Romanian Names

Male Names
  • Anton (Latin) - N/A [Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, German, Romanian and Russian speaking countries]

    This is the Russian form of Antony.

    The name has been borne by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and Austrian composer Anton Webern.

  • Daniel (Hebrew) - God is my judge [Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Armenian speaking countries]

    In the Old Testament, Daniel was a Hebrew prophet and the Book of Daniel contains prophecies concerning the future. Daniel was among the Jews who were taken captive in Babylon. He rose to a high position in the Babylonian government by interpreting the ki

  • Emil (Latin) - Rival; emulating [Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Slovak speaking countries]
  • Stefan (Greek) - Crown [English speaking countries]
  • Valentin (Latin) - Healthy, strong [English and French speaking countries]
Female Names
  • Alexandra (Greek) - Defending men [Czech, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak and Russian speaking countries]

    There have been various Alexandras in royalty: Alexandra of Hesse was the wife of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, Alexandra of Denmark was the wife of British King Edward VIII and Princess Alexandra is a cousin of British Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Catalina (Greek) - Pure [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    Catalina is an island off the coast of California. It is also the name of a type of salad dressing. Femine form of the male Romanian Catalin.

  • Marcela (Latin) - Little Marcus [Czech, English, Polish, Romanian and Spanish speaking countries]
  • Maria (Hebrew) - Bitter [Catalan, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Armenian speaking countries]

    Latin form of Mary.
    It arose as a back-formation from the early Christian Greek name Mariam, which was taken as a Latin accusative case, and is ultimately derived from Hebrew Miryam.

    In the English-speaking world, Maria was the writ

  • Marta (Aramaic) - Lady [English, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Armenian speaking countries]
  • Martina (Latin) - From the god Mars [Czech, English, German, Italian, Romanian and Spanish speaking countries]

    Feminine form of Martinus. The name is popular throughout Europe.

  • Roxana (Persian) - Star; bright; dawn [English speaking countries]

    Roxana is from Roxane, the Greek form of a presumably Persian name belonging to the Bactrian wife of Alexander the Great. In 2005 Roxana sat low in the top 1000 girls' names in the US.

  • Veronica (Greek) - Victory bringer [English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish speaking countries]

    Veronica is a genus of plants, the common name being speedwell.

    Though not mentioned in any of the four Gospels, St Veronica was supposed to have given a handkerchief to Jesus as he carried the cross. The face of Jesus later appeared on th

  • Veronika (Greek) - Victory bringer [English speaking countries]
  • Victoria (Latin) - Conqueror; victory [English, Romanian and Spanish speaking countries]

    Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory, the equivalent of the Greek Nike.

    A notable bearer of this name is Queen Victoria who reigned between 1819 - 1901 and is the longest reigning British monarch. Victoria was not a common name when Qu

  • Violeta (Latin) - Violet [English speaking countries]
  • Virginia (Latin) - Maiden [Danish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish speaking countries]

    The American state of Virginia was named after English Queen Elizabeth I - known as the 'Virgin Queen' because she never married.

    Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and Virginia Wade is a Wimbledon winning tennis player.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Ana (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Hindi, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish speaking countries]

    As a masculine name Ana is the Malayalam for 'elephant'. As a feminine name it is derived from Anna (ultimately Hannah) and used in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain. It is also used in English-speaking countries.


  • Carol (Germanic) - Free man [English speaking countries]

    Carol was occasionally used as a boys' name in the early twentieth century, but it is almost exclusively feminine today. It may come directly from the Latin "Carolus," or it may simply be a shortened form of Caroline.

    Two examples of it be