are used by the Romani, a nomadic people who live mainly in Europe and the Americas.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACORN f Romani
In Romani lore, the acorn was an ancient fertility and phallic symbol.
ALIFAIR f English (Rare), Romani
Variant of Alafare
. It was borne by a victim of the American Hatfield–McCoy feud: Alifair McCoy (1858-1888), daughter of feud patriarch Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy.
CAMLO m Romani
Derived from the Romani word kamlo
"dear; beloved; gentle; beautiful".
DORENIA f Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin, most likely an elaboration of Dora
or a corruption of a similar name, like Dorina
. This name has been in use from the 1800s onward.
DURRIL m & f Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word durril
FAWNIE f Romani
Derived from the Romani word fawnie
"ring; finger ring".
FEMI f Romani
Almost certainly a corruption or short form of Euphemia
. This name has been in use from at least the early 1800s onward.
FLOURE f Romani
A bona fide cognate of Flora
, this name is derived from the Romani adjective floure
GILLIE f Romani
Derived from the Romani word djilia
"song", which ultimately goes back to Sanskrit kheli
"play; sport".... [more]
GRAUNI f Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word grauni
JETA f Romani
Romani name of unknown origin and meaning.
JILÍ f Romani (Caló)
Caló name derived from the vocabulary word jilí
"innocent; unblamable; without agenda (malicious or otherwise)".... [more]
KEM m Romani
Romani name derived from cam
meaning both "sun" and "to love".
KENNICK m Romani
Directly taken from Romani kennick
"house-dweller", ultimately derived from Romani ken
KHULAI m Romani
Directly taken from Romani khulai
"gentleman". This name has been found from at least the early 1800s onward.
KISAIYA f Romani
Either a corruption of Keziah
or else derived from or influenced by Romani kissi
"purse" (ultimately from Sanskrit koza
"box; pocket; cask; treasure; bud").
LADIN m Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning; current theories, however, include a short form of Aladdin
. This name was in use in the 1800s.
LASH m Romani
Lash is the Romani variation of the name Louis
and means ‘renowned warrior’. This Romani boy name had its heyday in the 19th century, particularly among them Americans. Its namesake is Lash Rushay Hoffman, the American wrestler who is better known by his screen name Stevie Ray.
LEL m Romani
Derived from the Romani word lel
"to take; to receive".
LENNOR f & m Romani
Derived from Romani lennor
, meaning both "spring" and "summer".
LILLAI f Romani
Derived from Romani lillai
, meaning both "spring" and "summer".
LOLLI f Romani
From Romani lollo
"red", which is derived from Hindi lāla
MAIRENI f Romani
A Romani name found in the 1800s. Its origin and meaning are uncertain, there is, however, a theory that it might be related to Marina
MALINA f Romani
Of uncertain origin. Either a borrowing of the Slavic name Malina
or the Romanian name Mălina
, a direct derivation from the Romani word mal'ina
"raspberry" (and thus ultimately a cognate of the Slavic name), or else there might be a relation to the source of the Indian name Malini
MALONEY m & f Romani
Directly taken from Romani maloney
MENOWIN m German (Modern, Rare), Romani
The name is often analysed as a Germanic name made from the element MEGIN
"strength" and WIN
"friend". However, in the case of the most known bearer, the German singer Menowin Fröhlich, there is an account from his father that the name is made up to sound like Menuhin (the surname of the violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin).
MERRIPEN m Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning. It might be derived from Romani miripen
"manner; fashion" or else from Romani meriben
MINDITSI f Romani
Directly taken from Romani minditsi
MOTSHAN m Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning, although there have been speculations about a link to Russian and Yiddish Movcha
MUMELY f Romani (Caló)
Derived from the Caló word mumelí
"brightness; lightness; clarity; lucidity". It is used as a Caló equivalent of Luz
PATRIN m Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word patrin
REPENTANCE f & m English (Puritan), Romani
Meaning, " the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs." Referring to being sorry for one's sins. Name given to 'bastard' children.
RUSLO m Romani
Directly taken from Romani ruslo
SYEIRA f Romani
It is a Gypsy name, meaning "princess." It can possibly be linked to the Hebrew name SARAH
TAWNI f & m Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word tawni
TIENA f Romani
Romani name that has been recorded from the 1800s onwards. Its origin and meaning are uncertain; a current theory, however, links it to the same source as Tiana
TOETELA f Romani
Meaning uncertain. A known bearer of this given name was Toetela Steinbach (1902-1944), the mother of the Dutch-Sinti Holocaust icon Settela Steinbach (1934-1944). It should be noted that in her case, it is possible that the spelling of her name is "dutchized" and that the original Sinti spelling of her name was actually Tutela
TREJÚ f Romani (Caló)
Means "cross" in Caló, referring to the cross of crucifixion. Trejú is the Caló equivalent of Cruz
UJARANZA f Romani (Caló)
Derived from ujarar
, which means "to hope" in Caló. Ujaranza is the Caló equivalent of Esperanza
. Caló is a language spoken by Andalusian Romani.