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Gender: M Meaning of Roman: "citizen of Rome" Origin of Roman: Latin Roman's Popularity in 2012: #159

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Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did later.

In fact, several relatives of Roman are also newly stylish, from Romy to Romilly to Romeo. Definitely a romantic name, however you use it. This year, Roman sits at Number 159.

Well known Romans include director Polanski (born Raimund), Polish photographer Vishniac, and onetime star quarterback Gabriel. Francis Ford Coppola has a son named Roman, who is a director now himself.

The French version is Romaine--and literary parents might appreciate the fact that 'roman' is the French word for novel.

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Famous People Named Roman

Roman Harper, American football player
Roman Gabriel, American football player
Roman Polanski, Polish film director
Roman Ford Coppola, American film director
Roman Keitel (b. 2003), son of Harvey Keitel
Roman Krause (b. 2001), son of Peter Krause
Roman Peete (b. 2005), son of Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete
Roman Pena (b. 2008), son of Michael Pena
Roman Reigns, American professional wrestler
Roman Stylianos Ringwald Gianopoulous (b. 2009), son of Molly Ringwald
Roman Robert Upton (b. 2004), son of Cate Blanchett
Roman Walker Zelman (b. 2004), son of Debra Messing

Pop Culture References for the Name Roman

Roman, alien and main character from CW's Star-Crossed
Roman Pearce, from the Fast & Furious Series
Roman Grant, character in HBO's Big Love
Roman Brady, on the American soap Days of Our Lives
Roman Zimojic, character on HBO's True Blood
Roman Bellic, character from Grand Theft Auto IV
Andy Roman, from TV series "Brotherly Love" played by Andy Lawerence
Roman Godfrey, character from Netflix's Hemlock Grove
Roman Craig, character played by Dan Akroyd in the film The Great Outdoors

Roma, Romann, Romano, Romman, Rommie, Rommy, Romochka, Romochka, Romy

Roman's International Variations

Romain (French) Romanos (Greek) Romano (Italian) Romanus (Latin)