Gender: Male Meaning of Romeo: "pilgrim to Rome, Roman" Origin of Romeo: Italian Romeo's Popularity in 2019: #346

Romeo Origin and Meaning

The name Romeo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "pilgrim to Rome, Roman".

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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Rank in US: #346

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HalloweenGirl04 Says:


Being a hopeless romantic, I have always loved the name Romeo. If Juliet can be commonly used, why cant Romeo? I have a nephew named Romeo Peter.

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.