First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raluca

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Romania says the name Raluca is of Unknown origin and means "God of Thunder".
  • A submission from Romania says the name Raluca means "Glory and beautiful" and is of Romanian origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Raluca is of Romanian origin and means "A field with birds".
Other origins: Romana

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It seems the name originated in the 19th century as a feminine diminutive of Ralle, Rale, Raletos, and other old forms of Heraclius (“Heraclius”), derived, through Latin Hērāclīus, from Ancient Greek Ἡράκλειος (Hērákleios), adjectival name of Ἡρακλῆς (Hēraklês, “Heracles”, literally “Hera's glory”).
For instance, Princess Rallou Caragea was nicknamed Raluca.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Raluca

Raluca was born on February 3rd, 1980 in Bucharest, Socialist Republic of Romania.


Raluca was born on November 20th, 1994 in Petroșani.


Raluca Sârghe is a soccer player for the Konak Belediyespor, CFF Clujana, CFF Olimpia Cluj, and Romania women's national football team. Raluca was born on July 24th, 1987 in Romania.


Raluca was born on November 22nd, 1985.


Raluca was born on May 12th, 1982.


Raluca was born on July 14th, 1989 in Craiova. Raluca is also known as Sbârcia and Raluca.


Fun Facts about the name Raluca

  • When was the first name Raluca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Raluca is Wednesday, December 5th, 1979.
  • How unique is the name Raluca? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Raluca. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Raluca: Your name in reverse order is Acular. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Carlau. How do you pronounce that?

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