Given Name OVID

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: AH-vid (English)  [details]

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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ovidius (Ancient Roman), Ovidio (Italian), Ovídio (Portuguese), Ovidiu (Romanian), Ovidio (Spanish), Ofydd (Welsh)


animals, currently out of the US top 1000, poets, surnames, uncertain etymology
Entry updated May 31, 2018