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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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  • Junia

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    Juno is hot, June is showing signs of a comeback along with other month and day names, whereas Junia, the name of the the first century Christian woman referred to by the apostle Paul as an apostle... Read More 

  • Justus

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    More unusual than Justin, less word-like than Justice, this New Testament name would make an intriguing choice. After being off the popularity lists from 1903 to 1994, it is now ranked at Number 792. Read More 

  • Laelia

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    Upside: it has an interesting ancient look and feel. Downside: possible confusion with all those Laylas, Lailas, etc. out there. Read More 

  • Laurentia

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    This pretty female form of LAURENCE originated in ancient Rome and is still sometimes heard in the Latino community, Read More 

  • Livia

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    Though it sounds like a chopped-off variation of Olivia, the distinctively attractive Livia has been an independent name since the days of the ancient Romans, when it belonged to Livia Drusilla, th... Read More 

  • Lucius

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    Lucius is an exotic old Roman clan name that has lots of religious and literary resonance, yet is still vital today. It was the name of three popes, appears in several Shakespeare plays, and, like ... Read More 

  • Lucretia

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    A pretty and plausible Latin name that's gotten a bad rap through the years via a link to Lucrezia Borgia, who, though long considered a demon poisoner, was actually a patron of learning and the a... Read More 

  • Magnus

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    Magnus, a powerful name with a commanding presence, is one of the newly unearthed ancient artifacts; it dates back to Charlemagne being called Carolus Magnus, or Charles the Great. It was picked fo... Read More 

  • Marcella

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    Marcella has been in mothballs for so long it's starting to feel stylish again. Depicted as the world's most beautiful woman in Don Quixote (where it's spelled Marcela), this long neglected name s... Read More 

  • Marcus

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    Well over two thousand parents chose this ancient Roman name for their sons in the last year recorded, some perhaps honoring Marcus Garvey, leader of the Back to Africa movement. Though ancient, Ma... Read More 

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