Turkish name and gender database

The Turkish database contains 166.098 first names categorized by gender and 20.345 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Turkey and gives background information about the database.

is not ver well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. Countries like have a reasonable quality first name, last name and gender database. In Turkey we received a name and gender dataset from the Turkish government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 119.021 public profiles that we found in Turkish open data sources.

Popular Turkish first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mehmet 2.398 2.7% German Dutch American
Mustafa 2.320 2.6% German Egyptian American
Murat 1.914 2.2% German Dutch American
Ahmet 1.878 2.1% Dutch German American
Ali 1.588 1.8% American British Pakistani
Emre 1.339 1.5% German American Dutch
Fatih 1.258 1.4% German Dutch American
Hakan 1.123 1.3% Swedish German Dutch
Burak 1.105 1.3% German American Dutch
Hasan 982 1.1% Bangladeshi German American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 119.021 Turkish profiles from which 87.552 (74%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Turkish first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Deniz 639 2.0% German American British
Merve 574 1.8% German Dutch British
Elif 508 1.6% American German Dutch
Zeynep 479 1.5% German Dutch American
Esra 386 1.2% German Dutch American
Gizem 325 1.0% German American Dutch
Burcu 320 1.0% American German Dutch
Ozlem 311 1.0% German British Dutch
Kubra 294 0.9% German Dutch British
Özge 277 0.9% British Dutch German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 119.021 Turkish profiles from which 31.469 (26%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Turkish last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Yilmaz 1.840 1.5% Bangladeshi German American
Kaya 1.087 0.9% Bangladeshi German American
Öztürk 967 0.8% Bangladeshi German American
Aydin 964 0.8% Bangladeshi German American
Şahin 960 0.8% Bangladeshi German American
Demir 922 0.8% Bangladeshi German American
Yildirim 917 0.8% Bangladeshi German American
Yildiz 893 0.8% Bangladeshi German American
Çelik 812 0.7% Bangladeshi German American
Özdemir 750 0.6% Bangladeshi German American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 119.021 Turkish profiles having 20.345 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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