Romanian Names

  1. Piper
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "pipe or flute player"
    • Description:

      Piper is a bright, musical name that entered the list in 1999, one year after the debut of the TV series Charmed, which featured a Piper, and it's been a consistent riser since. Piper Kerman is the memoirist whose prison experiences provided the basis for the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
  2. Florin
    • Origin:

      French and Romanian
    • Meaning:

      "flower; flourishing"
    • Description:

      Florin is one of the legion of names derived from the root word for flower, most of them like Flora and Florence used for girls. But the boys' form Florin is among the popular French names for boys, along with sister name Fleur for girls. There was a ninth century Swiss St. Florin. The related Florian was the name of a second century Roman saint.
  3. Caliban
    • Origin:

      Romanian
    • Meaning:

      "black"
    • Description:

      In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Caliban is the name of the deformed son of a witch: not the greatest literary reference for a child. But Caliban does have an appealing international-yet-accessible feel and a rhythmic sound. As long as nobody knows its origin, it might make a great name for a boy or even a girl.
  4. Emilian
    • Origin:

      Romanian form of Emil
    • Meaning:

      "rival"
    • Description:

      With the new trend of boys' names rising on the heels of their popular sisters, the unusual-yet-familiar-feeling Emilian might become better known thanks to its relationship to Emily and Emilia/Amelia. Rather than being two branches of the same tree, Emilian and Emily are actually one tree while Emmett and Emma hang on a whole separate tree. But all have a lot of modern appeal, and Emilian may be a more attractive and intriguing male form than Emil. There was a St. Emilian.
  5. Ema
    • Origin:

      Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Croatian, Bosnian, Czech, Slovak, and Lithuanian variation of Emma, German
    • Meaning:

      "universal"
    • Description:

      Common form of Emma found in the Baltic and Slavic states.
  6. Dacian
    • Origin:

      Ancient place name
    • Description:

      Dacia was an ancient region comprised of what is modern Romania and Moldova and smaller parts of other Eastern European countries. Its inhabitants were called the Dacians, and the Dacian Kingdom flourished around the time of Christ until it was toppled by the Romans. Daciana is the female version sometimes used in Romania.
  7. Cristina
    • Origin:

      Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Romanian variation of Christina
    • Description:

      Cristina is one case where the streamlined version feels more alluring.
  8. Camelia
    • Zizi
      • Origin:

        African, Kiswahili
      • Meaning:

        "pledged to God"
      • Description:

        Despite its varied cultural ties, Zizi still sounds like a cancan dancer or a fluffy lapdog.
    • Tereza
      • Origin:

        Portuguese, Czech, and Romanian variation of Theresa
      • Meaning:

        "to harvest"
      • Description:

        A favorite in Brazil, with the z adding extra zest.
    • Ioan
      • Origin:

        Welsh, Romanian
      • Meaning:

        "god is gracious"
      • Description:

        A simple and appealing multi-cultural form of John.
    • Ion
      • Origin:

        Romanian and Basque variation of John
      • Description:

        A cross between Ian and a group of atomic particles.
    • Jenica
      • Origin:

        Romanian variation of Jane
      • Meaning:

        "God's gracious gift"
      • Description:

        Jenica might work if you can't decide between Jennifer and Jessica. It's certainly a more distinctive option.
    • Simion
      • Iosua
        • Reveca
          • Enric
            • Vasile
              • Alexandru
                • Henric