AlienDiscoDuck wrote:Levo wrote:AlienDiscoDuck wrote:'Réka' sounds a little like 'Rekha', which is a female name in India.
Hmmm...I also love Hungarian names. 'Ákos' and 'András' are probably my favourites - they sound really cool and exotic to me.
I once met a German guy named Mirko - I thought that was the coolest name ever! I believe the name is originally South Slavic, right?
Nice to meet you, I'm Levente
I second linguanima - your name rules. I've heard a similar Turkish name, Levent, and I'm wondering if it's at all related to your name. Cause I know of a few Hungarian names with Turkish origins, such as Zoltán and Ákos. Hope you don't mind me asking.
And yes, I'm in love with the Hungarian language, and am currently attempting to learn it. Don't ask me why I chose that one, of all languages, especially given that I'm not Hungarian myself, nor have I ever been to Hungary. (I'm Canadian, orignally from India, and people already think I'm weird because I speak German)
In that meaning we're all weird over here at unilang.
As for my name, I've already heard about the Turkish Levent as well, but my name meant 'being'/'existing' in ancient Hungarian since it came from the word "lenni" - "to be". And our word "lenni" comes from Finno-Ugrian origin ("olla" in Finnish, but all infinitives end with "-ni" in for example Komi language as well as in Hungarian, so their word for "to be" must be more obviously similar than the Finnish one)
So, it means, my name comes from Finno-Ugrian origin.
Note that our conquistador, Árpád who lead Hungarians into the Carpathian-basin around 895 had a son called Levente.
By the way my brother's name is "Endre" and Turks have "Ender" but again, his name comes from András, which came from Germanic "Andreas".
It would be really interesting to know the origins of the two mentioned Turkish names.
Sorry, it was pretty long.
P.S. I'm glad you are interested in learning Hungarian. I help you pleasantly.