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
An occupational name for a woodcutter, from Hungarian farag
meaning "carve, cut".
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
Derived from Hungarian fej
meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
Means "black" in Hungarian, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a dark complexion.
From Hungarian fodor
meaning "curly, wavy", referring to a person with curly or wavy hair.
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).
Derived from Hungarian halom
meaning "mound, small hill". Originally the name was given to someone who lived near or on a hill.
Occupational name meaning "merchant, shopkeeper" in Hungarian, of German origin.
From Hungarian kard
meaning "sword". It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
Originally indicated a person who came from the Hungarian city of Kecskemét, derived from kecske
Occupational name for a maker of wheels, from Hungarian kerék
Derived from Hungarian koszorú
meaning "garland, wreath, girdle", a name for someone who made garlands.
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc
, referring to rebels who fought against the Habsburgs in the late 17th to early 18th century.
Means "minstrel, bard, lutist" in Hungarian, from lant
Derived from the Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva
, literally meaning "cherry village" from meggy
"cherry" and falu
From a nickname meaning "big, great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is the most common Hungarian surname.
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.
Means "Romanian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu
"Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
Means "Italian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu
"Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
Derived from Hungarian patak
meaning "creek, brook". It was given to people who lived near a creek.
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska
meaning "gun" (from German, itself from Latin buxis
From Hungarian puszta
meaning "plain, steppe". The name was given to someone living on a plain.
Derived from Hungarian rác
meaning "Rascian", a former name for Serbians who lived in the Habsburg Empire.
Originally indicated someone from Sárköz
, a region in Hungary, derived from sár
"mud" and köz
Occupational name for a fife player or piper, from Hungarian síp
Originally indicated a person from Somogy, a region within Hungary. It may be derived from Hungarian som
meaning "cornel tree".
From Hungarian sör
meaning "beer". Originally the name was given to beer brewers.
Occupational name for a ploughman or tiller, derived from Hungarian szánt
meaning "to plow".
From Hungarian szarka
meaning "magpie", often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
Occupational name for a cartman, derived from Hungarian szekér
meaning "cart, wagon".
Denoted one from the region of Szilágy in Hungary, derived from Hungarian szil
meaning "elm" and ágy
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
, the Hungarian name of the city of Turda in Romania (formerly within the Kingdom of Hungary).
Derived from Hungarian tót
, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
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