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Laszlo

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

The name Laszlo is a boy's name of Hungarian origin meaning "glorious ruler". Laszlo and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Laszlo

László Howard Steiner, birth name of Leslie Howard, English actor
László Löwenstein, birth name of Peter Lorre, Austro-Hungarian-American actor
László Sólyom, 3rd President of Hungary
László Kovács, Hungarian cinematographer
László Ede Almásy, Hungarian aristocrat,and explorer who inspired The English Patient
László Szőgyény-Marich, Hungarian politician
László Lajtha, Hungarian composer
László Papp, Hungarian boxer
Saint Laszlo Wentz (b.2014), son of musician Pete Wentz
László Nemes, Hungarian director

Pop Culture References for the name Laszlo

Laszlo, half-pig man in the Doctor Who episode "Daleks in Manhattan".
Dr. Laszlo Kreisler, character in "The Alienist" by Caleb Carr
Laszlo (The Butcher), villain in the video game Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate
Laszlo Carreidas, character in the Tintin album Flight 714
Laszlo W. Kovic, a CIA agent in the Battlefield 4 video game
Victor Laszlo, character in film "Casablanca"
Lazlo Bane, American band that recorded the theme tune for 'Scrubs'
Laszlo, the main character from the cartoon "Camp Laszlo"
Laszló, character in Steven Brust's series "Dragaera" and "The Khaavren Romances"
László III, character in "Brokedown Palace" by Steven Brust

László, Laslo, Lazlo, Lacko

Comments

Ship In A Bottle Says:

2016-09-10T18:19:53

Watch out, Laszlo Panaflex!

Orosz Gábor Says:

2016-07-12T11:58:56

Still, it shouldn't be a problem, because "SZ" is sounds like normal english "S". Our S sounds different though. Our S is sounds like the S in shit, and if you add the Z, to make an SZ, it makes it like the S in soya (bean)

PrinceJimmy Says:

2016-06-05T11:35:14

So I'm Hungarian and this name is rather popular here. But the spelling and pronunciation is different. So the correct spelling is László, and the pronunciation would be LUH-sloh. In Hungarian the sz stands for the sound s, and z. Just wanted to make that correction, because it looked and sounded so weird to me.

sirens_sam Says:

2015-07-17T06:02:45

Ok carton network. It was still a cartoon.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-30T09:01:57

The spelling would be the issue. S & z together is unusual in English

headintheclouds Says:

2015-06-21T22:28:44

Like the previous poster, I also first heard Laszlo through the cartoon. Now I think it's a very hipster sort of name, on the fence between becoming more trendy but not quite yet, has the same vibe as Otis, Rufus. The meaning is great, and I'm a sucker for fresh-sounding names with old roots; I quite like Laszlo. Downside though, I think, would be the spelling, since the extra s- in there isn't super intuitive in English.

vintageluvs Says:

2015-05-31T21:03:16

Hate to be rude, but it was Cartoon Network, actually.

sirens_sam Says:

2015-05-31T20:51:48

There was a cartoon on Nickelodeon Called Camp Lazlo. It was about a troublesome monkey named Lazlo. I've never head the name until I saw that cartoon, the kids loved it.

tintri Says:

2014-03-15T18:53:28

I'm getting a big crush on this name.... Very hip and on-trend without being over done.