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Subject: Re: Josa
Author: Chrisell   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: December 5, 2007 at 6:01:31 AM
Reply to: Josa by The LP
I can't find any reference to Josa as a Hungarian male name on the official Hungarian Names List (http://www.origo.hu/utonevtar/index.html - in Hungarian but you can figure it out reasonably well - Keresztnév means 'Christian name', Becenév is roughly equivalent to 'nickname', Női név means 'female name' and Férfi név means 'male name').

I did find Józsa, which is essentially a Hungarian short form of Josephine. But nothing resembling Josa more closely for that, for male or female.

I believe the Hungarian list is proscriptive (meaning, Hungarians naming their children can only use the names on the list) so at a glance it doesn't appear that Josa is a legit Hungarian name.



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