Roman Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: While Roman is a popular name in English-speaking countries, it’s also widely used in Russia, Poland, and other Slavic countries.

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A Deep Dive

Roman Overview

Meaning

From Rome, strong, powerful

Gender

Boy

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin “Romanus”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈroʊmən/

Popularity

Roman has been gaining popularity, ranking within the top 100 baby names for boys in the US since 2016.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Exotic, Cool, Mythological, Cute

Associated Traits

Strength, historical depth, power

Name Day

February 28th
A Deep Dive

Roman Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Romano, Romain, Romanus, Romane, Romanos, Romulus, Romolo, Romanes, Romaric, Romer

Common Nicknames

Ro, Rome, Romi, Manny, Rom, Romo, Rommy, Roro, Mano, Roma

Diminutives

Rommy, Romy, Romo, Roma, Romik, Romey, Romuś, Romčik, Romino, Romkin

Famous People

  • Roman Polanski
    (French Film Director)
  • Roman Abramovich
    (Russian Businessman)
  • Roman Reigns
    (American Wrestler)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Roman Godfrey
    ("Hemlock Grove" TV Series)
  • Roman Pearce
    ("2 Fast 2 Furious" Film Series)

Places

  • Roman City
    (Romania)
  • Roman River
    (river in England)

What Is the Meaning of Roman?

The name Roman traditionally means “from Rome” or “strong” and “powerful”.

This designation originally referred to individuals from the city of Rome, the capital of Italy, which was historically the center of the powerful Roman Empire.

What Is the Origin of The Name Roman?

Roman is a name of Latin origin, coming from the word “Romanus,” which refers to people or citizens of Rome. It has historically been used throughout Europe, particularly in countries influenced by Roman culture and traditions, and has seen widespread use in Slavic countries as well.

Roman Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Roman in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#742021#682022#662023
Top 3 Rankings#662023#682022#722019

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Roman

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202366
(+2 from 2022)
4777
(+49 from 2022)
0.26087
202268
(+6 from 2021)
4728
(+167 from 2021)
0.25243
202174
(+3 from 2020)
4561
(+77 from 2020)
0.24343
202077
(-5 from 2019)
4484
(-428 from 2019)
0.24242
201972
(+14 from 2018)
4912
(+525 from 2018)
0.25560
201886
(+5 from 2017)
4387
(+109 from 2017)
0.22570
201791
(+7 from 2016)
4278
(+57 from 2016)
0.21616
201698
(+4 from 2015)
4221
(+332 from 2015)
0.20838
2015102
(+11 from 2014)
3889
(+410 from 2014)
0.19022
2014113
(+23 from 2013)
3479
(+593 from 2013)
0.16977
2013136
(+23 from 2012)
2886
(+310 from 2012)
0.14282
2012159
(-2 from 2011)
2576
(+110 from 2011)
0.12695
2011157
(+29 from 2010)
2466
(+474 from 2010)
0.12139
2010186
(+20 from 2009)
1992
(+155 from 2009)
0.09696
2009206
(-1 from 2008)
1837
(-95 from 2008)
0.08661
2008205
(+2 from 2007)
1932
(+42 from 2007)
0.08861
2007207
(+2 from 2006)
1890
(+72 from 2006)
0.08532
2006209
(-4 from 2005)
1818
(-47 from 2005)
0.08292
2005205
(+33 from 2004)
1865
(+468 from 2004)
0.08767
2004238
(+56 from 2003)
1397
(+349 from 2003)
0.06610
2003294
(-10 from 2002)
1048
(+3 from 2002)
0.04988
2002284
(+13 from 2001)
1045
(+60 from 2001)
0.05056
2001297
(+20 from 2000)
985
(+79 from 2000)
0.04762
2000317
(+20 from 1999)
906
(+119 from 1999)
0.04338
1999337
(-1 from 1998)
787
(-19 from 1998)
0.03860
1998336
(+11 from 1997)
806
(+67 from 1997)
0.03975
1997347
(+14 from 1996)
739
(+67 from 1996)
0.03699
1996361
(+7 from 1995)
672
(+24 from 1995)
0.03354
1995368
(+7 from 1994)
648
(+25 from 1994)
0.03222
1994375
(-17 from 1993)
623
(-38 from 1993)
0.03056
1993358
(+13 from 1992)
661
(+35 from 1992)
0.03200
1992371
(+6 from 1991)
626
(+25 from 1991)
0.02982
1991377
(-3 from 1990)
601
(-22 from 1990)
0.02835
1990374
(+11 from 1989)
623
(+51 from 1989)
0.02895
1989385
(+5 from 1988)
572
(+65 from 1988)
0.02729
1988390
(+54 from 1987)
507
(+103 from 1987)
0.02532
1987444
(-9 from 1986)
404
(+14 from 1986)
0.02072
1986435
(+15 from 1985)
390
(+27 from 1985)
0.02029
1985450
(-45 from 1984)
363
(-47 from 1984)
0.01886
1984405
(+10 from 1983)
410
(+25 from 1983)
0.02185
1983415
(+20 from 1982)
385
(+14 from 1982)
0.02066
1982435
(+60 from 1981)
371
(+85 from 1981)
0.01966
1981495
(+40 from 1980)
286
(+28 from 1980)
0.01536
1980535
(-42 from 1979)
258
(-27 from 1979)
0.01391
1979493
(+9 from 1978)
285
(+25 from 1978)
0.01591
1978502
(-30 from 1977)
260
(-31 from 1977)
0.01522
1977472
(-34 from 1976)
291
(-26 from 1976)
0.01702
1976438
(-25 from 1975)
317
(-33 from 1975)
0.01942
1975413
(+5 from 1974)
350
(+1 from 1974)
0.02157
1974418
(-10 from 1973)
349
(-15 from 1973)
0.02141
1973408
(+10 from 1972)
364
(+4 from 1972)
0.02256
1972418
(-10 from 1971)
360
(-30 from 1971)
0.02150
1971408
(+15 from 1970)
390
(+14 from 1970)
0.02145
1970423
(+65 from 1969)
376
(+129 from 1969)
0.01974
1969488
(+24 from 1968)
247
(+30 from 1968)
0.01350
1968512
(+89 from 1967)
217
(+63 from 1967)
0.01222
1967601
No change from 1966
154
(+1 from 1966)
0.00865
1966601
(-41 from 1965)
153
(-31 from 1965)
0.00842
1965560
(+27 from 1964)
184
(+2 from 1964)
0.00971
1964587
(-2 from 1963)
182
No change from 1963
0.00898
1963585
(-16 from 1962)
182
(-7 from 1962)
0.00882
1962569
(+70 from 1961)
189
(+39 from 1961)
0.00899
1961639
(+22 from 1960)
150
(+10 from 1960)
0.00695
1960661
(-40 from 1959)
140
(-15 from 1959)
0.00647
1959621
(-34 from 1958)
155
(-19 from 1958)
0.00715
1958587
(+8 from 1957)
174
(+7 from 1957)
0.00807
1957595
(-28 from 1956)
167
(-11 from 1956)
0.00763
1956567
(+21 from 1955)
178
(+22 from 1955)
0.00829
1955588
(-35 from 1954)
156
(-18 from 1954)
0.00746
1954553
(-34 from 1953)
174
(-10 from 1953)
0.00841
1953519
(+46 from 1952)
184
(+30 from 1952)
0.00919
1952565
(-21 from 1951)
154
(-2 from 1951)
0.00780
1951544
(+11 from 1950)
156
(+8 from 1950)
0.00816
1950555
(+8 from 1949)
148
(+4 from 1949)
0.00814
1949563
(+63 from 1948)
144
(+27 from 1948)
0.00799
1948626
(+8 from 1947)
117
(-1 from 1947)
0.00656
1947634
(+40 from 1946)
118
(+26 from 1946)
0.00635
1946674
(-47 from 1945)
92
(-1 from 1945)
0.00557
1945627
(+29 from 1944)
93
(+3 from 1944)
0.00678
1944656
(-84 from 1943)
90
(-32 from 1943)
0.00648
1943572
(+3 from 1942)
122
(+6 from 1942)
0.00839
1942575
(+22 from 1941)
116
(+17 from 1941)
0.00824
1941597
(-76 from 1940)
99
(-25 from 1940)
0.00789
1940521
(+83 from 1939)
124
(+31 from 1939)
0.01045
1939604
(-36 from 1938)
93
(-13 from 1938)
0.00821
1938568
(+53 from 1937)
106
(+19 from 1937)
0.00933
1937621
(-94 from 1936)
87
(-30 from 1936)
0.00796
1936527
(+31 from 1935)
117
(+11 from 1935)
0.01099
1935558
(-64 from 1934)
106
(-29 from 1934)
0.00991
1934494
(-3 from 1933)
135
(+5 from 1933)
0.01271
1933491
(-55 from 1932)
130
(-36 from 1932)
0.01274
1932436
(-20 from 1931)
166
(-18 from 1931)
0.01545
1931416
(+45 from 1930)
184
(+19 from 1930)
0.01720
1930461
(-30 from 1929)
165
(-22 from 1929)
0.01461
1929431
(-27 from 1928)
187
(-33 from 1928)
0.01688
1928404
(-17 from 1927)
220
(-15 from 1927)
0.01928
1927387
(+9 from 1926)
235
(+12 from 1926)
0.02023
1926396
(+3 from 1925)
223
(-1 from 1925)
0.01947
1925399
(-19 from 1924)
224
(-23 from 1924)
0.01945
1924380
(-7 from 1923)
247
(-9 from 1923)
0.02113
1923373
(+4 from 1922)
256
(+1 from 1922)
0.02261
1922377
(+1 from 1921)
255
(-2 from 1921)
0.02266
1921378
(+1 from 1920)
257
(+9 from 1920)
0.02258
1920379
(-22 from 1919)
248
(-10 from 1919)
0.02253
1919357
(-3 from 1918)
258
(-11 from 1918)
0.02541
1918354
(-6 from 1917)
269
(+13 from 1917)
0.02565
1917348
(-24 from 1916)
256
(-9 from 1916)
0.02669
1916324
(+26 from 1915)
265
(+31 from 1915)
0.02870
1915350
(-15 from 1914)
234
(+43 from 1914)
0.02656
1914335
(+24 from 1913)
191
(+57 from 1913)
0.02795
1913359
(+62 from 1912)
134
(+48 from 1912)
0.02499
1912421
(-53 from 1911)
86
(+29 from 1911)
0.01905
1911368
(+28 from 1910)
57
(+13 from 1910)
0.02361
1910396
(+40 from 1909)
44
(+11 from 1909)
0.02110
1909436
(-71 from 1908)
33
(-6 from 1908)
0.01866
1908365
(+40 from 1907)
39
(+8 from 1907)
0.02344
1907405
(-5 from 1906)
31
(+2 from 1906)
0.01955
1906400
(-30 from 1905)
29
(-2 from 1905)
0.02013
1905370
(+74 from 1904)
31
(+8 from 1904)
0.02164
1904444
(+61 from 1903)
23
(+5 from 1903)
0.01661
1903505
(-79 from 1902)
18
(-5 from 1902)
0.01392
1902426
(+27 from 1901)
23
(+5 from 1901)
0.01733
1901453
(+81 from 1900)
18
(-2 from 1900)
0.01557
1900534
(-132 from 1899)
20
(-1 from 1899)
0.01234
1899402
(+16 from 1898)
21
(-1 from 1898)
0.01823
1898418
(+20 from 1897)
22
(+3 from 1897)
0.01665
1897438
(+96 from 1896)
19
(+4 from 1896)
0.01558
1896534
(-78 from 1895)
15
(-4 from 1895)
0.01162
1895456
(+212 from 1894)
19
(+9 from 1894)
0.01500
1894668
(+37 from 1893)
10
(+1 from 1893)
0.00801
1893705
(-108 from 1891)
9
(-1 from 1891)
0.00744
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1891597
(+32 from 1890)
10
No change from 1890
0.00915
1890629
(-104 from 1889)
10
(-3 from 1889)
0.00835
1889525
(+3 from 1888)
13
(-1 from 1888)
0.01092
1888528
(-108 from 1887)
14
(-2 from 1887)
0.01078
1887420
(+227 from 1886)
16
(+7 from 1886)
0.01464
1886647
(+118 from 1885)
9
(+2 from 1885)
0.00756
1885765
(-168 from 1883)
7
(-3 from 1883)
0.00604
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1883597
(+157 from 1882)
10
(+3 from 1882)
0.00889
1882754
First SSA data recorded
7
First SSA data recorded
0.00574
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Roman

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#842021#732022#592023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#612021#542022#502023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1082021#792022#882023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#962021#792022#772023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#852021#632022#582023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#372021#392022#452023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#742021#742022#392023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#902021#922022#882023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#732021#572022#542023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#742021#802022#822023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#652021#962022#772023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1082021#1102022#1102023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#692021#712022#692023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#782021#882022#752023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#722021#632022#672023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1012021#922022#842023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#892021#622022#602023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1002021#942022#712023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#982021#642022#772023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#822021#862022#712023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1042021#852022#662023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#682021#582022#332023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#892021#1022022#752023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1172021#1262022#1022023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#682021#902022#872023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#962021#1282022#1062023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#352021#522022#612023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1152021#712022#832023

Kansas (KS)

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South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1012021#1052022#1122023

Iowa (IA)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1142021#822022#682023

Nebraska (NE)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#772021#382022#332023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1962021#692022#1262023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#492021#592022#372023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1062021#532022#622023

Delaware (DE)

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Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#742021#602022#592023

North Dakota (ND)

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New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#762021#1302022#1162023

District of Columbia (DC)

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Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1102021#1062022#1712023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#862019#1222020#1182023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1322011#1052015#672020

Popularity Rankings for Roman in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Estonia

Estonia flagEstonia#71976-1980#71981-1985#101986-1990

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#112022#132023#122024

Popularity in Ukraine (Lviv)

Ukraine (Lviv) flagUkraine (Lviv)#142020#122021#152022

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#592019#282020#232021

Popularity in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan flagKazakhstan#252011#262012#262013

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#312021#362022#332023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#612021#432022#632023

Popularity in Slovakia

Slovakia flagSlovakia#452013#432014#502016

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#842021#552022#602023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1022021#832022#562023

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#812012#902013#922014

Popularity in Czechia

Czechia flagCzechia#1042014#1062015#1192016

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1252021#1152022#1062023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1292021#1312022#1612023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1622021#1422022#1722023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1512016#1742017#1822022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1902006#2002008#1892009

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#2482020#2752021#2672022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2492020#3012021#3202022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#2602021#2852022#3072023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#2862020#2652021

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#4452016#4992018#4242023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Roman a Name for Boys or Girls?

Roman is predominantly used as a boy’s name. While it is less commonly used for girls, the usage is primarily masculine across various cultures and languages.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Roman

Roman in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Roman Abramovich (Politician, Businessman, born 1966): Russian oligarch known for his vast wealth and ex-ownership of the Chelsea Football Club.
  • Roman Reigns (Wrestler, born 1985): American professional wrestler in WWE, known for his athleticism and charismatic presence.
  • Roman Polanski (Director, born 1933): Polish-French film director acclaimed for films like "The Pianist" and "Chinatown," controversial for his legal issues.
  • Roman Griffin Davis (Actor, born 2007): British actor recognized for his leading role in the film "Jojo Rabbit."
  • Roman Pearce ("2 Fast 2 Furious" 2003, Film Series): A fictional character known for his role in the action-packed "Fast and Furious" franchise.
  • Roman Godfrey ("Hemlock Grove," 2013, TV Series): Character in the Netflix horror series, known for his complex persona and supernatural elements.
  • Roman River (Essex, England): A river in Essex, contributing to the agricultural and ecological diversity of the region.
  • Roman City (Romania): A place that used to be the Metropolitan City of Rome, featuring many ancient structure.

Similar Names to Roman

  • Romulus
  • Augustus
  • Cesar
  • Julius
  • Martialis
  • Urban
  • Marc
  • Nero

Sibling Names for Roman