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

The name Romola is a girl's name of Latin origin. Romola and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Romola

Romola Sadie Garai, English actress
Romola de Pulszky, Hungarian wife of ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
Romola Remus, American actress
Romola Helen Louise Costantino, Australian pianist
Romola Sinha, Indian feminist and activist
Caterina Maria Romola, birth name of Catherine de' Medici, Queen consort of France

Pop Culture References for the name Romola

"Romola de' Bardi," novel by George Eliot and its main character
Mrs. Romola Cheyne, character in Vita Sackville-West's novel "The Edwardians"

Romula, Rommola, Romella, Romala, Romolla


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!