Humanities › History & Culture NAGY - Name Meaning and Origin Share Flipboard Email Print History & Culture Genealogy Surnames Basics Genealogy Fun Vital Records Around the World American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Kimberly Powell Genealogy Expert Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University B.A., Carnegie Mellon University Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist and the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy. She teaches at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. our editorial process Kimberly Powell Updated March 27, 2017 Nagy is a nickname for a large or powerful person; it's derived from the Hungarian nagy, meaning 'large.' Nagy is the most common surname in use in Hungary today and is also relatively common in Austria, Germany and the United States. The origin is Hungarian and Jewish. Alternate spellings include Naggy, Nady, Natz and Nagey. Nagy is also a possible variation of the Indian surname Nagi. Pronunciation Nagy isn't generally pronounced nay-gee as many might expect. Instead, it is pronounced /nɒɟ/, sounding roughly as 'nudyuh' or 'nahdge,' or 'nudge.' This is because there is no consonant in the English language to match the Hungarian "gy" letter. Famous People with the Surname NAGY Imre Nagy - prime minister of Hungary and leader of the 1956 Hungarian RevolutionChristine Nagy - popular New York City radio personalityCharles Nagy - pitcher for the Cleveland IndiansIvan Nagy - famous Hungarian-born ballet dancer Genealogy Resources for the Surname NAGY Nagy Family Genealogy ForumSearch this popular genealogy forum for the Nagy surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Nagy query. FamilySearch - NAGY GenealogyFind records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Nagy surname and its variations. NAGY Surname & Family Mailing ListsRootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Nagy surname. Cousin Connect - NAGY Genealogy QueriesRead or post genealogy queries for the surname Nagy, and sign up for free notification when new Nagy queries are added. DistantCousin.com - NAGY Genealogy & Family HistoryFree databases and genealogy links for the last name Nagy. Read more about other interesting surnames.