Romanian Surnames

Romanian names are used in the countries of Romania and Moldova in eastern Europe.
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ADAM English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ALBERT English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALBESCU Romanian
Derived from Romanian alb meaning "white".
ALBU Romanian
From Romanian alb meaning "white".
ANGHELESCU Romanian
Means "son of ANGHEL".
ANTONESCU Romanian
Means "son of ANTON".
ARDELEAN Romanian
From the Romanian region of Ardeal, also called Transylvania. It is possibly derived from Hungarian erdő meaning "forest".
BĂLAN Romanian
Means "blond" in Romanian.
COJOCARU Romanian
From Romanian cojoc meaning "sheepskin coat". This was an occupational name for a maker of these coats.
CONSTANTIN Romanian
From the given name CONSTANTIN.
DALCA Romanian
Meaning uncertain.
DUMITRESCU Romanian
Means "son of DUMITRU".
DUMITRU Romanian
Derived from the given name DUMITRU.
FUNAR Romanian
Means "rope maker" in Romanian.
GRIGORESCU Romanian
Means "son of GRIGORE" in Romanian.
ILIESCU Romanian
Means "son of ILIE".
IONESCO Romanian
Variant of IONESCU. French-Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco (1909-1994), born Ionescu, is a famous bearer of this surname.
IONESCU Romanian
Means "son of ION (1)" in Romanian.
LUNGU Romanian
Romanian cognate of LONG.
LUPEI Romanian
Variant of LUPU.
LUPU Romanian
From Romanian lup meaning "wolf".
NEGRESCU Romanian
Patronymic derived from Romanian negru "black".
NICOLESCU Romanian
Means "son of NICOLAE".
PETRAN Romanian
From the Romanian given name PETRE.
PETRESCU Romanian
Means "son of PETRE" in Romanian.
POPESCU Romanian
From Romanian popă "priest", from Slavic pop.
SALA Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Romanian
Occupational name for a worker at a manor house, from the Romance word sala meaning "hall, large room", of Germanic origin.
ȘERBAN Romanian
Means "a Serb" in Romanian.
UNGUR Romanian
Romanian form of UNGARO.
VĂDUVA Romanian
From Romanian văduvă meaning "widow".
VASILE Romanian
Derived from the given name VASILE.
VASILESCU Romanian
Means "son of VASILE".