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Gender: Male Meaning of Roman: "citizen of Rome" Origin of Roman: Latin Roman's Popularity in 2017: #91

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 "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did later.

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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Famous People Named Roman

Roman Harper, American football player
Roman Gabriel, American football player
Roman Polanski, Polish film director
Roman Ford Coppola, American film director
Roman Kemp, American radio and TV presenter; son of sings Shirlie Holliman and Martin Kemp
Roman Atwood, American comedian/youtube star
Roman Reigns, American professional wrestler
Roman Phylchenkov aka MrLololoshka, Russian YouTuber
Roman Bürki, a Swiss goalkeeper
Roman Krause (b. 2001), son of actor Peter Krause
Roman Keitel (b. 2003), son of actor Harvey Keitel and Daphna Kastner
Roman Robert Upton (b. 2004), son of actress Cate Blanchett
Roman Walker Zelman (b. 2004), son of actress Debra Messing
Roman Derwig (b. 2004), son of actors Jacob Derwig and Kim van Kooten
Roman Peete (b. 2005), son of actors Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete
Roman Pena (b. 2008), son of actor Michael Pena
Roman Stylianos Ringwald Gianopoulous (2009), son of actress Molly Ringwald
Roman Morello, son of guitarist Tom Morello
Roman Arnault (b. 2016), son of model Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault

Pop Culture References for the name Roman

Roman Zazo, character on TV's "Jane the Virgin"
Roman, alien and main character on TV's "Star-Crossed"
Roman Zolanski, one of rapper Nicki Minaj's alter egos
Roman Bellic, character from Grand Theft Auto IV
Roman Brady, character on the American soap "Days of Our Lives"
Roman Craig, character played by Dan Akroyd in "The Great Outdoors"
Roman Godfrey, character from Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"
Roman Grant, character in HBO's "Big Love"
Roman Pearce, from the "Fast & Furious" series
Roman Sionis, real name of the Batman villain Black Mask
Roman Torchwick, antagonist voiced by Gray Haddock in web series RWBY
Roman Zimojic, character on HBO's "True Blood"
Roman Armond, character in "The Kroll Show"
Roman, Jane's brother on TV's "Blindspot"
Roman, the name of Thomas Sanders personality "Princey"

Romochka, Romano, Roma, Romann, Romman, Rommie, Rommy, Romochka, Romy

Roman's International Variations

Romain (French) Romano (Italian) Romanus (Latin) Romanos (Greek)