Most Popular Names in Turkey

The most popular names in Turkey for 2022 were Zeynep — the Turkish variation of the common Arabic name Zaynab — and Alparslan. Alparslan means "heroic lion" in Turkish, and is the title of an ancient sultan. It has ranked among Turkey's Top 5 baby names for years, but is extremely rare in the US.

Along with Zeynep, other popular girl names in Turkey include Asel, Defne, Zümra, and Elif. In addition to Alparslan, the top boy names include Yusuf, Miraç, Göktuğ, and Ömer Asaf.

Turkey is a majority Muslim country, and many of their popular baby names are variations of Arabic names with Islamic significance. A number of Muslim names with uniquely Turkish roots appear on the charts, such as Beren and Damla for girls, and Yağız and Erdem for boys.

For popular names lists from around the world, visit our main Popular Names page. You might also want to browse Nameberry's real-time lists of Popular Girl Names and Popular Boy Names.