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Famous bearer: Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter books.
moonlet  1/29/2005
Remus Lupin, a werewolf from the Harry Potter series. Interestingly the name is also that of an ancient werewolf-ish person, Remus, the brother of Romulus, who was raised by wolves.
SiriusLives222  1/3/2006
Teddy Remus Lupin is the son of Remus and Nymphadora Lupin-Tonks.
DontDissMadison  7/23/2007
I believe the name Remus is Latin in origin and it means "swift". At least, that is what I found on another baby name site.
reverend_of_doom  4/19/2005
Remus does not mean "swift" in Latin. In Latin, remus means "oar". The word celer means "swift".
― Anonymous User  6/11/2005
This is a really popular name in Romania. [noted -ed]
nume  12/18/2005
According to Roman mythology, Remus and Romulus were the sons of a priestess named Rhea Silvia and the god of war, Mars. "Remus" is also the name of one of the moons of asteroid "87 Silvia".
SylensetheBard  12/26/2005
If Remus means oar, as a name it may imply speed, or to carry, or to propel. 'remis velisque' (oars and sails) may man something like 'full-speed ahead'. It also has connotations as the lesser of two brothers, similar to the mythical Cain and Abel. Yet Remus was the brother murdered. If you ask me the meaning is an open affair.
NeverAiling  3/27/2006
Remus and Romulus, in legend, were twins raised by wolves. There's a statue of them (as babies) in Rome, nursing on a wolf.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
In mythology, Remus and Romulus were brothers adopted by a wolf. JK Rowling has cleverly portrayed the character of Remus J Lupin as a wolf-cum-human in her third book.
bean  6/11/2006
The problem with the name Remus is its association with the character of Uncle Remus in American folklore, frequently seen as racist. However, as indicated in other comments, the odds are that more people these days will associate it with Remus Lupin.
Marauder  11/9/2006
Pronounced REE-mus. [noted -ed]
Aqua  11/21/2006
I heard that the name Remus means twin.
GodoathElisa  12/29/2006
No, it doesn't mean twin. He (as in the myth about the founders of Rome) was a twin.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2007
This is my great uncle's name and my grandfather is named Romulus (heehee, I know.) We usually shorten my uncle's name to Remo and my grandpa's to Ulo - they're both pretty unique names and despite being in their late 90's neither has ever met anyone else bearing the same name as either of them. I'd definitely recommend either one, they both seem to like their names quite a bit.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2007
I actually pronounce it REY-mus. That's how it's pronounced for Remus Lupin, but names can be pronounced different ways.
stormy_lovegood  2/24/2007
I admit that the first time I heard this name was when I read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and since then it has grown on me a lot. I absolutely adore this name. It sounds so strong and it is so nice to say it out loud. Definitely one of my favourites.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2007
In a baby book from the 1970's it says that Remus means "Fast Rower" combining the meanings of oar and swift.
purplesheep  9/24/2007
Pronounced "Re-muws" (shortly).
Karcoolka  2/14/2008
I liked this name until JK Rowling used it. It is the name of a little bitty town in Michigan. Romulus also happens to be a town in the same state.
welovejamesarness  5/29/2008
Remus was the brother of Romulus, in Greek legend the founder of Rome. They were raised by a shewolf, like Kain, he betrayed his brother and tried to kill him.
Dax  8/9/2008
I don't care for this name. It makes me think of a rhesus monkey, and it's yet another name ruined by Harry Potter.
bananarama  10/4/2009
Ugh, I really like this name for a character, but hearing that is used in Harry Potter makes me hesitant to use it.
apiringwriter  6/15/2011
Sounds like the name of an elderly African-American man.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/10/2015

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