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Meaning and name origin
Roman \r(o)-man\ as a boy's name is pronounced roh-MAHN, ROH-mun. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Roman is "citizen of Rome". Variant of Romanus; the name of several obscure saints and a pope. Rome was the center of the Roman Catholic faith. In the ancient world, Roman citizenship represented an ideal standard of rectitude and courage. Even as the Imperial declined, the ideals of Roman citizenship remained to rebuke those responsible and to inspire those who opposed them. Romain is a French form. Film director Roman Polanski; author Romain Gary.
Roman is a very popular first name for males (#475 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#515 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roman for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roman and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Roman and Rome. (2014 statistics).
Roman is also pronounced similarly to Ramon and Rayman. Other suggested similar baby names are Loman, Roan, Roban, Rodman, Rogan, Rohan, Ronan, Rowan and Royan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roman.
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