Brânduşa

  • Gender: Feminine
  • Origin: Romanian
  • Meaning: “crocus.”
  • (brun-DOO-shah).

This Romanian beauty might be appealing to parents who like names like Brandy and Brandon. It may look very similar to the two above names on paper, but its pronounced very different. In Romanian phonology, the a with the little hat over it  is similar to the French u sound. That is, you round your lips and try to say ee at the same time. In order to hear how its actually pronounced you can listen to it here: http://www.forvo.com/search/Brandusa/ The name comes directly from the Romanian word for the Crocus plant.