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Gender: M Pronunciation: LAZ-lo Meaning of Laszlo: "glorious ruler" Origin of Laszlo: Hungarian

The Hungarian classic Laszlo, with its zippy 'z' middle and energetic 'o' ending, has become something of a hipster option, beginning to be considered by cutting-edge parents.

A name with a royal heritage in its native country in the Ladislaus form, it is still in the Hungarian Top 20.

Laszlo is probably most familiar to Americans via the noble Paul Henreid character in Casablanca, who was Czech; there have been other fictional Laszlos in Real Genius and the Doctor Who series, and Laszlo is the name of the Ralph Fiennes character in The English Patient.

Real life namesakes include painter Moholy-Nagy and acclaimed cinematographer Kovacs. Two well-known actors who were born with the name Laszlo are Peter Lorre and Leslie Howard.

The spelling of the name can be streamlined to Lazlo.

Famous People Named Laszlo

Saint Laszlo Wentz- (b.2014) Son of Fall Out Boy Bassist Pete Wentz

Pop Culture References for the name Laszlo

Victor Laszlo, character in Casablanca

Lazlo Bane, the American band that recorded the theme tune for 'Scrubs'

Laszlo is a half-pig man in the Doctor Who episode "Daleks in Manhattan".

Camp Laszlo!, an animated television series starring a vivacious monkey named Laszlo and his two bunkmates.

Dr. Laszlo Kreisler, character in the book The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Laszlo Gasky

László, Laslo, Lazlo, Lacko