Buda Family History
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Buda Name Meaning
Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, and Slovak: topographic name from Polish and Ukrainian buda, Czech bouda ‘hut’, ‘cabin’, ‘shack’, ‘stall’. Polish and Ukrainian: from a short form of any of various compound personal names beginning with Budzi-. Czech and Slovak: from a short form of the Czech personal name Budislav, composed of the elements budi- ‘to awaken or inspire’ + slav ‘glory’, or of any other personal name formed with budi- as the first element. Hungarian: habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary (see Budai). Slovenian (western Slovenia): perhaps a derivative from buditi ‘to awaken’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press