Medieval Romanian Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Romanian peoples.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALB m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian alb "white; (figuratively) clean, pure, immaculate".
ALBA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian albă, the feminine form of the adjective alb "white; (figuratively) clean, pure, immaculate".
ARMEANCA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian armeancă "woman from Armenia".
BASARAB m Medieval Romanian
Basarab I the Founder was a prince of Wallachia (c. 1310 – 1352).... [more]
BUCUR m Medieval Romanian, Romanian Mythology
Derived from either Romanian bucur, an archaic form of the adjective bucuros "joyful", a bucura "to become joyful" or bucurie "joy". This name was borne by Bucur, the legendary Romanian shepherd who is said to have founded Bucharest (Bucureşti in Romanian), giving it his name.
BUCURA f Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of BUCUR.
BUNA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian bună, the feminine form of the adjective bun "good" (compare BONA).
CALINICA f Medieval Romanian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of CALINICHIA. Doamna Calinichia is known as Lady Calinica in English.
CALINICHIA f Medieval Romanian
Diminutive of CĂLINA. Ana-Călina, mother of MIRCEA I of Wallachia, was known as Doamna Calinichia (Lady Calinichia).
CĂLȚUNA f Medieval Romanian
This was the name of Vlad Dracul's noble Wallachian mistress, a boyar lady who became the mother of his son Vlad Călugărul ('Vlad the Monk').
CĂRSTINA f Medieval Romanian
This name was borne by a daughter of RADU cel Mare.
CETINA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian cetină "fallen needle leaves".
CHIAJNA f Medieval Romanian
Variant of CNEAJNA. Doamna Chiajna ("Lady Chiajna" in English) was a Princess consort of Wallachia. She was married to MIRCEA the Shepherd.
CNEAJNA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian cneaz (ultimately from Proto-Slavic *kъnędzь via Ukrainian and Russian князь (knjazʹ)) "prince; ruler of a state or principality in past times". This name was borne by the daughter of ALEXANDRU cel Bun (Alexander the Good in English) who eventually married VLAD II Dracul.
COMAN m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian coman, the archaic form of cuman "Cuman".
COMANA f Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of COMAN.
CRĂCIUN m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian Crăciun "Christmas" (compare NOËL).
CRÂSTEA m Medieval Romanian
Medieval Romanian variant of CRISTEA. This name was borne by the brother of ȘTEFAN cel Mare.
CURCA f Medieval Romanian, Romani (Archaic)
Derived from Romanian curcă "turkey-hen". This name seems to have been predominantly used by members of the Romani people.
FECIORA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian fecioară "maiden, virgin".
FETIA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian fată "girl; daughter".
FRUMOASA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian frumoasă, the feminine form of the adjective frumos "beautiful".
FURNICA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian furnică "ant".
GHINDA f Medieval Romanian
Either a contracted form of Ghenadia or a derivation from Romanian acorn.
GROZAV m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian grozav "terrific, awesome, great" but also "terrible, aweful, dreadful".
JOIA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian joi "Thursday", possibly associated with Joia Mare "Maundy Thursday".
LEANEŞA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian leneşă, the feminine form of the adjective leneş "lazy". This was likely an amuletic name.
LEPĂDAT m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian lepădat, the past participle of a lepăda "to renounce, to abandon". This was an amuletic name.
LUP m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian lup "wolf".
LUPA f Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of LUP.
MĂNUNTA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian mănuntă, a regional variant of măruntă, itself the feminine form of the adjectiv mărunt "very small, tiny".
MĂRUȘCA f Medieval Romanian
Diminutive of MARIA. This name was borne by the first wife of Ștefan cel Mare.
MARUSIA f Russian, Polish, Romanian, Medieval Romanian
Variant transcription of Russian MARUSYA, Polish and medieval Romanian diminutive of MARIA as well as the Romanian transcription of Bulgarian Маруся.... [more]
MEDA f Medieval Romanian
Romanian name of Tracian origin. This name was borne by the daughter of DECEBAL of Dacia.
MICA f Medieval Romanian
Either a contracted form of MARICA or a derivation from Romanian mică, the feminine form of the adjective mic "small, little".
MIERLA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian mierlă "blackbird; thrush".
MURGU m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian murg "reddish-black; ash-coloured; (generally) dark-coloured".
NEACȘA f Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of NEACȘU. This name was borne by the second wife of ALEXANDRU cel Bun.
NEACȘU m Medieval Romanian
Neacșu's letter, written in 1521, is the oldest surviving document available in Old Romanian that can be reliably dated. Written using Cyrillic, it was sent by Neacșu Lupu, a merchant from Câmpulung, Wallachia (now Romania) to Johannes Benkner, the mayor of Brassó, Kingdom of Hungary (now Brașov, Romania), warning him about the imminent attack of the Ottoman Empire on Transylvania.
NEŞTIUTA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian neştiut "unknown". This was an amuletic name.
ODOCHIA f Medieval Romanian
Medieval Romanian variant of EVDOCHIA.
OLTA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from the name of the river Olt (known as Aluta in Latin).
OPREA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian a opri "to stop". This name was given to a child in the hopes that it would be the last child born into the family.
PAŞTEA m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian Paște "Easter".
PLATONIDA f Russian, Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of the Russian name PLATON. This is the name of a character in Ivan Turgenev's final story, 'Clara Milich.' Platonida Ivanovna Aratova is the aunt of the protagonist Yakov.
PODOABA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian podoabă "jewel; adornment".
SÂNTION m Medieval Romanian
Contraction of the Latin phrase Sanctus Ioannes "Saint John".
SĂRACA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian sărac "poor". This seems to have been an amuletic name which was used predominantly among members of the Romani people.
SASCA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian sas "Saxon".
SCHEAUCA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from the archaic Romanian word şcheau which used to mean "Bulgarian", in certain cases "Serb" and later on "Slav" in general.
SEMENICA f Medieval Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian semen "fellow human being" (compare SURATA).
SOARA f Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of SOARE.
SOARE m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian soare "sun".
SORA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian soră "sister". This name was borne by the sister of Ștefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great in English).
SURATA f Medieval Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian surată, a friendly and familiar term used to address a fellow woman (akin to "good friend").
URITA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian urâtă, the feminine form of the adjective urât "ugly; hated". This was an amuletic name.
URSUL m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian ursul "the bear" (compare URS).
VESEL m Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian vesel "cheerful, blithe, glad".
VINTILĂ m Medieval Romanian, Romanian
Romanian name of unclear origin, used as both a masculine personal name and a family name. It was most notably borne as a given name by Vintilă Brătianu (1867-1930), Prime Minister of Romania (1927-1928)... [more]
VOICA f Medieval Romanian
Feminine form of VOICU.
ZALESKA f Medieval Romanian, Medieval Hungarian (?)
Zaleska was the daughter of VLAD the Impaler and his wife ILONA (or JUSZTINA) Nelipic.