Diminutive of Rosemary, Roma, Romana, Romilly etc.
"a Roman"

Romy Origin and Meaning

The name Romy is a girl's name of German origin.

Austrian actress Romy Schneider seemed to be the singular bearer of this international nickname name until it found new style currency in the past decade.

Like other Ro-names Roman, Rowan, and Romeo, Romy has gained favor with the celebrity set. Matt Lauer has a daughter named Romy, as do director Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars and others. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie named their daughter Romy in 2021.

Some might remember the 1997 comedy Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, with Mira Sorvino as Romy.

Romy hasn't entered the US Top 1000 as yet, but it's a Top 100 name in several European countries, and especially popular in France. In Spanish-speaking countries, Romy is also a diminutive of Romina, and was very popular in the eighties and early nineties.

# 57 on Nameberry

Romy Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Romy Popularity

Famous People Named Romy

  • Romy Schneider (born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach)Austrian,born actress
  • Romy Madley CroftEnglish co,lead singer of The xx
  • Romy RosemontAmerican actress
  • Romy KermerGerman pair skater
  • Romy LogschGerman Olympic bobsledder
  • Romy MüllerGerman Olympic sprinter
  • Romee StrijdDutch model
  • Romy WeltmanCanadian actress and musician
  • Romy Marion Byrne (b. 1992)daughter of actors Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne
  • Romy David (b. 1996)daughter of comedian Larry David
  • Romy Lauer (b. 2003)daughter of TV journalist Matt Lauer
  • Romy Croquet (b. 2006)daughter of director Sofia Coppola and musician Thomas Mars
  • Romy Theodore (b. 2006)daughter of ice hockey player Jose Theodore
  • Romy True Hucknall (b. 2007)daughter of singer Mick Hucknall of Simply Red
  • Romy Sethna (b. 2009)daughter of actress Gina Bellman and Zaab Sethna
  • Romy Hero Johnson (b. 2012) daughter of actor Aaron TaylorJohnson & director Sam Taylor,Wood
  • Romy Nicole Konjic (b. 2012)daughter of designer/model Julia Restoin Roitfeld and model Robert Konjic
  • Romy Peyrat (b. 2012)daughter of singer Béatrice Martin (Cœur de pirate) and Alex Peyrat
  • Romy Cowan (b. 2012)daughter of cricketer Ed Cowan and TV presenter Virginia Lette
  • Romy Levy (b. 2015)daughter of actors Dan Levy and Rachel Specter

Romy in Pop Culture

  • Romy Whitemain character in 1997 film "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
  • Romycharacter in the film "Sky"