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Gender: Male Meaning of Romulus: "citizen of Rome" Origin of Romulus: Latin

The name Romulus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "citizen of Rome". Romulus and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

He was the original Roman, Remus's twin and a founder of Rome. But parents attracted to this name are advised to read the legend first. Romulus does have some less than savory characteristics, including killing his twin brother and making Rome in his own image, and is later deified as Quinnius. Romy and Quinn might make good twin names.

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Famous People Named Romulus

Romulus Linney, playwright and father of actress Laura Linney

Pop Culture References for the name Romulus

Romulus is the home planet of the Romulan race in the "Star Trek" series
Romulus Thread is a peacekeeper from "Hunger Games."
Romulus, the codename used by Remus Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

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