- Букурешть (post-1930s Cyrillic form)
From Bucur (a male given name) + -ești (patronymic or placename suffix). Bucur is the legendary shepherd who is said to have founded the city: his name is often considered to be related to bucurie (“joy”) and bucura (“to become glad”), either of Albanian or Dacian origin, but it may alternatively be derived from a lost word in Romanian relating to pastoral life, ultimately linked to Latin būculus (“young bullock, steer”), diminutive of bōs (“ox, cow”). Compare Old French bugle, French beugler.
- Bucharest (capital of Romania)