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ADLI : "Adil". This title was given to Bayezid II, Mehmed III and Mahmud II. It means equitable.
AGA : "Komutan". It was a rank given to the high officers of the army or to the guards of the palace.
AHRETLIK : "It means adopted child and this title was given to Durrushehvar.
AK BASLI : "It means the white turbaned and Aktimur was called with this name.
ALP : "It means brave soldiers". This rank was commonly used in the first years of the Empire.
AMCAZADE : It means the son of one's uncle.
ARSLAN : "It means lion or lion hearted".
AVCI : It means hunter as Mehmed IV was very fond of hunting he was named as this.
BAHIR : "Marine"
BAHTI : "Fortunate". Ahmed I used this name as his penname.
BAS :"Leader", "Ruler". This title usually used with the other ranks.
BEDROS : "It means cunning". Actually it is a common Armenian name. As if, Abdulhamid II's face looked alike an Armenian he was called with this name. Wittlin claimed that, Abdulhamid's mother had an affair with an Armenian and he was born from this relation. Abdulhamid's mother Trimujgan was most probably an Armenian.
BEY : "Esquire", "Shehzade". This title was lost its importance as the time past and begun to be used as "Mr" in English.
BEYCEGIZ : "Young Shehzade"
BEYLERBEYI : "Governor of a Province". It was used for the governors of large provinces.
BEYZADE : "Son of a Shehzade (prince)". The sultans' daughters' sons were called with this title. In the first years of the empire "Sultanzade" was used instead of "Beyzade"
BIYIKLI : "Mustaged and bearded"
BOSNAK : "Bosnian"
CEDDU'L OSMAN "Father of the Ottomans". Suleyman Shah was called with this title.
CEMCA : "Strong". A name given to the sultans in the Eastern languages.
CIHANDAR : "Master of the World". Selim III had this title.
CIVAN : "Young". 2138/ Mehmed was called as this.
CAKIRCI : "Hawk chaser"
CAVUS : "Sergeant", "Messenger"
CELEBİ : "Master". "Gentleman", "Young Master". Until the sultanate of Mehmed II, the sons of the sultans were called with this title. Mehmed I was named with this title.
CELEBİ SULTAN : "Gentle-Shehzade". Until 1594, the sons of the sultans appointed as province governors was used this rank.
CUHADAR : "Steward".
DAMAD-I SEHRIYARI : "Son in law of a sultan". Only the son in laws of the sovereign sultans were given this rank.
DAYE : "Foster Mother"
DEFTERDAR : "Treasurer"
DELI : It means "crazy". Mustafa I and Ibrahim were called with this name.
DIVITDAR "The one carries the pencil box"
DOGANCI : "Falconer"
DUZME(CE) : "Fake". Mustafa was called with this name to emphasis the suspicions about his origins, after his revolt for the throne.
EBU'L FETH : "Father of the conquest". The title given to Mehmed II.
EFENDI : It means master, the sons of the sultans were called with this title after the sultanate od Abdulmecid I.
EGRİ : "Twisted". Cihangir was called as "egri", because of his lameness.
EGRİ FATIHI : The name given to Mehmed III.
EMIR : "Ruler", "Shehzade". The ruler of the autonomies were called as this. Beside, Osman I was called as this in the period when the Ottomans were ruled by the Selcuks. Between 1402-1413, in the Interregnum period Bayezid's sons used this rank.
EMIRU'L MU'MININ : "Ruler of all the Muslims ". One of the ranks given to the Caliphs. After Selim I's Egypt expedition the Ottoman sultans used this rank.
ENISTE : "Husband of one's sister"
FAHREDDIN : "Pride of the Religion". Osman I took this title.
FATIH : It means conqueror and Mehmed II took this rank following the conquest of Istanbul.
FATIH-I BAGDAT : "Conqueror of Baghdad" Murad IV had this rank.
FRENK : It means French, but, as a word it indicates all the Europeans.
GAZI : It is a rank used for the ones fought in the wars. Especially, the soldiers fought against the Christians named as this. Osman I, Orhan, I. Murad, Bayezid I,Mehmet II and Murad IV were given this rank.
GENC : It means young. Osman II was called with this name.
GOZDE : It is the name given to the sultans' favourite concubines.
GULEC : "Joyful"
GURESCI : It means wrestler Mehmed I was named as this due to his strength.
GUVEY : "Bridegroom"
GUZELCE : "Handsome"
HACE, HACI : "Pilgrim". Hace was used for women, Hacı was used for man.
HADIMU'L HARAMEYNI'S SERIFEYN : "The guardian of holy Mecca and Medina". I. The rank was given to Selim I in 1517 by the Sherif of Mecca.
HAFIZ : "Saviour". The word with its extended meaning indicates the one who knows all the Koran.
HAKANI : "Imperial"
: "The Emperor of the Sea and the Land". This rank indicates the Sultan's power and authority.
HALIFE : Caliph. The last Abbasid Caliph died in 1538. Although Selim took the Caliphate in 1517 and his successors continued to carry the rank, it is thought that the last Abbasid Chaliph took the power until his dead. In Koran it is said that “Caliphate is the one of the most important basis of Islam and all the Muslims will be ruled by only one imam. This imam should come from Mohammed’s clan Kuveysh.” In 1517, Mehmed Ebu Cafer was holding the imam rank and he was a very ineffective leader. He was living in Cairo Palace. He abandoned his rank and gave to Selim I. This rank transfer was a symbolic one, although Selim was not coming from the Kureysh Clan, he was declared as the Caliph of the Islamic world. The Sheriff of Mecca sent the keys of the holy city and approved his caliphate by calling him as the “Guardian of all Holy Places”.


HAN : This rank was used for the Khans of Crimea. Selim II gave this rank to his grandson Ibrahim, as well.
HANCERLI : "The one carries the dagger"
HANIM SULTAN : "Princess". The granddaughters of the sultans.
HANTAL : "Clumsy"
HASEKI SULTAN : "Favourite Sultana". The concubines gave birth to a son were given this rank. Usually, the rank was limited with the first four or six mothers.
HASEKI KADIN : "Favourite Women". The mothers of the sultan’s daughters were called with this title.
HATUN : "Lady". The formal wives of the sultans.
HEZARPARE : "A Thousand Pieces". To emphasis Ahmed’s assassin he was recalled like this.
HUMAYUN : It means "Belongs to the Sultan". The word is derived from the bird of luck or cheerfulness “Humay”.
HUNKAR : "Ruler". Murad I and  Mehmed II were called as this.
HUDAVENDIGAR "Ruler", "Leader". Murad I was called with this title later Bursa Province was begun to be called as. Moreover, Orhan and Murad II were titled with this name.
IKBAL : "Fortune". A rank in Harem.


ILHAMI : "Inspired". Selim III was called with this pseudonym.


KALAYLIKOZ : "White Nuts"
KANBUR : A name given to Mahmud I.
KANLI : “Bloody”. To indicate his policy Abdulhamid II was called as.
KANUNI : "Lawgiver". Mehmed II and especially Suleyman I were called with this name.
KAPUDAN PAŞA : "Admiral". The commander of the Ottoman Naval Forces.
KARA : Dark. Osman I and many people were called as this.
KEHLE-İ IKBAL : "Fortune is finished"
KETHUDA : "Steward".
KIZIL : "Scarlet"
KOCA : "Huge, grand".
KOZHEYCI :"Hazel-nut Dealer"
KOSE : "Beardlessness"
KRAL : King. The rank given to the rulers of Serbia.
KUL : "Slave".
KULOGLU : "Son of a slave"
KURUSHCU : "Bower". Bir sanatta pir kabul edildiği için I. Mehmed'e verilmiştir.
LALA : "Tranier". The rank especially given to the trainers or scholars of the Shehzades.
Lİ/LI/LU : "den,dan" Suffixes attached to the names of the places to indicate one's homeland.
MAKBUL : "Favourite"
MAKTUL : "Killed"
: "The grand craddle of the sultanate". Diğer bir ismi de Valide Sultan'dır.
MEKRİ : "Cunning"
MEST : "Drunken". II. Selim'e verilmiştir.
MEYVEİ : "Fruit Dealer"
MIRAHOR : "Guardian of royal stables". "Emir-i Ahur"dan gelmedir.
MİRZA : "Shehzade". A Persian rank.
MUHASSIL : "Tax Collector"
MUHSİN : "Forgiver"
MUHTESHEM : Magnificent. The Europeans called Suleyman I with this rank. But, the Turks call him as Suleyman the Lawgiver.
MUID : "Supervisor in a shcool"
MUSAHIP : "The servant administrates the Sultan's privite issues. In a more extended manner it means favourite concubine."" ".
MUVERRİH : "Historian"
NEBİL / NEBİLE : "Prince/Princess". Mısır ünvanıdır.
NAİB : "Regent".
NAKKASH : "Designer"
NAMZET : "Candidate". The rank given to the single or engaged daughters of a sultan.
NISHANCI : "Guardian of the royal seal".
NISHANCI OGLU : "The son of the royal seal's guardian".
OGUZ : "Clean" or "young male"
OSMANCIK : "Little Osman". A nickname given to Osman I.
PADISHAH : "Sovereign". It is a Persian word. As a word it indicates the highest rank that a sultan desires to posses. During the last years of the empire, this rank was used for the French Kings.
PALABIYIK : "Large curved mustage".
PARE : ""Piece". "
PEHLIVAN : "Champion wrestler", "Wrestler". Mehmed I was called with this title.
REİSU'L-KUTTAB : "The Director of the clerks".
RUM : "Roumelia". As a word it indicates the lands belong to the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire. By this term, the Anatolian and the Iranian Seljucs were separated from each other. Beside, "Rum Beylerbeyi" means the Ottoman Empire's lands in Europe.
SAHİB-KIRAN : "Always successful sultan". Suleyman I and Murad IV were called with this rank.
SAİBU'L-ASHERETİ'L - KAMİLET : "The tenth.". Suleyman I had this rank as he was the tenth Ottoman sultan.
SANCAK : "A grand flag". "Province".
SANCAK BEYİ : "Governor of a province".
SARHOSH : Drunken. Selim II was called with this nick name
SARI : "Blonde, yellow", "Soluk". Selim II's another nick name.
SARIKCHI : "The turban artisan"
SEDEF-İ DURR-İ HİLAFET : "Caliphate's pearl". Mother Sultana ""dır.
SERASKER : "Army Commander".
SEYYİD : "The one comes from Mohammed's family"
SİLAHDAR : "Guardian of the guns and weapons". One of sultan's private officers.
SİPAHİ : "Cavalry soldier"
SIGIR : A nick name given to Selim II.
SOFU : Islam theologian. A name given to Bayezid II
SULTAN : "Prince". As a word, it has at least three meanings. Most common one is, the head of the state" "it was usually used with "Khan" rank, as in Sultan Khan Murad"da ""it has also Shehzade meaning"indicating the sultan's son. This meaning was popular especially in Mehmet II's reign. If "sultan" is before a name it indicates a princess as Fatma Sultan.Moreover it was used with "Haseki"(wife) and "Valide" (mother) words.
SULTANU'L-GUZAT : "Sultan of the Ghazis.". A first period rank. Murad I and other first sultans used this rank.
SULTANZADE : "Son of a princess". The grandsons of the sultans were called as this.
SHAH-I ALEM-PENAH : "Emperor", "The heart of the world". It is a Persian term indicating the sultan's superiority.
SHAHİN Falcon. A nickname given to Sokollu Mehmed Pasha
SHAHZADE/SHEHZADE : "Son of a Sultan". This rank was begun to be used until Mehmed I's period.
SHEHİD : The one died for his religion, martyr. Murad I and Osman II were called as this.
SHEHRİ : "Townsman"
SHEYH : Edebali's rank.
SHEYHULISLAM : " The rank comes nexted to the Caliph. Means the Minister of Islamic issues.
SHUCAEDDİN : "Hero of the Religion". One of Orhan's ranks.
TAVASHI : "Eunuch"
TAVIL : "Tall". Sokullu Mehmed Pasha's nickname.
TEKFUR : "King". As a word derived form Armenian "Tagavor".
TIRNAKCHI : "Swindler"
TIRYAKI : Addicted.
UGURLU : "Lucky"
VALIDE : "Mother".
VALIDE SULTAN : "Mohter Sultan". This rank was begun to be used from the XVI. century, for the mothers of the sultans.
VELI : Saint. A rank given to Bayezid II.
VELIAHT : "Crown Prince". This rank was begun to be used in the last peirod of the empire. With 1876 constitution, the crown prince was defined the crown prince as the eldest son of the sultan. Until this constitution, the crown prince was uncertain. For example; Mehmed VI was the Second Crown Prince (Veliahd-ı Sani). A similar rank was also given to Nureddin a Khan of Crimea.
VEZIR : "Vizier, minister". "As a word it means the officer who has a great roesponsibility".
VEZIR-I AZAM : "Prime Minister", "Grand Vizier" or Sadr-i Azam.
VOYNUK : "Bulgarian warrior"
VOYVODA : "Ruler". The rulers of Polland and Moldavia were called with this rank.
YAGLIKCI : "Oil Delear"
YAVUZ : "Brave". Selim I's rank.
YENICERİ : "New soldiers." Infantry corps established in the first periods of the Ottoman Sultanate.
YILDIRIM : Thunderbolt. Bayezid I's nick name.
ZADE : "son".

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