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Turay is the English transcription of a West African surname (the French transcription is Touré). Notable people with the name include:

  • Andrew Turay, politician in Sierra Leone
  • Edward Turay, politician in Sierra Leone
  • Fatmata Turay, (born 1987), beauty queen who represented Sierra Leone in Miss World 2007 in Sanya, China
  • Samori Turay (c.1830–1900), the founder of the Wassoulou Empire, an Islamic state that resisted French rule in West Africa
  • Sitta Umaru Turay (born 1978), Sierra Leonean journalist and member of the editorial board of the Sierra Express newspaper

Yaya Touré modern footballer with English club Manchester City.

Category:Surnames of African origin