معنی نامهای اوغوز و غُز
اوغوز به معنی تیره ها و عشیره ها و غُز مخفف آن در نزد اعراب است:
By the time of the Orkhon inscriptions (8th century AD) “Oghuz” was being applied generically to all inhabitants of the Göktürk Khaganate. Within the khaganate, the Oghuz community gradually expanded, incorporating other tribe. A number of subsequent tribal confederations bore the name Oghuz, often affixed to a numeral indicating the number of united tribes. These include references to the simple Oguz, Üch-Oghuz (“three Oghuz”), Altï Oghuz (“six Oghuz”), possibly the Otuz Oghuz (“thirty Oghuz”), Sekiz-Oghuz (“eight Oghuz”), and the Tokuz-Oghuz (“nine Oghuz”).