Popular Baby Names in Hungary, 2020

Hungary

According to data from the Hungary’s Ministry of the Interior, the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were (again!) Hanna and Bence.

Below are Hungary’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names for each of the last four years (since 2016):

Girl Names

2017201820192020
1HannaHannaHannaHanna
2AnnaZoéAnnaAnna
3ZoéAnnaZoéZoé
4LucaEmmaLucaLéna
5EmmaLucaLénaLuca
6ZsófiaLénaEmmaEmma
7JázminZsófiaZsófiaZsófia
8NóraBoglárkaLiliBoglárka
9BoglárkaJázminBoglárkaLili
10LénaLiliMiraMira

Boy Names

2017201820192020
1BenceBenceBenceBence
2MátéMátéMátéMáté
3LeventeDominikLeventeDominik
4NoelMarcellDominikLevente
5ÁdámLeventeMarcellNoel
6MarcellNoelNoelDániel
7DominikÁdámÁdámZalán
8DávidDánielDánielMarcell
9DánielMilánDávidOlivér
10MilánDávidOlivérÁdám

Finally, here are a few of the interesting names I noticed in Hungary’s recent top-100 lists (2017-2020):

  • Boróka (f), pronounced BO-ro-kaw , from the Hungarian word boróka, meaning “juniper.”
  • Csenge (f), pronounced CHENG-geh, derived from the Hungarian word cseng, meaning “to ring, clang.”
  • Csongor (m), pronounced CHONG-gor, possibly derived from a Turkic word meaning “falcon.”
  • Emese (f), pronounced EH-meh-sheh, possibly derived from the Finno-Ugric word eme, meaning “mother.”
    • This was the name of the grandmother of Árpád (845-907), considered by many Hungarians to be the founder of the country.
  • Hanga (f), pronounced HAWNG-gaw, from the Hungarian word hanga, meaning “heather.”
  • Szabolcs (m), pronounced SAW-bolch, of unknown meaning but possibly derived from a Slavic word meaning “marten.”

Sources: Statistics – Hungary’s Deputy State Secretariat for the Administration of the Ministry of the Interior, Behind the Name

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