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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. Film director Roman Polanski; author Romain Gary.


Roman has 7 variant forms: Romain, Romaine, Romanes, Romano, Romanos, Romanus and Rome.


Roman is a very popular first name for males (#475 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#515 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roman for boys. Roman reached its highest rank of #113 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roman name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roman and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Roman (#113) and Rome. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roman, Rome in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.