Kovács or Kovacs is one of the most common Hungarian family names.
The name is found in Hungary and Hungarian expatriate communities. There are similar names with the Kováts or Kovách spellings. The name means "blacksmith" in Hungarian, and it is a loanword from Slavic languages. There are 221,688 people in Hungary who are named Kovács, making the name the second most common family name among Hungarians.
Covaci in Romania
Koufax in Yiddish
Kovač in many South Slavic and West Slavic communities
Kováč in Slovakia
Kovach, the Carpatho-Ruthenian form
Kovachev in Bulgaria
Kovaçi in Albania
Kaval in Belarus (also Kavalchuk, Kavalenka, Kavaliou, Kavalski, Kavalchyk, Kavalevich)
Koval in Ukraine (also Kovalchuk, Kovalenko, Kovalev)