Ibolya
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No doubt this name works fine in Hungary - but to my English eye, it seems too much like Ebola - a fatal disease that has no cure. I'd be happy if somebody knew how to pronounce the name correctly, and the correlation I listed above can be eradicated in my mind!
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2005
Yeah that's just what I thought. As soon as I saw it I thought of Ebola. It looks very similar.
-- Radoslava_F  2/1/2007
It's pronunced correctly as "EE-BOH-YAH". It's a nice, common name in Hungary, and lots of famous Hungarian women bear this name.
-- evine  5/11/2008
Ibbie/ Ebbie (EE-bee) is a common nickname.
-- Kerules  11/1/2009
Sorry, but I saw Ebola as well...

Though I'm sure it's a pretty name in Hungary!
-- SimoneKadele  4/7/2015
Ibolya Oláh is a Hungarian pop singer. She was the runner-up of the first series of Hungarian Pop Idol, Megasztár. Oláh is of Romani ancestry.
-- cutenose  5/30/2016
Ibolya is from the Latin name Viola. Viola first became Ivola, then Ivolya and finally Ibolya. [noted -ed]
-- HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
Pronounced: I-bo-yaw. [noted -ed]
-- HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
With 40 839 bearers, Ibolya is the 30th most common feminine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
-- HerculePoirot  9/2/2016
Ibolya Csák was a Hungarian athlete. She was born and died in Budapest. Csák was best known as the winner of the women's high jump at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She won a gold medal in the European Championships in Athletics in 1938 in unusual circumstances. She was the first Hungarian woman to win a gold medal in both events.
-- cutenose  1/20/2017

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