What does Roman mean?
Roman /ro-man/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 popularity of Roman for boys. Roman reached its highest position of #113 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Roman and corresponding names. The only other prominent variation form of Roman (#113 in 2014) is Rome. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 2014 (usage of 0.4435%). Roman (#113) is the most fashionable baby name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Roman▲ is alike in pronunciation to Ramon▼ and Rayman. Other recommended similar baby names are Loman, Roan, Roban, Rodman, Rogan, Rohan▲, Ronan▲, Rowan▲ and Royan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roman.