Derived from Hungarian alma
meaning "apple", perhaps originally referring to a person who harvested or sold apples.
Means "golden" in Hungarian. A famous bearer of the name was Hungarian poet János Arany (1817-1882).
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.
Indicated a person from Becske, a town in Hungary, which might be derived from the given name BENEDEK
Originally denoted someone living near the Bodrog, a river in northeastern of Hungary.
Topographic name derived from Hungarian bokor
"bush". This is also the name of a village in Hungary.
Derived from Hungarian bor
"wine". Originally it could have indicated someone who made or sold wine.
Originally indicated a person from the Hungarian city of BUDA
(one of the two cities that were joined to make Budapest in 1873).
Derived from the name of the Bükk Mountains, which means "beech tree" in Hungarian (probably of Slavic origin).
Derived from Hungarian dob
meaning "drum". Originally the name was given to someone who played drums or made them.
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
Derived from fej
meaning "head" in Hungarian. Originally it was applied to a stubborn person.
From the old Hungarian word fodor
meaning "curly haired".
Derived from Gál
, the shortened form of the given name Gálos
, which is an old Hungarian form of GALLUS
Originally denoted a person from Gárdony, a town near Budapest in Hungary.
Means "hackle, hatchel" in Hungarian (a hackle is a tool used to comb out fibers).
GRANER German, Hungarian
Meaning "of Gran", Gran being the German name for Esztergom, a small city in northern Hungary.
Derived from Hungarian halom
meaning "mound, small hill". Originally the name was given to someone who lived near or on a hill.
Means "cooper" in Hungarian (that is, a person who made or repaired wooden barrels).
Occupational surname that originated from the vocabulary word kalmár
meaning "merchant, trader, trafficker" in Hungarian.
meaning "sword" in Hungarian. It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
Derived from the Hungarian name of the Carpathian mountains, Kárpátok
KELLER German, 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.
Meaning "wheel-maker, wheeler" from the word kerék
meaning "wheel" in Hungarian.
Means "king" in Hungarian. This was a nickname for a person who acted kingly.
From the word kóbor
meaning "wanderer, ranger" in Hungarian.
Derived from koszorú
, a Hungarian word that means "garland, wreath, girdle". This name was used for someone who made garlands.
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc
. The kurucs were armed anti-Habsburg rebels in Hungary in the late 17th to early 18th century.
Means "minstrel, bard" from the Hungarian word lant
Derived from the Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva
, literally meaning "cherry village" from meggy
"cherry" and falu
From a nickname meaning "big" or "great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is a very common Hungarian surname.
Indicated someone from Nyitra, a historic administrative county of Hungary (now situated in Slovakia).
Derived from the vocabulary word patak
, which means "creek, brook" in Hungarian. It was given to people who lived near creeks.
Derived from Pest
, one of the towns that were joined to make Budapest. Originally it indicated someone from Pest.
Occupational name meaning "gunsmith", from the word puska
meaning "gun" in Hungarian.
meaning "steppe, prairie" in Hungarian. The name was given to someone living on a prairie.
, a word meaning "blackbird" in Hungarian.
Originally indicated someone from Sárköz
, Sárköz being a region of Hungary.
Derived from Somogy
, which is one of the counties of Hungary. Originally it indicated someone from that region.
meaning "beer" in Hungarian. Originally the name was given to beer brewers, or someone who drank too much beer.
Means "tailor" in Hungarian. It is a rather frequent name in Hungary.
Means "ploughman, tiller" in Hungarian. The name was given to farmers.
From Hungarian szarka
meaning "magpie". Szarka is often used as a euphemistic term for thieves.
Denoted a person who hailed from the Székely people: Hungarians who lived in Romania.
Derived from szekér
meaning "cart, wagon" in Hungarian. Originally it was applied to wagoners, or simply someone who owned a wagon.
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
Derived from the name of a town called Torda. Originally the name was given to someone from that town.
Derived from tót
, a nickname for Slovaks in Hungary.
From Hungarian vad
meaning "wild", either a nickname or an occupational name for a hunter of wild game.
Means "customs officer" in Hungarian, a derivative of vám
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.
Means "red" in Hungarian, referring to a person with red hair or face.
Originally indicated a person from the city of Senta in Serbia (formerly a part of Hungary and called Zenta