Type Settlement
Usage Hungarian
Pronounced Pron. PESHT  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly from a Slavic word meaning "cave". This was the name of a city on the east bank of the Danube in Hungary. After a bridge was built across the river in 1849, Pest merged with Buda to form Budapest in 1873.

Related Names

Surname DescendantsPesti, Pesty(Hungarian)
Entry updated November 20, 2020