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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 Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

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.
Romeo, character in the video game "Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2"

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Lovebooks15 Says:


I like the name Romeo Heathcliff

stella2007 Says:


I am sure there are a lot of boys named Romeo in the world, but I only first heard it used as a name on Victoria and David's Beckham, Romeo Beckham. I think it is such a charming, romantic and cool. It's posh too because of the British Shakespeare and Beckham connection. I really love it. I understand that school kids may be like 'ohh like Romeo and Juliet'.

Haids1987 Says:


I'm a Shakespeare nerd and R+J is my favorite, but I could never do this to my son. Which is unfortunate because I love Roman and its variants--they're very masculine and a grown man could easily wear them. And although Romeo has the same sound, it is too wussy. Poor little fella would be teased mercilessly throughout his life.

JustBrowsing Says:


I was surprised when family friends had a little Romeo. The name has really grown on me - and is adorable on the 8-year-old. But I have to say, it might be difficult to wear as a teenager or young adult.

ThistleThorn Says:


This is one of those names that only celebrities can pull of. A normal kid would totally be bombarded by "Where's Juliet?'

brianakmartinez Says:


I've always loved this name but Romeo Santos made me fall in love with it all over again.