Romanian Submitted Surnames

Romanian names are used in the countries of Romania and Moldova in eastern Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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"
ALEXANDRU Romanian
From the given name ALEXANDRU.
ALEXIE Greek, Romanian
From the givin name ALEXIE
AMADI Persian, Romanian, Italian, Maltese
Variant of AHMADI common in Romania and Italy. It is typical of Malta.
ANDREI Romanian
From the given name ANDREI.
ANGHEL Romanian
From the given name ANGHEL.
AVRAM Romanian
From the given name AVRAM.
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."
BERCOVICI Romanian
Romanian form of BERKOVICH.
BLAGA Romanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
BOGDAN Romanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOROI Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BOSNEANU Romanian
Meaning “Bosnian” or person from Bosnia in Romanian
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).
CARABUZ Romanian
Carabuz is a combination betwen 2 Romanian words, ,,cărăbuș" the Romanian form of ,,beetle" and ,,autobuz" the Romanian form of ,,bus"
CARDEI Romanian
Meaning unknown.
CARLOVA Romanian
Meaning uncertain. It may be related to the name Karlov or Karlova. Another possible relative is the surname KOROLEV, originating from korol meaning "king"... [more]
CAZACU Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
CEAUȘESCU Romanian
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer of the surname is the infamous Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
CEL TRADAT Romanian (Rare)
'cel Tradat' translates to "the betrayed" in Romanian.... [more]
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.
CIURARU Romanian
Ciuraru is a Romanian surname, derived from the Romanian word ,,cioară" who is mean ,,crow"
CODREANU Romanian, Moldovan
A common surname in Romania and Moldova.... [more]
COMAN English, French, Romanian
Means "bent or crooked".
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.
DRAGAVEI Romanian (Rare)
"It is a wild plant that consists in big curly leaves.It is called curly dock in english."
DRAGOMIR Romanian
From the given name DRAGOMIR.
EFTEMIE Romanian
Derived from the forename EUTHYMIUS.
ENESCU Romanian
Means 'son of Aeneas' in Romanian.
EPUREANU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
EREMIA Romanian
From the given name EREMIA which is the Romanian form of Jeremiah.
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.
FLOREA Romanian
From the given name FLOREA.
FLORESCU Romanian
Means "son of FLOREA".
FULGA Romanian (Rare)
Means "snowflake" in Romanian.
GABRIEL English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Derived from the given name GABRIEL.
GEORGESCU Romanian
Means "son of GEORGE".
GHEATA Romanian
Means "ice."
GILCA Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
GRIGORE Romanian
From the given name GRIGORE.
HANGANU Romanian
Hanganu is a Romanian surname.... [more]
HATMANU Romanian
Medieval military rank the equivalent of general rank
HERȘCU Romanian
Means "son of Hersh" in Romanian.
HILA Romanian
Meaning unknown.
IGNAT Romanian
From the given name IGNAT.
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" in Romanian.
IOVEANU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
IPATE Romanian
Origin not certain, possibly derived from "Ipatele", a commune in Romania.
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.
KUYON Hungarian, Romanian
Largely unknown, but may have origins in a village in Poland, called Kujan. There’s records on the name at Ellis Island in New York where it was anglicized to the phonetic, Kuyon. There’s also a split in the main families with the name in the US to another diminutive, Kenyon.... [more]
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").
MARANDICI Romanian, Moldovan
Meaning unknown.
MARIN Romanian
From the given name MARIN.
MARINESCU Romanian
Means "son of MARIN".
MAXIM Romanian
From the given name MAXIM.
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.
MUNTEANU Romanian
From Romanian muntean meaning "mountaineer" or "of the mountains".
MUREȘAN Romanian
Originally denoted a person from Mureș County in Romania.
MURVAI Romanian
Probably they originate from Murva (Transilvania-Siklód http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikl%C3%B3d).
NEAGU Romanian
From the given name NEAGU.
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]
NEGRU Romanian
Nickname or ethnic name from negru "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NET Romanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
NICOLAE Romanian
From the given name NICOLAE.
NISTOR Romanian
From the given name NISTOR.
OPREA Romanian
From the given name OPREA.
OSMOCHESCU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
PĂLĂRIE Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
PETRE Romanian
From the given name PETRE.
PETRI Romanian
Derived from PETRE, the Romanian form of Peter.
POGONAT Romanian
Meaning unknown.
POPOVICI Romanian
Means "son of the priest" from Romanian popă meaning "priest".
PRODAN Romanian
Means "foster."
PUIU Romanian
Derived from the name PUIU.
RĂCEANU Romanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
RĂDUCAN Romanian
Means "son of RADU".
RĂDULESCU Romanian
Means "son of RADU".
RAFTU Romanian
Raftu is a surname who was first use in Greece but now is only use in Romania, the name means ,,Bookshelf" in Romanian
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
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, Moldovan
From Romanian rus meaning "Russian".
SALLAS Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of SALAS or SALA, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
SANDU Romanian
From the given name SANDU.
SEGĂRCEANU Romanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SIMION Romanian
From the given name SIMION.
SKUTNIK Romanian
Derived from the historical term scutnic.... [more]
STANASILA Romanian
Meaning unknown.
STOIAN Romanian
Derived from Bulgarian Stoyan.
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''.
TĂTĂRESCU Romanian
Means "son of a Tatar" in Romanian.
TECUCEANU Romanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TEODORESCU Romanian
Means "son of TEODOR".
TESSLER Romanian, Russian
Russian, Christian. From The original name tescherak
TILEA Romanian
Meaning unknown.
TUDORICĂ Romanian
Derived from a Romanian diminutive of Tudor.
TURCESCU Romanian
means "son of Turk" in Romanian
TURCU Romanian
related to https://surnames.behindthename.com/name/turcescu/submitted
UNGUREANU Romanian
From Romanian ungur meaning "Hungarian".
URSU Romanian
Means "bear" in Romanian.
VĂCĂRESCU Romanian
Patronymic derived from Romanian văcar meaning "cowherd".
VALENTIN French, Italian, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Jewish
From the given name VALENTIN. It was sometimes adopted as a personal name by Jews.
VÂNTU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
VLAD Romanian
Derived from the given name VLAD.
VLADU Romanian
Derived from given name VLAD.
VOINEA Romanian
From the given name VOINEA.
VULPE Romanian
Means "fox" in Romanian.
ZAHARIA Romanian
From the given name ZAHARIA.
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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