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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Turan

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Ultimately of Persian origin, from a term meaning the "Land of Tur".

  1. (historical) Land of Iranian Central Asian nomads.
  2. A region in Central Asia
  3. Any of the languages of these people.
  4. A nomadic people of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

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

Notable Persons Named Turan

Turan Dursun was a former mufti, writer, mufti, and formermufti. Turan was born in 1934 in Şarkışla. He left this life on September 4th, 1990.


Turan Emeksiz was a forestry student. Turan was born in 1940 in Gündüzbey, Yeşilyurt, Malatya, Turkey. Turan is also known as Ahmet. He breathed his last breath on April 28th, 1960.


Turan was born in 1984.


Turan was born on September 24th, 1979 in Lankaran.


Turan Kashlakji is a journalist. Turan was born in 1973 in Bingöl.


Turan Manafov is a sports team member for the Qarabağ FK.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Turan

Arda Turan is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Galatasaray S.K. (football), Manisaspor, Atlético Madrid, Turkey national youth football team, and Turkey national under-17 football team. Arda was born on January 30th, 1987 in Fatih, Turkey.


Kenneth Turan is a film critic, lecturer, and film criticism. Kenneth was born on October 27th, 1946.


Ayça Ayşin Turan is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 2011. Ayça was born Ayça Ayşin Turan on October 25th, 1992 in Istanbul.


Paul Turán was a scientist in the field of mathematics. Paul was born on August 18th, 1910 in Budapest. He left this life on September 26th, 1976.


Atila Turan is a soccer player for the Stade de Reims, Grenoble Foot 38, Sporting Clube de Portugal, S.C. Beira-Mar, Orduspor, Kasımpaşa S.K., France national under-16 football team, France national under-17 football team, and France national under-18 football team. Atila was born on April 10th, 1992 in Migennes, France.


Ali Turan is a soccer player for the Konyaspor, Kayserispor, Kayseri Erciyesspor, Galatasaray S.K. (football), Antalyaspor, Turkey national under-21 football team, and Turkey national football B team. Ali was born on September 6th, 1983 in Kayseri.


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Popularity of Turan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Turan U.S.
  White 91.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Turan

People with the last name Turan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Turan

  • How Popular is the name Turan? Turan is the 54,746th most popular name of all time. As a last name Turan was the 33,856th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Turan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31 babies born with the first name Turan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Turan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Turan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Turan is Wednesday, January 18th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Turan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Turan was in 2015 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Turan: Your name in reverse order is Narut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnaut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Turan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 672 people with the last name Turan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Turan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Turan as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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