Piroska

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Piroska is a Hungarian feminine given name. Derived from the Latin name Prisca ("ancient"), the Hungarian form of the name originally appeared as Piriska, later developing into Piroska. This change was likely due to Piriska's similarity to the Hungarian name — and color — Piros ("red").[1]

The name is on the official list of Hungarian names managed by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.[2] Its diminutive form, or nickname, Piri,[2] has developed into a standalone name.[1]

The name day for Piroska and Piri is January 18.

Notable Piroskas and Piris[edit]

The name Piroska in popular culture[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Ladó, János; Bíró, Ágnes (2005). Magyar utónévkönyv [Hungarian given names] (in Hungarian). Budapest: Vince Kiadó,. p. 228. ISBN 963 9069 72 8.
  2. ^ a b c "Az MTA Nyelvtudományi Intézete által anyakönyvi bejegyzésre alkalmasnak minősített utónevek jegyzéke" (in Hungarian). Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. May 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.