Both names come directly from the Hungarian word for “dawn.”
The name was popularized by Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty who used it in his epic poem Zalán Futása (1825).
Another form is Hajnal.
In Hungary, the designated name-days are March 27, June 18 and October 4.
- Kálmán Béla: A nevek világa
- Ladó János, Bíró Ágnes. Magyar utónévkönyv. Budapest: Vince Kiadó. (2005)