Turkish, also known as Istanbul Turkish, is the most popular Turkish language with over 70 million native speakers, living predominantly in Turkey, with smaller groups in Germany, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. Turkish language roots can be traced back to Central Asia and the influence of the Ottoman Empire, with records dating back 1300 years. Turkish has distinctive language characteristics such as vowel harmony, second person pronouns, social distance, and subject verb order. Turkish is an elegant language with an exotic sound to the words and tones. To begin your quest for the perfect Turkish baby name and name meanings search through Baby Name Network’s large database of names and categories.