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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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  • Felix

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    Felix, energetic and upbeat with a felicitous meaning, has finally transcended its negative associations to Felix The Cat and the persnickety Felix Unger. The name of four popes and sixty-seven ... Read More 

  • Flavia

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    An ancient Roman clan name, Flavia is one choice that's unusual but historic.  Read More 

  • Florentina

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    The most feminissima and flowery of the 'Flor" names. Another option would be FIORENTINA. Read More 

  • Fortunata

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    Brimming over with a sense of good fortune. Could make a little girl feel very lucky. Read More 

  • Gaia

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    The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow her... Read More 

  • Galla

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    Gala makes the name more festive. Read More 

  • Hilaria

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    Hilaria, the ancient Roman form of Hilary also given to joyous festivals, is still used in Poland, most Americans would prefer to stick wih HILARY. The intriguing Italian version is Ilaria. Varia... Read More 

  • Horatia

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    Has the fusty charm of recently excavated ancient Roman male names like Augustus and Magnus, which might just appeal to the fearless baby namer.  Read More 

  • Julia

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    An enduring classic, Julia has so much going for it: ancient roots but a modern, fashionable feel, simplicity and sophistication, and connections to both saints and celebs, including actress Julia ... Read More 

  • Julius

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    Immortal through its association with the ancient Caesar (it was his clan name), Julius may still lag behind Julian, but is definitely starting to make a comeback, and in fact feels more cutting ed... Read More 

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