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What does Romeo mean?

Romeo Pronunciation of Romeo [romeo] as a boys' name is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Romeo is "citizen of Rome". From Romanus. Shakespeare used the name for his tragic young hero in the famous romance "Romeo and Juliet".

Associated with: hero, famous.


1 related form via Romanus: Romanos.

1 feminine form: Romea.

Creative forms:
(male) Remeo, Riomeo, ..

(female) Romai, Rone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Romeo Elliot (R.E.), ..

How popular is Romeo?

Romeo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#688 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#3984 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Romeo reached its highest position of #323 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #377 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Romanus is the only other prominent alternative form of Romeo (#377 the previous year). These forms of Romeo reached the top of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are almost as popular today. Romeo is more universally found than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Romeo, Romanus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Romeo is alike in pronunciation to Rama, Ramey, Rami, Ramy, Remee, Remi, Remie, Remmey, Remmy, Remo and Remy. Other suggested similar names are Pompeo, Reo, Rocco, Rocio, Rocko, Rodel, Rodeo, Roe, Roger, Roley, Rollo, Roman, Romano, Rome, Romney, Romolo, Ronel, Roper, Rorey, Rosco, Rover, Rowe, Rowen, Royer, Rozen and Tomeo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Romeo.

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