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Subject: Re: Raluca
Author: Mirc1027   (guest, 86.120.77.189)
Date: December 17, 2008 at 2:15:32 PM
Reply to: Re: Raluca by minikui
Luca in Romanian is a masculine name though, related to English "Luke".

It's one of the VERY few first names in Romanian that end in -a. The only others that I can think of are "Mihnea", "Mircea", "Manea" (out of use or only in use in surnames), "Voinea" (likewise).

I SERIOUSLY doubt it's connected at all.

The Romanian masculine of Lucius is "Lucian", which is a masculinized form of the name "Lucia", whose origins I explained in my previous message. Not Luca. Luca is originally Greek.

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