Appendix:Romanian names of Hungarian origin

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This list enumerates Romanian names with a Hungarian-language origin, as well as a translation of their meanings into English (most commonly an occupation, a personal trait or a proper name used in the Apuseni Mountains).

Name Original form Translation
Aciu Ács Joiner/Carpenter
Almaş Almás Apple grower/seller
Balint Bálint Valentin (proper name)
Barna Barna Barnaba (proper name); also means "brown"
Benţa, Benţe, Benţeş Bencés Benedictine
Biro, Birău Bíró Jude (mediaeval administrator)
Boboş Babos Bean grower/seller
Bolca, Bolha; Bolcaş Bolha Flea
Borbil Borbély Barber
Boroş Boros Grapeleaf grower
Cherecheş Kerekes Wheelwright
Chereji, Cheregi Körösi Crişan (originally from around the Criş River)
Cheresteşiu Keresztes Crusader
Cherteş Kertész Gardener
Chivari, Chiorean(u), Teorean(u) Kővári Chioariu (originally from Chioar)
Ciorbea Csorba Toothless
Chiş, Chişu, Chişiu Kiss Small/Little
Copos(u) Kopasz Bald
Cociş Kocsis Cart/carriage driver
Cordoş Kardos Knife/sword maker
Covaci(u) Kovács Ironmaker
Curuţ(iu) Kurucz Kuruc
Dejeu Dezső Dezideriu (proper name)
Doboş Dobos Drummer (as musician or town crier)
Fărcaş Farkas Wolf
Fechete Fekete Black
Feher, Feier Fehér, Fejér White
Fodor Fodor Curly-haired
Goia(n) Gólya Stork
Gomboş(iu) Gombos Button seller
Hărăguş Harangos Bell ringer or maker
Hărdău Hórdó Barrel
Hegheduş Hegedűs Violinist
Horvat Horváth Croat
Hos(s)u Hosszú Long
Iuhas Juhász Shepherd (cioban) (lit. sheep-herd (oier))
Lenghel Lengyel Pole (archaic leş, leah)
Lobonţ Labancz Labanc (opposed the Kuruc)
Lucaciu Lukács Luca (proper name)
Mădăraş Madaras Bird grower or seller
Mesaroş, Misaroş Mészáros Butcher (spec. of calves)
Micloş(i), Miclăuş, Miclea, Miclovan Miklós Nicolae (proper name)
Moghioroş Mogyoros Peanut grower or seller
Mogoş Magas Tall
Molnar Molnár Miller
Naghi(u), Noaghiu Nagy Big/Large
Nemeş Nemes Mid-ranked nobleman
Nemet(i) Nemeth German
Orban Orbán Urban (proper name)
Oros Orosz Russian (and Ruthene)
Puşcaş(iu) Puskás Archer
Raţ(iu) Rácz Serb
Remeş Rémes Awesome
Roca Róka Fox
Săbăduş Szabados Free peasant (slobod)
Sabo(u), Sabău Szabó Tailor
Sechel Székely Székely
Silaghi Szilágyi from Sălăj
Socaci(u) Szakacs Cook
Suciu, Sociu, Seciu Szűcs, Szőcs Wool/leather maker (spec. cojocar)
Silivaş Szilvás Plum grower or seller
Şandor, Şandru Sándor Alexandru (proper name)
Şovagău, Şuvagău Sóvágó Salt miner
Şuteu Sütő Bread baker (brutar) (lit. cocător - preparer of dough and supervisor of bread baking)
Taloş Tálos Potter
Teglaş Téglás Maker/seller of roof tiles (ţigle) or bricks
Tot(u), Tat(u), Tăutu Tóth Slovak
Vărădean(u) Varadi Originally from Oradea (Hu. Nagyvárad)
Vereş Vörös Red
Vig(u) Víg Happy

References[edit]

  • Éva Turcu, Mic dicţionar maghiar-român, Bucureşti 1978.