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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hungarian : Swordsman

Family name origins & meanings

  • Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary) : from kard ‘sword’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a warrior or a status name for a swordsman, i.e. a nobleman who had the right to wear a sword. As a Jewish surname it was ornamental.
  • Czech (Kardoš) : variant of Kardas.

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