Hungarian Surnames

Hungarian names are used in the country of Hungary in central Europe. See also about Hungarian names.
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ÁDÁMHungarian
Hungarian form of ADAM.
AGÓCSHungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ÁGOSTON.
ALBERTEnglish, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALMÁSSYHungarian
Derived from Hungarian alma meaning "apple", perhaps originally referring to a person who harvested or sold apples.
ANTALHungarian
Derived from the given name ANTAL.
ARANYHungarian
Means "golden" in Hungarian. A famous bearer of the name was Hungarian poet János Arany (1817-1882).
BAJUSZHungarian
Means "moustache", from Hungarian bajusz.
BAKÓHungarian
Means "axeman" in Hungarian.
BALÁZSHungarian
Derived from the given name BALÁZS.
BÁLINTHungarian
Derived from the given name BÁLINT.
BALOGHHungarian
Means "left handed" in Hungarian.
BÁRÁNYHungarian
Means "lamb" in Hungarian.
BARÁTHHungarian
Derived from Hungarian barát meaning "friend".
BARNAHungarian
Means "brown" in Hungarian.
BARTAHungarian
From the given name BARTA.
BARTOSHungarian
From a given name which was a diminutive of BERTALAN.
BÁTHORYHungarian
Originally indicated a person from Bátor, a village in Hungary, which might be of Turkic origin meaning "hero". This was the surname of a Hungarian noble family who historically controlled the town. One of the family, Stephen Báthory, became the king of Poland in the 16th century.
BECSKEIHungarian
Indicated a person from Becske, a town in Hungary, which might be derived from the given name BENEDEK.
BENESHungarian
Hungarian form of BENEŠ.
BÍRÓHungarian
Derived from bíró meaning "judge" in Hungarian.
BODNÁRHungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
BODROGIHungarian
Originally denoted someone living near the Bodrog, a river in northeastern of Hungary.
BOGNÁRHungarian
Hungarian form of WAGNER.
BOKORHungarian
Topographic name derived from Hungarian bokor "bush". This is also the name of a village in Hungary.
BORBÉLYHungarian
Hungarian cognate of BARBER.
BOROSHungarian
Derived from Hungarian bor "wine". Originally it could have indicated someone who made or sold wine.
BUDAIHungarian
Originally indicated a person from the Hungarian city of BUDA (one of the two cities that were joined to make Budapest in 1873).
BÜKIHungarian
Derived from the name of the Bükk Mountains, which means "beech tree" in Hungarian (probably of Slavic origin).
CINEGEHungarian
Means "titmouse bird" in Hungarian.
CSÁSZÁRHungarian
Hungarian form of KAISER.
CSEHHungarian
Means "Czech" in Hungarian.
CSINTALANHungarian
Means "mischievous, naughty" in Hungarian.
CSIZMADIAHungarian
Means "bootmaker" in Hungarian.
CSONKAHungarian
Means "maimed, mutilated" in Hungarian.
CSORBAHungarian
From a nickname meaning "chipped, jagged" in Hungarian.
DOBOSHungarian
Derived from Hungarian dob meaning "drum". Originally the name was given to someone who played drums or made them.
DUNAIHungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river DANUBE.
ERDŐSHungarian
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő "forest".
ERŐSHungarian
Means "strong" in Hungarian.
ESZESHungarian
Means "clever, bright" in Hungarian.
FÁBIÁNHungarian
Derived from the given name FÁBIÁN.
FARAGÓHungarian
An occupational name for a woodcutter, from Hungarian farag meaning "carve, cut".
FARKASHungarian
Means "wolf" in Hungarian.
FAZEKASHungarian
Occupational name meaning "potter" in Hungarian.
FEHÉRHungarian
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
FEJESHungarian
Derived from Hungarian fej meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
FEKETEHungarian
Means "black" in Hungarian, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a dark complexion.
FILEPHungarian
From the given name FILIP.
FODORHungarian
From Hungarian fodor meaning "curly, wavy", referring to a person with curly or wavy hair.
FÜLÖPHungarian
Derived from the given name FÜLÖP.
GAÁLHungarian
Variant of GÁL.
GÁBORHungarian
From the given name GÁBOR.
GÁLHungarian
Derived from the given name GÁL.
GÁRDONYIHungarian
Originally denoted a person from Gárdony, a town near Budapest in Hungary.
GÁSPÁRHungarian
Derived from the given name GÁSPÁR.
GEREBENHungarian
Means "hackle, hatchel" in Hungarian (a hackle is a tool used to comb out fibers).
GÖRÖGHungarian
Means "Greek" in Hungarian.
GRÓSZHungarian
Hungarian form of GROß.
GULYÁSHungarian
Means "herdsman, tender of cows" in Hungarian.
HAJÓSHungarian
Means "boatman, sailor" in Hungarian.
HALÁSZHungarian
Means "fisherman" in Hungarian.
HALMIHungarian
Derived from Hungarian halom meaning "mound, small hill". Originally the name was given to someone who lived near or on a hill.
HEGEDŰSHungarian
Means "fiddler" in Hungarian, from hegedű "violin".
HERCZEGHungarian
Hungarian form of HERZOG.
HERCZOGHungarian
Hungarian form of HERZOG.
HORVÁTHHungarian
Hungarian form of HORVAT.
IGNÁCZHungarian
Derived from the given name IGNÁC.
ILLÉSHungarian
Derived from the given name ILLÉS.
JAKABHungarian
Derived from the given name JAKAB.
JANKOVICSHungarian
Hungarian variant of JANKOVIC.
Hungarian
Means "good" in Hungarian.
JÓNÁSHungarian
Derived from Jónás, the Hungarian form of JONAS (2).
JOÓHungarian
Archaic spelling variant of .
JUHÁSZHungarian
Occupational surname meaning "shepherd" in Hungarian.
KÁDÁRHungarian
Means "cooper" in Hungarian (that is, a person who made or repaired wooden barrels).
KALMÁRHungarian
Occupational surname that originated from the vocabulary word kalmár meaning "merchant, trader, trafficker" in Hungarian.
KARDOSHungarian
From kard meaning "sword" in Hungarian. It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
KÁRPÁTHYHungarian
Variant (and archaic spelling) of the surname KÁRPÁTI.
KÁRPÁTIHungarian
Derived from the Hungarian name of the Carpathian mountains, Kárpátok.
KATÓHungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the Hungarian feminine given name KATALIN.
KATONAHungarian
Means "soldier" in Hungarian.
KECSKEMÉTIHungarian
Derived from the name of a town in Hungary, Kecskemét.
KEDVESHungarian
Means "kind" in Hungarian.
KELEMENHungarian
Derived from the given name KELEMEN.
KELLERGerman, Hungarian
From Middle High German këller meaning "cellar". This is either an occupational name for a cellarer or a name for a person who lived in a cellar.
KEMÉNYHungarian
Means "firm, hard, tough" in Hungarian.
KEREKESHungarian
Meaning "wheel-maker, wheeler" from the word kerék meaning "wheel" in Hungarian.
KERTÉSZHungarian
Occupational surname meaning "gardener" in Hungarian.
KIRÁLYHungarian
Means "king" in Hungarian. This was a nickname for a person who acted kingly.
KISHungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
KISSHungarian
Variant of KIS.
KÓBORHungarian
From the word kóbor meaning "wanderer, ranger" in Hungarian.
KOCSISHungarian
Means "coachman" in Hungarian.
KOSZORÚSHungarian
Derived from koszorú, a Hungarian word that means "garland, wreath, girdle". This name was used for someone who made garlands.
KOVÁCSHungarian
Hungarian form of KOVAČ.
KÖVÉRHungarian
Means "fat" in Hungarian.
KURUCZHungarian
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc. The kurucs were armed anti-Habsburg rebels in Hungary in the late 17th to early 18th century.
LAKATOSHungarian
Means "locksmith" in Hungarian.
LANTOSHungarian
Means "minstrel, bard" from the Hungarian word lant "lyre".
LÁSZLÓHungarian
Derived from the given name LÁSZLÓ.
LÁZÁRHungarian
From the given name LÁZÁR.
LENGYELHungarian
Means "Polish" in Hungarian.
LOVÁSZHungarian
Means "groom, stableman, ostler" in Hungarian.
LUKÁCSHungarian
From the given name LUKÁCS.
MAGYARHungarian
Means "Hungarian" in Hungarian.
MAREKCzech, Polish, Hungarian
Derived from the given name MAREK.
MARKÓHungarian
Derived from the given name MARKO.
MÁRTONHungarian
Derived from the given name MÁRTON.
MEGGYESFALVIHungarian
Derived from the Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva, literally meaning "cherry village" from meggy "cherry" and falu "village".
MÉSZÁROSHungarian
Means "butcher" in Hungarian.
MOLNÁRHungarian
Occupational name meaning "miller" in Hungarian.
NAGYHungarian
From a nickname meaning "big" or "great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is a very common Hungarian surname.
NEMESHungarian
Means "noble, gentle" in Hungarian.
NÉMETHungarian
Means "German" in Hungarian.
NOVÁKCzech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of NOVAK.
NYILASHungarian
Means "archer, bowman" in Hungarian.
NYITRAIHungarian
Indicated someone from Nyitra, a historic administrative county of Hungary (now situated in Slovakia).
OLÁHHungarian
Derived from Hungarian volách meaning "Romanian".
OLASZHungarian
Means "Italian" in Hungarian.
ORBÁNHungarian
Derived from the given name ORBÁN.
OROSZHungarian
Means "Russian" in Hungarian.
PÁLHungarian
Derived from the given name PÁL.
PAPP (1)Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "priest, cleric" in Hungarian.
PÁSZTORHungarian
Means "herd, shepherd" in Hungarian.
PATAKIHungarian
Derived from the vocabulary word patak, which means "creek, brook" in Hungarian. It was given to people who lived near creeks.
PÉKHungarian
Means "baker" in Hungarian.
PESTIHungarian
Derived from Pest, one of the towns that were joined to make Budapest. Originally it indicated someone from Pest.
PÉTERHungarian
Derived from the given name PÉTER.
PETESHungarian
Derived from Pete, a diminutive of PÉTER.
PETŐHungarian
Derived from Pető, an old diminutive of PÉTER.
PETŐCSHungarian
Derived from Pető, an old Hungarian diminutive of PÉTER.
PETŐFIHungarian
Means "son of Pető" in Hungarian. Pető is an old diminutive of PÉTER.
POKORNIHungarian
Hungarian variant of POKORNY.
PUSKÁSHungarian
Occupational name meaning "gunsmith", from the word puska meaning "gun" in Hungarian.
PUSZTAIHungarian
From puszta meaning "steppe, prairie" in Hungarian. The name was given to someone living on a prairie.
RÁCZHungarian
Derived from Hungarian rác meaning "Rascian", a former name for Serbians who lived in the Habsburg Empire.
RIGÓHungarian
Means "thrush" in Hungarian.
RÓZSAHungarian
From the feminine given name RÓZSA.
RUZSAHungarian
Dialectical variant of RÓZSA.
SALAMONHungarian
Derived from the given name SALAMON.
SAMSAHungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name SÁMUEL.
SÁNDORHungarian
Derived from the given name SÁNDOR.
SARKAHungarian (Anglicized)
Americanized form of SZARKA.
SÁRKÖZIHungarian
Originally indicated someone from Sárköz, a region in Hungary, derived from sár "mud" and köz "margin, lane".
SASHungarian
Means "eagle" in Hungarian.
SASSHungarian
Variant of SAS.
SIMONEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SIPOSHungarian
Occupational name for a fife player or piper, from Hungarian síp "whistle, pipe".
SÓLYOMHungarian
Means "hawk, falcon" in Hungarian.
SOMOGYIHungarian
Originally indicated a person from Somogy, a region within Hungary. It may be derived from Hungarian som meaning "cornel tree".
SÖRÖSHungarian
From Hungarian sör meaning "beer". Originally the name was given to beer brewers.
SOVÁNYHungarian
Means "thin, lean" in Hungarian.
SVÉDHungarian
Means "Swedish" in Hungarian.
SZABÓHungarian
Means "tailor" in Hungarian.
SZABOLCSIHungarian
From the name of the Szabolcs region in Hungary, derived from the given name SZABOLCS.
SZÁNTÓHungarian
Occupational name for a ploughman or tiller, derived from Hungarian szánt meaning "to plow".
SZARKAHungarian
From Hungarian szarka meaning "magpie", often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
SZARVASHungarian
Means "deer" in Hungarian.
SZÉKELYHungarian
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
SZEKERESHungarian
Occupational name for a cartman, derived from Hungarian szekér meaning "cart, wagon".
SZÉPHungarian
Means "beautiful, lovely" in Hungarian.
SZILÁGYIHungarian
Denoted one from the region of Szilágy in Hungary, derived from Hungarian szil meaning "elm" and ágy meaning "bed".
SZŐKEHungarian
Means "blond, fair haired" in Hungarian.
SZOMBATHYHungarian
From Hungarian szombat meaning "Saturday".
SZŰCSHungarian
Occupational name meaning "furrier" in Hungarian.
TAKÁCSHungarian
Means "weaver" in Hungarian.
TAMÁSHungarian
Derived from the given name TAMÁS.
TARHungarian
Derived from Hungarian tar meaning "bald".
TARRHungarian
Variant of TAR.
TÍMÁRHungarian
Occupational name meaning "tanner" in Hungarian.
TISZAHungarian
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
TOLVAJHungarian
Means "thief" in Hungarian.
TORDAIHungarian
From Torda, the Hungarian name of the city of Turda in Romania (formerly within the Kingdom of Hungary).
TÖRÖKHungarian
Means "Turkish" in Hungarian.
TÓTHungarian
Derived from Hungarian tót, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
TÓTHHungarian
Variant of TÓT.
VADASHungarian
From Hungarian vad meaning "wild", either a nickname or an occupational name for a hunter of wild game.
VÁMOSHungarian
Means "customs officer" in Hungarian, a derivative of vám "customs".
VARGAHungarian
Occupational name meaning "cobbler" in Hungarian.
VASSHungarian
Derived from Hungarian vas meaning "iron", referring to a worker in iron, a miner of iron ore or a vendor of iron goods. Alternatively, from the same root word, it may have been a nickname referring to one with a distinctively strong constitution.
VASTAGHungarian
From a nickname meaning "stout, thick" in Hungarian.
VENCELHungarian
Derived from the given name VENCEL.
VENCZELHungarian
Derived from the given name VENCEL.
VERESHungarian
Dialectical variant of VÖRÖS.
VIDAHungarian
From the given name VID.
VINCZEHungarian
From the given name VINCE.
VIRÁGHungarian
From a nickname meaning "flower" in Hungarian.
VÖRÖSHungarian
Means "red" in Hungarian, referring to a person with red hair or face.
ZENTAIHungarian
Originally indicated a person from the city of Senta in Serbia (formerly a part of Hungary and called Zenta).
ZSOLDOSHungarian
Means "mercenary" in Hungarian.
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