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

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.

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Popularity of Roman

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).

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