Moldavian surnames and names – male and female. Endings and declension of Moldavian surnames

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Those who are interested in the history of Moldova will be interested to know that most Russians have surnames and names of this people. Moreover, the Moldavian language was never considered by linguists as independent, but rather it was possible to spread it as a dialect of Romanian with Polish influence. More about everything.

Moldavian last names – alphabetical list

Generic names of any nationalities have their own definite endings, therefore, knowing them, it will not be difficult at all to recognize the roots of this or that person. So, for example, native Russians end in s: Ivanov, Petrov, Sidorov, and so on; Tatar often end in -ev or -in: Altyshev, Alaberdiev, Akchurin. As for Moldovans, their surnames end in vowels, and the suffix is ​​often found -yan, -an, -esk. Moreover, they are not inclined to cases, but more on that later.

Moldovan surnames popular among the country’s population – list:

  • Munteanu;
  • Turcanu;
  • Bordeyan;
  • Oltyanu;
  • Smartly;
  • Brasovyan
  • Ardelyan;
  • Beneqian;
  • Dymbovyanu;
  • Kogylnichan;
  • Surucanu;
  • Russ;
  • Mokanu;
  • Brailyanu;
  • Nemtsanu;
  • Gozhanu;
  • Odobesku;
  • Iliescu;
  • Chorescu;
  • Konstantinescu;
  • Basescu;
  • Yorga;
  • Rotaru
  • Totaru and others.

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Moldavian first and last names

When parents begin to choose a male or female name for their child, often they don’t even know that the names popular in Russia belong to the people of Moldova, or better to say, Romania. In general, even rare Moldavian names and surnames are often found among the people of our vast country, in exactly the same way as other nationalities, except Russian. For example, Maria, Margarita, Andrey, Mikhail – these are names familiar to a Russian person, whose origins take roots in Romania and are always in the dictionary.

List of male names:

  • Andrew;
  • Anton (Antonash);
  • Antonin;
  • Arthur;
  • Denis;
  • Demetrius
  • Dorian;
  • Doreen;
  • Edward;
  • Ignat (Ignaciu);
  • Hilarion
  • Grigore (Grigorie);
  • Camille;
  • Carol;
  • Brand;
  • Marian
  • Marin
  • Martin;
  • Michael;
  • Miron;
  • Novel;
  • Romeo;
  • Romulus
  • Samson;
  • Sebastian;
  • Seraph;
  • Vasile;
  • Victor;
  • Felix;
  • Philemon;
  • Iurie.

Elderly man in national Moldavian costume

List of female names:

  • Adelaide;
  • Adeline
  • Adina
  • Adriana
  • Agatha;
  • Anastasia
  • Camellia;
  • Camila
  • Kristina;
  • Darius
  • Delia
  • Diana;
  • Catherine (Katelutsa);
  • Elena (Nutsa, Elenika);
  • Julia (Julika);
  • Juliana;
  • Lydia (Liduca);
  • Lily;
  • Margaret;
  • Maria (Maritsa);
  • Sofia (Sofika);
  • Veronica;
  • Victoria (Victoria);
  • Violet
  • Zoya (Zoitsa).

Moldavian girls

Do Moldavian surnames bow

Unlike those generic names that end in consonants, Moldavian ones cannot be declined in different cases. Rather, it will be wrong to persuade them. If you need to ask a question or tell something about someone, then the declension of Moldavian surnames will happen like this: “Maria Surucan is not in place.” It turns out that the female or male name may be declining, but the surname may not. The same can be seen in the declension of Ukrainian generic names, the ending of which also ends in a vowel.

Origin of Moldavian surnames

As in any other language of peoples, the origin of Moldavian surnames refers to the historical events of a particular family. If you know Romanian well, then each of them in translation will mean a particular craft or profession, position, personal achievements, character traits, various nicknames. For example, consider the well-known national name Boyko, which is often confused with the Ukrainian one: the story tells about a bold, quick, resourceful person who easily coped with difficulties, which resulted in the meaning of “lively”.

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