Hungarian Names

Hungarian names consist of a family name followed by a given name. This is unique in Europe, where the family name usually follows the given name.

Hungarian given names are typically derived from those used by famous saints. See European names. Hungary, like several other countries, has laws dictating what names can be given to children.

Traditionally, when women married they used their husband's complete name and added the suffix -ne (meaning approximately "Mrs"). This practice is no longer as common. Sometimes only the family name and -ne suffix are adopted, and the women keep their given name.

The word name in Hungarian is név, while given name is keresztnév.

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List of Hungarian names and meanings
List of Hungarian Kings and Queens
List of Hungarian name days