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Rich Roman Goddess Names

Names from Ancient Rome are super stylish these days, and what better names from that era than Roman goddess names and Roman god names. These mythological names have survived the centuries, with some of the Roman goddess names — Luna, for instance, and Aurora — very fashionable now.

Along with Luna and Aurora, other Roman goddess names in the US Top 1000 include Diana, Flora, Lara, and Victoria. Juno, Lucina, Pax, and Pomona are among the rare Roman goddess names that belong on more baby name lists.

Browse this list for Roman names for your little goddess. If you want to expand your search, check out our master list of goddess names for babies.

Roman Goddess Names

LunaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "moon"
  • Description:

    The name of the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is derived straight from the Latin word for moon, luna. Luna’s divine complement is Sol, the god of the Sun. In Roman art, Luna is often depicted driving a chariot.

AuroraHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "dawn"
  • Description:

    Aurora is the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew. She was said to renew herself by traveling from East to West across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun each dawn. Aurora is also associated with the scientific term for the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.

FloraHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "flower"
  • Description:

    Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora and Dora. Also the name of a saint, Flora has long been a favorite in Scotland where it was the name of the young heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie make his way to France. Florence, Fiorella, Fleur, and Flower are translations, but we like Flora best of all.

JunoHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "queen of the heavens"
  • Description:

    Juno is an ancient name that feels as fresh as if it had been minted — well, not yesterday, but in 2007. Since the release of the popular indie film Juno, this lively but strong o-ending Roman goddess name has become more and more prominent as a potential baby name — Coldplay's Will Champion chose Juno for one of his twins (whose brother is the kingly Rex).

VictoriaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "victory"
  • Description:

    Victoria is the Latin word for “victory” and a feminine form of Victor. It is the name of the ancient Roman goddess of victory, the equivalent of the Greek Nike, and also a popular third century saint. Queen Victoria, for whom the Victorian Era is named, ruled over England for over sixty-three years.

DianaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "divine"
  • Description:

    Diana, the tragic British princess, inspired many fashions, but strangely, not one for her name. For us, Diana is a gorgeous and still-underused choice.

AuraHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "soft breeze"
  • Description:

    Aura has an otherworldly, slightly New Age-y glow, but is beginning to sound more more like a legitimate name. In Greek mythology, Aura was the Titan of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning. But at odds with her peaceful, well, aura, the mythological Aura is a tragic figure, ultimately transformed into a fountain by Zeus.

MinervaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "of the mind, intellect"
  • Description:

    Minerva is the long-neglected name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and invention, the arts and martial strength, one of the mythology names for girls that might appeal to adventurous feminist parents.

NixiHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "goddess of childbirth"
  • Description:

    The Nixi were a tribe of childbirth goddesses in ancient Rome. The similar Nixie is a girls' name associated with German water nymphs. Whichever variation you choose, this is a unique name with a modern feel and evocative ancient roots.

LaraHeart

  • Origin:

    Russian, diminutive of Larissa or Larisa
  • Meaning:

    "citadel"
  • Description:

    This is an alternative to Laura or Lauren made romantic by Dr Zhivago, and badass by video-game heroine Lara Croft.

VenusHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, Roman mythology name
  • Description:

    The name of a heavenly planet and the Roman goddess of beauty and love was an intimidating no-no until tennis champ Venus Williams put an athletic, modern spin on it.

CeresHeart

  • Origin:

    Roman mythology name
  • Description:

    Little known name of the goddess of the harvest, a possibility for the parent seeking something original, but with the aura of Roman myth. Her Greek counterpart is Demeter.

LuaHeart

  • Origin:

    Portuguese "moon"
  • Meaning:

    "moon"
  • Description:

    Lua is a word-name in use in Portuguese (especially Brazil) meaning “moon”. Lua is also an attractive choice for tech-heads, with Lua being a popular programming language.

RomaHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian place-name
  • Description:

    Never as popular as Florence; today's parents might prefer Venezia, Verona, or Romy. It is also a Hindu name meaning "one with shiny hair" and is another name for the goddess Lakshmi.

CybeleHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "the mother of all gods"
  • Description:

    Cybele, the name of a Greek goddess of fertility, health, and nature, would unfortunately and undoubtedly be confused with Sybil.

FaunaHeart

  • Origin:

    Roman goddess of nature and animals
  • Description:

    Fauna is the Roman goddess of the earth as well as one of the fairies who protected Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," but it's still a bit too generic to be recommended as a baby name.

VestaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "pure"
  • Description:

    The name of the Roman goddess of the household is not recommended for your little goddess.

NonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "ninth"
  • Description:

    Nona is a name sometimes given to the ninth child -- and so unlikely to serve that purpose today. Musical cred: the name of a song by Motley Crue.

PaxHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "peace"
  • Description:

    A cool name, representing the Roman goddess of peace and offering a positive message to bestow upon a child. Pax is one of the most stylish new names that mean peace.

LevanaHeart

  • Origin:

    Roman goddess of childbirth; Latin
  • Meaning:

    "to lift"
  • Description:

    Levana is one of the lesser-known ancient Roman goddess names and has a somewhat synthetic feel but authentic roots.

NoxHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin variation of Nyx, Greek
  • Meaning:

    "night"
  • Description:

    Nox was the Roman goddess of the night, equivalent to the Greek Nyx, from which her name was derived. Although identical in sound, Nox is unrelated to the Scottish masculine name Knox.

LucinaHeart

  • Origin:

    Roman mythology
  • Meaning:

    "grove or light"
  • Description:

    Lucina, deriving from Latin lucus "grove" and also associated with lux "light", is an epithet given in Roman mythology to the goddess Juno (and sometimes also Diana) in her role as goddess of childbirth. A stately and unusual route to Lucy.

AnonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "of the harvest"
  • Description:

    Name of the Roman goddess of harvest, appropriate for a fall baby.

PomonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "apple"
  • Description:

    This name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees is also associated with a suburban town in Southern California.

DecimaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "tenth"
  • Description:

    In the days of huge families, this name of the Roman goddess of prophecy and childbirth, and one of the Fates, would be saved for bambina number ten. Now it might be used for a girl born in October, the tenth month.

LaetitiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "gladness, happiness"
  • Description:

    Laetitia adds a layer of ancient patina to the more prosaic LETITIA.

MenaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish, diminutive of Filomena
  • Description:

    Actress Mena Suvari (named after an Egyptian hotel) made this name seem especially appealing.

ConcordiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "peace, harmony"
  • Description:

    This name of the goddess of peace creates a lovely ideal.

ClementiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "showing clemency"
  • Description:

    Clementia, related to names like Clementine and Clemence, was the older and original feminine version of this name. It was used most frequently in the Middle Ages in continental Europe.

EponaHeart

  • Origin:

    Celtic
  • Meaning:

    "horse"
  • Description:

    In Celtic mythology, Epona is the goddess of horses and fertility. Link's horse in The Legend of Zelda is fittingly named Epona.

DeveraHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "to sweep away"
  • Description:

    Devera was the name of a Roman goddess who protected midwives and laboring women. She would use a broom to sweep evil away, referenced in the meaning of her name.

FelicitasHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "good luck, fortune"
  • Description:

    In Roman mythology. Felicitas was the deity of good luck.

MonetaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "to remind, instruct; alone, unique"
  • Description:

    Moneta was the name of two separate goddesses in Roman mythology. The first was the goddess of memory, equivalent to the Greek Mnemosyne, and the second was as an epithet of Juno, mother of the gods. The names of each goddess were derived from different sources.

RuminaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, meaning unknown
  • Description:

    In Roman mythology, Rumina was the goddess of breastfeeding mothers and nursing infants of all species. Her name is possibly derived from the Latin rūmen, meaning "throat."

BellonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Description:

    A beautiful name with a combative meaning (from the Latin bellare "to fight"), belonging to a Roman goddess of war. Bellona has never appeared on the SSA list, but it could be an intriguing option for fans of the popular Belle/Bella.

SalaciaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "salt"
  • Description:

    Salacia was the goddess of the sea in ancient Roman mythology — the divine personification of the calm, sunlit saltwater. She was also a wife of Neptune. Her name derives from sal, Latin for "salt."

ProserpinaHeart

  • Origin:

    variation on Proserpine

InvidiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "envy; to look against"
  • Description:

    Invidia's meaning isn't very pleasant — as a Roman goddess, she was the personification of envy. However, Invidia has the sounds of an attractive name, not unlike Olivia.

NerioHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin from Greek
  • Meaning:

    "strength, valor"
  • Description:

    Nerio was one of the Roman goddesses of war and a wife of Mars. Her name is among the many intriguing names that mean strong.

TriviaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "place where three roads meet"
  • Description:

    Trivia is considered the first epithet of Diana, the Roman goddess of hunting, fertility, and the moon. The name is derived from the Latin word trivium, meaning "triple way," which refers to the goddess's protection of crossroads. Today, of course, Trivia would likely be interpreted as an English word name referencing obscure facts.

MellonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin. "honey"
  • Meaning:

    "honey"
  • Description:

    This name belonged to the Roman goddess of bees and bee-keeping, said encourage the supply of honey.

CuraHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "care, concern"
  • Description:

    The Roman goddess of care and concern was said to have created humans out of clay.

LatonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "light"
  • Description:

    Latona is the Roman equivalent of Leto, the Greek goddess of light. These days Leto feels more modern for a baby girl, but Latona retains its appeal.

HersiliaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, meaning unknown
  • Description:

    Mythological Hersilia was the wife of Romulus, founder of Rome. She was later deified as Hora.

LiberaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "free"
  • Description:

    In Roman mythology, Libera was the female equivalent of the god Liber. She would eventually become assimilated into the goddess Prosperina.

ProvidentiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "forethought"
  • Description:

    Providentia was an ancient Roman goddess that was important to religion and the Imperial cult of ancient Rome. She personified the ability to foresee and make provisions. As a baby name, Providentia is an elaborate and feminine alternative to Providence.

JustitiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "justice"
  • Description:

    In Roman mythology, Justitia was the goddess of justice, naturally. Her name was also rendered Iustitia.