Doğan

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: “falcon.”
  • Gender: masculine
  • Pron: (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 #74 in 1998.

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Aynur, Ainura

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: “moonlight.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronunciation: 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 1980.

Aynur is used as a female name in Azerbaijan, among the Uyghur and the Kurds. Among the Tatars of Russia, it is a masculine name, while Ajnur is a male name in Bosnia and Albania, it currently ranks in as the 11th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina (2019).

Other forms include:

  • Ajnura (Albanian, Bosnian)
  • Ainur Айнұр (Kazakh)
  • Ainura, Aynura Айнура (Kyrgyz)
  • Ainuria, Aynurya Айнурия (Tatar)

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Ezgi

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: “song; melody; tune.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronunciation: 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.

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Akin

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.”

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Hayal

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: “dream; illusion; daydream; fantasy; reverie.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronunciation: HAH-yahl

The name comes directly from the Turkish word meaning “dream; illusion.”

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Bayram, Bajram

  • Origin: Turkic
  • Meaning: “festival; holiday.”
  • Gender: masculine
  • BY-rahm

The name comes directly from the Turkic word referring to any festival or public holiday, whether religious or secular.

Between 1980-2004, the name appeared in the Top 100 Most Popular Turkish Male Names, and peaked at #42 in 1981.

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Devrim

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: “revolution.”
  • Gender: masculine
  • Pronunciation: (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.

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Mahvash, Mehwish

  • Origin: Persian مهوش
  • Urdu: مہوش, Hindi: महवश
  • Meaning: “beautiful like the moon; moonlike; moonfaced.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronunciation: Per (MAH-vash); Urdu (MAY-wish)

Mahvash is a Persian name meaning “beautiful like the moon” or “moon-like.” It’s Urdu offshoot is Mehwish and its Turkish form is Mehveş.

Though it is a pre-Islamic Persian name, it is a popular name used among Muslims in India and is also used in Pakistan.

Mahvash was the stage name of a renowned Persian entertainer from the 1950s.

Mahvash Disease is the name of a type of an autosomal recessive, hereditary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor syndrome. However, I could not find the reason why it is specifically called Mahvash disease.

Mehwish is borne by Pakistani actress, Mehwish Hayat (b. 1983).

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Erkan

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Gender: 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.

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