Gypsy/Romani Boy Names

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Besnik

Albanian name meaning faithful; loyal

Boiko

Romani form of Ukrainian Boyko, an ethnic group name turned surname turned forename. It started with a group of Ukrainian montagnards of the Carpathian highlands; it is from this ethnic group that the surname derived which turned to forename. The name, itself, derived from the word bojko, meaning inhabitant of western Ukraine

Djordji

Romani form of Serbian Djordje, a form of George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Emilian

Romanian form of Latin Aemilianus, meaning "rival."

Ferka

Romanian form of Hungarian Ferko, a pet form of Ferenc, meaning free

Fonso

Romani form of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning noble and ready

Guaril

Probably the Romani form of Basque Garaile, meaning champion, victor

Gudada

Possibly a Romani form of Arabic Guda, meaning excellence

Gunari

Probably a form of Scandinavian Gunnar, itself a form of Old Norse Gunnarr, meaning war-warrior

GyÖrgy

Hungarian form of Greek Georgios, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Hanzi

Probably a Romani form of Czech Honza, a pet form of Scandinavian Jan, meaning God is gracious

Harman

"Bold/hardy man." German name composed of the elements hardi "bold; hardy," and man "man."

Ion

Basque and Romanian form of John, meaning "God is gracious."

Loiza

Probably a Romani form of French Louis, meaning famous warrior

Luca

Italian form of Latin Lucas, meaning "from Lucania."

Marko

Ukrainian form of Marcus, meaning "warlike."

Merikano

Probably a form of Czech/Polish Marek, meaning warlike

Mihai

Romanian form of Michael, meaning "who is like God?"

Milosh

Possibly a form of Czech Milos, a pet form of Miloslav, meaning favor glory

Mircea

Romanian name derived from the Slavic word mir, meaning "peace."

Nicolae

Romanian form of Nicholas, meaning "victory of the people."

Nicu

Pet form of Romanian Nicolae, meaning "victory of the people."

Pali

Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian Pál, meaning small

Pesha

Romani variant of Russian Pasha, a pet form of Pavel, meaning small

Petsha

Possibly a variation of Basque Patxi, a pet form of Pantzeska, meaning free

Pitivo

Possibly a pet form of Romani Pitti, meaning rock; stone

Pitti

Possibly a Romani variant of Hungarian Peti, itself a pet form of Péter, meaning rock; stone

Plamen

Bulgarian name derived from the Slavic element plam, meaning fire, flame

Punka

Probably a Romani variant of Bulgarian Penko, a pet form of Petar, meaning rock; stone

Shandor

Probably a Romani form of Hindi Shandar, meaning proud

Simionce

Probably a Romani form of biblical Simeon, meaning hearkening; listening intently

Stefan

Scandinavian form of Greek Stephanos, meaning "crown."

Stevo

Romani nickname for Romanian Stefan, meaning crowned

TamÁs

Hungarian form of Thomas, meaning "twin."

Tobar

Romani form of Hungarian Tibor, a form of Roman Tiberius, meaning of the Tiber (river)

Walther

Modern form of German Waldhar, meaning "ruler of the army."

Yanko

Pet form of Bulgarian Yan, meaning God is gracious

Yanoro

Possibly a Romani form of Italian Gennaro, meaning January

Yoska

Probably a Romani form of Hungarian Jóska, a pet form of József, meaning (God) shall add, which is usually taken to mean God will add another son

Zindelo

Probably a Romani form of Yiddish Zindel, meaning son, sonny
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