Latin Names

  1. Urban
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "of the city"
    • Description:

      This name of eight popes might appeal to confirmed city-dwellers, but Urbana would be more feminine.
  2. Tauria
    • Origin:

      Latin, place name
    • Description:

      The name of an area of Peru, this could be a possibilty for a springtime baby born under the sign of Taurus.
  3. Sergeant
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "to serve"
    • Description:

      Sargent, as in Kennedy brother-in-law Shriver, is the more familiar and usable form of this name.
  4. Cándido
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "pure, white"
    • Description:

      Projects a feeling of openness and candor.
  5. Tuliana
    • Origin:

      Combination of Tulia and Ana
    • Description:

      The unusual hybrid Tuliana, which rhymes with Juliana, combines the Roman offshoot Tulia with the more familiar Ana, the Latinate form of Anna or Ann. Tulia comes from the Roman family name Tullius, best known as the middle name of the philosopher Cicero. While Tuliana is intriguing, any little Tuliana, upon introducing herself, will always be asked, "Juliana?"
  6. Proctor
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "official, administrator"
    • Description:

      With the new fashion for occupational names, we may hear more of this one.
  7. Gazella
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "gazelle"
  8. Urbana
    • Origin:

      Latin, feminine form of Urban
    • Meaning:

      "of the city"
    • Description:

      If you live in the city, you might call your urban baby Urbana; if you live in the suburbs--don't even think of Surbana.
  9. Penna
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "feather"
    • Description:

      Occasionally heard in England, rarely here.
  10. Dillian
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "image of worship"
    • Description:

      Real name that sounds like a made-up combination of Dillon and Lillian.
  11. Clementius
    • Baptista
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "the baptized one"
      • Description:

        Probably too evangelical for mass importation.
    • Quartilla
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "fourth"
      • Description:

        Octavia has the numerical meaning doubled (eighth) and is much more user-friendly.
    • Albinia
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "white, fair"
      • Description:

        The original male name Alban is a lot sleeker and more usable.
    • Concepciòn
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "conception"
      • Description:

        Enshrined in the Latin and Catholic culture.
    • Sebastiane
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "from Sebastia"
      • Description:

        Sebastian is a fine boy's name that doesn't really translate for girls.
    • Pacificus
      • Gardener
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "keeper of the garden"
        • Description:

          One of the most pleasant and evocative of the hot new occupational names. Related name: Gardner, as in Ava.
      • Ormanda
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "mariner"
        • Description:

          Has a medieval, slightly fusty but romantic feel.