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Gypsy names are usually the same as those of the people in the country of their residence. Gypsy people are properly called Roma [sing. Rom]. Their language is called Romani, or Romany. Rom derives from the Sanskrit word dom, meaning "man."

Names the Roma are known by around the world: Adcincani or Athinganos (Gr.), Ciganos (Port.), Cigány (Hung.), Çingeneler (Turk.), Cikán (Czech.), Gitani (It.), Gitanos (Sp.), Gitane (Fr.), τσιγγάνοι (Gr.), Jinganos (Lad.), Manne Sigøyner (Fin./Norw.), Sigøjner (Dan.), Ţigani (Rom.), цигани (Bulg.), Zigeuner (Dut./Ger.), and Zingari (It.).

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  1. ANDRZEJ: Polish form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior." In use by the Romani.

  2. BESNIK: Albanian name meaning "faithful; loyal." In use by the Romani.

  3. BO: Romani name meaning "colonist, settler." Compare with other forms of Bo.
  4. BOIKO: Variant spelling of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." In use by the Romani.
  5. BOLDO: Romani form of Croatian Baldo, meaning "Ba'al protect the king." 
  6. DJORDJI: Romani variant spelling of Serbian Djordje, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  7. EMILIAN: Romanian form of Latin Æmilianus, meaning "rival." In use by the Romani.
  8. FERKA: Romanian form of Hungarian Ferkó, a pet form of Ferenc, meaning "French."
  9. FONSO: Romani form of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."
  10. GUARIL: Probably the Romani form of Basque Garaile, meaning "champion, victor."
  11. GUDADA: Possibly a Romani form of Arabic Guda, meaning "excellence."
  12. GUNARI: Perhaps a Romani form of Scandinavian Gunnar, meaning "soldier, warrior."
  13. GYÖRGY: Hungarian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." In use by the Romani.
  14. HANZI: Probably a Romani form of Czech Honza, meaning "God is gracious."
  15. HARMAN: German name composed of the elements hardi "bold; hardy," and man "man," hence "bold/hardy man." In use by the Romani.
  16. ION: Basque and Romanian form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the Romani.
  17. LOIZA: Probably a Romani form of French Louis, meaning "famous warrior." 
  18. LUCA: Italian form of Latin Lucas, meaning "from Lucania." In use by the Romani.
  19. MARKO: Serbian and Slovene form of Greek Markos, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." Also in use by the Basques, Bulgarians, Dutch, Finnish, Germans, and Romani. Compare with another form of Marko.
  20. MERIKANO: Probably a Romani form of Czech/Polish Marek, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  21. MIHAI: Romanian form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?" In use by the Romani.
  22. MILOSH: Possibly a Romani form of Czech Miloš, meaning "favor glory."
  23. MIRCEA: Romanian form of Slavic Mirče, meaning "peace." In use by the Romani.
  24. NICOLÆ: Romanian form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people." In use by the Romani.
  25. NICU: Pet form of Romanian Nicolæ, meaning "victor of the people." In use by the Romani.
  26. PALI: Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian P�l, meaning "small."
  27. PESHA: Romani form of Russian Pasha, meaning "small."
  28. PETSHA: Possibly a variation of Basque Patxi, meaning "French." 
  29. PITIVO: Possibly a pet form of Romani Pitti, meaning "rock; stone."
  30. PITTI: Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian Peti, meaning "rock; stone."
  31. PLAMEN (Пламен): Bulgarian name derived from Slavic plam, meaning "fire, flame." In use by the Romani.
  32. PUNKA: Probably a Romani form of Bulgarian Penko, meaning "rock; stone."
  33. SHANDOR: Probably a Romani form of Hindi Shandar, meaning "proud."
  34. SIMIONCE: Probably a Romani form of Greek Symeon, meaning "hearkening."
  35. STEFAN: Romani form of Greek Stephanos, meaning "crown." Compare with other forms of Stefan.
  36. STEVO: Pet form of Romani Stefan, meaning "crowned."
  37. TAMÁS: Hungarian form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin." In use by the Romani.
  38. TOBAR: Romani form of Hungarian Tibor, meaning "of the Tiber (river)."
  39. WALTHER: Variant spelling of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." In use by the Romani.
  40. YANKO (Янко): Pet form of Bulgarian Yan, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the Romani.
  41. YANORO: Possibly a Romani form of Italian Gennaro, meaning "January."
  42. YOSKA: Probably a Romani form of Hungarian J�ska, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  43. ZINDELO: Perhaps a Romani form of Yiddish Zindel, meaning "son, sonny." 

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