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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Turk

  • How many people with the first name Turk have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46 babies born with the first name Turk in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Turk? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Turk first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Turk is Thursday, October 11th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Turk born? The highest recorded use of the first name Turk was in 2015 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Turk: Your name in reverse order is Krut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trku. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Turk? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,354 people with the last name Turk.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Turk? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Turk as their last name.
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Popularity of Turk as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Turk U.S.
  White 83.64% 64.26%
  African American 10.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Turk

People with the last name Turk are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Turk" mean? The list below shows the origins of Turk as well as things modernly associated with the name Turk such as celebrities named Turk.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Turk
  1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey.
  2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
  3. A Muslim; esp., one living in Turkey.(Archaic)"It is no good reason for a man's religion that he was born and brought up in it; for then a Turk would have as much reason to be a Turk as a Christian to be a Christian." [Chillingworth.]
  4. [Zoöl] The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum weevil, under Plum.

Etymology: Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A native or inhabitant of Turkey

From Old French Turc, from Turkish Türk, from Old Turkic 𐰜𐰼𐰇𐱅 (türük).

  1. A person from Turkey.
  2. A speaker of the various Turkic languages.
  3. (obsolete) A Muslim.
  4. (archaic) A bloodthirsty and savage person; vandal; barbarian.[from 16th c.]
  5. (US, slang) A homosexual, assuming the active role in anal sex.
  6. A member of a Mestee group in South Carolina.

Turk was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Other Inspirations for the Name Turk

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What does the name Turk mean?

Tis for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Ris for radiant, it's your personality!

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

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