OVID
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: AH-vid (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Roman family name Ovidius, which was possibly derived from Latin ovis "a sheep". Alternatively, it could have a Sabellic origin. Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, was a 1st-century BC Roman poet who often wrote on the subjects of love and mythology. He was sent into exile by emperor Augustus for no apparent reason.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ovidius (Ancient Roman), Ovidio (Italian), Ovídio (Portuguese), Ovidiu (Romanian), Ovidio (Spanish), Ofydd (Welsh)
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