What does Roman mean?
Roman [ro-man] as a boys' 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.
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How popular is Roman?
Roman is a very popular first name for men (#475 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#507 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Roman for boys. Roman reached its highest position of #102 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Roman and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Roman (#102 in 2015) are Romaine, Romanus and Rome (#1427 in 2015). Usage of these relations of Roman was at its most widespread in 2015 (average #1382). Roman is the most fashionable baby name among these.
Roman▲ is alike in pronunciation to Ramon▼, Ramone, Rayman and Raymon▼. Other recommended names are Aman, Arman, Boban, Colman, Conan, Cowan, Coyan, Daman, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Eaman, Elman, Eman, Erman, Goran, Gorman, Heman, Hogan, Holman, Hyman▼, Iman, Inman, Johan▲, Joran, Jovan, Logan▲, Loman, Loran, Nolan▲, Norman▼, Orman, Rajan, Rama, Ramzan, Redman, Regan, Rian, Roan, Roane, Roban, Robin▼, Robyn, Rodas, Rodman, Rodmann, Rogan, Rohan▲, Roland▼, Roldan, Rollan, Romeo▲, Ronal, Ronan▲, Ronn, Roshan, Rowan▲, Rowen▲, Royal▲, Royan, Roydan, Rozen, Ryan▼, Rylan, Sohan, Suman, Teman, Toran, Wyman, Yeoman and Youman. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roman.See names in meaning and etymology.