Gender: Male Pronunciation: ZOL-tan Meaning of Zoltan: "life" Origin of Zoltan: Hungarian

Zoltan Origin and Meaning

The name Zoltan is a boy's name of Hungarian origin meaning "life".

Though a common name in Hungary, it has a bit of Mandrake the Magician exoticism here. Penn Gillette used the Zolten spelling for his son; it was also the name of Dracula's dog, and was also a robotic character in Dude, Where's My Car?. But its main recommending feature is that it's one of the

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Zoltán Kis Says:


Zoltan actually means "leader" or "emperor". It has the same origin as the Turkish "sultan" and it is one of the oldest Hungarian names aside from futuristic feel. ;-)

JossieChris Says:


I knew a boy growing up with this name. They were hungarian bohemians. He had a brother named Shawndor. He went by Zolty. Man, he was gorgeous! I still find this name to be very attractive.

ambercat Says:


Zoltan has sort of a futuristic East European feel. The Zolten spelling sounds like some sort of medication that at first everyone thinks is a wonder drug yet a year or so later, it is taken off of the market and the subject of class action lawsuits for decades.