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

Nero Origin and Meaning

The name Nero is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "stern".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Nero

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Renee5322 Says:


I LOVE the sound of this name, but Nero the emperor was the epitome of evil. Sigh.

ethereality Says:


I'm a Rick Riordan fan so it's pretty much instantly a no for me, which is a shame because it's a cool name otherwise (but we can't name our kids after evil emperors, can we?)

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.