Gender: Male Meaning of Romilly: "man of Rome" Origin of Romilly: English

Romilly Origin and Meaning

The name Romilly is a boy's name meaning "man of Rome".

Originally a male name springing from the Roman twin Romulus, this attractive name was introduced to the English-speaking world by painter Augustus John who used it for his son. Romilly John became Admiral of the Fleet in England. Now used for both sexes but highly unusual for either, Romilly was given to six girls in the US last year and no boys.

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clairels Says:


It was actually Caspar John, another son of Augustus John, who became Admiral of the Fleet. Romilly John was a RAF officer, author and poet.