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[Opinions] Hungarian names
I'm in a continental, tree lined street, romantic cafe' kind of a mood. Hungarian names have always intrigued me. So I went over to the Hungarian name section of BtN and found some of my favorites, and a few new friends. I know some are more "useable" than others. But in their own terms, in a vacuum, what do you think? Combos?MALE: Balazs, Benedek, Bertalan, Emil, Gaspar, Gusztav, Imre, Istvan, Kalman, Kazimir, Kornel, Laszlo, Lorant, Oszkar, Rikard, Roman, Rudolf, Sandor, Todor, Zsigmond.FEMALE: Alida, Beata, Brigitta, Edina, Erzsebet, Franciska, Frida, Ilona, Jozefa, Juliska, Katarina, Magdalena, Mara / Mariska, Margareta / Margit, Marta, Rahel, Teodora, Terezia, Valeria, Vida, Vilma, Zsazsa / Zsuzsa, Zsofia.
There were so many I couldn't list them all. Check them out and see if you would add any to my list. Thanks!

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Hungarians I know are:József
Zsolt
Géza
Gabor
Zoltán
Éva
Sándor
István
Rita
Jolán
Franciska
Orsolya
Krisztin
Akos
Lajos
Ferenc
Mihály
Péter
Iván
Janos
Karoly
Béla
László
Robert
Zsuzsanna
Zsuzsa
Mariann
JuliaFrom your list I like:MALE:
Emil,
Gaspar,
Imre,
Istvan,
Laszlo,
Lorant,
Sandor,
ZsigmondFEMALE:
Alida,
Beata,
Brigitta -prefer Brigita
Erzsebet,
Franciska,
Juliska -there is a wonderful song of this name that I love
Katarina and Magdalena -I don't think these are Hungarian, they are just used in Hungary, as well as in Croatia, Serbia, Checz Rep, Austria, etc.
Margit,
Marta,
Rahel,
Terezia -prefer Tereza
Valeria,
Zsuzsa,
Zsofia -prefer Szofia
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You make me want to travel to Hungary. From your list / friends I love:Jozsef, Eva, Sandor (obviously), Istvan, Jolan, Franciska, Orsolya, Peter, Karoly, Bela, Lazslo, Robert (?!), Zsuzsanna / Zsuzsa, Julia.Orsolya is particularly appealing because Ursula is one of my top ten names for a girl. And, well, I like bears a lot. :-)
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I like all of them to some extent, but I especially like:
Emil, Gaspar, Gusztav, Kazimir, Oszkar, Rikard, Roman, Rudolf (a family name for me), ZsigmondAlida, Beata, Brigitta, Erzsebet, Franciska, Frida, Ilona, Jozefa, Juliska, Katarina, Magdalena, Mara / Mariska, Margareta (a family name for me) Marta, Rahel, Teodora, Terezia, Valeria, Vilma, Zsofia.
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You must have a great list of family names to work with. Thanks!
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I like these best:MALE: Emil, Roman, Rudolf "Rudy"FEMALE: Alida, Beata, Brigitta, Edina, Franciska, Magdalena, Mariska, Teodora, Valeria, Zsofia
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Thanks! I'd love to meet a little Rudolf Emil, nn Rudy. :-)
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Ooh, these are nice!In a vacumn, I love Kazimir (I think Mir would be an awesome nickname), Emil, Katarina, Mara, Marta, Rahel and Zsofia. I don't mind Juliska and Mariska as nicknames only but they sound a little bit hissy. I like Zsuzsanna a lot but Zsazsa is way too cutesy on its own. Terezia has a lovely sound and I prefer it to Teresa. Alida, Valeria, Kalman and Imre could grow on me.I'd add (leaving out the ubiquitous ones like Alexander):
Adrienn
Amalia
Anasztazia
Andrea (I assume it's ahn-DRAY-ah in Hungarian, which is the only way I like it)
Izabella
Kamilla
Karolina
Katarina / Katalin "Kata / Kati"
Klara
Luca (LOO-tsah)
Melania
Milena
Petra
Rozsa
RozaliaAndras
Elek (not sure about this one...I might like it)
Izsak
Jakob
Jozsua (YOH-zhoo-ah)
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I never thought about Mir as a nn for Kazimir. I studied Russian many, many years ago. But I still recall that 'mir' means peace / world. What a delicious idea for a nn. Thanks!From your additions, I especially like:Amalia, Anasztazia, Karolina, Petra, Rozsa, Andras and Izsak. :-)
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No problem! I'm glad you like Mir. It has a great meaning and I think it sounds really awesome too. Glad you liked some of the suggestions.
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Out of all of them, the only ones I would even think of using are Alida, Ilona, Katarina, Mara, and Mariska. I suppose for someone else's child, Roman, Zsofia, Marta, and Brigitta are tolerable.
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Thanks! If you ever watch "The Third Man," a 1940's film starring Orson Welles, you might get to like Alida. The actress is Alida Valli. She got me into the name when I was growing up.
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Well, I'm really attached to Adina, Aliya, Alina, Aliza, Alona, Ilana, etc., so I'm not surprised that Alida appeals to me.
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I love these!My favorite:
MALE: Emil, Kazimir, Oszkar, Rudolf, TodorI would use Emil, Oskar (this spelling) and Rudolf in a heart beat if my boyfriend would let me!FEMALE: Alida, Beata, Franciska, Katarina, Magdalena, Mara Margareta, Marta, Teodora, Terezia,Katarina has been a favorite for years. I am really loving Alida at the moment, and I've been having a love affair with Magdalena/Magdalene for a while. Teodora is far better than Theodora, ditto for Terezia for Theresa.I wish my boyfriend was more adventurous with names!
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Yay! Perhaps a trip to Buda-Pest could inspire him?
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If I could get him to go. :-DThough a trip to Eastern Europe for our honeymoon might be a grand idea (he refuses to do a Middle East or Asia trip)Thanks, Bear - I'll start trying to talk him into it.
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I like:
Benedek (tad too similar to Benedict the Pope and Benedict Arnold, though)
Emil (love on a boy)
Gusztav
Imre
Istvan
Kazimir
Oszkar (prefer Oskari)
Rikard
Roman
Zsigmond (slightly too similar to Sigmund Freud, though)
Alida
Franciska
Ilona (I names are so undeniably cool)
Juliska
Magdalena
Mara (my mom's name)
Mariska
Margareta (prefer Margarita, the Spanish form)
Vida
Zsuzsa (if this is a form of Susan then I love it)
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Thanks!And what is it about "i" names? I've had a special yen for them for years.
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I think it's that they're unusualAnd they also just look so fresh and cool. Seriously, do you actually know any more than like 2 people with names that begin with the letter i?
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Sorry, had to laugh at this since 'I' names have been #1 for 20 years in 1970/80 and I know a ton of them:-)
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I like Roman and Mara
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Thanks!
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P.S. Top ten most popular names in Hungary for 2006This is the most recent list I could find, http://babynamestats.com/hungarian-top100-2006.html1. Bence / Anna
2. Mate / Boglarka (1193 little Boglarkas!)
3. Lavente / Reka
4. David / Zsofia
5. Adam / Lili
6. Balazs / Viktoria
7. Daniel / Hanna
8. Tamas / Petra
9. Balint / Vivien
10. Peter / EszterI'm thrilled to see my favorite boy's name Peter made the list. The viral Lily bug seems to have hit Hungary too. It's good to see Petra make the girl's list. As a side note, Attila was the 20th most popular name for a boy. There were 784 little Attila the Hungarians born in 2006. As for my dream list, Balazs and Zsofia made it into the top ten. I almost put Eszter on my list, but trimmed it to keep it manageable.
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I like
Benedek
Istvan
Laszlo
Sandor
Brigitta
Franziska
Ilona
Katarina
MagdalenaI think Judith quite a common gitls' name in Hungary too.
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Thanks. Glad you like them. :-)I almost put Judit on the list. But there were so many great names and I wanted to keep the list manageable. So some didn't make it.You've given me a thought. I'll try to find the Hangarian most popular baby name list and post it.
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Only it's spelled Judit.
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