Meaning and Name Origin
Mehmet \me(h)-met\ as a name for boys is of Arabic derivation, and Mehmet means "praiseworthy". Mehmet is a variation of Muhammad (Arabic): name of the prophet and founder of Islam. Atypical as a given name for boys.
Mehmet has 17 related variations via Muhammad: Hamid, Hammad, Mahmood, Mahmoud, Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mihammad, Mohamad, Mohamed▲, Mohamet, Mohammad▲, Mohammed▲, Muhamet and Muhammed.
Mehmet is a rare given name for men. Mehmet is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Mehmet and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Mehmet (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Mohamed (#427 a year ago), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399). Usage of these boy names is at its peak today. Mohamed (#427), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399) are four of the more chic names for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)