Hungarian Surnames

Hungarian names are used in the country of Hungary in central Europe. See also about Hungarian names.
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ÁDÁM Hungarian
Hungarian form of ADAM.
AGÓCS Hungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ÁGOSTON.
ALBERT English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALMÁSSY Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian alma meaning "apple", perhaps originally referring to a person who harvested or sold apples.
ANTAL Hungarian
Derived from the given name ANTAL.
ARANY Hungarian
Means "golden" in Hungarian. A famous bearer of the name was Hungarian poet János Arany (1817-1882).
BAJUSZ Hungarian
Means "moustache", from Hungarian bajusz.
BAKÓ Hungarian
Means "axeman" in Hungarian.
BALÁZS Hungarian
Derived from the given name BALÁZS.
BÁLINT Hungarian
Derived from the given name BÁLINT.
BALOGH Hungarian
Means "left handed" in Hungarian.
BÁRÁNY Hungarian
Means "lamb" in Hungarian.
BARÁTH Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian barát meaning "friend".
BARNA Hungarian
Means "brown" in Hungarian.
BARTA Hungarian
From the given name BARTA.
BARTOS Hungarian
From a given name that was a diminutive of BERTALAN.
BÁTHORY Hungarian
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 members, Stephen Báthory, became the king of Poland in the 16th century.
BECSKEI Hungarian
Indicated a person from Becske, a town in Hungary, which might be derived from the given name BENEDEK.
BENES Hungarian
Hungarian form of BENEŠ.
BÍRÓ Hungarian
Derived from bíró meaning "judge" in Hungarian.
BODNÁR Hungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
BODROGI Hungarian
Originally denoted someone living near the Bodrog, a river in northeastern of Hungary.
BOGNÁR Hungarian
Hungarian form of WAGNER.
BOKOR Hungarian
Topographic name derived from Hungarian bokor "bush". This is also the name of a village in Hungary.
BORBÉLY Hungarian
Hungarian cognate of BARBER.
BOROS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian bor "wine". Originally it could have indicated someone who made or sold wine.
BUDAI Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from the Hungarian city of BUDA (one of the two cities that were joined to make Budapest in 1873).
BUDAY Hungarian
Variant of BUDAI.
BÜKI Hungarian
Derived from the name of the Bükk Mountains, which means "beech tree" in Hungarian (probably of Slavic origin).
CINEGE Hungarian
Means "titmouse bird" in Hungarian.
CSÁSZÁR Hungarian
Hungarian form of KAISER.
CSEH Hungarian
Means "Czech" in Hungarian.
CSINTALAN Hungarian
Means "mischievous, naughty" in Hungarian.
CSIZMADIA Hungarian
Means "bootmaker" in Hungarian.
CSONKA Hungarian
Means "maimed, mutilated" in Hungarian.
CSORBA Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "chipped, jagged" in Hungarian.
DOBOS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian dob meaning "drum". Originally the name was given to someone who played drums or made them.
DUNAI Hungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river DANUBE.
ERDŐS Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő "forest".
ERŐS Hungarian
Means "strong" in Hungarian.
ESZES Hungarian
Means "clever, bright" in Hungarian.
FÁBIÁN Hungarian
Derived from the given name FÁBIÁN.
FARAGÓ Hungarian
An occupational name for a woodcutter, from Hungarian farag meaning "carve, cut".
FARKAS Hungarian
Means "wolf" in Hungarian.
FAZEKAS Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "potter" in Hungarian.
FEHÉR Hungarian
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
FEJES Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian fej meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
FEKETE Hungarian
Means "black" in Hungarian, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a dark complexion.
FILEP Hungarian
From the given name FILIP.
FODOR Hungarian
From Hungarian fodor meaning "curly, wavy", referring to a person with curly or wavy hair.
FÜLÖP Hungarian
Derived from the given name FÜLÖP.
GAÁL Hungarian
Variant of GÁL.
GÁBOR Hungarian
From the given name GÁBOR.
GÁL Hungarian
Derived from the given name GÁL.
GÁRDONYI Hungarian
Originally denoted a person from Gárdony, a town near Budapest in Hungary.
GÁSPÁR Hungarian
Derived from the given name GÁSPÁR.
GEREBEN Hungarian
Means "hackle, hatchel" in Hungarian (a hackle is a tool used to comb out fibers).
GÖRÖG Hungarian
Means "Greek" in Hungarian.
GRÓSZ Hungarian
Hungarian form of GROß.
GULYÁS Hungarian
Means "herdsman, tender of cows" in Hungarian.
HAJÓS Hungarian
Means "boatman, sailor" in Hungarian.
HALÁSZ Hungarian
Means "fisherman" in Hungarian.
HALMI Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian halom meaning "mound, small hill". Originally the name was given to someone who lived near or on a hill.
HEGEDŰS Hungarian
Means "fiddler" in Hungarian, from hegedű "violin".
HERCZEG Hungarian
Hungarian form of HERZOG.
HERCZOG Hungarian
Hungarian form of HERZOG.
HORVÁTH Hungarian
Hungarian form of HORVAT.
IGNÁCZ Hungarian
Derived from the given name IGNÁC.
ILLÉS Hungarian
Derived from the given name ILLÉS.
JAKAB Hungarian
Derived from the given name JAKAB.
JANKOVICS Hungarian
Means "son of Jankó", a diminutive of JÁNOS.
Hungarian
Means "good" in Hungarian.
JÓNÁS Hungarian
Derived from the given name JÓNÁS.
JOÓ Hungarian
Variant of .
JUHÁSZ Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "shepherd" in Hungarian.
KÁDÁR Hungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
KALMÁR Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "merchant, shopkeeper" in Hungarian, of German origin.
KARDOS Hungarian
From Hungarian kard meaning "sword". It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
KÁRPÁTI Hungarian
Derived from Kárpátok, the Hungarian name of the CARPATHIANS.
KATÓ Hungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the Hungarian feminine given name KATALIN.
KATONA Hungarian
Means "soldier" in Hungarian.
KECSKEMÉTI Hungarian
Originally indicated a person who came from the Hungarian city of Kecskemét, derived from kecske meaning "goat".
KEDVES Hungarian
Means "nice, kind" in Hungarian.
KELEMEN Hungarian
Derived from the given name KELEMEN.
KEMÉNY Hungarian
Means "firm, hard, tough" in Hungarian.
KEREKES Hungarian
Occupational name for a maker of wheels, from Hungarian kerék meaning "wheel".
KERTÉSZ Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "gardener" in Hungarian.
KIRÁLY Hungarian
Means "king" in Hungarian, of Slavic origin (a cognate of KRÓL).
KIS Hungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
KISS Hungarian
Variant of KIS.
KÓBOR Hungarian
From Hungarian kóbor meaning "wanderer, ranger".
KOCSIS Hungarian
Means "coachman" in Hungarian.
KOSZORÚS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian koszorú meaning "garland, wreath, girdle", a name for someone who made garlands.
KOVÁCS Hungarian
Hungarian form of KOVAČ.
KÖVÉR Hungarian
Means "fat" in Hungarian.
KURUCZ Hungarian
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc, referring to rebels who fought against the Habsburgs in the late 17th to early 18th century.
LAKATOS Hungarian
Means "locksmith" in Hungarian, a word of Romance origin.
LANTOS Hungarian
Means "minstrel, bard, lutist" in Hungarian, from lant meaning "lute".
LÁSZLÓ Hungarian
Derived from the given name LÁSZLÓ.
LÁZÁR Hungarian
From the given name LÁZÁR.
LENGYEL Hungarian
Means "Polish" in Hungarian.
LOVÁSZ Hungarian
Means "groom, stableman, ostler" in Hungarian.
LUKÁCS Hungarian
From the given name LUKÁCS.
MAGYAR Hungarian
Means "Hungarian" in Hungarian.
MARKÓ Hungarian
Derived from the given name MÁRK.
MÁRTON Hungarian
Derived from the given name MÁRTON.
MEGGYESFALVI Hungarian
Derived from a Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva meaning "cherry village", from meggy "cherry" and falu "village".
MÉSZÁROS Hungarian
Means "butcher" in Hungarian.
MOLNÁR Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "miller" in Hungarian.
NAGY Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "big, great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is the most common Hungarian surname.
NEMES Hungarian
Means "noble, gentle" in Hungarian.
NÉMET Hungarian
Means "German" in Hungarian.
NOVÁK Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of NOVAK.
NYILAS Hungarian
Means "archer, bowman" in Hungarian.
NYITRAI Hungarian
Indicated someone from Nitra, a city and historic principality of Slovakia (formerly in Hungary). Its name is derived from that of a local river, which is of unknown meaning.
OLÁH Hungarian
Means "Romanian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu "Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
OLASZ Hungarian
Means "Italian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu "Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
ORBÁN Hungarian
Derived from the given name ORBÁN.
OROSZ Hungarian
Means "Russian" in Hungarian.
PÁL Hungarian
Derived from the given name PÁL.
PAPP (1) Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "priest, cleric" in Hungarian.
PÁSZTOR Hungarian
Means "shepherd" in Hungarian.
PATAKI Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian patak meaning "creek, brook". It was given to people who lived near a creek.
PÉK Hungarian
Means "baker" in Hungarian.
PESTI Hungarian
Originally it indicated someone from Pest, one of the towns that were joined to make BUDAPEST.
PESTY Hungarian
Variant of PESTI.
PÉTER Hungarian
Derived from the given name PÉTER.
PETHES Hungarian
Derived from Pete, a diminutive of PÉTER.
PETŐ Hungarian
Derived from an old diminutive of PÉTER.
PETŐCS Hungarian
Derived from Pető, an old Hungarian diminutive of PÉTER.
PETŐFI Hungarian
Means "son of Pető", an old diminutive of PÉTER.
POKORNI Hungarian
Hungarian variant of POKORNY.
PROHÁSZKA Hungarian
Hungarian form of PROCHÁZKA.
PUSKÁS Hungarian
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska meaning "gun" (from German, itself from Latin buxis "box").
PUSZTAI Hungarian
From Hungarian puszta meaning "plain, steppe". The name was given to someone living on a plain.
RÁCZ Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian rác meaning "Rascian", a former name for Serbians who lived in the Habsburg Empire.
RIGÓ Hungarian
Means "thrush" in Hungarian.
RÓZSA Hungarian
From the feminine given name RÓZSA.
RUZSA Hungarian
Dialectical variant of RÓZSA.
SALAMON Hungarian
Derived from the given name SALAMON.
SAMSA Hungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name SÁMUEL.
SÁNDOR Hungarian
Derived from the given name SÁNDOR.
SARKA Hungarian (Anglicized)
Americanized form of SZARKA.
SÁRKÖZI Hungarian
Originally indicated someone from Sárköz, a region in Hungary, derived from sár "mud" and köz "margin, lane".
SAS Hungarian
Means "eagle" in Hungarian.
SASS Hungarian
Variant of SAS.
SIMON English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SIPOS Hungarian
Occupational name for a fife player or piper, from Hungarian síp "whistle, pipe".
SÓLYOM Hungarian
Means "hawk, falcon" in Hungarian.
SOMOGYI Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from Somogy, a region within Hungary. It may be derived from Hungarian som meaning "cornel tree".
SÖRÖS Hungarian
From Hungarian sör meaning "beer". Originally the name was given to beer brewers.
SOVÁNY Hungarian
Means "thin, lean" in Hungarian.
SVÉD Hungarian
Means "Swedish" in Hungarian.
SZABÓ Hungarian
Means "tailor" in Hungarian.
SZABOLCSI Hungarian
From the name of the Szabolcs region in Hungary, derived from the given name SZABOLCS.
SZÁNTÓ Hungarian
Occupational name for a ploughman or tiller, derived from Hungarian szánt meaning "to plow".
SZARKA Hungarian
From Hungarian szarka meaning "magpie", often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
SZARVAS Hungarian
Means "deer" in Hungarian.
SZÉKELY Hungarian
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
SZEKERES Hungarian
Occupational name for a cartman, derived from Hungarian szekér meaning "cart, wagon".
SZÉP Hungarian
Means "beautiful, lovely" in Hungarian.
SZILÁGYI Hungarian
Denoted one from the region of Szilágy in Hungary, derived from Hungarian szil meaning "elm" and ágy meaning "bed".
SZŐKE Hungarian
Means "blond, fair haired" in Hungarian.
SZOMBATHY Hungarian
From Hungarian szombat meaning "Saturday".
SZŰCS Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "furrier" in Hungarian.
TAKÁCS Hungarian
Means "weaver" in Hungarian.
TAMÁS Hungarian
Derived from the given name TAMÁS.
TAR Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tar meaning "bald".
TARR Hungarian
Variant of TAR.
TÍMÁR Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "tanner" in Hungarian.
TISZA Hungarian
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
TOLVAJ Hungarian
Means "thief" in Hungarian.
TORDAI Hungarian
From Torda, the Hungarian name of the city of Turda in Romania (formerly within the Kingdom of Hungary).
TÖRÖK Hungarian
Means "Turkish" in Hungarian.
TÓT Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tót, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
TÓTH Hungarian
Variant of TÓT.
VADAS Hungarian
From Hungarian vad meaning "wild", either a nickname or an occupational name for a hunter of wild game.
VÁMOS Hungarian
Means "customs officer" in Hungarian, a derivative of vám "customs".
VARGA Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "cobbler" in Hungarian.
VASS Hungarian
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.
VASTAG Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "stout, thick" in Hungarian.
VENCEL Hungarian
Derived from the given name VENCEL.
VENCZEL Hungarian
Derived from the given name VENCEL.
VERES Hungarian
Dialectical variant of VÖRÖS.
VIDA Hungarian
From the given name VID.
VINCZE Hungarian
From the given name VINCE.
VIRÁG Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "flower" in Hungarian.
VÖRÖS Hungarian
Means "red" in Hungarian, referring to a person with red hair or face.
ZENTAI Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from the city of Senta in Serbia (formerly a part of Hungary and called Zenta).
ZOLTÁNFI Hungarian
Means "son of ZOLTÁN".
ZSOLDOS Hungarian
Means "mercenary" in Hungarian.