Turkish Submitted Surnames
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.
Derived from Turkish açık
meaning "open, opened" and göz
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".
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.
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak
"white" and kaş
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak
meaning "white" and kaya
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak
"white, honest" and yol
Means "red flag" from Turkish al
meaning "red" and bayrak
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
Means either "goshawk", "wine", or "greyish-blue" in 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 "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", derived from Turkish can
meaning "soul, spirit" combined with 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 "oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis
)" in Turkish, of Persian origin. The oriental plane tree is widely revered throughout Central Asia.
Derived from Turkish durmak
meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
Potentially from the given name Esen
, from esinti
, "breeze; that which blows'.
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.
From the noun güven
meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahramân)
Name meaning "wing", hinting at the profession of one who sells poultry.
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
From Turkish kara
meaning "black, dark" combined with kaya
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 a Latin form (through French) of the Turkish given name Osman
, itself from Arabic Uthman
. This was given in honour of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
Özdemir literally means "pure iron" in Turkish, however means "one who is strong like his genealogy iron".
Means "wrestler" or "strongman" in Turkish, referring to a yağlı güreş
wrestler (a traditional Turkish oil wrestling sport), ultimately of Persian origin.
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek
meaning "to understand, to perceive".
Means "lightning" in Turkish. This word refers to lightning that streaks across the sky, while the term yıldırım
denotes lightning that strikes the ground (see Yıldırım
SOYDAN Turkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
Possibly means "the trustworthy, the reliable" 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 "lightning" in Turkish. This refers to lightning that strikes the ground, whereas şimşek
denotes lightning that flashes across the sky (see Şimşek
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce
meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
Means "increase, rise" in Turkish, derived from Turkish yükselmek
"to rise, to increase, to ascend".
From Turkish zengin
meaning "rich", ultimately from Persian سنگين (sangin)