Turkey is transcontinental: most of the country is located in Western Asia, but a portion is located in Southeastern Europe. Turkey shares land borders with Greece and Bulgaria on the European side, and six other countries (including Armenia and Azerbaijan) on the Asian side.
In 2021, Turkey welcomed 1,079,842 babies — 48.7% were girls, 51.3% were boys.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Zeynep and Yusuf.
Here are Turkey’s top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2021:
Nehir – means “river” in Turkish.
Zümra – based on the Turkish word zümrüt, meaning “emerald.”
Eylül – means “September” in Turkish.
Masal – means “fairy tale” in Turkish.
Yagmur – means “rain” in Turkish.
Öykü – means “story” in Turkish.
Gökçe (pronounced gok-cheh) – based on the Turkish word gök, meaning “sky” or “blue.”
Günes (pronounced goo-NESH) – means “sun” in Turkish.
Ipek – means “silk” in Turkish.
Kumsal – means “beach” in Turkish.
Göktug – like Gökçe, based on the Turkish word gök (“sky,” “blue”).
Poyraz – means “north wind” in Turkish; ultimately based upon the ancient Greek word boreas.
Kuzey – means “north” in Turkish.
Doruk – means “peak” or “mountaintop” in Turkish.
Rüzgar – means “wind” in Turkish.
The girls’ top 100 included Hazal (55th), Ece (80th), Meva (94th), and Simay (98th).
The boys’ top 100 included Efe (65th), Bugra (75th), Demir (87th), and Cihangir (90th).
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 1.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Ebba have the values 5, 2, 2, and 1. Added together, these values equal 10. And the digits of 10 added together equal 1.
All of the “1” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “1” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
1 via 10
The letters in the following baby names add up to 10, which reduces to one (1+0=1).
Girl names (1 via 10)
Boy name (1 via 10)
Eda, Dea, Ebba, Adda, Ade
1 via 19
The letters in the following baby names add up to 19, which reduces to one (1+9=10; 1+0=1).
Girl names (1 via 19)
Boy names (1 via 19)
Mae, Ema, Abbie, Alea, Aela
Adam, Jace, Dan, Jed, Jah
1 via 28
The letters in the following baby names add up to 28, which reduces to one (2+8=10; 1+0=1).