Gender: Female Origin of Romy: Diminutive of Rosemary, Roma, Romana, Romilly etc. Meaning of Rosemary: Latin or English, "dew of the sea, or rosemary (herb)"

Romy Origin and Meaning

The name Romy is a girl's name of German origin.

Austrian actress Romy Schneider seemed to be the singular bearer of this international nickname name until it found new style currency in the past decade.

Like other Ro-names — Roman, Rowan, and Romeo — Romy has gained favor with the celebrity set. Matt Lauer has a daughter named Romy, as do director Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars and others.

Some might remember the 1997 comedy Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, with Mira Sorvino as Romy.

Romy hasn't entered the US Top 1000 as yet, but it's Number 71 in the Netherlands and 160 in France. And its definitely one of the coolest girl names starting with R.

In Spanish-speaking countries, Romy is also a diminutive of Romina, and was very popular in the eighties and early nineties.

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kankhen Says:


Lovely name. I think it's cute without being too feminine. Easily one of my favorite names

SloaneSquare Says:


Just read the name, Romy Wren in the paper this morning which I think is lovely.

Lizzy Lou Says:


Roam-ee. Like pam said, rhymes with foamy.

EW314 Says:


I have known two Romys: Romilly nn Romy ("ROMM-ee") and Rosemary nn Romy ("ROME-ee"). I like both pronunciations, but do I think it works best as a nickname.

pam Says:


I've never heard it pronounced with an accent on the second syllable. To my mind, the emphasis is equal, rhyming with foamy.

SoDallas3 Says:


Rom-EE. The appeal to me is it's an easy to spell and pronounce name that translates well from Europe to Western countries. :)

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I guess it's cute but it's not really to my taste, and besides I can't really see it aging well, although I do see it working a bit better for a girl than a boy

Marlz81 Says:


This is my all time fav girl name:) just gorgeous.

Madelyn Says:


In Germany and Austria, Romy is used as a diminutive for Rosemarie and Rosmarie.

jordalini Says:


How is this supposed to be pronounced? Row-me? I don't get why nameberry keeps using it in articles, I do not see the appeal

jan11th Says:


cute, simple, yet unique which is exactly what everyone should look for!

Guest Says:


Romy and Romilly are in my top 10 easily

AnonymousPerson Says:


If you ask me, this name does not do Rosemary justice - but it does depend on the child.