"pilgrim to Rome, Roman"

Romeo Origin and Meaning

The name Romeo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "pilgrim to Rome, Roman".

It wasn't so long ago that Romeo was considered as outre for an American baby as Casanova or Cupid. But that really changed when David and Victoria Beckham chose it for their second son in 2002, a path followed by Jon Bon Jovi.

Romeo was not invented by the Bard, but was taken from his source material for the play. Some sources say it descends from that of Romulus, one of the twin sons of Mars.

# 293 in the US

Romeo Rank in US Top 1000

# 473 on Nameberry

Romeo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Romeo Popularity

Famous People Named Romeo

  • Romeo CrennelAmerican football coach
  • (Percy) Romeo MillerAmerican rapper and actor
  • RoméoAdrien LeBlanc, 25th Canadian Governor,General
  • Romeo MentiItalian footballer
  • Anthony "Romeo" SantosAmerican singer of band Aventura
  • (Diom) Roméo SaganashCanadian MP
  • Romeo BenettiItalian footballer
  • Romeo CastelenDutch footballer
  • Roméo Antonius DallaireCanadian Senator
  • Romeo Earl MullerAmerican screenwriter and actor
  • Giovanni "Romeo" RoselliAmerican pro wrestler
  • Romeo StodartEnglish singer and guitarist of band The Magic Numbers
  • Romeo Constantin SurduRomanian footballer
  • Marvin (Romeo Kwasie) ZeegelaarDutch professional footballer
  • Romeo James Beckham (b. 2002)son of footballer David Beckham and singer/designer Victoria Beckham
  • Romeo Jon Bongiovi (b. 2004)son of singer Jon Bon Jovi
  • Romeo Abreu (b. 2011)son of actress Priscila Fantin and Renan Abreu
  • Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin (b.2018)son of actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin

Romeo in Pop Culture

  • Romeo Montaguecharacter in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Todd "Romeo" Smithcharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Romeo Conboltcharacter in anime/manga 'Fairy Tail'
  • Romeo Santanacharacter on "The Steve Harvey Show"
  • Kojo "Romeo" Agucharacter in video game "Halo 3: ODST"
  • Romeocharacter in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
  • Romeo and Cinderellaa Vocaloid song by doriko using the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku
  • Romeocharacter in the video game "Minecraft: Story Mode , Season 2"
  • Romeocat once owned by American Bikini Supermodel Elle Johnson
  • "Romeo Must Die" 2000 American action film starring Jet Li & Aaliyah
  • Romeo "Ro" Millermain character from "Romeo!," American TV series