Radu name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Romanian
Usage: Romanian
Meaning: Happy
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What does Radu mean?

Anomalous Romanian Radu is used specifically in Romanian, meaning of Radu is "The Element Rad Which Means Happy" is bestowed upon baby boys.

Variants of Radu


How popular is the name Radu?

Radu is an uncommon baby name in United States where it may not be used now as it was last seen in 2007. In England and Wales, it has been in use since 2006 and achieved its top ranking of 1683 in 2018.

It also recently appeared in France baby boy names chart. But Radu is a popular baby name in Romania where every 1 in 300 have the name. At least, 100000 people globally have carried Radu as their given name according to our estimate.

[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Radu in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Radu?

You hate copying others. You make mistakes but don't learn from them. Once you distance yourself from everything you know inspiration will walk into your life again. You are an ambitious person, who's driven by success and high aspirations. You always thrive to accomplish the greatest things, be the best at what you do, and impress yourself instead of impression others. You encourage people to walk the harder path and fight for what they believe is right.

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Famous people named Radu

  • Radu I of Wallachia, Voivode of Wallachia,
  • Radu Vasile, Romanian politician, historian and poet
  • Radu Marian, Romanian/Moldovan male soprano or sopranist
  • Radu Mihnea, was Voivode of Wallachia between September 1601 and March 1602, and again between March and May 1611, September 1611 and August 1616
  • Radu Gyr, Romanian poet, essayist, playwright and journalist
  • Radu II of Wallachia, ruler of Wallachia
  • Radu Manicatide, Romanian engineer and aircraft constructor
  • Radu Tudoran, popular Romanian novelist
  • Radu Irimescu, Romanian businessman, politician, and diplomat
  • Radu Bălescu, Romanian and Belgian scientist and professor at the 'Statistical and Plasma Physics' group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Radu Gioan Bey, Prince of Moldavia
  • Radu Podgorean, Romanian politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Radu Țârle, Romanian politician
  • Radu Ivan, Romanian judoka
  • Radu Filipescu, former Romanian anti-Communist dissident
  • Radu Goldiș, Romanian-born American jazz guitarist and composer
  • Radu cel Frumos, younger brother of Vlad III and voivode of the principality of Wallachia
  • Radu Beligan, Romanian actor, director, and essayist
  • Radu Mazăre, Romanian politician
  • Radu Florescu, Romanian academic
  • Radu Mihăileanu, Romanian-born French film director and screenwriter
  • Radu IV the Great, Voivode of Wallachia
  • Radu Paisie,
  • Radu Sîrbu, Romanian singer and music producer
  • Radu Niculescu, former Romanian football player
  • Radu Mărginean, Romanian former footballer
  • Radu Lupu, Romanian pianist
  • Radu Voina, Romanian former handball player and current head coach
  • Radu Sabo, Romanian former football player
  • Radu Rebeja, retired Moldovan football player
  • Radu Nunweiller, former Romanian central midfield football player and manager
  • Radu Ciobanu, Romanian football player
  • Radu Marinescu in Joyeux Noël as Camera and Electrical Department
  • Radu Spinghel in 25th Hour as Actor
  • Radu Aldulescu is writer of movie Next Stop Paradise
  • Radu Amzulescu portrayed pivotal role of N in 1997 drama film Femeia în rosu.
  • In 1980 comedy, romance movie, Mireasa din tren, Radu Gheorghe played N.
  • In 2006 comedy film, Trei frati de belea, Radu Pietreanu portrayed Cornel.
  • In 1927 drama movie, Lia, Radu Popea characterized N.
  • In 2008 comedy movie, Legiunea straina, Radu Ciobanasu portrayed Stelian.


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
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