Vajda Name Meaning

Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary): status name from vajda ‘leader’, ‘governor’, a word of Slavic origin. The Hungarian name is especially common in Transylvania, where, before the creation of the independent Hungarian principality, the term had denoted the highest ranking administrative and military leader. In medieval times various Romanian village leaders, as well as the leaders of gypsy caravans, were also called vajda. As a Jewish name it was ornamental or a name taken by a rabbi.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Vadas, Gajda, Rada, Lada, Gazda, Banda, Varda, Hajdu, Wajda, Kanda

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Between 1949 and 2004, Vajda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Vajda in 1949 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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