179 Roman Baby Names

Michele Meleen
Baby boy in front of Pantheon

Roman baby names come with an air of power, strength, and beauty for little boys and girls. Whether you want to bring out your baby's inner gladiator or goddess, a baby name inspired by Roman culture can be both a meaningful and a unique baby name.

Gender Neutral Roman Baby Names

Most Roman baby names have a feminine and masculine version, so there aren't many gender neutral names to choose from. Look for names that are the same in their masculine and feminine forms, Roman cognates, and Roman words that can be used as unisex baby names.

Unisex Roman Baby Names and Meanings

There are a handful of truly gender neutral baby names in Roman culture, but place and word names provide even more unisex options.

  • Achaea (uh-kee-uh) - Roman province
  • Agrippa (uh-grip-uh) - Unknown
  • Amor - Love
  • Aquila (uh-quill-uh) - Eagle
  • Denarius - Roman silver coin
  • Glaucia (glow-chuh) - Bluish gray
  • Iovita (eye-oh-vee-tuh)- Shine father
  • Solidus - Roma Gold coin

Roman Last Names to Use As First Names

Romans didn't have "last names," but many did have a second name which denoted their family lineage and a cognomen, or third name, which came to represent a specific branch within the family. These are Roman cognomen whose masculine and feminine forms are the same, making them gender neutral.

  • Annalis - Relating to years
  • Barba - A beard
  • Bestia - Like an animal
  • Caesar - Hairy
  • Cinna - Unknown
  • Costa - A rib
  • Curio - Priest of Curia
  • Dives (dee-wess)- Rich
  • Galeo - Helmet
  • Merula - Blackbird
  • Natta - An artisan
  • Nero - Strong
  • Nerva - Vigorous
  • Ralla - Tunic made from fine fabric
  • Stolo - Plant shoot
  • Trio - Star name

Beautiful Roman Names for Baby Girls

Roman women were known for their beauty and their strength. If you want to choose an amazing baby girl names, Roman options are a great place to start.

Roman Mythology Names for Girls

Roman mythology has more female characters than many other mythologies. Choosing a Roman goddess name for your little girl gives special meaning by tying into how or when she was born or your wishes for her future.

  • Angerona (an-geh-roh-nah) - Goddess of winter solstice
  • Aurora - Goddess of morning
  • Bellona - Goddess of war
  • Cardea - Goddess of change
  • Ceres (keh-res) - Goddess of agriculture
  • Concordia - Goddess of peace
  • Fauna - Goddess of fertility
  • Felicitas - Goddess of luck
  • Flora - Goddess of flowers
  • Juno - Queen of heavens
  • Juturna (yoo-toor-nah) - Goddess of fountains
  • Juventas (yoo-ven-tahs) - Goddess of youth
  • Lucina - Goddess of childbirth
  • Minerva - Goddess of wisdom
  • Nona - Goddess of pregnancy
  • Pax - Goddess of peace
  • Pomona - Goddess of fruit trees
  • Rhea - Mother of the legendary founders of Rome
  • Venus - Goddess of love
  • Vesta - Goddess of hearth

Ancient Roman Names for Girls

Many ancient Roman names have been lost over time, but these stand-outs deserve a comeback. Choosing an uncommon baby name for your little girl helps her feel more unique and might even start a new naming trend.

Hispanic baby girl
  • Aeliana (ay-lee-nuh) - Sun
  • Alba - Bright
  • Antonia - Unknown
  • Augustina - Exalted
  • Caelia (k-eye-lee-ah) - Heaven
  • Drusa - Unknown
  • Fabricia - Craftsman
  • Faustina - Lucky
  • Floriana - Flower
  • Gratiana - Grace
  • Hadriana - From Hadria
  • Hortensia - Garden
  • Laelia - Unknown
  • Liviana - To envy
  • Lucia - Light
  • Maxima - Great
  • Octavia - Eighth
  • Prisca - Ancient
  • Sabina - Ancient Italian people
  • Vita - Life

Popular Names for Girls With Roman Origins

Some of the top baby names in the U.S. are direct Roman names or have Roman origins. If you want a more mainstream name with ties to Rome, these are some of your best options.

  • Camilla - Legendary female warrior
  • Diana - Heavenly; Goddess of moon
  • Julia - Downy-bearded
  • Luna - The moon; Goddess of moon
  • Maia - Greater; Goddess of spring
  • Marcia - Masculine
  • Paula - Humble
  • Tatiana - Unknown
  • Valentina - Strong
  • Victoria - Victory; Goddess of victory
  • Virginia - Unknown

Names of Famous Roman Women

Roman women often took a backseat to their male counterparts, but these trail-blazing women took life into their own hands.

  • Aelia (ay-lee-ah) - Sun; Claimed rule against officials in 4th century
  • Agrippina - Unknown; Mother of emperor Nero
  • Aurelia - Golden; Mother of Julius Caesar
  • Cornelia - Horn; Represented perfect Roman mother
  • Fulvia - Yellow; Wife to Marc Antony
  • Livia - To envy; Advisor and wife to Augustus
  • Lucilla - Light: Planned failed assassination of Commodus
  • Theodora - Gift of God; Improved women's rights
  • Ulpia (ool-pee-ah) - Wolf; Appears on Roman coins

Strong Roman Names for Baby Boys

Roman names for baby boys come with connotations of strength, power, and wisdom. Choosing a name for your baby boy is easy when there's so much Roman inspiration to choose from.

Names Like Roman for Boys

If you love the name Roman, which means "man from Rome," you might also like these similar names.

  • Conan - Little wolf
  • Johan - Yahweh is gracious
  • Logan - Little hollow
  • Nolan - Descendent of Nuallan
  • Rakan - Noble
  • Rayan - Watered
  • Raymond - Advice protector
  • Roan - Raven
  • Robin - Bright fame
  • Romeo - Pilgrim to Rome
  • Rogan - Red
  • Rohan - Ascending
  • Roma - Unknown; "Rome" in Latin
  • Ronan - Little seal
  • Roshawn - Yahweh is gracious
  • Roven - Unknown
  • Rowan - Descendent of Ruadhan

Roman Mythology Names for Boys

Some of the strongest names for boys come from mythology such as the names of Roman gods.

  • Consus - God of harvest
  • Cupid - God of love
  • Evander - Hero of Trojan War
  • Faunus - God of fertility
  • Italus - Father of legendary founders of Rome
  • Janus - God of beginnings
  • Jupiter - Supreme God
  • Mars - God of war
  • Mercury - God of trade
  • Neptune - God of sea
  • Numitor - Grandfather of legendary founders of Rome
  • Remus - Legendary founder of Rome
  • Romulus - Legendary founder of Rome
  • Saturn - God of agriculture
  • Silvanus - God of forests
  • Summanus - God of night sky
  • Vulcan - God of fire

Ancient Roman Names for Boys

The names of men in ancient Rome have a specific sound which, for many, includes the "u" which makes an "oo" sound.

  • Aelius (eye-lee-oos) - Sun
  • Aetius (eye-tee-oos) - Eagle
  • Albus - Bright
  • Appius - Unknown
  • Aurelius - Golden
  • Blandus - Charming
  • Brutus - Heavy
  • Caelius - Heaven
  • Cato - Wise
  • Celsus - Tall
  • Cornelius - Horn
  • Crispus - Curly-haired
  • Decimus - Tenth
  • Drusus - Strong
  • Fabius - Bean
  • Faustus - Lucky
  • Festus - Holiday
  • Germanus - Brother
  • Manius - Good
  • Nonus - Ninth
  • Octavius - Eighth
  • Pontius - Fifth
  • Quintus - Fifth
  • Regulus - Prince
  • Rufus - Red-haired
  • Seneca - Old
  • Vitus - Life

Popular Names for Boys With Roman Origins

The top baby boy names in the U.S. feature several Roman names, most of which end in "s."

Father holding baby boy
  • Felix - Lucky
  • Julian - Downy-bearded
  • Julius - Downy-bearded
  • Luca - From Lucania
  • Marcus - Male
  • Maximus - Greatest
  • Silas - Forest
  • Vincent - To conquer

Unique Roman Emperor Names for Boys

If you're looking for a unique baby boy name, the long list of Roman emperors provides tons of great options.

  • Allectus - Choose
  • Augustus - Exalted
  • Avitus - Ancestral
  • Carus - Beloved
  • Claudius - Lame
  • Clodius - Lame
  • Domitian - Having been tamed
  • Gaius - To rejoice
  • Galba - Fat
  • Gratian - Grace
  • Gordian - From Gordium
  • Hadrian - From Hadria
  • Jovian - Sky father
  • Lucius - Light
  • Marius - Male
  • Otho - Unknown
  • Pertinax - Persistent
  • Quintillus - Fifth
  • Severus - Stern
  • Tiberius - Of the Tiber
  • Titus - Unknown
  • Trajan - Unknown
  • Valerian - Be strong
  • Vespasian - West
  • Vitellius -Calf
  • Zeno - Sky

When in Rome

While Roman names might not be common around the world, they do have common baby name meanings. This big culture is filled with great name inspirations that are similar to other Italian baby names. If you choose a Roman baby name, you can opt to be like the Romans and pronounce the name the way they would or you can give it a modern twist and pronounce it in your native language.

179 Roman Baby Names