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.
  • Philo

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    Could Philo be the next Milo?

    We love the o-ending and sweet meaning of this dynamic and distinctive Greek name, often used in literature, but never particularly popular.

    The... Read More 

  • Prima

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    Will assure your daughter she's numero uno. Read More 

  • Priscilla

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    Despite her somewhat prissy, puritanical air, Priscilla has managed to stay in the Top 500 every year since records have been kept—it reached as high as Number 127 in 1940—appreciated for its... Read More 

  • Quintia

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    Like Quentin, Quintin and Quintana, Quintia was once reserved for the fifth child in a family, but now would make an interesting choice for a child coming anywhere in the birth order.Read More 

  • Quintus

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    A literary name figuring in the story of Ben Hur and the novels of Anthony Trollope that has the feel of Roman antiquity that is beginning to appeal to many parents. Quintus was one of... Read More 

  • Remus

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    Remus is one of the legendary twins who, with brother Romulus, founded Rome. An unusual yet classic name for the extremely adventurous who can put aside the stereotyped image of Uncle Remus. ... Read More 

  • Romulus

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    He was the original Roman, Remus's twin and a founder of Rome. But parents attracted to this name are advised to read the legend first. Romulus does have some less than savory characteristics,... Read More 

  • Rufina

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    Might be too close to "ruffian" and "rough." Read More 

  • Rufus

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    Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of... Read More 

  • Sabina

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    Sabina is a sleek but neglected name (possibly due to The Rape of the Sabine Women) from an ancient Roman tribal name that's well worth consideration. The equally alluring Sabine is heard in... Read More 

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