Enéh, Enikő

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Origin: Hungarian
  • Meaning: “doe.”
  • (EH-nee-Keu) the latter O is akin to the eu in Fleur

Eniko is a popular Hungarian female name said to have been invented by Hungarian poet, Mihaly Vorosmaty basing the name from a much older Hungarian female name, Eneh, which comes from the Hungarian uno meaning “doe, or a young female deer.” In Hungarian folklore, Eneh is the mother of the legendary founders of the Hungarian peoples: Hunor and Magyar. Its designated name day is September 15th. The name is currently borne by Hungarian supermodel Eniko Mihalik (b.1987) pictured above. The name might make for a more exotic and frill free alternative to Annika.