Type Surname (from location)
Usage Hungarian

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

VariantBátori

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Entry updated June 13, 2019