Names distinctive to Turkey

The list of names unique to the Republic of Turkey*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Fatma 86% 1.
2. Ayşe 100% 2.
3. Zeynep 99% 3.
4. Meryem 99% 4.
5. Özlem 100% 5.
6. Hülya 99% 6.
7. Aysel 99% 8.
8. Esra 98% 9.
9. Merve 99% 11.
10. Songül 100% 12.
11. Hacer 99% 13.
12. Leyla 91% 10.
13. Zehra 97% 14.
14. Havva 99% 15.
15. Aynur 99% 16.
16. Melek 97% 17.
17. Sultan 53% 7.
18. Sevgi 95% 18.
19. Tuğba 100% 21.
20. Derya 97% 20.
21. Ayten 100% 22.
22. Semra 99% 23.
23. Ebru 99% 24.
24. Arzu 98% 25.
25. Kübra 100% 26.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mehmet 98% 1.
2. Mustafa 75% 2.
3. Ahmet 98% 3.
4. Murat 91% 5.
5. Ramazan 98% 6.
6. Hasan 37% 4.
7. Ömer 99% 8.
8. Osman 68% 7.
9. Süleyman 99% 10.
10. Hakan 97% 11.
11. Recep 99% 12.
12. Adem 96% 13.
13. Mahmut 98% 14.
14. Kemal 92% 15.
15. Serkan 99% 17.
16. Gökhan 99% 19.
17. Emre 89% 20.
18. Uğur 100% 22.
19. Orhan 72% 16.
20. Abdullah 30% 9.
21. Yaşar 59% 18.
22. Mesut 98% 25.
23. Emrah 99% 26.
24. Bülent 100% 29.
25. Erkan 74% 23.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Yilmaz 98% 1.
2. Kaya 86% 2.
3. Öztürk 98% 3.
4. Aydin 97% 4.
5. Arslan 94% 5.
6. Doğan 87% 6.
7. Kiliç 100% 7.
8. Aslan 91% 8.
9. Koç 100% 10.
10. Korkmaz 97% 14.
11. Polat 94% 15.
12. Çakir 99% 19.
13. Şen 100% 20.
14. Özkan 77% 12.
15. Acar 96% 21.
16. Aktaş 100% 23.
17. Özcan 75% 16.
18. Güneş 99% 24.
19. Erdoğan 75% 17.
20. Yavuz 75% 18.
21. Bulut 98% 25.
22. Kara 46% 9.
23. Bozkurt 98% 27.
24. Can 65% 13.
25. Avci 98% 32.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Tunisia 6%
Syrian Arab Republic (the) 6%
Nigeria 4%
Tanzania, the United Republic of 4%
Trinidad and Tobago 4%
Algeria 4%
Sudan (the) 3%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).