What does Remus mean?
Remus /re-mus/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
The only prominent variation form of Remus (not ranked) is Remy (#621 in 2014). This boy name was at the top of its popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.379%). Remy (#621) is the most trendy name for newborns here. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Remus and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)