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"
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."
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).
CARDEI Romanian
Meaning unknown.
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]
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.
DRAGAVEI Romanian (Rare)
"It is a wild plant that consists in big curly leaves.It is called curly dock in english."
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.
FLORESCU Romanian
Patronymic derived from the medieval given name Florea, which was probably a derivative of Romanian floare "flower" (from Latin flos, accusative florem) with the diminutive suffix -ea... [more]
GEORGESCU Romanian
Means "son of GEORGE".
GHEATA Romanian
Means "ice."
GILCA Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MUNTEANU Romanian
Means "mountaineer" or "from the mountain" in Romanian.
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.
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]
STAN Romanian
Meaning uncertain. It might be taken directly from the Romanian name Stan (2).
STANASILA Romanian
Meaning unknown.
ȘTEFĂNESCU Romanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
STOIAN Romanian
From the given name Stoian (see 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''.
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".