Nero Origin and Meaning

The name Nero is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "stern".

The association with the infamous Nero, the fiddling Roman emperor, would be unavoidable. But there was also the detective Nero Wolfe, hero of many mystery stories.

Nero was born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, and Lucius might be a preferable choice if you know anything about ancient Roman history.

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Famous People Named Nero

  • NerĹŤ Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus)Roman Emperor
  • Nero Claudius Drusus (Germanicus) (born Decimus Claudius Drusus)Roman general and statesman

Nero in Pop Culture

  • Nero Wolfedetective in novels by Rex Stout
  • Nerocharacter in 2009 film 'Star Trek'
  • Neromain character in video game Devil May Cry 4
  • Nero Padillacharacter on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
  • Neroblack cat in "The Old Willis Place" by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Nero Vanetticharacter in the anime "91 Days"
  • Eddie Nerocharacter on TV’s “Californication”