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Ancient Roman Names for Boys

Names from Ancient Rome are enjoying a major style revival. Roman boy names among the Top 500 in the US include Atticus, Felix, Justus, Cyrus, Titus, and Julius.

Unique Roman boy names gaining visibility include Cassius, Linus, and Magnus. Even the boys' names Roman, Romeo. and Romulus are fashionable.

The fashion for Roman boy names was influenced by Hunger Games and by the HBO series Rome. Many of these names had been buried for centuries, only to seem fresh and new in the modern US.

Among the Roman choices for boys are the following, all at home in the modern world.

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  • Achilleus

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  • Adolphus

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    This softer version of Adolf is sadly still off-limits due to the connotations with Hitler.Read More 

  • Albertus

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  • Aloysius

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    This name is a classic example of an underused golden oldie that ticks so many boxes - unusual yet traditional, heaps of cute nicknames, a statement name that exudes retro cool. Aloysius is the... Read More 

  • Amadeus

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an... Read More 

  • Ambrosius

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  • Aridius

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  • Arrius

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    Arrius appears in the fourteenth century writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, but this name is even older. Arrius was a Roman general, and he appears briefly in Starz original series Spartacus.... Read More 

  • Atticus

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    Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a real winner among Read More 

  • Augustus

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    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement.

    Augustus originated as a title given by... Read More 

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