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Names Zeynep, Yusuf in most popular baby names list of 2020 - Turkey News

Names Zeynep, Yusuf in most popular baby names list of 2020 - Turkey News | Name News | Scoop.it
The most popular name given to a baby girl in Turkey was “Zeynep” in 2020, while the most popular baby boy name was “Yusuf,” according to a written statement from the Interior Ministry.
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Doğan

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Photo by Jean van der Meulen on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "falcon."Gender: masculinePron: (DOH-ahn) The name comes directly from the Turkish word for "falcon" or "hawk," but is also a synonym for "rising," or "born" in the Turkish language. It appeared in the Top 100 Most Popular Male Names in Turkey between 1987-2002 and peaked at…
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Aysu

Aysu | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "moon water."Gender: femininePronunciation: I-soo The name is composed of the Turkish words ay (moon) and su (water). Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/aysuhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aysuhttps://tureng.com/
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Akin

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Photo by Lukas Hartmann on Pexels.com Akin is from the Yoruba word meaning "brave," and is primarily used on males. It is a common element in many Yoruba male names. When spelled Akın, it is a Turkish male name, which comes directly from the Turkish word for "raid." Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/akin/submittedhttps://yorubaname.com/entries/?q=Akinhttps://tureng.com/en/turkish-english/ak%C4%B1nhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akin_(given_name)
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Devrim

Devrim | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by furkanvari on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "revolution."Gender: masculinePronunciation: (DEV-reem) The name comes directly from the Turkish word for revolution. It is also the name of the first and only automobile produced in Turkey. Sources https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devrimhttps://www.behindthename.com/name/devri50mhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devrimhttps://nameberry.com/babyname/Devrim#:~:text=The%20name%20Devrim%20is%20a,sound%20and%20a%20modern%20meaning.
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Die-hard Arsenal fan names newborn daughter after Mesut Ozil following Twitter challenge back in March

Die-hard Arsenal fan names newborn daughter after Mesut Ozil following Twitter challenge back in March | Name News | Scoop.it
AN ARSENAL megafan has made good on his promise to name his newborn daughter after Mesut Ozil. Back in the spring, Jack Robinson tweeted the 31-year-old asking for a message that would guide his wi…
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He did it! Welcome, Mara Özil!

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Savaş

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Origin: Turkish Meaning: "war." Gender: masculine (SAH-vash) The name comes directly from the Turkish word for war. In 1991, this was the 67th most popular male name in Turkey. The name is borne by German rapper, Kool Savas (nee Savaş Yurderi). Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/savas15 https://tureng.com/en/turkish-english/sava%C5%9F https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sava%C5%9F
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Soner

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Origin: Turkish Meaning: "the end; the last." Gender: masculine (SOH-ner) The name is derived from the Turkish element son (the end, the last), it was originally used in reference to a last born child. The name was quite popular in Turkey between 1980 & 1996, appearing in the Turkish most popular male names, it peaked…
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Bora –

Bora – | Name News | Scoop.it
Bora is a multi-cultural name with various meanings depending on the origin: it's a Turkish male name meaning "storm, squall" which ultimately derives from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Boreas means “north wind” which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root…
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Eren –

Eren – | Name News | Scoop.it
Eren is a Turkish unisex name, as well as a surname, meaning "saint". Eren is also a Japanese female name, likely influenced by the name Ellen with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 愛 "love, affection" + ren 恋 "attach; love; yearning, longing; romance" (愛恋); e 依 "rely on; depend" + ren 蓮 "lotus" (依蓮); e 栄 "flourish; prosper" + ren 恋 "attach;…
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Mohammed beliebtester Vorname – oder nicht? = Is Mohammed really Berlin's most popular name?

Mohammed beliebtester Vorname – oder nicht? = Is Mohammed really Berlin's most popular name? | Name News | Scoop.it
"Mohammed beliebtester Vorname in Berlin": Diese Schlagzeile wurde in den letzten Tagen international verbreitet und diskutiert.
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Knud does some number-crunching and finds that, yes, Mohammed is the most popular name in the capital. But it's still given to a relatively small number of boys. And so what, anyway?

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'Istanbul' increasingly popular baby name for Somali girls - Daily Sabah

'Istanbul' increasingly popular baby name for Somali girls - Daily Sabah | Name News | Scoop.it
More and more people in Somalia are giving their girls the name Istanbul, inspired by Turkey's most populous city, as Turks continue to forge stron
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Popularity of names in Turkey, 2017 –

Popularity of names in Turkey, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Turkish name data are out and it looks like Zeynep and Yusuf are here to stay in the throne of the baby name charts. Here are the top 10 names of 2017 in Turkey: BOYS Rank Name Rank change 1 Yusuf 0 2 Eymen 0 3 Ömer 0 4 Emir 6 5 Miraç 0…
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Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2020 –

Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2020 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Turkey’s Interior Ministry, the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were (again) Zeynep and Yusuf. Here are Turkey’s top 9 girl names and top 9 boy names of 2020: Girl Names…
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Aynur, Ainura

Aynur, Ainura | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by u795d u9e64u69d0 on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "moonlight."Gender: femininePronunciation: I-noor; i-NOO-rah Aynur is a Turkic female name, which is composed of the elements, ay (moon) and nur (light). It's various offshoots across Central Asia have been popularly used. Aynur appeared in the Turkish Top 100 Female Names between 1980-1997, and peaked at #22 in…
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Ezgi

Ezgi | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "song; melody; tune."Gender: femininePronunciation: EZ-ghee The name comes directly from the Turkish word for a song, tune or melody. The name appeard in the Top 100 Most Popular Female names in Turkey between 1989-2011, and peaked at #46 in 1992. Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/ezgi50https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ezgihttps://tureng.com/en/turkish-english/ezgi
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Hayal

Hayal | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "dream; illusion; daydream; fantasy; reverie."Gender: femininePronunciation: HAH-yahl The name comes directly from the Turkish word meaning "dream; illusion." Sources http://www.turkishculture.org/lifestyles/lifestyle/names-meaning/names-their-meaning-321.htm?type=1#Hhttps://tureng.com/en/turkish-english
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Erkan

Erkan | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishGender: masculine(AIR-kahn) The name is composed of the Turkish elements er (brave; valiant; man) & kan (blood; lineage). The name appeared in the Turkish Top 100 between 1980-2003 & peaked at #17 in 1980. Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/erkanhttps://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Erkanhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erkan
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Baby Name Evren: Meaningful and Fierce

Baby Name Evren: Meaningful and Fierce | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Evren combines a rich meaning with a fierce symbol: a dragon. Thanks to Xin for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. TURKIC MYTH We all know Zeus and Thor. Juno and Osiris. Maybe Ishtar. But many a mythology remains relatively unknown. Few of us read Turkic myths, and there’s no equivalent […]
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Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Turkey’s General Directorate of Civil Registration and Citizenship, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Zeynep and Yusuf. Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl …
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The Introduction of Turhan –

The Introduction of Turhan – | Name News | Scoop.it
The rare name Turhan first appeared in the national dataset in 1944: 1947: 7 baby boys named Turhan 1946: 13 baby boys named Turhan 1945: 6 baby boys named Turhan 1944: 8 baby boys named Turhan [de…
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Männlicher Vorname, der auf Deutsch, Türkisch und Englisch gut klingt = Name help: boy's name that sounds good in German, Turkish and English

Männlicher Vorname, der auf Deutsch, Türkisch und Englisch gut klingt = Name help: boy's name that sounds good in German, Turkish and English | Name News | Scoop.it
Hallo, wir sind auf der Suche nach einem Vornamen für unser erstes Baby, das im April kommt. Die Schwierigkeit ist, dass mein Partner Türke ist, ich bin
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Çolpan –

Çolpan – | Name News | Scoop.it
Çolpan is a Turkish female name meaning "Venus" as in the planet, as well as a Turkish surname. From what I could find, the etymology behind the name is uncertain and rather interesting. It may have originally derived from a Persian word meaning "shepherd", perhaps because shepherds used the Morning Star to lead their flock…
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Pop icon Tarkan announces birth and name of baby daughter

Pop icon Tarkan announces birth and name of baby daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
Liya is an Arabic-origin name, meaning “most patient” and “the best of patience.”

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Welcome, Liya!

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The Baby Name Kismet –

The Baby Name Kismet – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Turkish baby name Kismet (meaning “fate”) debuted in the U.S. data in the mid-1950s: 1958: unlisted 1957: 8 baby girls named Kismet 1956: 9 baby girls named Kismet 1955: 11 baby gir…
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