Popularity:9859
Origin:Turkish
Meaning:praiseworthy
Mehmet is a well-loved boy’s name that means “praiseworthy.” It is the Turkish form of the Arabic name Muhammad, most famously the name of the prophet and founder of Islam. Mehmet is also the modern Turkish form of the older Mehmed, a given name of numerous Ottoman sultans. Because of this, Mehmet is particularly popular among Muslim parents in Turkey and Bosnia. With its divine associations, regal history, and laudable meaning, Mehmet is sure to inspire baby to live a life of faith, honor, and charity.

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