Hungarian Place Names
BECSKE (Settlement) Hungarian
Possibly derived from the Hungarian given name BENEDEK
. This is the name of a small town in Hungary.
BUDA (Settlement) Hungarian
Possibly from the given name BLEDA
(which belonged to the brother of Attila the Hun). This was the name of a Hungarian city on the west bank of the Danube. Today it is a part of Budapest
, having merged with Pest
MAGYARORSZÁG (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian name for the country of HUNGARY
, derived from magyar
meaning "Hungarian" and ország
meaning "country". Magyar
itself is derived from a combination of two Uralic roots both meaning "man".
PEST (Settlement) Hungarian
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
SÁRKÖZ (Region) Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian sár
"mud" and köz
"margin, lane". This is the name of a region in Hungary.