Turkish
From güneş the Turkish word for the Sun. Ultimately derived from Old Turkic küneş.
GÜNEY     Turkish
Means "south" in Turkish.
GUREL     Turkish
Dynamism is the meaning of the name.
GÜVEN     Turkish
From the noun güven meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
HAZAR     Turkish
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
HOROZ     Turkish
From the Turkish word horoz meaning "Rooster".
INCE     Turkish
Ýnce means "thin" or "slim" in Turkish.
KAAN     Turkish
From the given name Kaan.
KAHYA     Turkish
means butler in Turkish
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.
KARAÇAM     Turkish
Means larch.
KARAKAYA     Turkish
From Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with kaya "rock".
KARANCI     Turkish
Means "merchant","someone who deals with transport"
KARASU     Turkish
Means "black water" from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with su meaning "water".
KARAYUSUF     Turkish
Yusuf is a name for men and Karayusuf means Dark Yusuf.
KAYA     Turkish
From the Turkish word kaya which simply means "rock".
KILIÇ     Turkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
KILINÇ     Turkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
KÖSE     Turkish
Means ''beardless''.
KUNT     Turkish
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
KURTOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of wolf".
KUŞ     Turkish
Kuş is a Turkish word meaning "bird"
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]
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.
ORUÇ     Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
ÖZALP     Turkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
ÖZCAN     Turkish
Özcan means "pure soul" in Turkish.
ÖZDEMIR     Turkish
Özdemir literally means "pure iron" in Turkish, however means "one who is strong like his genealogy iron".
ÖZKAN     Turkish
Özkan means "pure blood" in Turkish.
ÖZTÜRK     Turkish
Öztürk means "pure Turk" in Turkish.
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]
POLAT     Turkish
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
Means "son of Ramazan" in Turkish.
SARIKAYA     Turkish
Sarıkaya is a Turkish word meaning "yellow rock".
SARILAR     Turkish
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
ŞAŞMAZ     Turkish
From Turkish şaşmaz ''infallible''.
ŞIMŞEK     Turkish
From Turkish şimşek ''lightning''.
SOYDAN     Turkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
TABAK     Turkish
Occupational name for a tanner
TCHAIKOVA     Romanian, Turkish, Russian, Slovak
From the word "Chaika" meaning Seagull in multiple other Slovak languages.
TOPRAK     Turkish
Toprak means "earth" in Turkish.
TUFAN     Turkish
From the given name Tufan.
TÜFEKÇI     Turkish
From Turkish tüfekçi meaning "gunsmith".
TUNCER     Turkish
Derived from Turkish tunç meaning ''bronze''.
TURAN     Turkish, Iranian
Ethnic name for someone from Turan, a region of central Asia, said to have been named for Tūr, son of Faridun, a legendary king of Persia who ruled around 750 bc.
TÜRK     Turkish
Türk means "Turk" in Turkish.
TÜRKOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of a Turk" in Turkish.
YAVUZ     Turkish
From the adjective yavuz meaning "stern, tough".
Possibly from Turkish yayla meaning "plateau".
YILDIRIM     Turkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish.
YILDIZ     Turkish
Yýldýz means "star" in Turkish.
YÜCE     Turkish
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
ZAIMOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Zaim".
ZENGIN     Turkish
From Turkish zengin, ultimately from the Persian سنگين‏ (sangin) meaning "rich".
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