Of Gypsy origin.
Means “I awake” in the Romany language.
Best known as the nickname of Belgian jazz guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt.
It became a familiar name after Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed film “Django Unchained”.
Django Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
He created a personal guitar technique after suffering burns and was forced to play using only three fingers of his left hand.
Some of his compositions became jazz standards.
He has been and still is a major influence for many of the world’s best guitar players.