Meaning and name origin
Remus \r(e)-mus\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Romulus.
Remus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22698 out of 88799, Top 26%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Remus for boys (2014 statistics).