Roman: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Roman

Roman

Pronunciation: ROH-mən (key)

Origin of the name Roman:

Derived from the Latin Romanus (a Roman), which is from Roma, the name of the capital city of Italy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Romain

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Comments and insights on the name Roman: | Edit

I was raised Catholic where being named after a saint is a still a strong tradition. I didn't find any saints names that I liked so I went to the Bible and saw the book of Romans. I also thought it spoke to our religious tradition because we are Roman Catholic.

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I have at times been complimented on my name by others when introducing myself to them. The name Roman is not over used and that makes it nice when amongst others, because I never had to ask which Roman. I am glad that there are no nicknames, teasing names, or shortenings asociated with my name.

My Roman is named after my grandfather. Roman was his last name and he only had daughters, so we are keeping the name alive. Our family originates from southern Spain, where the name is pronounced with enphasis in the second syllable, roMOHN.

Nicknames for Roman: | Edit

Romey, Romezilla, Romiolli, Roman-noodles, Rome, Romulus, Romanov, Romeo

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Our fourth son is named Roman. We are a Christian family and I wanted a Biblical name to go with all our other sons names...something that anyone could spell-- (e.g. Ethan, Benjamin, Lucas, and now Roman).

Roman Paul is his name...named for the Book of Romans (Romans Road---leads to salvation) and Paul is the author of the Book of Romans.

His nick name is Romey. Everyone we encounter love his name...

Famous real-life people named Roman: | Edit

Roman Harper, American NFL football player
Roman Gabriel, American NFL football player
Roman Coppola, American film director
Roman Polanski, Polish film director
Roman Abramovich, Russian business tycoon

Roman in song, story & screen: | Edit

Roman Grant - character from the TV series "Big Love"
Roman Brady - long running character on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (USA)
Roman DeBeers- character from the TV series "Party Down"
Roman - referenced in "Easy A"
Roman - Dan Akroyd's character in "The Great Outdoors"
Roman Godfrey - T.V series Hemlock grove.

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