Hungarians typically selected names for their children from a rather short list. In most families a son was named for his father and a daughter for her mother. Other children were often named for grandparents or aunts or uncles. Often when a child died very young, that child’s name was later given to another baby.
Saints names were popular, and for boys, names of famous Hungarians especially kings. Church and civil records were often recorded in Latin so the names were listed in the Latin version.
Among the 54 direct ancestors identified in our family tree, the most popular name for girls was 3 for variations of Rosalie, Rózsa and Rosina.
Other popular girls names, with 2 each were; Anna, Katalin (Catherine), Erzsébet (Elizabeth), Eva, Julianna, Maria and Theresa (Teréz, Terézia).
Among the boys Joseph won with 4, listed in Hungarian as József, and in Latin as Josephus.
There were 3 named Gregory, listed as Gergely and Gregorius. Also 3 each of George (György, Georgius) and Zsigmond (Sigismundus).
The same name would appear on different sides of the family, in distant parts of the Kingdom of Hungary. Although all Gregorys were Edes, The Josephs came from areas that are now in Serbia, the Czech Republic and from Zala county in western Hungary.
Sometime I may try this exercise again with including aunts, uncles and cousins. But for now, here you have the A to Z of the Édes -Orbán-Kancsal-Nagy ancestors.