Romani Submitted Names

Romani names are used by the Romani, a nomadic people who live mainly in Europe and the Americas.
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ACORN f Romani
In Romani lore, the acorn was an ancient fertility and phallic symbol.
AISHE f Georgian (Rare), Romani
Georgian and Romani (= Gypsy) form of 'Aisha.
ALAFARE f English (Rare), Romani
Of extremely uncertain origin and meaning. ... [more]
ALAMINA f Romani
Most likely a corruption of Wilhelmina.
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.
AMMY m Romani (Rare)
Diminutive of Ambrose.
ARAUNYA f Romani
Derived from Romani aranya "lady".
ASENA f Romani
Either an adoption of Turkish Asena or a corruption of Asenath.
BABIK m Romani
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
BARSALI m Romani (Caló)
Caló form of John.
BEGONIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Romani
From the name of a flowering plant, which was named for the French botanist Michel Bégon. In some cases it may be a variant of the Spanish Begoña.
BIRÉLI m Romani
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
CAMLO m Romani
Derived from the Romani word kamlo "dear; beloved; gentle; beautiful".
CHARANI f Romani
Means "phoenix" in Romani.
COJIÑÍ f Romani (Caló)
Means "rose" in Caló.
CORAUNI f Romani
From Romani corauni "crown".
DAIENA f Romani
Possibly a Romani form of Diana.
DANIOR m Romani (?)
Allegedly a Romani name said to mean "born with teeth".... [more]
DIKA f Swedish, Romani
Possibly a Romani (Gypsy) form of Hungarian name Duci.... [more]
DILAIA f Romani
Possibly a corruption of Delilah.
DJANGO m Romani, Popular Culture
Means "to awake" in Romani, the traditional language of the ethnic group commonly referred to as gypsies.... [more]
DONANI m Romani
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
DORENIA f Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin, most likely an elaboration of Dora or a corruption of a similar name, like Dorina, Doreen or Dorinda. This name has been in use from the 1800s onward.
DURRIKEN m Romani, English
Means "he who forecasts" in Romani.
DURRIL m & f Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word durril "(goose)berry".
EHRA f Romani
Not available.... [more]
EMANAIA f Romani
Romani corruption of Herminia.
FAWNIE f Romani
Derived from the Romani word fawnie "ring; finger ring".
FELL m Literature, Romani
This name was used in the novel "The Sight" for the black wolf.
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.
FERKA m Romanian, Romani
Romanian form of Hungarian FERKÓ, a pet form of FERENC, meaning "free."
FIFIKA f Romani
Possibly a Romani form of Fifi.
FLORICA f Romanian, Romani
Variant of Floarea. This name is also used by the Roma.
FLOURE f Romani
A bona fide cognate of Flora, this name is derived from the Romani adjective floure "flowery".
GILDÍ f Romani (Caló)
Means "lily" in Caló.
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 "jewel; gem".
HÄNS’CHE m Romani
Romani form of Hänschen.... [more]
HANZI m Romani
Romani form of Hans.
INERIQUÉ f Romani (Caló)
Derived from the Caló word inerique "protection". Used as a Caló equivalent of Amparo.
JAELLE f Romani, English (American, Modern, Rare)
Romani form of the Biblical name Jael.
JARDANI m Romani (Caló)
Caló form of John.
JETA f Romani
Romani name of unknown origin and meaning.
JILÉ m Romani (Caló)
Masculine form of Jilí, used as a Caló equivalent of Cándido.
JILÍ f Romani (Caló)
Caló name derived from the vocabulary word jilí "innocent; unblamable; without agenda (malicious or otherwise)".... [more]
JOFRANKA f Romani
Romani form of Frances.
KAULA f Romani
Kaula was a cousin of Unku.
KAVEN f & m Romani (Rare)
Courage strong brave kind feline
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 "house".
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").
KIZZY f Romani
Romani name related to Kisaiya.
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.
LAJARIÁ f Romani (Caló)
Directly taken from Caló lajariá "worship, adoration", this name is used as the Caló equivalent of Adoración.
LALA f Romani
Directly taken from Romani lala "ruby; red; fiery".... [more]
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.
LASHO m Romani
Romani form of László.
LEANABEL f Romani
Romani name, recorded in the 19th century.
LEL m Romani
Derived from the Romani word lel "to take; to receive".
LELA f Romani
Feminine form of Lel.
LENNOR f & m Romani
Derived from Romani lennor, meaning both "spring" and "summer".
LEONDRA f Romani
Romani corruption of Leandra.
LILLAC m Romani (Caló)
Caló form of Thomas.... [more]
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 "red".
LOVEYARNA f Romani
Romani corruption of Lavinia recorded in the 19th century.
LYUBITSHKA f Romani
From the Russian name Lyuba meaning "love"
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 or Maren.
MAJARIS f Romani (Caló)
Means "saints" in Caló, plural of majari.
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 "lightning".
MANFRI m Romani
Romani form of Manfred.
MANISHIE f Romani
This is a Roma name for "girl" or "wife".
MASILDA f Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin. It might be a corruption of Mathilda.
MELVINIA f African American, Romani
Elaborated form of Melvina.
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).
MERIFUL m Romani
Meaning "full of merriment."
MERMEYÍ f Romani (Caló)
Presumably derived from Caló mermellín "torch". This name is used as a Caló equivalent of Candelaria.
MERRIPEN m Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning. It might be derived from Romani miripen "manner; fashion" or else from Romani meriben or merapen meaning "death".
MINDITSI f Romani
Directly taken from Romani minditsi "maiden; virgin".
MIRELI f Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning. ... [more]
MIRI f Various, Romani, Literature, Popular Culture
Shortened version or nickname of Mirabelle, Mirabella, or Miriam in various languages. ... [more]
MIRIGLI f Romani
Means "pearl necklace" in Romani.
MISELDA f Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning.
MIZELLA f Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
MONISHA f Romani
Derived from Romani monisha, meaning "woman".
MORJIANA f Romani
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a corruption of Morgana.
MOTSHAN m Romani
Romani name of uncertain origin and meaning, although there have been speculations about a link to Russian and Yiddish Movcha.... [more]
MUMELY f Romani (Caló)
Derived from the Caló word mumelí "brightness; lightness; clarity; lucidity". It is used as a Caló equivalent of Luz.
OCÁN f Romani (Caló)
Means "sun" in Caló. Ocán is the Caló equivalent of Sol.
OSTELINDA f Romani (Caló)
Caló form of Mary, used in reference to the Virgin Mary.
PATRIN m Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word patrin "leaf".
PIRAMUS m Romani
Variant of Pyramus.
POBEA m Romani (Caló)
Caló form of Jesús.
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.
ROMANI m Romani
Derived from the Romani word rom "man; Roma".... [more]
RUKELI m Romani
Means "little tree" in Romani.... [more]
RUSLO m Romani
Directly taken from Romani ruslo "strong".
SCHNUCKENACK m Romani
From Romani schuker nak "beautiful nose". ... [more]
SINFI f Literature, Romani
Romani form of Cynthia. The name is often used for Romani characters in English literature, and is still in use.
STABELI m Romani
Not available.... [more]
STOCHELO m Romani
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
SYEIRA f Romani
It is a Gypsy name, meaning "princess." It can possibly be linked to the Hebrew name SARAH.
TASARLA f English (Rare), Romani (Rare, ?)
The submitter claims that Tasarla is an "old English Gypsy name meaning 'morning' and 'evening'".... [more]
TAWNI f & m Romani
Directly taken from the Romani word tawni "young; little".
TEISO m Romani
Romani corruption of Tasso.
TEMATEA f Romani (Caló)
Caló form of Mary, used in reference to the Virgin Mary.
TERRANGI m Romani
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
THURLES m Romani
Transferred use of the surname Thurles.
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.
TIMBO m Romani
Maybe a Romani version of the French name Etienne.... [more]
TITI m Romani
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
TOBAR m Romani
"Road"
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... [more]
TOMAŠIS m Romani
Romani form of Thomas.
TREJÚ f Romani (Caló)
Means "cross" in Caló, referring to the cross of crucifixion. Trejú is the Caló equivalent of Cruz.
TRUFFENI f Romani
Romani form of Tryphena.
TSURA f Romani
Romani form of Zora.
UCHO f Romani (Caló)
Means "dew" in Caló.
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.
UNKU f Romani, Literature
Derived from the German word Unke "toad". ... [more]
VADOMA f Romani
Feminine form of Vadim.
VAI f Romani (Caló)
Caló form of Eve.
VANO m Romani, Ossetian
Probably a Romani and Ossetian form of Ivan.... [more]
WOODLOCK m Romani
Transferred use of the surname Woodlock.
YOSKA m Romani
Romani form of Jóska, the Hungarian diminutive of József (Joseph).
ZACHE m Romani (Caló)
Derived from Caló zaché "happy; blessed". Used as a Caló equivalent of Felix.
ZINDELO m Romani (Rare)
Zindelo means "son" "sonny"
ZIPFLO m Romani
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
ZIROLI m Romani
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
ZUJENIA f Romani (Caló)
Caló form of Martha, possibly from Romani zhulyi, "lady, woman".