Roman Names

Roman Names are suddenly hot and fresh again as baby names, partly thanks to <b>The Hunger Games</b>, the futuristic book that featured Roman names for most of the male characters, partly because of the HBO series <b>Rome</b>, and also thanks to the classic novel <b>To Kill A Mockingbird</b> 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.
  • Aeliana

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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... 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

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys' names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is hovering near the bottom of the US popularity... 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

    Gender: F Love Dislike

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

  • Atticus

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    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... 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... 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... Read More 

  • Aurelia

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    Aurelia is the shimmering female form of the Roman classic Aurelius, very common in the Roman Empire and currently experiencing a resurgence in the US -- it was one of the fastest-rising names in... 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... Read More 

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