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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.

Associated with: saints, roman, ancient, courage (brave), imperial (king).

Variations

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Reman, Rioman, ..

(female) Romanna, Romanni, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Roman for boys. Roman reached its highest position of #113 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roman name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Roman and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Roman (#113 in 2014) are Romaine, Romanus and Rome (#1361 in 2014). Usage of these relations of Roman was at its most widespread in 2014 (average #1368). Roman is the most fashionable baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roman, Romaine, Romanus, Rome in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE ROMAN

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.


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