BUCURmMedieval 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.
CNEAJNAfMedieval 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.
NEACȘUmMedieval 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.
PLATONIDAfRussian, 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.
VINTILĂmMedieval 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]