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Gender: Male Meaning of Nero: "stern" Origin of Nero: Latin

The name Nero is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "stern". Nero and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby Name SCRABBLE".

From the experts:

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

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

Pop Culture References for the name Nero

Nero Wolfe, detective in novels by Rex Stout
Nero, character in 2009 film 'Star Trek'
Nero, main character in video game Devil May Cry 4
Nero Padilla, character on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
Nero, black cat in "The Old Willis Place" by Mary Downing Hahn
Nero Vanetti, character in the anime "91 Days"
Eddie Nero, character on TV’s “Californication”

Nerone, Nerron, Neron


ambercat Says:


Just so long as his parents don't enroll him in violin lessons, we should be safe.

EW314 Says:


This would be such a cool name if it weren't for the emperor! But I know a dog called this, and he wears it adorably well.