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Boy Name: Remus

Name: Remus
Pronunciation: \r(e)-mus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Romulus
Sounds Like: Ramos, Ramzi
Similar Names: Bemus, Bemis, Beamus, Comus, Demas, Demos, Hermus, Seamus, Rinus, Rasmus, Rees, Regis, Remy, Remmy, Remie, Remi, Remee, Reyes, Rufus, Seumus
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 22698

Description

Remus \r(e)-mus\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin. The name's spelling is the same as the Latin word for "oar", and hence possibly means "swiftness". The name of one of the legendary twins (the other was Remo) who founded Rome. Made familiar by Joel Chandler Harris' "Uncle Remus" stories which were popular in the early 20th century.

For more information, see also the related name Romulus.

Baby names that sound like Remus are Ramos and Ramzi. Other similar baby names are Bemus, Bemis, Beamus, Comus, Demas, Demos, Hermus, Seamus, Rinus, Rasmus, Rees, Regis, Remy, Remmy, Remie, Remi, Remee, Reyes, Rufus and Seumus.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Remus.

Popularity

Remus is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#22698 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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