55 Roman Names for Baby Boys

Ancient Roman Baby Boy Names With Meanings

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The first thing that you put on your checklist after you have a baby is – finding the right name. The rest will follow in due course of time. Parents are making a beeline for beautiful names that sound nice, have the correct meaning and will resonate with the persona of their child. Gone are the days when people sought for common names for their children. Parents now want their children to have names they will stand out in the classroom, at work and will also create an identity for their child for the rest of their lives. Go through this list of Roman baby boy names that can help you pick the perfect name for your baby.

Popular Ancient Roman Baby Boy Names with Meanings

Ancient Roman names have been used in many European countries in the past, and they have made a comeback in the recent past. Names like Julius and Cyrus can now be heard in the US thanks to popular TV series and games. Looking for Roman names for boys? Choose from the list below.

Names Meaning
Adrian Adrian was a common name during the Medieval Age, and it is gaining popularity day by day. Meaning of Adrian is ‘sea’ or ‘water.’
Angel A common yet beautiful name, Angel is derived from the Greek word ‘angelos.’ It means ‘messenger.’
Aloysius This name has a Latin origin and means ‘famous warrior.’ Aloysius was also a name of a Catholic saint who died treating ill people. It is one of the best Roman Catholic baby boy names.
Amadeus The name ‘Amadeus’ is derived from two Latin words ‘amare’ meaning ‘to love’ and ‘deus’ meaning god. Music loving parents love this name as it is the middle name of Mozart.
Atticus ‘Atticus’ has a Greek, Latin origin and is a strong Roman boy name. This name reminds everyone of Gregory Peck’s character ‘Atticus Finch’ in the movie ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird.’  It means ‘from Attica or Athens.’
Augustus This name will be perfect for parents looking for an imposing name. It has a Latin, Slavic origin and means ‘magnificent, great’. Augustus was the name given to Octavian, Julius Caesar’s adopted son by the Roman Senate.
Ambrosius It is derived from the Greek word ‘Ambrosios’ meaning ‘immortal’.
Caesar Every one of us has heard of Julius Caesar. Caesar has become quite a popular name in the recent times. It means ‘something with a thick head of hair’.
Charles Quite common among Roman names for boys, Charles is another option you have. It is a variant of the name ‘Karl’ and means ‘brave’.
Cyrus The name Cyrus has a Persian origin, and is derived from the name ‘Kurush’. Kurush means ‘young’ or ‘far sighted’. It is also associated with the Greek name ‘Kyrios’ meaning ‘lord’.
Dominic Dominic was quite a popular name in Ancient Rome. It comes from the name ‘Dominicus’ and means ‘of the Master,’ ‘Lordly,’ or ‘belong to the God’.
Florentinus This ancient Roman name is an uncommon option you have. It means ‘flourishing’ or ‘blossoming’.
John Though a Hebrew name, John was a common name in ancient Rome. Even today it’s quite a popular name in the US. It’s the shortened version of ‘Jonathan,’ who was the eldest son of Saul. His loyalty and fidelity make him one of the most admired characters in the Bible.
Julian It has a Latin origin, and there are many Roman Emperors with this clan name. Julian is Jupiter’s son and means ‘downy, youthful’.
Lincoln It was once a surname and is now being used as a name. The meaning of the name is ‘town or settlement by the pool’. Many girls are also named Lincoln in the USA.
Linus Linus has a Greek origin and it means ‘flax’. In Greek mythology, Linus is a musician and poet who was Hercules’s music teacher. Linus is also quite a popular name in Hollywood movies. Remember Humphrey Bogart from Sabrina?
Magnus This name has a Latin origin. There was a famous saint by this name, and the name is quite popular in the Scandinavian countries. It means ‘greatest’.
Marcus Marcus was a common name in classical Rome, and has a Greek origin. It means ‘war-like’. You can shorten it to ‘Mark’.
Marius Mars is a Roman family name. It has a Latin origin, and quite a popular name in countries like France and Germany. The name means ‘male’.
Maximus Maximus was Russel Crowe’s name in the 2000 movie Gladiator. It means ‘greatest’.
Octavius A very uncommon name, Octavius was the name given to the eighth child in a Roman family. Julius Caesar’s son Augustus was named Octavius before he got his new title.
Patrin Patrin has a Roman origin, and is a truly uncommon name. It means ‘leaf trail’.
Petran Petran is another uncommon name, and you will find people with this name in the USA and Netherlands. It means ‘rock solid’.
Pius This name too has a Latin origin. It means ‘dutiful’ and ‘pious’. Pope Pius XII is a name that many of you have heard of.
Pavle ‘Pavle’ is the Gregorian version of the name ‘Paul.’ It means ‘humble’ or ‘small’.
Quintus Quintus as a name is appealing to a lot of new-age parents. Ben Hur had a character with this name, and was quite a common name in ancient Rome. It means ‘fifth’.
Rufus Rufus is a popular ancient Roman name, and it was a name common among singers and saints. The name has a Latin origin and means ‘red head’.
Septimus Septimus as a name was revived by the Victorians, and there is a famous Roman emperor by this name. It means ‘the seventh son’. Septimus Weasley is a wizard in Harry Potter.
Sergius This name too has a Latin origin. It was a Roman clan name, and means ‘servant’.
Silvanus Meaning of ‘Silvanus’ is ‘forest’ or ‘wood’. This name has a Latin origin and is a variant of ‘Silvain’.
Sirius Sirius is the name of the brightest star in the sky. Do you know what it means? It means ‘burning’.  This name has Greek origin.
Tiberius Tiberius was an ancient Roman emperor. It has a Latin origin and means ‘of the Tiber’.
Titus Titus was a commander in ancient Rome, who later became an emperor. This word has a Latin origin and means ‘title of honor’.
Tulio Tullius was once a Roman family name, and ‘Tulio’ is its modern version. It means ‘leader’.
Vitus This name has an Italian and French origin and means ‘life’.

Roman Mythology Baby Boy Names

Name Meaning
Achilles Who doesn’t remember Brad Pitt from Troy? Achilles was the most handsome, bravest and greatest warrior of the Trojan War. He is one of the most loved heroes in the Greek mythology.
Aeneas Aeneas originates from the Greek name ‘Aineias’, and is its Latin version. He is the protagonist of the Latin epic poem ‘Aeneid’, and he is the one who traveled to Italy and found the Roman state.
Amulius Amulius was the name of the king of Alba Longa. He overthrew Numitor, his brother but was later deposed by Remus and Romulus.
Aries Aries has a Latin origin, and it means ‘a ram’. It is name of a constellation, and is the first zodiac sign. According to Roman Legends, Aries gave Jason the Golden Fleece.
Consus Roman God of harvest and grain is Consus.
Cupid Cupid is the son of Venus, and Roman god of love. This cute boy has wings and carries a bow to spread love.
Evander Evander means ‘good man’. He founded the Pallantium city.
Faunus Faunus means ‘to befriend’. He is the Roman god of agriculture and fertility.
Italus Italus is the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Italy is named after him.
Janus Janus has two faces and is the Roman god of gateways and beginnings.
Jupiter Protector of law, Jupiter was the supreme Roman God. It is one of the most imposing Roman God boy names.
Liber Roman god of fertility is Liber.
Mars In Roman mythology, Mars is the god of wars.
Neptune God of sea in Roman mythology is Neptune.
Numitor Remus and Romulus were the grandsons of Numitor. He was also the king of Alba Longa before being overthrown.
Pluto Alternate name of the God of the underworld ‘Hades’ is Pluto. It means ‘wealth’ in Greek.
Pollux Pollus was Zeus’s son. The name means ‘sweet’ in Greek.
Quirinus The name is derived from the word ‘quiris’ meaning ‘spear’. It was a name of a Roman god.
Remus Remus and Romulus together founded Rome. Romulus assassinated Remus.
Romulus Founder of Rome.
Saturn Saturn is the god of agriculture in Roman mythology. He was Juno and Jupiter’s father.

These are some of the Roman baby names you can choose from. Make sure you choose one that accents your baby’s personality!

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