Latin, Italian variation of Romulus, one of he founders of Rome
"a Roman"

Romola Origin and Meaning

The name Romola is a girl's name of Latin origin.

Romola is a literary name most notably used by George Eliot for her eponymous 1862 novel set in fifteenth-century Florence. It just may appeal to the parent looking for a name that embodies the ideal blend of the feminine, unusual, and strong. A current bearer is British actress Romola Garai.

Famous People Named Romola

  • Romola Sadie GaraiEnglish actress
  • Romola de PulszkyHungarian wife of ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
  • Romola RemusAmerican actress
  • Romola Helen Louise CostantinoAustralian pianist
  • Romola SinhaIndian feminist and activist
  • Caterina Maria Romolabirth name of Catherine de' Medici, Queen consort of France
  • A middle name given to all surviving daughters of Lorenzo (the magnificent) de Medici & Clarice Orsini: Lucrezia Maria RomolaMaria Maddalena Romola, Contessina Antonia Romola.

Romola in Pop Culture

  • "Romola de' Bardi" novel by George Eliot and its main character
  • Mrs. Romola Cheynecharacter in Vita Sackville,West's novel "The Edwardians"