Romeo Name Meaning & Origin

Romeo

Pronunciation: ROH-mee-oh (key)

Origin of the name Romeo:

From the Late Latin Rōmaeus (a pilgrim to Rome), which is from Roma (Rome). The name was made famous by Shakespeare when he used it in his tragedy about star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

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Romeo is R in the NATO phonetic alphabet

Romeo is often used as a derogatory or teasing nickname for a guy who is overly romantic or in love.

Personal experiences with the name Romeo: | Edit

I've never liked the name Romeo, but I like my cousin's name combo - Boaz Romeo. I think it flows really well.

Naming my son Romeo with no regrets. No one gets slack for naming their daughter Juliette, so I don't understand why it would be weird for me to name my son Romeo. His older brother's names are Bentley and Alexander.

Nicknames for Romeo: | Edit

Rome, Romy, Ro, Romi

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Famous real-life people named Romeo: | Edit

Percy Romeo Miller (LIL'ROMEO), American actor and rapper
Romeo James Beckham, second son of English footballer David Beckham and former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham.
Romeo Antonio in Knocked Up as Music Department
Romeo Santos in La vie d'Adèle as Soundtrack
Romeo Tirone in Constantine as Cinematographer
Romeo Brown in God Bless America as Actor
Romeo Price in Back to the Beach as Actor
Romeo Miller in Honey as Actor
Romeo Reyes in I'm No Angel as Actor
Romeo Sousa in Ajuda-me as Actor

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Romeo is the male lead in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet

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