Romanian Girl Names

By Rob Simpson

Romanian Girl Names and their Meanings

If you’re looking for a name for your baby daughter or you’re just interested in the meaning of the name of a girl you like, this list covers some of the most popular Romanian girl’s names and their meanings.

A little about Romania

Romania is a country in Europe, located in Central/South-eastern Europe and is the 12th largest country in the European Union.

In recent years Romania has become quite known for its nightlife and especially known the electronic music festivals held every year and has become quite a target for anyone interested in such events.

Toddler age girl sitting with her smiling mother.

Romanian Girl Names and Meanings

Name

Meaning

Adelina 

This name comes from a Latinized form of a Germanic name which was derived from the Germanic element adal, meaning “noble.”

Anamaria

This name combines the names, Ana and Maria. Ana means “favor, grace” and Maria most likely means “sea of bitterness” or “rebelliousness.”

Andra 

Feminine form of the name Andrew, which was derived from the Greek word andreios, meaning “manly, masculine.”

Angelica 

Derived from the Latin word angelicus, meaning “angelic”, which was derived from the Greek word angelos, meaning “messenger.”

Camelia 

Romanian spelling of the name Camellia, which comes from the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.

Catalina 

Common in Romania, the name Catalina is the Spanish form of the name Katherine. This name was most likely derived from the Greek word hekateros, meaning “each of the two.”

Dana 

 Feminine form of the names Daniel or Dan.

  • Daniel means “God is my judge.
  • Dan means “he judged.”

Denisa 

Feminine form of the name Denis, derived from the Greek name Dionysos, which combines the Greek Dios, meaning “of Zeus” and Nysa, which is the name of the Region where the Greek God Dionysos was raised.

Elena 

A cognate of the name Helen, from the Greek name Helene. This name was most likely derived from the Greek word helene, meaning “torch, corposant” or possibly derived from the Greek word selene, meaning “moon.”

Emanuela

Romanian feminine form of the name Emmanuel, which is derived from the Hebrew name 'Immanu'el, meaning “God is with us.”

Flavia 

Feminine form of the name Flavius, a Roman family name that means “golden, yellow-haired.” Derived from the Latin word flavus, meaning “yellow, golden.”

Georgiana

Feminine form of the name George, from the Greek name Georgios which was derived from the Greek word georgos. This name means “farmer, earth-worker.”

Isabela 

A Latinate form of the name Isabel, which was ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva. This name means “my God is an oath.”

Ioanna 

Romanian feminine form of the name John, which is the English form of the name Iohannes, a Latin form of the Greek name Ioannes. This name was originally derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which means “Yahweh is gracious.”

Lavinia 

The meaning and origin of this name are unknown for certain. In Roman Legend, the name Lavinia was borne by the daughter of King Latinus and wife of Aeneas. According to the legend, Aeneas named the town of Lavinium in honor of his wife.

Liana 

Short form of names like Juliana, Lilian or other names that end in liana.

Lidia

A form of the name Lydia, which in Greek meant “from Lydia,” which was a region on the Asia Minor named after the legendary king Lydos.

Manuela

Feminine form of the name Manuel, which is a Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Emmanuel. Originally derived from the Hebrew name ’Immanu’el, meaning “God is with us.”

Mariana

Feminine form of the Roman name Marianus, which itself was derived from the name Marius. This name possibly comes from either Mars, the name of the Roman God of War, or from the Latin root mas, maris meaning “male.”

Mihaela

Feminine form of the name Mihail or Mihael, which come from the name Michael. Originally from the Hebrew name Mikha’el, meaning “who is like God?” An obviously rhetorical question meaning to imply that there are none like God.

Olga

Russian form of the name Helga, from the Old Norse name Helgi, which is derived from the Old Norse word heliagr, meaning “holy, blessed.”

Paula

Feminine form of the name Paul, which comes from the Roman family name Paulus, meaning “small, humble.”

Ramona 

Feminine form of the name Ramon, which is the Spanish form of the name Raymond. This name was derived from the Germanic name Raginmund, composed of the elements ragin and mun, meaning “advice” and “protector.”

Rozalia

A Russian and Polish form of the name Rosalia, which was a Late Latin name derived from the word rosa, meaning “rose.”

Sabina 

Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen which in Latin meant “Sabine.”

Simona 

Feminine form of the name Simon, which was ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Shim’on, meaning “he has heard.”

Stela 

Romanian form of the name Stella, which simply means “star” in Latin.

Valeria

Feminine form of the name Valerius, which was a Roman family name derived from the Latin word valere, meaning “to be strong.”

Violeta

Form of the name Violet, from the English word violet for the purple flower, ultimately derived from Latin viola.

Common and Similar Names

Some of the more common Romanian girl’s names from this list are:

Angelica, Dana, Elena, Isabela and my personal favorite, Stela.

What’s interesting, and something you might notice, about the most common Romanian girl’s names is that some names are very similar to Slavic names, particularly Russian and Polish, while other names like Manuela and Ramona are distinctly Spanish names.

Conclusion

There we have it, we hope this list on the most popular Romanian girl’s names helped you find what you were looking for.

Like I mentioned before, some of these names share similarities with Russian and Spanish names, so if you’re looking for similar names be sure to check out our other lists.

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