Hungarian First Names

Updated: September 27, 2022
Search our list of Hungarian male names and Hungarian female names, and learn about first names from Hungary and their meanings.
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If you know that your first name is of Hungarian origin, then you probably know where your ancestors came from. Also, you may be inspired to choose a baby name that has roots in Hungary. Below we have a plethora of Hungarian names for both boys and girls including popular names and unisex names. Plus, we will give you a little bit more information on the naming customs in Hungary.

The History and Traditions of Hungarian Names

Hungarians follow the Eastern name order, meaning they formally go by their family name or surname first, and then their given name. According to law, native Hungarians may only have one or two given names. Contrary to popular belief, the second given name is not a middle name.

There is no real custom when it comes to choosing a child’s name. Their parents make the decision when they are born and typically base it on the meaning. Many parents choose the names of patron saints or names that are tied to religion in another way.

Common Hungarian Boy Names and Meanings

  1. Adelbert - Hungarian for “noble” or “bright.”
  2. Ambrus - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Ambrose, means "immortal.”
  3. Arpad - Hungarian for “seed.”
  4. Bartalan - Hungarian form of the English name Bartholomew, means “farmer.”
  5. Bence - Hungarian for “to conquer.”
  6. Csepel - Hungarian for “young forest.”
  7. Deco - Hungarian for “lord.”
  8. Elek - Hungarian form of the Greek name Alexis, means “defender of mankind.”
  9. Ervin - Hungarian form of the German name Erwin, means “mariner.”
  10. Farkas - Hungarian for “wolf.”
  11. Ferenc - The Hungarian form of the English name Francis, means “free man” or “French man.”
  12. Gabor - Hungarian for “strength from God.”
  13. Imre - Hungarian form of the Old German name Emeric, means “home-ruler.”
  14. Karoly - Hungarian for “hawk.”
  15. Oszkar - The Hungarian form of the Irish name Oscar, means “leaping warrior.”
  16. Sandor - Hungarian form of the Greek name Alexander, means “defender of man.”
Budapest, Hungary in the winter

More Popular Hungarian Boy Names

  1. Andras - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Andrew, means “manly.”
  2. Attila - Hungarian and Turkish for “little father.”
  3. Barnat - Hungarian for “strong as a bear.”
  4. Endre - Another Hungarian form of Andrew, means “manly.”
  5. Geza - Hungarian for “little prince.”
  6. Gyula - Hungarian for “youthful.”
  7. Gyorgy - Hungarian form of the Greek name George, means “farmer” or “land worker.”
  8. Henrik - Hungarian form of the French name Henry, means “estate ruler.”
  9. Istvan - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Stephen, means “crowned with victory.”
  10. Jakab - The Hungarian form of the Hebrew name Jacob, means “supplanter” or “following after.”
  11. Janos - The Hungarian form of the Hebrew name John, means “God is gracious.”
  12. Jozsef - The Hungarian form of the Hebrew name Joseph, means “God will increase.”
  13. Kolos - Hungarian for “scholar.”
  14. Kristof - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Christopher, means “bearer of Christ.”
  15. László - Hungarian and Slavic for “glorious ruler.”
  16. Marton - Hungarian for “warrior of Mars.”
  17. Miklos - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Nicholas, means “people of victory.”
  18. Neci - Hungarian for “fire.”
  19. Peterke - Hungarian form of the Greek name Peter, means “rock.”
  20. Robi - Hungarian for “shining with fame.”
  21. Tamas - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Thomas, means “twin.”
  22. Vilmos - The Hungarian form of the English name William, means “strong-willed warrior.”
  23. Uros - Hungarian and Serbian for “lord.”
  24. Zoltan - Hungarian for “sultan.”

Most Common Hungarian Girl Names and Meanings

  1. Agnes - Hungarian for “pure” or “holy.”
  2. Beatrix - Hungarian for “voyager” or “traveler.”
  3. Bela - Hungarian and Slavic for “noble.”
  4. Gisella - Hungarian for “pledge.”
  5. Hanna - The Hungarian form of the Hebrew name Hannah, means “grace of God.”
  6. Iren - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Irene, means “woman of peace.”
  7. Izabella - Hungarian form of the Italian and Spanish name Isabella, means “God is my oath.”
  8. Jazmin - Hungarian form of the Persian name Yasmin, means “jasmine flower.”
  9. Jolan - Hungarian for “violet blossom.”
  10. Katalin - The Hungarian form of the Greek name Catherine, means “pure” and “clean.”
  11. Lili - Hungarian for “pledged to God.”
  12. Mira - Slavic and Latin for “peaceful.”
  13. Petra - The feminine form of the Greek name Peter, means “stone.”
  14. Rozalia - Hungarian for “rose.”
  15. Viktoria - Hungarian for “victorious.”

More Popular Hungarian Girl Names

  1. Anelia - Hungarian and Bulgarian for “angel.”
  2. Boglarka - Hungarian for “jewel” or “buttercup.”
  3. Csilla - Hungarian for “star.”
  4. Dorottya - Hungarian form of the Latin name Dorothea, means “gift of God.”
  5. Erzsébet - The Hungarian form of the Hebrew name Elizabeth, means “God is my oath.”
  6. Eszter - Hungarian for “star-like.”
  7. Felicitas - The Hungarian form of the English name Felicity, means “happiness.”
  8. Gizi - Hungarian for “pledge.”
  9. Ildiko - The Hungarian form of the German name Hilda, means “battle” or “warrior.”
  10. Ilka - Hungarian for “light.”
  11. Jozefa - The Hungarian form of the Hebrew name Josephine, means “God raises.”
  12. Juli - Hungarian for “soft-haired.”
  13. Lujza - The Hungarian form of the German name Louise, means “famous warrior.”
  14. Maria - Hungarian and Slovak form of the Hebrew name Mary, means “drop of the sea” or “bitter.”
  15. Nancsi - Hungarian for “graceful.”
  16. Olga - Hungarian for “holy.”
  17. Szilvia - Hungarian for “from the forest.”
  18. Zsoka - Hungarian for “God is my oath.”

Unisex Names in Hungarian 

  1. Adrienn - Hungarian form of the Latin name Adrian, means “son of Adria.”
  2. Luca - Hungarian for “horse rider.”
  3. Miska - Hungarian for “who is like God.”
  4. Sami - Hungarian and Arabic for “exalted.”
  5. Toni - Hungarian for “worthy of praise.”