Gender: Female Origin of Roma: Italian place-name

Roma Origin and Meaning

The name Roma is a girl's name of Italian origin.

Never as popular as Florence; today's parents might prefer Venezia, Verona, or Romy. It is also a Hindu name meaning "one with shiny hair" and is another name for the goddess Lakshmi.

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aleksa__yusupovcrow Says:


Actually, I'm from Eastern Europe and Roma is quite a popular diminutive for Roman. You're probably talking about a different part, but if so, specify or else your statement is wrong. :)

aleksa__yusupovcrow Says:


I know that the "gypsies" are called Romani or Roma, but I have to disagree with your one claim that "you will definitely receive raised eyebrows from Eastern Europeans..." I'm Eastern European and it is actually quite popular for boys, I know a lot of little Romas, officially named Roman. Maybe in different parts of Europe, but where I'm from "gypsies" aren't called Roma/Romani. We have different words, it is isn't really a problem.

Lynn Cromer Says:


Roma Therese, "Ro" ❤

stellarvra99 Says:


I searched for it and the city appears to me. Beautiful historical city with a gorgeous usable name :)♥

Ruanne Says:


Most people will think, Italian for Rome, except maybe in Eastern Europe. Anyway, we tend to have geographic and ethnic names here. A fair number of kids are named for Indian tribes, like Cheyenne, Seneca, and Shawnee. Lots more are named for cities.

SilverSky109 Says:


If you Google search "the Roma" you will see what I'm talking about. I'm Romanian and I can tell you they are known as the Roma to many people, regardless of whether you personally think they are. It's also on the Wikipedia page for The Romani people. It says: "The Romani, or Roma, are a traditionally nomadic ethnic group..."

stellarvra99 Says:


That's stupid. Roma is from the city Rome. The Romanis are called Romanis not Roma. Roma is a beautiful city name♥

SilverSky109 Says:


Please do not use this name for a child!! The Roma are a well-known ethnic group in Eastern Europe, more commonly known as the Romani and formerly known as "gypsies" (this term is offensive now). You will definitely receive raised eyebrows from Eastern Europeans if you use this name, and it will be seen by many as quite strange. An unnecessary burden for a child to bear.