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Turkish Names

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As a publisher of personalized picture books, we encounter countless beautiful first names every day, including Turkish names, of course! In this blog article, we’ll introduce you to some of the Turkish names that caught our eye. 

Turkish Names – our selection

Turkish names for boys

  • Güney
  • Emin
  • Hakan
  • Burak
  • Ayaz
  • Hazar
  • Ilay
  • Inan
  • Kaan
  • Kadir
  • Kerem
  • Levent

Turkish names for girls

  • Ceyda
  • Isra
  • Melek
  • Hiranur
  • Elif
  • Esra
  • Ediz
  • Ayla
  • Emine
  • Bahar
  • Aylin
  • Zeynep

Turkish names and the meaning behind them

Behind these beautiful Turkish first names there often hides an exciting meaning.

The Name Isra, occasionally spelt Israa, means ‘one who travels by night’.  

Elif means “the slender”, it’s derived from the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, which has a very slender shape. In Turkey there’s a flower called Elif. 

In Turkish mythology Alara is a beautiful water nymph and in Turkey there is a castle with a river called Alara. The Turkish maiden name is sometimes written as Alaara. 

Another beautiful Turkish first and sometimes sur- name is Melek, which means “the angel”. 

The name Ediz is used for both girls and boys; it means”the Blessed One” 

The Turkish boys’ name Hakan means “The Ruler” or “The Warlord”. We’ve so far only printed one single personalized picture book with this name.  

The name Hazar carries the meanings “Joy”, “Persistence” oder “Safety”. 

Ayaz means “the cold” or “The ice-cold dawn.” There is a figure in Arabic legend that bears this name.  

The Turkish name Kadir has several meanings: the powerful, the proud or the servant of Allah. The name is an abbreviated form of the Arabic name Abdulkadir. 

Are you also interested in Albanian names? Then check out this blog article. We also frequently share name inspo on our Instagram page.

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In our personalized children’s books you get to choose who plays the lead. In the lovingly illustrated stories you can personalize the name, appearance and language of the main character. A unique gift, perfect for births, birthdays, christenings or starting school. 


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