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
Almaș Almás Apple grower/seller
Balint Bálint Valentin (proper name)
Barna Barna Barnaba (proper name); also means "brown"
Bența, Bențe, Bențeș Bencés Benedictine
Biro, Birău Bíró Jude (mediaeval administrator)
Boboș Babos Bean grower/seller
Bolca, Bolha; Bolcaș Bolha Flea
Borbil Borbély Barber
Boroș Boros Grapeleaf grower
Cherecheș Kerekes Wheelwright
Chereji, Cheregi Körösi Crișan (originally from around the Criș River)
Cheresteșiu Keresztes Crusader
Cherteș Kertész Gardener
Chivari, Chiorean(u), Teorean(u) Kővári Chioariu (originally from Chioar)
Ciorbea Csorba Toothless
Chiș, Chișu, Chișiu Kiss Small/Little
Copos(u) Kopasz Bald
Cociș Kocsis Cart/carriage driver
Cordoș Kardos Knife/sword maker
Covaci(u) Kovács Ironmaker
Curuț(iu) Kurucz Kuruc
Dejeu Dezső Dezideriu (proper name)
Doboș Dobos Drummer (as musician or town crier)
Fărcaș Farkas Wolf
Fechete Fekete Black
Feher, Feier Fehér, Fejér White
Fodor Fodor Curly-haired
Goia(n) Gólya Stork
Gomboș(iu) Gombos Button seller
Hărăguș Harangos Bell ringer or maker
Hărdău Hórdó Barrel
Hegheduș Hegedűs Violinist
Horvat Horváth Croat
Hos(s)u Hosszú Long
Iuhas Juhász Shepherd (cioban) (lit. sheep-herd (oier))
Lenghel Lengyel Pole (archaic leș, leah)
Lobonț Labancz Labanc (opposed the Kuruc)
Lucaciu Lukács Luca (proper name)
Mădăraș Madaras Bird grower or seller
Mesaroș, Misaroș Mészáros Butcher (spec. of calves)
Micloș(i), Miclăuș, Miclea, Miclovan Miklós Nicolae (proper name)
Moghioroș Mogyoros Peanut grower or seller
Mogoș Magas Tall
Molnar Molnár Miller
Naghi(u), Noaghiu Nagy Big/Large
Nemeș Nemes Mid-ranked nobleman
Nemet(i) Nemeth German
Orban Orbán Urban (proper name)
Oros Orosz Russian (and Ruthene)
Pușcaș(iu) Puskás Archer
Raț(iu) Rácz Serb
Remeș Rémes Awesome
Roca Róka Fox
Săbăduș 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)
Silivaș Szilvás Plum grower or seller
Șandor, Șandru Sándor Alexandru (proper name)
Șovagău, Șuvagău Sóvágó Salt miner
Șuteu Sütő Bread baker (brutar) (lit. cocător - preparer of dough and supervisor of bread baking)
Taloș Tálos Potter
Teglaș Téglás Maker/seller of roof tiles (țigle) or bricks
Tot(u), Tat(u), Tăutu Tóth Slovak
Vărădean(u) Varadi Originally from Oradea (Hu. Nagyvárad)
Vereș Vörös Red
Vig(u) Víg Happy

References[edit]

  • Éva Turcu, Mic dicționar maghiar-român, București 1978.