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What does Remus mean?

Remus Pronunciation of Remus [re-mus] as a boys' name is of Latin origin. The name's spelling is the same as the Latin word for "oar", and hence possibly means "swiftness". The name of one of the legendary twins (the other was Remo) who founded Rome. Made familiar by Joel Chandler Harris' "Uncle Remus" stories which were popular in the early 20th century.

Related boy name: Romulus.

Associated with: legendary (mythology), stories (literary), popular (famous), 20th century (modern).


6 alternative forms via Remo: Remee, Remi, Remie, Remmey, Remmy and Remy.

Creative forms:
(male) Renmus, Romus, ..

(female) Remea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Remus Jadiel (R.J.), ..

How popular is Remus?

Remus is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#19090 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Remus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1665 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Remus are Remi (#1715 in 2015), Remo and Remy (#520). These forms of Remus were popular in 2015 (median #1558). Remy is the clear favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Remus, Remi, Remo, Remy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Remus is alike in pronunciation to Ramos. Other suggested similar names are Beamus, Bemus, Cetus, Comus, Deus, Hermus, Jesus, Lexus, Rasmus, Rees, Regis, Reis, Reyes, Rinus, Rufus, Seamus, Seumus and Zeus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Remus.