Our Hungarian name database contains 10.306 Hungarian first names and 2.545 Hungarian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Hungarian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. In Hungary we received a name and gender database from the Hungarian government and merged it with publicly available data sets. To create the Hungarian name database we used 51.794 validated Hungarian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Hungarian first names

In Hungary, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on a combination of family tradition, cultural and religious influences, and personal preference. Many parents choose names that have a strong meaning or historical significance, and may also consider the name's popularity and ease of pronunciation. Some may also consult with a priest or other religious figure for guidance on choosing a name that is in line with their faith. Ultimately, the decision is a personal one and is made with the intention of giving the child a name that will bring them happiness and success throughout their life.

Popular male Hungarian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nagy 989 3.2% Egyptian Romanian American
Péter 838 2.7% British American Dutch
Tóth 833 2.7% Slovak Romanian German
Gábor 765 2.5% British American German
Tamás 659 2.1% British American German
Zoltán 650 2.1% British American German
László 587 1.9% British American Romanian
Balázs 546 1.8% British American Austrian
Attila 529 1.7% British American German
ádám 459 1.5% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 51.794 Hungarian social media profiles from which 31.144 (60%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Hungarian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Szabó 879 4.3% Romanian Slovak German
Kiss 574 2.8% American Romanian British
Varga 529 2.6% Romanian German Slovak
Anna 255 1.2% American British Spanish
Andrea 255 1.2% Italian American Spanish
Eszter 248 1.2% British American German
Dóra 214 1.0% American British Italian
Judit 204 1.0% Spanish British American
Krisztina 201 1.0% British American Canadian
Viktória 197 1.0% Russian German Slovak
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 51.794 Hungarian social media profiles from which 20.650 (40%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Hungarian surnames

In Hungary, surnames typically have a suffix added to them, such as -i or -né. These suffixes indicate the gender of the person, with -i being used for men and -né for women. For example, the name Kovács (blacksmith) would become Kovácsi for a man and Kovácsné for a woman. Additionally, Hungarian surnames often indicate the occupation or geographical location of a person's ancestors.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nagy 636 1.2% Egyptian American British
Kovács 612 1.2% American British Canadian
Szabó 609 1.2% American British Slovak
Tóth 602 1.2% American Slovak British
László 553 1.1% Romanian British American
Horváth 534 1.0% American British Slovak
Zoltán 479 0.9% Romanian American British
Tamás 466 0.9% Romanian American British
Gábor 451 0.9% Romanian American German
Péter 446 0.9% Nigerian American German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 51.794 Hungarian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.