Hungarian Submitted Surnames

Hungarian names are used in the country of Hungary in central Europe. See also about Hungarian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ábel Hungarian, Slovak
From the given name Ábel.
Andrássy Hungarian
man, warrior... a surname that derives from the personal name "Andreas", meaning manly, and was held by the first of Christ's disciples.
Andros German (Swiss), Hungarian
Derivative of the personal name Andreas. Perhaps a reduced form of Greek Andronikos, Andronidis, or some other similar surname, all patronymics from Andreas.
Anna English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name Anna.
Asztalos Hungarian
Literally means "carpenter"
Barsi Hungarian
Name for someone living in a village named Bars. This was the surname of American child actress Judith Barsi (June 6, 1978 - July 25, 1988).
Béna Hungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
Beres Hungarian
Occupational name for a farm laborer or casual harvest hand, béres, a derivative of bér 'wage', 'payment'.
Berki Hungarian
From a placename in Hungary derived from Hungarian "berek" meaning "grove".
Birge Hungarian
Occupational name for a shepherd, from birga, a variant spelling of birka 'sheep'.
Bogdán Hungarian
From the given name Bogdan.
Bölöni Hungarian
From the place name Bölön, a village located in what is now Covasna County in Romania. This surname is used mainly among the Székelys.
Bon French, Hungarian
As a French surname, it is derived from Old French bon meaning "good", or occasionally from the Latin given name Bonus (borne by a minor 3rd-century Christian saint martyred at Rome with eleven companions under the Emperor Vespasian... [more]
Buda Hungarian (Rare)
Habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary.
Certic Hungarian (Modern)
this is my father's family name. I did not grow up with him but have been told his family came here from Hungary. He was born in Marianna Pennsylvania.
Certich Hungarian
This surname is found mostly in PA.
Corvin Hungarian (Americanized)
Shortened and Americanized form of Corvinus.
Corvinus Hungarian
dirived from Corvin, maning raven.
Csepregi Hungarian
Someone from the district of Csepreg in Hungary
Dady Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Dad, in Fejér and Komárom counties, or Dada, in Somogy and Szabolcs counties.
Dániel Hungarian
From the given name Dániel.
Danó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Dániel.
Éliás Hungarian
From the given name Éliás.
Fargo Hungarian
Comes from the surname Vargo.
Fáta Hungarian
From the old pagan name Fáta.
Ferencz Hungarian
Derived from the given name Ferenc.
Gábriel Hungarian
From the given name Gábriel.
Gara Hungarian
Variant of Garay.
Garay Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gara.
Gaydos Hungarian, English
Anglicized spelling of Hungarian GAJDOS.
Goda Hungarian
From the old Hungarian secular personal name Goda, probably from a short form of Godimir, Godislav, or some other Slavic name.
Guzi Hungarian
As far as known, Guzi means 'friend' but as far as other meanings go, it is unknown. Due to its origin, the last name has two factions of distant family that pronounce it differently- One as "Guh-Zee" as the more uncommon pronunciation that actually follows the origin, and "Goo-Zee" as it is commonly pronounced in English.
Gyujto Hungarian
Very old Hungarian name, very rare.. means gatherer.
Hegadush Hungarian
Meaning violin maker and violin player deriving from the Hungarian work for violin.
Jávor Hungarian
Means ''maple''.
Job English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Jordán Spanish, Hungarian
From the given name Jordán.
Karakas Hungarian
Means "maker of wheels".
Kari Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
Kauten Hungarian
Nickolas Kauten was born July 15, 1890, in Austria - Hungary, ... [more]
Kobela Hungarian
May come from the slavic word kobila, meaning mare.
Kodály Hungarian
Hungarian surname.... [more]
Kovatch Hungarian (Americanized)
A corruption of Hungarian Kovács; a name that means “blacksmith”.
Kun Hungarian, Jewish
Hungarian: ethnic name for a member of a Turkic people known in English as the Cumanians (Hungarian kún). ... [more]
Kuyon Hungarian, Romanian
Largely unknown, but may have origins in a village in Poland, called Kujan. There’s records on the name at Ellis Island in New York where it was anglicized to the phonetic, Kuyon. There’s also a split in the main families with the name in the US to another diminutive, Kenyon.... [more]
Lahner German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
Laski Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
Lato Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
List Hungarian
Variant of Liszt.
Liszt Hungarian
Liszt is a Hungarian surname that literally means "flour".... [more]
Lórincz Hungarian
From the Hungarian Ecclesiastical Name LŐRINC.
Madera Polish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
Makó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Makár or Mátyás.
Márkus Hungarian
From the given name Márkus.
Maté Hungarian
Hungarian (Máté): from the ecclesiastical personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
Meggyes Hungarian
Means "cherry" in Hungarian.
Mika Hungarian, Polish
Comes from a pet form of a central and eastern European personal name equivalent to Nicholas
Mike Hungarian
Fro, a pet form of the personal name Miklós, Hungarian form of Nicholas, or possibly from a short form of Mihály, Hungarian form of Michael.
Mikó Hungarian
From a pet form of the personal names Miklós (Hungarian form of Nicholas) or Mihály (Hungarian form of Michael).
Mikos Polish, Hungarian, Greek
From a derivative of a personal name equivalent to Nicholas: Polish Mikolaj, Slovenian Miklavž, or Hungarian Miklós.... [more]
Milan Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From the given name Milan, a derivative of names such as Bohumil and Miloslav, containing the Slavic elements mil or milu meaning ‘grace, favor, dear’.
Mohácsi Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from Mohács, a city in Hungary.
Muravez Hungarian
Most likely a corruption of the surname Moravec.
Olah Hungarian
Oláh (Olah) is a Hungarian surname that means Vlach/Romanian. A similar word is Olasz, meaning "Italian".Hungarian (Oláh): ethnic name from Hungarian oláh ‘Romanian’, old form volách, from vlach ‘Italian’, ‘speaker of a Romance language’.
Orczy Hungarian
Was the surname of a family of Hungarian nobility (including Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of *The Scarlet Pimpernel*) originating from the village Orczi (now called Orci).
Pap Hungarian
A populaur Hungarian surname meaning Priest. It is also a variant of Papp.
Paukovits Hungarian
Hungarian or Austrian in origin. From the heilienkruz Austria/Hungary area
Polgar Hungarian
Hungarian word for citizen. Taken on by Jewish Hungarians during World War Two to avoid Nazi attention for having 'Jewish' last names.
Pradl Hungarian, German (Austrian)
Meaning unknown. Possibly originating somewhere in Hungary.
Pratl Hungarian
Possible variant of Pradl.
Rak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
Róbert Hungarian, Slovak
From the given name Róbert.
Rochally Hungarian
from hungarian de Rozsalyi
Rochallyi Hungarian
Probably from Italian Roccalli.
Román Spanish, Hungarian
From the given name Román.
Roman Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
Romana Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, English (Rare), German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the feminine form of the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman".
Sámuel Hungarian
From the given name Sámuel.
Sárkány Hungarian
Means "dragon" in Hungarian.
Simko Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Simon 1.
Metonymic occupational name for a salt seller or producer, from ‘salt’.
Steinhardt Jewish, Polish, Hungarian
Steinhardt is recorded as a Jewish Ashkenazi family name among Jews in Alsace, Germany, Poland, Israel and the U.S.A. since at least the 18th century.... [more]
Steinhart Jewish, German, Polish, Hungarian
The surname Steinhart is more associated with the locality Steinhart in Bavaria (Germany).... [more]
Szalai Hungarian
Regional name for someone from Zala county in Hungary, or a habitational name from a place called Szala.
Szathmári Hungarian
Hungarian surname of unknown origin.
Szendeffy Hungarian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Hungarian szende meaning ''meek''.
Tabor English, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
English: metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle English, Old French tabo(u)r ‘drum’.... [more]
Tarcza Polish, Hungarian
Means "shield" in Polish.
Urban English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
Vadász Hungarian
Hungarian surname meaning "hunter".
Vágó Hungarian
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
Vargo Hungarian
Comes from the surname Varga.
Vig Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian víg "happy, cheerful".
Vigh Hungarian
Variant of Vig, a surname derived from Hungarian víg "happy, cheerful".
Von Neumann Hungarian (?)
From neu(new) and -mann. (new man)... [more]
Wile Hungarian
no particular meaning. the word wile means to trick though.
Zsiros Hungarian
Hungarian surname derived from the Serbo-croation word žȋr meaning "acorn".
Zsolnay Hungarian
Hungarian form of the surname Zilinsky.