The name is derived from a Turkic element meaning, “sultan.”
The name was borne by a 10th-century Hungarian king.
Currently, Zoltán is the 19th most popular male name in Hungary (2008).
Another form of the name, also borne in history by an illustrious king, is Zsolt (ZHOLT), which is currently the 33rd most popular male name in Hungary (2008).
An even rarer form is Solt (SHOLT)
An obscure feminine form is Zoltána.
The designated name-days in Hungary are: March 8 and June 23. In Slovakia, it is April 7.