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Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2015

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in Turkey in 2015 were Zeynep and Yusuf.

Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Zeynep
2. Elif
3. Hiranur
4. Miray
5. Ecrin
6. Zehra
7. Eylül
8. Azra
9. Defne
10. Nehir
1. Yusuf
2. Eymen
3. Mustafa
4. Ömer
5. Berat
6. Miraç
7. Ayaz
8. Ahmet
9. Mehmet
10. Muhammed

In the girls’ top 10, Defne replaces Yağmur. (Defne, in 25th place in 2014, was popularized by the Turkish TV show Kiralık Aşk according to Maybe it is Daijirō.)

In the boys’ top 10, Ayaz replaces Emir.

Source: Turkish Statistical Institute


Most Popular Baby Names in Turkey, 2014

According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in Turkey in 2014 were Zeynep and Yusuf.

Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Zeynep
2. Elif
3. Hiranur
4. Yağmur
5. Ecrin
6. Zehra
7. Azra
8. Miray
9. Nehir
10. Eylül
1. Yusuf
2. Berat
3. Mustafa
4. Ömer
5. Ahmet
6. Eymen
7. Muhammed
8. Miraç
9. Mehmet
10. Emir

Miray and Eylül are new to the girls’ top 10. They replace Nisanur and Belinay.

In the boys’ top 10, Miraç replaces Emirhan.

Sources: Statistics on Child, 2014, Statistics on Child, 2013, Yusuf, Zeynep Turkey’s favorite baby names last year (Thank you to Skizzo for the Turkey list!)

Popular Baby Names in Poland, 2013

Poland’s top baby names of 2013 were announced a couple of weeks ago.

According to provisional data from the country’s Ministry of the Interior, the most popular baby names last year were Lena and Jakub.

Here are Poland’s projected top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Lena
2. Julia
3. Zuzanna
4. Maja
5. Zofia
6. Amelia
7. Hanna
8. Aleksandra
9. Wiktoria
10. Natalia
11. Oliwia
12. Alicja
13. Nikola
14. Maria
15. Emilia
16. Anna
17. Nadia
18. Gabriela
19. Martyna
20. Antonina
1. Jakub
2. Kacper
3. Filip
4. Szymon
5. Jan
6. Antoni
7. Michał
8. Wojciech
9. Mateusz
10. Bartosz
11. Adam
12. Franciszek
13. Piotr
14. Aleksander
15. Mikołaj
16. Wiktor
17. Igor
18. Marcel
19. Dawid
20. Alan

Baby names that increased in popularity last year include Antonina, Iga, Liliana, Maksymilian, Stanisław and Zofia.

The rare baby names mentioned in the press release were Jessika, Leah, Nathalie, Raisa, Vivian, Collin, Jack, Philipp, Yasin, Elif, Emi, Kenza, Zoya, Mieczysław, Siemowit, Witalij and Wadim.

Source: Lena i Jakub – to najpopularniejsze imiona mijającego roku

Turkey Allows Baby to Be Named Kurdistan

After a long court battle, Yunus and Elif Toprak, a Kurdish couple living in Turkey, have won the right to name their baby girl Kurdistan.

The lower court had ruled the child’s name was an “insult to society”, and said the 23-month-old girl should instead be named Helin – a common first name in Turkey’s southwestern Sanliurfa province.

[Turkish news agency] Dogan said the higher court quashed the ruling, citing every parent’s right to be able to name their own children even though the origins of the name may be foreign.

The Kurdish people, who are “seen as a political threat by all four of the countries they inhabit” (Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey), make up about about 18% of the population of Turkey.

Source: Kurdish couple granted right to name child ‘Kurdistan’ by Turkish court