60 Ancient Roman Baby Names For Girls And Boys

Ancient Roman Baby Names

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Ancient Roman culture still manages to excite us and elicits feelings of a mystical and ethereal time. Today, though, only a few buildings, some traditions, and legends remain. And, the remnants of the once opulent empire also include her names.

Many people still like giving their young ‘uns a Roman name. So, if you’re thinking along the same lines, or simply sifting through the options, our collection of some famous Ancient Roman baby names for boys and girls is sure to help you.

Ancient Roman Baby Names For Girls:

1. Aelia

It is an ancient Roman name for girls, and the name originates from a Greek word ‘helios’ that means Sun. It was the family name of the famed Roman emperor Hadrian.

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2. Alba

The name comes from the Latin word Albus that means “white and bright”. If you want your little angel’s future to be bright and prosperous, you can call her by that name.

3. Albina

Feminine form of Albinus. The names became popular after Saint Albinus, who was the bishop of Angers in Brittany.

4. Antonia

The feminine name became famous after Marcus Antonius, who was one of the notable people in Roman history.

5. Aquila

The name means eagle in Latin, and it describes the positive attributes of wilderness and courage.

6. Augusta

The feminine form of Augustus, the name originates from the Latin word ‘augere’ meaning great. Augustus was the title given to the first Roman emperor Octavian for his honesty, wisdom, and greatness.

7. Aurelia

It comes from the Latin word ‘aureus’, which means golden or gilded. It was also the name of the famous Roman emperor and philosophical writer, Marcus Aurelius.

8. Balbina

The feminine form of Balbinus, it was the name of the famous Saint Balbina who sacrificed her life with her father, Quirinus.

9. Caecilia

It originates from the Latin word ‘caecus’ meaning blind.Saint Caecilia was a martyr, who refused to pay her eternal devotion to the Roman gods. The saint later became known for her love for music.

10. Camilla

It was the name of the legendary warrior maiden. The name further became popular due to the famed English literary work Fanny Burney’s novel released in 1796.

11. Cassia

It comes from the Latin word Cassius meaning empty. In modern days, the name further became famous as the first name of world-famous boxer Muhammad Ali.

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12. Claudia

It originates from the Latin word Claudius meaning ‘lame’.

13. Cornelia

The popular ancient Roman name was borne by Cornelia Scipionis Africana and she was the daughter of Roman hero Scipio Africanus.

14. Decima

The name means tenth and in earlier days the name was borne by the tenth child of the family.

15. Domitia

It comes from the Latin word domitus that means ‘having been tamed’.

16. Fabia

The feminine name originates from the Latin word faba meaning beans. It was the name of the popular Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus.

17. Fausta

The feminine form of the name Faustus that means lucky or auspicious.

18. Flavia

It comes from the name Flavius that mean golden haired. If your beautiful daughter possesses yellow hair, you can call her by that name.

19. Hadriana

Hadria is a girl’s name that has two meanings. One is derived from Hadrianus that has a Latin reference and means ‘From Hadria’. Another meaning is ‘Lucky’ or ‘Successful’.

20. Herminia

The feminine name originates from the name of the Greek god Hermes.

21. Horatia

It comes from the Latin word Hora meaning hour or time. One of the famous bearers of the name is Quintus oratius Flaccus.

22. Hortensia

A unique Roman name for girls, Hortensia is a variation of the Latin word ‘Hortense’ that means ‘From the garden’.

23. Julia

It is a common English name, and one of the proud bearers of the name is famous actress Julia Roberts.

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24. Liviana

Feminine form of Livius, that means to envy.

25. Lucia

Feminine form of Lucius and it became popular after the name of the courageous Saint Lucia.

26. Marcella

The name originates from the name of Roman god Mars.

27. Mariana

Mariana is the combination of two popular traditional names Maria, meaning ‘Bitter’ or ‘Wished-for child’ and Ana refers to ‘Grace’. This is a very popular Roman name for girls and has a Spanish origin.

28. Martina

One of the famous bearers of the name was Saint Martina, and she is one of the patron saints of Rome.

29. Octavia

Ocatavia is a name for girls and means ‘Born eighth’ in Latin.  During the era of Roman Empire, Octavia was the sister of Octavian. She was married to their political alliance Mark Antony.

30. Valentina

Valentina is a feminine variation of the Latin word Valentine. It refers to ‘Brave’ or ‘Strong’.

31. Valeria

Valeria is an ancient Roman name for girls and means ‘Strength’ or ‘Health’. It is derived from the Latin word ‘Valere’ meaning ‘To be strong’.

Ancient Roman Baby Names For Boys:

1. Albus

Albus is a Roman name for boys. The Latin word refers to ‘White’ or ‘Bright’.

2. Cicero

Cicero is an ancient Roman name for boys, originating from the Latin word ‘Cicer’ that refers to ‘Chickpea’. It was also the family name of Marcus Tullius Cicero, famously known as Cicero, who was an orator, author, and statesman of the 1st century BC.

3. Marcellus

This is an ancient Roman name for boys that means ‘A hammer’ or ‘Young warrior’. Marcellus is derived from Mars, who is the Roman God of War.

4. Maximus

It comes from the Latin word Maximus that means great. It was the name of the famous monk Saint Maximus.

5. Octavius

It originates from the name of the historical Roman emperor Augustus.

6. Otho

It was the name of the short-lived Roman emperor.

7. Porcius

The name is taken from the Latin word porcus meaning pig. One of the famous bearers of the name was Roman statesman Marcus Porcius Cato.

8. Regulus

The name implies prince or little king. If you want to treat your son like a prince, you can call him by this name.

9. Rufus

The name means red-haired, and it was the nickname of the popular king of England, William II Rufus.

10. Sabinus

It originates from the Latin name Sabine. The Sabines were the ancient people, who used to reside in modern-day central Italy.

11. Seneca

It comes from the Latin word senectus meaning old.

12. Septimus

It means seventh in Latin and the seventh son of the family earned this title in ancient days.

13. Tatius

In Roman history, Titus Tatius was the rule of Sabines.

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14. Titus

It comes from the Latin word titulus that means ‘title of honor’. One of the popular bearers of the name was Sabine king Titus Tatius.

15. Vitus

This ancient Roman name for boys has an Italian origin. Vitus means ‘Life’ and was also the name of a popular Christian saint.

16. Valens

The name means ‘strong’ and ‘healthy’. It became popular after the name of the Saint Valentine.

17. Aelius

It originates from the Greek work Helios meaning Sun.

18. Albanus

Derived from the Latin word Alba that means white.

19. Augustus

It comes from the Latin word augere meaning vulnerable or great.

20. Avitus

It is one of the popular Roman family names that means ‘ancestral’.

21. Brutus

The name implies heavy, and it became popular after the name of the famed founder of Roman Republic, Lucius unius Brutus.

22. Caesar

It comes from the Latin word ‘caesaries’ that implies hairy. One of the famous bearers of the name was Julius Caesar.

23. Drusus

The inner meaning of the name implies strong.

24. Fabius

It originates from the Latin word faba meaning beans.

25. Felix

The boyish name means ‘lucky’ or ‘successful’, and it was the nickname of popular Roman general Sulla.

26. Festus

The name means festival or holiday.

27. Gallus

In Latin, the name means rooster.

28. Hilarius

Derived from the Latin word ‘hilaris’, it means cheerful.

29. Junius

Inspired by the name of Roman goddess Juno, it became a popular boyish name. One of the proud bearers of the name was the founder of the Roman Republic, Lucius Junius Brutus.

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