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What does Roman mean?

Roman Pronunciation of Roman 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 (old), courage (brave), imperial (king)


VARIANTS Romain, Romaine, Romanes, Romano, Romanos, Romanus, Rome

(male) Reman, ..

(female) Roah, ..

Roman Aspen (R.A.), ..

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)

Roman reached its highest position of #85 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Roman (#85 IN 2018) are Romaine, Romanus and Rome (#1103). Usage of these relations of Roman was at its most widespread in 2018 (AVERAGE #1297). 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 outside U.S.

Similar Names

Roman is alike in pronunciation to Ramon, Ramone, Rayman and Raymon. Other recommended sound-alike 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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