Hungarian Girl Names

By Rob Simpson

Hungarian Girl Names and their Meanings

Whether you’re looking for a name for your daughter or are interested in knowing more about the name of a Hungarian girl you know, this list covers some of the most common Hungarian girl’s names and their meanings.

A little bit about Hungary.

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. It borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the South, Croatia to the southwest and Slovenia to the west. The official language of Hungary is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language.

Toddler age girl sitting with her smiling mother.

Hungarian Names and Meanings

Name

Meaning

Abigél

 Hungarian form of the name Abigail, which comes from the Hebrew name ‘Avigayil, meaning “my father is a joy.”

Adél 

Hungarian form of the name Adela, which was originally used as a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal, which meant “noble.”

Anna 

A form of the name Hannah, which comes from the Hebrew name Channah, meaning “favour, grace.”

Barbara 

This name was derived from the Greek word barbaros, which in Greek meant “foreign.”

Bianka 

German Hungarian and Polish form of the name Bianca, which is a cognate of the name Blanche, a French medieval nickname which meant “fair, white.”

Boglárka 

In Hungarian, this name means “buttercup.” It was derived from the archaic word boglár, meaning “ornament.”

Csenge

 Most likely derived from the Hungarian word cseng, which means “to clang, to ring.”

Dóra

Short form of the Hungarian name Dorottya, or other names that end in dóra, like Theodóra or Halldóra.

Eliza 

Short form of the name Elizabeth, which comes from the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning “my God is an oath.”

  • Izabella Hungarian and Polish form of the name Isabella, which is the Latinate form of the name Isabel, which is ultimately a form of the name Elizabeth.

Emese 

Most likely derived from the Finno-Ugric word eme, which meant “mother.”

Emma 

Originally a short form for Germanic names that began with the Germanic element ermen, which means “whole” or “universal.”

Eszter

 Hungarian form of the name Ester, this name was most likely derived from the word esther, which means “star” in Persian.

Fanni 

Hungarian diminutive of the names Franciska and Stefánia.

Flóra 

Hungarian form of the name Flora, which comes from the Latin word flos, meaning “flower.”

Fruzsina 

Diminutive form of the name Eufrozina, a Hungarian form of the name Euphrosyne, an Ancient Greek name which meant “mirth, merriment.”

Gréta 

Hungarian short form of the name Margaréta, which is the Hungarian and Slovak form of the name Margaret. The name Margaret was ultimately derived from the Greek word margarites, which meant “pearl.”

Hanga 

This name means “heather” in Hungarian.

Izabella 

Hungarian and Polish form of the name Isabella, which is the Latinate form of the name Isabel.

Janka 

Slovak diminutive of the name Jana, which is a feminine form of the name Jan. The name Jan was originally derived from the name Johannes, which comes from the Greek name Ioannes, which itself was derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning “Yahweh is gracious.”

Jázmin 

Hungarian form of the name Jasmine, which comes from the English word for the plant of the same name.

Kamilla 

Hungarian form of the name Camilla, which is the feminine form of the Roman cognomen Camillus. This name has an unknown meaning and is most likely unrelated to the Latin word camillus, meaning “a youth employed in religious services.”

Kiara 

Most likely a variant of the name Chiara, which is the Italian form of the name Clara, the feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus, which meant “clear, bright, famous.”

Lara 

Russian short form of the name Larisa most likely derived from the name of the Ancient Greek city Larisa in Thessaly. The name of this city meant “citadel.”

Laura 

Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant “laurel.”

Léna 

Hungarian form of the name Lena, which is used as a short form for names ending in lena, such as Helena or Magdalena.

Lili 

German French and Hungarian diminutive of the name Elisabeth, in Hungarian however, this name is also a diminutive of the names Karolina and Júlia.

Mira 

Short form of names that contain the Slavic name element miru, meaning “peace” or “world.”

Natália 

Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of the name Natalie, from the Late Latin name Natalia, meaning “Christmas Day.”

Nóra 

Hungarian form of the name Nora which is used as a short form for names like Honora or Eleanor.

Petra 

Feminine form of the name Peter, which was derived from the Greek name Petros, meaning “stone.”

Réka 

Hungarian form of the name Kreka, which has an unknown meaning and is possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin.

Most Common Hungarian Girl Names

Some of the more common names from this list are

Anna Bóglarka, Emese, Maja and Sára.

You might notice some similarities between the names of Hungarian, Czech and Polish girls. That is because while some of these names have a uniquely Hungarian spelling, many of these names share their origin with Czech and Polish names.

Conclusion

we hope our list of Hungarian girl’s names and their meanings helped you find what you were looking for.

If the name you were looking for wasn’t on this list or you’re interested in similar names, make sure to check out our list on Czech and Polish girl’s names and their meanings.

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