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Gender: Male Meaning of Romeo: "pilgrim to Rome, Roman" Origin of Romeo: Italian Romeo's Popularity in 2017: #358

The name Romeo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "pilgrim to Rome, Roman". Romeo is ranked #358 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

From the experts:

It wasn't so long ago that Romeo was considered as outre for an American baby as Casanova or Cupid. But that really changed when David and Victoria Beckham chose it for their second son in 2002, a path followed by Jon Bon Jovi.

Romeo was not invented by the Bard, but was taken from his source material for the play. Some sources say it descends from that of Romulus, one of the twin sons of Mars.

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Famous People Named Romeo

Romeo Crennel, American football coach
(Percy) Romeo Miller, American rapper and actor
Romeo Menti, Italian footballer
Anthony "Romeo" Santos, American singer of band Aventura
(Diom) Roméo Saganash, Canadian MP
Romeo Benetti, Italian footballer
Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
Roméo Antonius Dallaire, Canadian Senator
Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc, 25th Canadian Governor-General
Romeo Earl Muller, American screenwriter and actor
Giovanni "Romeo" Roselli, American pro wrestler
Romeo Stodart, English singer and guitarist of band The Magic Numbers
Romeo Constantin Surdu, Romanian footballer
Romeo Alejandro David (b.2018), son of actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin
Marvin (Romeo Kwasie) Zeegelaar, Dutch professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Romeo

Romeo Montague, character in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
Todd "Romeo" Smith, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Romeo Conbolt, character in anime/manga 'Fairy Tail'
Romeo Santana, character on "The Steve Harvey Show"
Kojo "Romeo" Agu, character in video game "Halo 3: ODST"
Romeo, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
Romeo and Cinderella, a Vocaloid song by doriko using the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku
Romeo James (b. 2002), son of footballer David Beckham and singer/designer Victoria Beckham
Romeo Jon Bongiovi (b. 2004), son of singer Jon Bon Jovi
Romeo Abreu (b. 2011), son of actress Priscila Fantin and Renan Abreu
Romeo Alejandro David (b. 2018), son of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin.

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