Diacronia 8, October 7, 2018, art. A118 (p. 1–10)

Considerations related to the mapping of Romanian anthroponyms and toponyms

Ionel Boamfă


Faculty of Geography and Geology, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Bd. Carol I 11, 700506 Iași, Romania


Received July 19, 2018
Accepted August 26, 2018
Published October 7, 2018

Key words

Romanian space


The article tries to highlight some aspects related to the mapping of toponyms and anthroponyms, in the Romanian space and also at a larger level (European, world). In the case of the toponyms we highlighted the repartition of oikonyms with the suffixes –ești, –eni/–ani, –ari, –ovți/–evți, –inți in the Romanian space. This space includes the present territory of Romania and Republic of Moldova and the regions of Ukraine, Bulgaria and Hungary that belonged temporarily to the Romanian state. The Romanian suffixes –ești, –eni/–ani, –ari appear more frequently, the most important being the first. For the mapping of the anthroponyms we presented only the mapping of the repartition of names with the suffix –escu, at the world level, by countries. This suffix appears most frequently in Romania and/or in the Republic of Moldova.


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    Text:Boamfă, I. (2018). Considerations related to the mapping of Romanian anthroponyms and toponyms, Diacronia 8 (October 7), A118 (1–10),
     author = {Ionel Boamfă},
     title = {Considerations related to the mapping of Romanian anthroponyms and toponyms},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2018},
     month = {October},
     number = {8},
     eid = {A118},
     doi = {},
     pages = "(1–10)",
     url = {}


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