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Kovács 132. János
I cannot think of any first names for such phrase.
We do have something similar, but it would be closer to "John Doe":
This is "Kovács 132. János".
"Kovács János" is probably the most common surname - first name combination (equivalent of "John Smith"). For an emphasis of insignificance, we sometimes add a serial number in the middle.* For some reason, the number that pops into my mind is "132", others may use this phrase differently.
*This formula was originally used in football teams. When two players in a team share the same name, they are mostly referred to as e.g. "Kovács 1. János" and "Kovács 2. János".
Apologies from anyone who happens to be called "Kovács János".
(In the brilliant Hungarian translation of "Winnie the Pooh", the little bear lives in a hut with a board nailed to the top. The name engraved on this board is also "Kovács János")
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