ilona the pest

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

what kind of name is ilona?

i like to keep apprised of the google (and other search engine) searches that lead web surfers to one that i saw today was a search using the phrase "what kind of name is Ilona?" my blog came up near the top of the list, which is funny because i've never addressed that particular issue here. (although it's a question i get asked in real life, oh, once a week.)

the saddest thing was that none of the results (at least, in the top 20 or so) seemed to address the question, either. tragic!

so here you go: ilona is a hungarian name. it's the hungarian equivalent of "helen". it's an old-fashioned name, kind of like "ethel" or "ruth". it's mostly popular among old ladies in hungary. i've never met a single young person with my name.

here's an amusing website i found with more details about the origin and meaning of the name.


  • At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    there's a woman that works at my company named Ilona*Oats...i've never seen her, but every time i run across the name i think about you marrying Captain Oats. and for a brief moment, work doesn't seem like living death. -acc

  • At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Stacita you are comparing it in sound to Ilana- I know a shitload of jews named Ilana


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