Please don't feel offended or upset that " pound"=" liră". :) The simbol of the Pound Sterling= £ comes from the Latin word " libra"=liră.
" Leu" as a romamian currency can not be translated...it will creat confusion, people will never understand that you are talking about money... For example: If you go in Africa, while on a safari admiring lions, you can tell your guide " did you know in Romania the currency is the leu?!" ...he will ask:" what the heck is a leu?" ..and then you can say " leu means lion in Romanian and is the name of their money"...But if you say " did you know in Romanina the currency is the lion?!" ...I bet his eyes will pop out saying" whaaaat??? "