Radu (given name)

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Radu
Pronunciation [ˈradu]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Slavic
Meaning rad (the happy one)
Region of origin Romania
Other names
Related names Rada (female first name), Radoslav

Radu is a masculine Romanian given name of Slavic origin, derived from word root rad (radost, "happiness"). It may refer to:

People named Radu[edit]

Romanian rulers[edit]

  • Radu Negru, (Radu the Black)(~ the 13th century). Also known as Radu Negru Voievod or Radu Vodă (Voivod Radu).
  • Radu I of Wallachia, a ruler of the principality of Wallachia, (circa 1377 - circa 1383).
  • Radu II Chelul, (Radu the Bald) a ruler of the principality of Wallachia in the 15th Century, ruling for 4 terms, each time preceded by Dan II
  • Radu cel Frumos, (Radu the Handsome) (c. 1437/1439 - 1475), was the younger brother of Vlad Ţepeș of Drăculești (Dracula).
  • Radu cel Mare (Radu the Great) - son of Vlad Călugărul, September 1495 - April 1508
  • Radu de la Afumaţi (Radu of Afumaţi) - son of Radu cel Mare, January - April, June - August, October 1522 - April 1523, January - June 1524, September 1524 - April 1525, August 1525 - January 1529
  • Radu Bădică - son of Radu cel Mare, November 1523 - January 1524
  • Radu Paisie - son of Radu cel Mare, September - November 1534; June 1535 - March 1545
  • Radu Ilie, November 1552 - May 1553
  • Radu Mihnea - son of Mihnea Turcitul, September 1601 - March 1602, March - May 1611, September 1611 - August 1616, August 1620 - August 1623
  • Radu Șerban, August 1602 - December 1610, June - September 1611
  • Radu Iliaș - son of Alexandru Iliaș, July 1632 - September 1632
  • Radu Leon, December 1664 - March 1669

See also[edit]