Romanian Submitted Surnames

Romanian names are used in the countries of Romania and Moldova in eastern Europe.
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ADAMESCU     Romanian
Patronymic from the given name Adam.
ŢAGA     Romanian
Țaga is a commune and village in Cluj County, Romania.
ALDEA     Spanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ANDREI     Romanian
From the given name Andrei.
BABEȘ     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BACIU     Romanian
Romanian surname from the word "baci" (shepherd)or the capitan of the game "oina".
BĂLCESCU     Romanian
Derived from the name of a Romanian town Bălcești.
BALITIU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BARBĂNEAGRĂ     Romanian
It literally means "black beard".
BARBU     Romanian
Means "bushy-bearded."
BLAGA     Romanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
BOGDAN     Romanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOROI     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BOTEZATU     Romanian
Means "baptized."
BUCUR     Romanian
A ancient Romanian name of Dacian origin. It means "happy". A legendary Romanian shepherd named Bucur it is said to have founded Bucharest, the present capital or Romania, giving his name to it (The Romanian city name is Bucureşti).
CARDEI     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
CAZACU     Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River in Romania.
CEL TRADAT     Romanian (Rare)
'cel Tradat' translates to "the betrayed" in Romanian.... [more]
CIOBANU     Romanian
Romanian surname meaning "sheperd".
CIORA     Romanian (Rare)
Derived from a Romanian place name.
CIUBOTARU     Romanian
Means "boot maker" in Romanian, the one that makes boots ("ciubota" (singular), regionalism for "cizma"/"gheata"). Not the same with "shoe maker" (or "Schumacher" in German) as the Romanian "Ciubotar" refers strictly to boots and not all kinds of shoes.
CODREANU     Romanian, Moldovan
A common surname in Romania and Moldova.... [more]
COSTINIU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
CRĂCIUN     Romanian
Crăciun is the Romanian word for Christmas.
CREANGĂ     Romanian, Moldovan
A Surname commonly used in Romania and Moldova.... [more]
DAN     Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
DINESCU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
DINU     Romanian
Derived from the nickname Dinu.
DONCEANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
DRACULA     Romanian
The Wallachian name for dragon was "Drac" or "Dracul". Vlad II of Wallachia joined a semi-secret order known as The Order of the Dragon and took the name Vlad Dracul. The word "Drac" can also mean "devil" or "evil spirit"... [more]
DRAGAN     Romanian
Possibly from the given name Dragan or a form of Draganov.
EFTEMIE     Romanian
Derived from the forename Euthymius.
ENESCU     Romanian
Means 'son of Aeneas' in Romanian.
EPUREANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
FIERARU     Romanian
Means "smith."
FISING     Anglo-Saxon (Rare), Romanian
This surname specifically comes from a village in Transylvania, Romania named Gergeschdorf, currently named Ungurei in Transylvania, Romania. The surname is a Siebenburgen Saxon or Transylvanian Saxon specific surname... [more]
FLOAREA     Romanian
Means "flower" in Romanian.
GHEATA     Romanian
Means "ice."
GILCA     Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
HANGANU     Romanian
Hanganu is a Romanian surname.... [more]
HILA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
IARNA     Romanian (Rare)
Means Winter
IOANE     English (New Zealand), English (Australian), American, Samoan, Polynesian, Romanian
May come from the given name John or variants of this name, such as Ion.
ION     Romanian
From the given name ION.
IORDĂNESCU     Romanian
Means "son of Iordăn (see Jordan)". A notable bearer is Anghel Iordănescu (1950-), a Romanian former footballer.
IOVEANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
IVAS     Romanian, Croatian
As a Croatian surname it is derived from forenames starting with Iv-, for example Ivan, Ivo (2), Ivica, etc.
KOGĂLNICEANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
LĂCUSTĂ     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
LAHOVARY     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
LĂZĂRESCU     Romanian
Means "son of Lazar".
LUPESCU     Romanian
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup ("wolf").
LUPU     Romanian
Means "wolf" in Romanian.
MARANDICI     Romanian, Moldovan
Meaning unknown.
MARCOVICI     Romanian
Cognate of Marković.
MATEI     Romanian
Came from the Romanian given name Matei.
MIHAI     Romanian
From the given name Mihai.
MINEA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
MITREA     Romanian
Romanian name, derived from the word mitra, meaning the hat of a high priest(mitropolit).
MOISUC     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
MURVAI     Romanian
Probably they originate from Murva (Transilvania-Siklód http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikl%C3%B3d).
NECTARIA     Romanian
Feminine version of Nectarie, Greek saint-St.Nectarie from Egina. In Romanian this means "the juice of flowers". Nectaire is probably of the same derivation as the English word "nectar". This is the etymology of "nectar" (from http://www.etymonline.com/) from negtar > nogalon... [more]
NEDELCU     Romanian (Modern)
Entered Romania around the 16th century via Bulgaria as a popular female given name - Neda/Nedelea etc., attested under the form of Nedelco/Nedelcu in the historical region of Basarabia around 1560, became a surname in the following century... [more]
NET     Romanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
NITA     Romanian (?)
Not known.
OSMOCHESCU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
PĂLĂRIE     Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
PETRI     Romanian
Derived from Petre, the Romanian form of Peter.
POGONAT     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
POP     Romanian
A variant of the surname Popa.
POPA     Romanian
Means "priest" in Romanian.
PRODAN     Romanian
Means "foster."
PUIU     Romanian
Derived from the name Puiu.
PUȘCAȘ     Romanian
Cognate of Puskás.
RĂCEANU     Romanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
RADU     Romanian
From the given name RADU.
RĂDUCAN     Romanian
Means "son of Radu".
ROMAN     Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belorussian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMANESCU     Romanian
Patronymic from the given name Roman.
RUSU     Romanian
Romanian name meaning "russian".
SEGĂRCEANU     Romanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SKUTNIK     Romanian
Derived from the historical term scutnic.... [more]
STANASILA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
ȘTEFĂNESCU     Romanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
SUTA     Romanian
left handed
TĂNĂSESCU     Romanian
Patronymic surname meaning "the son of Tănăs".
TĂRNICERIU     Romanian
From tărnicer meaning "saddler".
ȚĂRUȘ     Romanian
From Romanian ţăruş meaning ''stake, picket''.
TCHAIKOVA     Romanian, Turkish, Russian, Slovak
From the word "Chaika" meaning Seagull in multiple other Slovak languages.
TECUCEANU     Romanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TESSLER     Romanian, Russian
Russian, Christian. From The original name tescherak
TILEA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
UNGUREANU     Romanian
Means "from Hungary" / "Hungarian"
URSU     Romanian
Means "bear" in Romanian.
VĂCĂRESCU     Romanian
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
VÂNTU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
VLAD     Romanian
Derived from the given name Vlad.
VLADU     Romanian
Derived from given name Vlad.
VULPE     Romanian
Means "fox" in Romanian.
ZAMFIR     Romanian
From zamfir, a variant of the Slavonic word samfir or safir meaning "sapphire".
ZAMFIRESCU     Romanian
Means "son of Zamfir" in Romanian.
ZUGRĂVESCU     Romanian
Patronymic surname of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the verb a zugrăvi meaning "to paint, to describe figuratively" and therefore mean "The descendant of he who describes/paints".
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