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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Means "sturdy, hardy" or "bold, fearless" in 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]
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak
meaning "white" and çam
meaning "pine tree".
Habitational name for someone who lived near any of the various mountains named Akdağ in Turkey, from Turkish ak
meaning "white" and dağ
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak
"white" and kaş
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak
meaning "white" and kaya
From Turkish ak
meaning "white" and pınar
meaning "spring, fountain".
Means "white stone" from Turkish ak
meaning "white" and taş
meaning "stone, rock".
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Turkish ak
meaning "white" (figuratively "honest, clean") and yol
meaning "way, path".
From Turkish al
meaning "dark red, crimson" and kan
ALPTEKIN Turkish, Uyghur
From Turkish alp
meaning "brave, hero" and the Old Turkish title tegin
It means "Father of the Turks" in Turkish. It was given to the first Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal, by the Turkish Parliament in 1934.
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.
Means "beekeeper" in Turkish, ultimately from bal
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]
Means "visionary", "seer", "omniscient", "aware", "knowing" and derivated from "bil-" root which means "to know".
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
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 "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
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
Means "Circassian" or "Adyghe" in Turkish, referring to an ethnic group native to the Caucasus.
Means "hard rock" from Turkish çetin
meaning "hard, tough" combined with kaya
Turkish surname meaning "gazelle" from Persian carān
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar)
Derived from Turkish durmak
meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
ELLYAS Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish
Form of ILYAS
found in several languages.
From Turkish er
meaning "man, male, soldier" and soy
meaning "ancestry, descent".
Potentially from the given name ESEN
, from esinti
, "breeze; that which blows'.
The name means "good day". "Eyi" from Turkish "iyi" meaning "good". "Gün" meaning "day" in 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.
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.
Means "trust, confidence" in Turkish, perhaps designating a trustworthy person or one who trusts in others readily.
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahramân)
Means "butler, steward, housekeeper" in 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
Means "black eyebrow" from Turkish kara
meaning "black, dark" and kaş
Means "black water" derived from Turkish kara
meaning "black, dark" combined with su
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
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]
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.
From Turkish oruç
meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
From Turkish öz
meaning "core, essence" and çelik
Means "pure iron" from Turkish öz
meaning "pure" and demir
From Turkish öz
meaning "core, essence" and er
meaning "man, male, warrior".
Means "pure blood" from Turkish öz
meaning "pure" and kan
Means "wrestler, strongman" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlavân)
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
Means "falcon, hawk" in Turkish, probably used to refer to someone who was a falcon tamer.
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
From Turkish şen
meaning "happy, cheerful" and Türk
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek
meaning "to understand, to perceive".
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 "stone breaker" from Turkish taş
meaning "stone, rock" and kıran
meaning "destroyer, breaker, pestilence".
Means "bullock" or "healthy, plump, stout" in 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).
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 "great lineage", derived from Turkish ulu
meaning "supreme, great, exalted" combined with soy
meaning "ancestry, lineage".
Means "become famous" or "become well-known" in Turkish.
Means "docile, easygoing, peaceful" in Turkish.
Means "descendant of the nomad" from Turkish yaylacı
meaning "nomad, highlander, transhumant".
Means "rich, wealthy" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian سنگين (sangin)