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 Szalay

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Szalay means "Geographical region of Hungary" and is of Hungarian origin.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Szalay

Alex Szalay is a in the fields of astronomy, computer science, cosmology, and big data. Alex was given the name Alexander Sandor Szalay on June 17th, 1949 in Debrecen. Alex is also known as Alex Szalay.


Antal was born on March 12th, 1912. He left this life in 1960.


Thatcher Szalay is a football player. Thatcher was born on January 18th, 1979 in Kalispell, Montana.


Sandor was born in 1909. He died in 1987.


Szandra was born on July 30th, 1989 in Tatabánya.


Ferenc was born on March 30th, 1955 in Esztergom.


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Popularity of Szalay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Szalay U.S.
  White 96.76% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Szalay

People with the last name Szalay are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Szalay

  • How Popular is the name Szalay? As a last name Szalay was the 27,059th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Szalay? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Szalay was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Szalay: Your name in reverse order is Yalazs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zyaasl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Szalay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 895 people with the last name Szalay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Szalay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Szalay as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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