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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Late Roman.
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ADEODATUSmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
AEGIDIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of GILES.
AMABILISmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lovable". Saint Amabilis was a 5th-century priest in Riom, central France.
AMADEUSmLate Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMANDUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
AMANTIUSmLate Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
AMATORmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lover (of God)". Saint Amator was a 5th-century bishop of Auxerre.
AMATUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "beloved". The 7th-century Saint Amatus was the first abbot of Remiremont Abbey.
AMORm & fRoman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and the name can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
ANGELUSmLate Roman
Latin form of ANGEL.
BEATUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of BEATA. According to legend, Saint Beatus was ordained a priest by Saint Peter and evangelized in Switzerland. Another saint by this name was an 8th-century Asturian theologian.
BENEDICTUSmLate Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of BENEDICT, as well as the modern Dutch form.
BENIGNUSmLate Roman
Late Latin form of BENIGNO.
BONITUSmLate Roman
Derived from a diminutive of Latin bonus meaning "good". This was the name of a 7th-century century saint, a bishop of Auvergne.
CAELESTINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name, a derivative of CAELESTIS. This name was borne by five popes (usually spelled Celestine in English).
CAELESTISmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "of the sky, heavenly".
CAESARIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from CAESAR. Saint Caesarius was a 6th-century bishop of Arles.
CALIXTUSmLate Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLISTUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) "most beautiful". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callixtus), including the 3rd-century Callistus I who is regarded as a saint.
CALLIXTUSmLate Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CANDIDUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of CANDIDA. This name was borne by a few early saints and martyrs.
CLARUSmLate Roman
Masculine Latin form of CLARA. This was the name of several early saints.
CLEMENSmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Original Latin form of CLEMENT, as well as the German, Dutch and Scandinavian form.
CLEMENTIUSmLate Roman
Derivative of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
COLUMBAm & fLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
COLUMBANUSmLate Roman
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.
CONSTANSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "constant, steadfast". This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor, a son of Constantine the Great.
CONSTANTIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of CONSTANS.
CRESCENSmLate Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name which was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
CRESCENTIUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
CYRIACUSmLate Roman
Latinized form of the Greek name Κυριακος (Kyriakos), which meant "of the lord" (derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord"). This was the name of a few early saints.
DELPHINUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of DELPHINA. Saint Delphinus was a 4th-century bishop of Bordeaux.
DEODATUSmLate Roman
Variant of ADEODATUS or DEUSDEDIT. This name was borne by several saints.
DESIDERATUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin desideratum meaning "desired". This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
DESIDERIUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin desiderium "longing, desire". It was the name of several early saints. It was also borne in the 8th century by the last king of the Lombard Kingdom.
DEUSDEDITmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).
DOMINICUSmLate Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.
DONATIANUSmLate Roman
Derivative of Donatus (see DONATO). This was the name of a few early saints.
DONATUSmLate Roman
Latin form of DONATO.
DOROTHEUSmLate Roman
Latinized form of DOROTHEOS.
DURANSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
ELIGIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name derived from Latin eligere "to choose". The 7th-century Saint Eligius is the patron saint of metalworkers.
EMERENTIUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin emereo meaning "to fully deserve".
EMYGDIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of EMIDIO.
EPHESIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of EFISIO.
EUSTACHIUSmLate Roman
Possibly from the Greek name EUSTACHYS or from the same source. This (or Eustathius) is the Latin name of Saint Eustace.
FELICIANUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of FELICIANO.
FELICIUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of FELICIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a companion of Saint Castor of Karden.
FELINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "cat-like". This was the name of a possibly legendary saint who was martyred with Gratian in the 3rd century.
FIDELISmLate Roman
Original form of FIDEL.
FIRMINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of FIRMIN.
FLORENTINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIUSmLate Roman
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FLORINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
FRIGIDIANUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of FREDIANO.
GABINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of GAVINO.
GEREONmGerman, Late Roman
Possibly derived from Greek γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.
GERONTIUSmLate Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from Greek γερων (geron) "old man".
HONORATUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "esteemed, distinguished". This was the name of at least seven saints, including a 5th-century archbishop of Arles and a 6th-century bishop of Amiens who is the patron saint of bakers.
HONORINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "honour". This was the name of an emperor of the Western Roman Empire. It was also borne by a few early saints and four popes.
IACOMUSmLate Roman
Late Latin form of JACOB.
IERONIMUSmLate Roman
Medieval Latin form of JEROME.
IGNATIUSmLate Roman
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by Emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.
IOSEPHUSmLate Roman
Latin form of JOSEPH.
ISAURUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
IUSTINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUSmLate Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
JACOBUSmDutch, Late Roman
Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
JOANNESmLate Roman
Latin variant of JOHANNES.
JOHANNESmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
JUSTUSmGerman, Dutch, Late Roman
Latin name which meant "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
LAURUSmLate Roman
Original masculine form of LAURA.
LEOmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
LEOCADIUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of LEOCADIA.
LEONIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from LEO.
LIBERIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from Latin liber "free". This name was borne by a 2nd-century saint and a 4th-century pope.
LIBORIUSmLate Roman
Possibly a variant of LIBERIUS, or possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name. Saint Liborius was a 4th-century bishop of Le Mans.
LUPUSmLate Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
MAGNUSmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
MAURUSmLate Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MODESTUSmLate Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
NARCISSUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NATALIUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NAZARIUSmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name was borne by several early saints, including a man martyred with Celsus in Milan.
ONUPHRIUSmEgyptian Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman
Latinized form of Greek Οννωφρις (Onnophris), derived from Egyptian Unn-nfr meaning "he who is good, he who is happy". This was an epithet of the god Osiris. It was later used by an Egyptian saint and hermit from the 4th or 5th century.
PASCHALISmLate Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PASTORmSpanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
PATRICIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of PATRICK.
PIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "pious, dutiful". This was the name of twelve popes.
PRIMITIVUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "first formed". Saint Primitivus was a 3rd-century Spanish martyr.
PRIMUSmLate Roman
Latin form of PRIMO.
PRUDENTIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name derived from prudens "prudence, good judgement". This was the name of a 9th-century bishop of Troyes. He is considered a local saint there.
QUIRINUSmRoman Mythology, Late Roman
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.
REMIGIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of RÉMY.
RENATUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "born again".
ROMAEUSmLate Roman
Latin form of ROMEO.
ROMANUSmLate Roman
Latin form of ROMAN.
SANCTIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of SANCHO.
SERAPHINUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of SERAPHINA.
SIDONIUSmLate Roman
Latin name which meant "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.
SILVESTERmDutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVIUSmLate Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SIXTUSmLate Roman
Latin form of the Greek name Ξυστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".
URSINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of Ursus (see URS).
URSUSmLate Roman
Latin form of URS.
VIATORmLate Roman
Late Latin name (see BEATRIX). This was the name of a 4th-century Italian saint.
VICTORmEnglish, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Roman name meaning "victor, conqueror" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who authored 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
VICTORINUSmLate Roman
Roman name which was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of a ruler of the Gallic Empire in the 3rd century. It was also borne by the 4th-century Roman grammarian and philosopher Victorinus Afer as well as a few early saints.
VICTORIUSmLate Roman
Roman name which was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.
VINCENTIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of VINCENT.
VIRGILIUSmLate Roman
Medieval Latin form of VERGILIUS, altered by association with Latin virgo "maiden" or virga "wand".
VITALISmLate Roman
Latin form of VITALE.
VIVIANUSmLate Roman
Latin form of VIVIAN.
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