Hungarian Background

Landlocked in Central Europe, Hungary has a population of almost 10 million people and Budapest as its capital. As a former part of the Eastern Bloc, the country is now a member of the European Union and a democratic parliamentary republic. Culturally advanced and with rich history, the famous Hungarians include the sculptor and inventor of Rubik’s Cube Erno Rubik, the composer Franc Liszt, and the illusionist and stunt performer Harry Houdini. Popular for paprika spice, folk art and costumes, as well as thermal spas and Lake Balaton, Hungary has also the largest synagogue in Europe – Great Synagogue. As a part of Uralic language group, Hungarian is one of the few languages of Europe that are not part of the Indo-European group. Parents all over the world choose Hungarian names for their unique etymology and unconventional pronunciation!