Type Country & Region

Meaning & History

From Latin meaning "land of the Romans" (see Rome). This is the name of a country in Eastern Europe, so named in the 16th century because of its historic and linguistic connections to the Roman Empire.

In Latin Romania was also used to designate other places, such as the Italian region now called Romagna.

Related Names

VariantRoma(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesRumania(Albanian) Rumaniya(Bulgarian) Roma(Catalan) Rumunjska(Croatian) Rumænien(Danish) Roemenië, Rome(Dutch) Romagne, Rome, Roumanie(French) Rom, Romagna, Rumänien(German) Románia(Hungarian) Rumania(Indonesian) Rumunija(Lithuanian) Romanija(Macedonian) Roma, Romênia(Portuguese) Roma, România(Romanian) Rumyniya(Russian) Rumunija(Serbian) Roma, Romaña, Rumania(Spanish) Rumänien(Swedish)
Same SpellingRománia, România
User SubmissionsRomānia, Romanía


Entry updated April 23, 2024