First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Altay mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Altay

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  • According to a user from Germany, the name Altay is of Mongolian origin and means "Golden Mountain, Altay Mountain Range on the Russian/Chinese/Kazakh/Mongol border.".
Other origins: Turkish

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From the Mongolic and Turkic words for "Golden Mountain". Compare Turkish altın (“gold”), dağ (“mountain”) and al (“red, colorful”) which altın is likely related to. See also Chinese 金 山, "gold mountain."

  1. The mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together.
  2. Altay, Xinjiang, China.

Altay was also found in the following language(s): Turkish

Notable Persons Named Altay


His military service ended in 1999. Altay was born in 1940 in Turkey.


Altay Kahraman is a soccer player for the FC Aarau. Altay was born on July 28th, 1989 in Switzerland.


Altay was born in 1964.


Altay Özurgancı is a basketball player for the Torku Konyaspor B.K. and Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball) in the Turkish Basketball Super League. He was most active from 2006 to present. Altay was born on May 9th, 1988 in Kartal, Turkey.


Altay Bayındır is a sports team member for the MKE Ankaragücü.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Altay

Fahrettin Altay was a grand national assembly of turkey. His military service ended in 1945. Fahrettin was born on January 20th, 1880 in Shkodër. He passed away on October 25th, 1974.


Halife was born in 1931. He passed away in 2000.


Engin Altay is a Parliamentary group leader of the Republican People's Party, Parliamentary group leaderof theRepublican People's Party, Member of the Grand National Assembly, and Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Engin was born on December 15th, 1963 in Erfelek.


Seray was born on August 28th, 1987 in Ankara.


Ceyhun Altay is a basketball player for the Darüşşafaka S.K., Aliağa Petkim, Türk Telekom B.K., and Karşıyaka Basket in the Turkish Basketball Super League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Ceyhun was born on August 15th, 1986 in Istanbul.


Orhan Altay is an athlete for the İstanbul Güngörenspor.


Fun Facts about the name Altay

  • How Popular is the name Altay? Altay is the 55,177th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Altay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30 babies born with the first name Altay in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Altay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Altay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Altay is Monday, February 19th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Altay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Altay was in 2012 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Altay: Your name in reverse order is Yatla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaalt. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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