First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nagy

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Nagy is of Hungarian origin and means "Grand, nobility,big,tall".

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Of uncertain origin.

  1. an important person
    az egyház ― the of the church
    a múlt ― the of the past
  2. an older child

Notable Persons Named Nagy

Nagy was born on May 28th, 1986 in La Plaine, Dominica.


Myra Monoka is a musician. Myra was given the name Nagy Eszter Katalin in Budapest. Myra is also known as Mira.


Nagy was given the name Nagi Habib on August 5th, 1952 in Cairo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nagy

Imre Nagy was a president. His career lasted from 1953 to 1955. Imre was born on June 7th, 1896 in Kaposvár. He died on June 16th, 1958.


Ádám Nagy is a soccer player for the Ferencvárosi TC, Hungary national under-19 football team, Hungary national under-21 football team, and Hungary national football team. Ádám was born on June 17th, 1995 in Budapest.


Dominik Nagy is a soccer player for the Ferencvárosi TC, Pécsi MFC, Kozármisleny SE, Hungary national under-17 football team, and Hungary national under-19 football team. Dominik was born on May 8th, 1995 in Bóly.


Phyllis Nagy is a film director, film producer, writer, director, and producer. Phyllis was born on November 7th, 1962 in New York City, New York, United States.


Charles Nagy is a baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Charles was born on May 5th, 1967 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy was a in the fields of neurology, philosophy, psychiatry, and psychology. Ivan was given the name Iván Nagy on May 19th, 1920 in Budapest. He left this life on January 28th, 2007.


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Popularity of Nagy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nagy U.S.
  White 95.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nagy

People with the last name Nagy are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Nagy

  • How Popular is the name Nagy? As a last name Nagy was the 2,354th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Nagy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nagy is Saturday, March 15th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Nagy? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nagy. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nagy: Your name in reverse order is Ygan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nayg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nagy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,497 people with the last name Nagy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nagy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Nagy as their last name.

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