Romanian Baby Names

In Romania, babies can have one, two, or more given names. The first given name is typically used in everyday life. Many of the given names historically were chosen from the Romanian Orthodox saints. Some of the country's Roman heritage can still be seen in some Romanian names, such as Ovidiu (Ovid) or Cornel (Cornelius), which are more common in the Transylvania region. Naming in Romania has also been influenced by its Slavic neighbors, past rulers, and telenovas imported during the 1990s. However, children are still often named after grandparents or godparents. The middle name is typically a name favored by the parents. A third given name may be reflective of grandparents or ancestors.

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