In this study, the factors which affect the naming tradition and prominent educational values in Dede Korkut Stories are discussed. For this reason, stories are used to set up relations between the naming tradition and educational values.’ Dede Korkut Stories’ is a Turkish literary heritage that consists of twelve stories and a preface. In this study, it is argued that Dede Korkut Book shouldn’t be considered just as a story book, but also it is a kind of source book that gives many clues about the values , beliefs, languages, cultures and social lives of Oguz. In this context, the importance of naming is pointed. Naming has existed in all cultures as a necessity rather than a tradition. In ancient Turks, naming was considered as a traditional and cultural item. In this study,besides using the Scannig tecnique , the book Dede Korkut Stories by Muharrem ERGİN and scientific studies about this subject have been examined. Names of fifty seven people have been identified in the research, but only the names Boğaç and Bamsı Beyrek, having a naming story, have been discussed. In addition to these, the names which have not stories but have educational value have also been mentioned. In result of this study, it has been seen that the naming tradition in Dede Korkut Stories was only applied on boys, was affected by values such as virtue, dignity, patriotism, heroism and self-sacrifice, also meant ‘a wish’ and the life and the social value of the person who got the name changed.
Culture, values, cultural values, traditions, naming, Dede Korkut stories.