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What does Roma mean?

Roma Pronunciation of Roma [ro-ma] as a girls' name is of Italian origin. Place name: the capital city, Rome. Mythology: Roma was the daughter of Evander, who named Rome for her. First used in the late 19th century. Actress Roma Downey.

Associated with: mythology, 19th century.


Roma has 7 variants: Romalda, Romana, Romelia, Romelle, Romilda, Romina and Romma.

Related girl name: Romy.

Creative forms:
(female) Raema, Rosma, ..

(male) Rody, Roral, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roma Adele (R.A.), ..

How popular is Roma?

Roma is a very prominent first name for females (#1346 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#15516 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Roma reached its highest position of #567 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roma name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Roma outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Roma rated in the Top 2000 are Romana, Romelia and Romina (#863 the previous year). Usage of these relations of Roma was more pronounced in 2015 (usage of 0.01%). Roma has historically been preferred by parents, though Romina is currently higher in the list, while Roma is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roma, Romana, Romelia, Romina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Roma and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Roma is alike in pronunciation to Rama, Ramah, Ramee, Ramie, Rayma, Remi, Remie, Remmy, Remy, Rhemy, Rima, Romea and Romi. Other suggested similar names are Ama, Amma, Dama, Dorma, Edma, Elma, Erma, Hema, Ima, Irma, Jama, Mima, Norma, Ooma, Ozma, Pima, Rafa, Raja, Rana, Reda, Rena, Reta, Reva, Reza, Rhona, Rina, Riona, Riva, Roana, Roba, Robi, Roda, Rodi, Romala, Romona, Romula, Rona, Ronae, Ronay, Ronda, Roni, Ronna, Rora, Rory, Ros, Rosa, Rosae, Rosai, Ross, Rowan, Roxy, Roya, Roza, Rozsa, Rupa, Rysa, Sima, Soma, Syma, Tama, Toma and Zuma. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roma.

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