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Boy Name: Roman

Name: Roman
Pronunciation: \r(o)-man\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: citizen of Rome
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Ramon, Rayman
Variant forms: Romain, Romaine, Romanes, Romano, Romanos, Romanus, Rome
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 475
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 515


Roman \r(o)-man\ as a boy's 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. Romain is a French form. Film director Roman Polanski; author Romain Gary.

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

Baby names that sound like Roman are Ramon and Rayman.

View a list of the 97 names that reference Roman.


Roman is a very popular first name for men (#475 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#515 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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