Turkish Names for Girls

  1. Ayla
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, or Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "oak tree, or halo, moonlight"
    • Description:

      Bright, fresh, and sunny, Ayla is a fashionable choice for girls. Reminiscent of other trending names such as Layla, Isla, and Ava, Ayla has recently found its place in the Top 100.
  2. Alya
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "heavens, highborn, exalted"
    • Description:

      Alya is most familiar in the US in its much-more-complicated form Aaliyah, the spelling used by the later singer. The traditional name of the star system Theta Serpentis, Alya is also an established Muslim first name and a Turkish place-name. It may also be a Russian short form for Alexandra or any other Al- name.
  3. Aylin
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "of the moon"
    • Description:

      This Turkish name has some of today's most popular sounds - partly like Isla and Ayla with the well-loved -lin ending of Evelyn, Oaklynn, and Brooklynn. Used internationally, it's currently on trend in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, and Mexico too. It also ranks in the US and The Netherlands Top 500s, and in the the UK Top 1000. With its glowing meaning and contemporary sounds but established feel, Aylin could make a lovely choice.
  4. Tulip
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Persian
    • Meaning:

      "turban"
    • Description:

      One of the most unusual flower names, Tulip is cute but tough to pull off as a first. It has some celebrity cred via Charlie Tamara Tulip, twin daughter of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. It derives from Persian dulband "turban", due to the distinctive shape of the flowers.
  5. Fairuza
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "turquoise"
    • Description:

      Instead of the more obvious Aqua, Turquoise, or Blue, consider this offbeat Arabic name, brought into the American name pool by actress Fairuza Balk (named by her father for the color of her eyes). Since turquoise is the birthstone for December, Fairuza is one of the perfect names for December babies.
  6. Derya
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
    • Description:

      Derya is a unisex name in its native Turkey, though even there it is far more popular for women than for men. It is related to the Persian name Daria, which also means sea.
  7. Harika
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "a miracle, beautiful"
    • Description:

      Pretty and unusual.
  8. Sema
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "sky"
    • Description:

      Sema may have hit its peak in its native Turkey in the 1980s, but this simple distinctive name is new in the English-speaking world. Arabic variation Sama ranks in the British Top 1000.
  9. Yagmur
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "rain"
    • Description:

      A popular nature name in Turkey, where it was in the Top 10 from 2005-2013. Spelt Yağmur in Turkish.
  10. Yasemin
    • Origin:

      Turkish variation of Jasmine
    • Meaning:

      "gift from God"
    • Description:

      Form of Jasmine commonly used in Turkey.
  11. Nuray
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "bright moon"
    • Description:

      Nuray is one of the most popular girls' names in the Middle East though it's largely unknown and unused in the Western World. The meaning, related to the more familiar Noor, adds appeal.
  12. Evrim
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "evolution"
    • Description:

      The Turkish girls' name Evrim is virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, but can translate easily....and be shortened to the familiar Evie (with a short initial e as in eh-vee) if you want or need.
  13. Vesa
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "sapling, sprout"
    • Description:

      A unisex nature name much more popular for boys in Finland, with a simple, strong sound.
  14. Sofya
    • Origin:

      Russian and Armenian variation of Sophia, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "wisdom"
    • Description:

      This spelling of Sophia is primarily used in Russia and Armenia.
  15. Nergis