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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 Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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

Saint Romulus, Bishop of Genoa
Saint Romulus of Fiesole, 1st century martyr
Romulus Augustulus (born Flavius Romulus Augustus), last Roman Emperor
Romulus Earl Whitaker, Indian herpetologist and conservationist
Romulus Zachariah Linney IV, American playwright and father of actress Laura Linney
Romulus Bărbulescu, Romanian science fiction novelist
Romulus Buia, Romanian footballer
Romulus Cioflec, Romanian journalist
Romulus Gabor, Romanian footballer
Romulus Miclea, Romanian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Romulus

Romulus, legendary founder of Rome; twin of brother Remus
Romulus, villain in X-Men comics
Romulus, main character in "Romulus, My Father," 2007 Australian film
Romulus Thread, a peacekeeper from "Hunger Games."
Romulus, codename used by Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series
Romulus, home planet of the Romulan race in the "Star Trek" series

Romel, Romello, Romele, Rommel, Romell, Romulo, Rommello, Romono, Romelo, Romolo


roseofjune Says:


This sounds too self-important.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like Remus better, but Romulus is kind of cool.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Romulus killed his twin brother. I can't see this on a boy with siblings tbh, just the bad connection.