Gender: Female Origin of Romola: Latin, Italian variation of Romulus, one of he founders of Rome

Romola Origin and Meaning

The name Romola is a girl's name of Latin origin.

Romola is a literary name most notably used by George Eliot for her eponymous 1862 novel set in fifteenth century Florence. It just may appeal to the parent looking for a name that embodies the ideal blend of the feminine, exotic, and strong. A current bearer is British actress Romola Garai.

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Pop Culture References for the name Romola

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lu_brasil Says:


Romola: "Italian feminine form of ROMULUS";
Romulus: "means 'OF ROME' in Latin. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of the city of Rome" (
Rome: "from Latin Roma, a word of uncertain origin" ( More here -

Ojiromola Labeodan Says:


Please what's the full meaning of the name because in my language it means "cling unto wealth"

Kinyonga Says:


George Eliot didn't invent Romola, it's a legitimate Italian name.

katinka Says:


Softer and prettier than Romilda, less frilly than Romilly, and a quirkier way to get to lovely nickname Romy than Rosemary. I like it a lot!