The name Roman is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "citizen of Rome". Roman is ranked #91 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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In fact, several relatives of Roman are also newly stylish, from Romy to Romilly to Romeo. Definitely a romantic name, however you use it.
Well known Romans include director Polanski (born Raimund), Polish photographer Vishniac, and onetime star quarterback Gabriel. Francis Ford Coppola has a son named Roman, who is a director now himself.
The French version is Romaine -- and literary parents might appreciate the fact that 'roman' is the French word for novel.
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