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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Turk

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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

Notable Persons With the Name Turk

Turk Barrett is a noteworthy somebody.


Turk is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapper, vocalist, rapping, and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Turk was given the name Tab Virgil, Jr. on February 8th, 1981 in New Orleans. Turk is also known as Young Turk and Lil' Turk.


Turk Broda was a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1943. Turk was born on May 15th, 1914 in Brandon, Manitoba. He left this life on October 17th, 1972.


Turk Edwards was an american football player. Turk was born on September 28th, 1907 in Mold, Washington. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 1973.


Turk Wendell is a baseball player. Turk was born on May 19th, 1967 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


Turk Pipkin is an influential person. Turk was given the name Clyde Turk Pipkin on July 2nd, 1953 in Tom Green County, Texas.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Turk

Hala Al Turk is a student and singer. Hala was born on May 15th, 2002 in Manama.


Turk is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapper, vocalist, rapping, and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Turk was given the name Tab Virgil, Jr. on February 8th, 1981 in New Orleans. Turk is also known as Young Turk and Lil' Turk.


M.D. Dr. Christopher Turk is a fictional character.


Danilo Türk is a 3rd President of Slovenia, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN for Political Affairs, Ambassador - Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations, and President of the United Nations Security Council. Danilo was born on February 19th, 1952 in Maribor.


Gavin Turk is a notable somebody. Gavin was born in 1967 in Guildford, England.


Matt Turk is a football player. He was most active from 1993 to 2011. Matt was born on June 16th, 1968 in Greenfield, Wisconsin.


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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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Fun Facts about the name Turk

  • How Popular is the name Turk? Turk is the 47,122nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Turk was the 3,450th most popular name in 2010.
  • 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 Urkt. 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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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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.