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This was my great uncle's name who was Hungarian. I love it and will name my son Zoltan. It sounds very cool and unique without being weird.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2005
I don't really like the name. If I hear the name I always think of a man with black hair and brown eyes.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2006
Klinger in M*A*S*H takes this name in an episode where he claims he is "King of the Gypsies".
ezy_lou  10/8/2006
Zoltan Kodaly, Hungarian composer.
Kosta  6/4/2007
Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist.
Kosta  6/4/2007
Zoltan Karpathy, Hungarian linguist in the musical My Fair Lady (not present in original play Pygmalion). (He takes Eliza Doolittle for a Hungarian princess.)
Kosta  6/4/2007
Zoltan is the name of the fortune-telling machine in the movie Big.
LMS  7/30/2007
Zoltan is a Slavic name. It comes from the Slavic name Zlatan (golden) but through Church Slavonic since in the middle ages gold was written as 'zoloto' which comes from the word for yellow (zolto). Some Slavic languages still call it like that. The name is basically an adjective meaning "he who is golden (ie precious)". There are at least 40 male and female Slavic names with the stem 'zlato'. This is the first time someone has derived this "Hungarian" name from Turkish. Everywhere else it states that the name is Slavic.
mssdm  4/5/2009
When you see a Hungarian name which is categorized as of "Turkic (not Turkish!) origin" it means it's a Scythian/Hun name. This name isn't of Slavic origin, it's an old Hungarian name.

This name and the title of 'sultan' share a common "ancestor", but its use in Hungary goes back further: Grand Prince Zoltán/Zolta(Árpád's son) reigned from 907 to 947 AD, while the Turkish rulers took to using Sultan in 1473 (replacing the older title of Emir).
frida1  12/10/2016
The "king" meaning of this name certainly fits to my imagination--I picture a very powerful and influential man. It might sound a little odd on a child, but I'm not stopping you if you want to name your son this.
CanadianChibi  4/24/2009
Hungarian for life, according to the book, "The Very Best Baby Name Book In The Whole Wide World" by Bruce Lansky (copyright date: 1995).
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
Zoltan sounds so goofy. It also seems to be the go-to name for guys who become fortune tellers or magicians.
Bonquiqui  6/11/2012
Zoltán Meskó is a professional football punter. He played for the Patriots and the Steelers, and is now a free agent.
Quamalamalam  12/13/2013
Zoltán Anthony Hargitay (born August 1, 1960) is American actress Jayne Mansfield's son.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
With 206 234 bearers, Zoltán is the 5th most common masculine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
HerculePoirot  9/2/2016
Zoltán is also Jewish.
Tatumarore  6/23/2017

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