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Roman Names are suddenly hot and fresh again as baby names, partly thanks to The Hunger Games, the futuristic book that featured Roman names for most of the male characters, partly because of the HBO series Rome, and also thanks to the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and its hero Atticus Finch. Roman baby names on today's roster include several familiar choices along with even more fascinating names yet to be revived.
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  • Aeliana

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    This female form of the ancient Latin Aelian has an appealing sound, though kids might have a hard time handling that initial "ae" spelling. The Annals of Aeliana is a children's fantasy series by... Read More 

  • Albia

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    A rarely heard ancient Latin name that has a not-so-appealing brand name feel. Read More 

  • Antonia

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    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys' names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia . Antonia has recently fallen off the Top 1000, which is an excellent r... Read More 

  • Aquilia

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    This and two other female forms -- AQUILA and AQUILINA -- of the Roman family name Aquilius might live on in modern times.  Read More 

  • Argentia

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    A shimmery ancient Roman name that could still shine today. VARIATION: ARGENTA Read More 

  • Atticus

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    Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird , is a real winner. In fact so many people have been inspired by the charact... Read More 

  • Augusta

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    Augusta is a dignified name reminiscent of wealthy great-aunts, but with the fashion for both August and Gus for boys, Augusta could get some fresh energy. Augusta was the title of honor given t... Read More 

  • Augustus

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    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement. Augustus originated as a title given by the Roman S... Read More 

  • Aurelia

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    Aurelia is the shimmering female form of the Roman classic Aurelius, very common in the Roman Empire but rarely heard in modern America. The name of several minor early saints, Aurelia has the righ... Read More 

  • Aurelius

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    Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and Auro... Read More 

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