Deniz (given name)

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Deniz
Gender Both
Language(s) Turkish
Origin
Meaning sea

Deniz is a Turkish given name meaning "sea".[1] It is used for both females and males.

Originally, Deniz was a masculine name.[citation needed] In a Turkish legend, the oldest Turkish ruler (Khan) Oğuz had six sons. They were Ay-Han (moon Khan), Gök-Han (sky Khan), Deniz-Han (sea Khan), Yıldız-Han (star Khan), Gün-Han (sun Khan) and Dağ-Han (mountain Khan).[citation needed]

Today, Deniz is a unisex name.

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