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Boy Names of Roman usage or origin

Roman names for baby boys, with 201 entries. As one of the most influential empires in history, the legacy of the Roman empire reaches far beyond its fall in 476 AD, shaping the organization of government structures, town planning, infrastructure and architecture of today. Roman naming convention from the seventh century BC to seventh century AD engendered the use of three types of names – the personal name, surname and additional personal name that alluded to a person’s occupation, place of origin or distinguishing physical features. Although the convention in its full form did not survive past the seventh century AD, Roman names continue to be used in many countries where Romance languages are spoken.

Roman names are all-time favorites. Currently they are still very popular baby names for boys, though they were in more widespread use previously. At the height of their usage in 1906, 18.133% of baby boys were given Roman names. There were 58 Roman names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Roman names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but in recent years they are nonetheless of very heavy use. In 2016, 54 Roman names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 7.455%. Within all Roman names, the Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish Michael was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #8 and a usage of 0.6968%.


Abraham father of a multitude ... used chiefly in the Dutch, English, ... the Bible, the patriarch Abram's name was ...

Adauto increased ... of Roman origin ... unusual as a baby name for boys ... not ranked within the top 1000 names ...

Adrian man from Hadria; dark one ... used chiefly in the English, German, ... a town in northern Italy named after ...

Aeneas praiseworthy; one choice ... mainly used in English ... Its language of origin is Old Greek and Celtic ...

Alban man from Alba; the Albanian ... used predominantly in the English and ... used predominantly in the Albanian ...

Albin white; blond, fair one; man from ... used predominantly in the Czech, ... variant of Alban ...

Aloysius fame, loud; fighter, warrior ... largely used in the Dutch, English, ... variant of Louis ...

Alvaro guard of all; elf army; supernatural ... an Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and ... variant of Alvar ...

Ambrose immortal, divine ... largely used in the Dutch, English, ... name was borne by Saint Ambrosius of Milan ...

Amerigo work; rich, powerful, ruler ... used chiefly in the Italian language, ... name is sometimes adopted by Italian ...

Angel messenger of God, angel ... used predominantly in the English, ... name is from the Church Latin name Angelus ...

Anselm protected by God ... largely used in the English, German, ... name was first introduced to Italy by the ...

Anthony priceless, inestimable ... largely used in the English language ... first name is from the Roman family name ...

Antonino priceless, inestimable ... used predominantly in the Italian ... first name is derived from the Roman family ...

Armin whole, immense, universal; army ... used chiefly in the German, English, and ... variant of Armand ...

Arsenio virile ... largely used in the Italian, ... name was borne by the 5th-century Saint ... ranked at #478 then ...

Arthur stone, bear; thor, the eagle ... used predominantly in the English and ... could also be Germanic in origin ...

Atticus from Attica ... used mostly in English and it is of ... meaning 'from Attica', was the nickname of Titus ...

Attilio little father ... used predominantly in the Italian ... first name is derived from the Roman family ...

August august, dignified, holy ... largely used in the English, German, ... contraction of Augustine ...

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