Classical Latin Origin Names

This is a list of names in which the origin is Classical Latin. Latin was the language spoken in ancient Rome and many parts of the Roman Empire.
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PATRICK   m   Irish, English, French, German
From the Latin name Patricius, which meant "nobleman". This name was adopted in the 5th-century by Saint Patrick, whose birth name was Sucat. He was a Romanized Briton who was captured and enslaved in his youth by Irish raiders. After six years of servitude he escaped home, but he eventually became a bishop and went back to Ireland as a missionary. He is traditionally credited with Christianizing the island, and is regarded as Ireland's patron saint.... [more]
PATRIK   m   Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIZIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRYCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRYK   m   Polish
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATSY   f & m   English, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTI   f   English
Variant of PATTY.
PATTIE   f   English
Variant of PATTY.
PATTON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of PATRICK. A notable bearer of the surname was the American World War II general George S. Patton (1885-1945), who played an important part in the allied offensive in France.
PATTY   f   English
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
PATXI   m   Basque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PAU   m   Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of PAUL. It also coincides with the Catalan word for "peace".
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he travelled the eastern Mediterranean as a missionary. His original Hebrew name was Saul. Many of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him.... [more]
PÀULA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULE   f   French
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULEEN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PAULINE.
PAULENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PAULINE.
PAULETTA   f   English
Latinate feminine diminutive of PAUL.
PAULETTE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of PAUL.
PAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAULIE   m   English
Diminutive of PAUL.
PAULIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of PAULINA.
PAULÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of PAULINA.
PAULINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULINE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULA.
PAULINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
PAULINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a 5th-century nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealthy lifestyle and became bishop of Nola. He was also noted for his poetry. Another saint by this name was a 7th-century missionary to England who became the first bishop of York.
PAULINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
PAULIUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PAUL.
PAŬLO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULO   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULOS   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
PÀULU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULU   m   Corsican
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of PAUL.
PAUWEL   m   Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch (Flemish) form of PAUL.
PAVAO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVEL   m   Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVELU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
PAVICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of PAULA.
PĀVILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PAVLA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of PAUL.
PAVLE   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVLI   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAVLÍNA   f   Czech
Czech form of PAULINA.
PAVLINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PAVLO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PAVLOS   m   Greek
Greek form of PAUL.
PAVO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of PAVAO.
PAVOL   m   Slovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PAWEŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of PAUL.
PAX   f   Roman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
PAZ (1)   f   Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PEARL   f   English
From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
PEARLE   f   English
Variant of PEARL.
PEARLIE   f   English
Diminutive of PEARL.
PEG   f   English
Short form of PEGGY.
PEGGIE   f   English
Variant of PEGGY.
PEGGY   f   English
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEIGI   f   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PELLEGRINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Peregrinus (see PEREGRINE).
PENI   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of BEN (1).
PENTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BENEDICT.
PEREGRINE   m   English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.
PEREGRINUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PEREGRINE.
PERELE   f   Yiddish
Variant of PERLE.
PERLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLE   f   French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERLIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of PEARL.
PERLITA   f   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PERNEL   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of PARNEL.
PERNILLA   f   Swedish
Swedish short form of PETRONILLA.
PERNILLE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of PETRONILLA.
PERONEL   f   English (Archaic)
Contracted form of PETRONEL.
PERPÉTUA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of PERPETUA.
PERPETUA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred with another woman named Felicity.
PETRONA   f   Spanish
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PETRONEL   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval English form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONELA   f   Romanian, Slovak, Polish
Romanian, Slovak and Polish form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONELLA   f   Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PETRONILLA   f   Italian, Late Roman
From a Latin name, a diminutive of Petronia, the feminine form of PETRONIUS. This was the name of an obscure 1st-century Roman saint, later believed to be a daughter of Saint Peter.
PÉTRONILLE   f   French
French form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which is possibly derived from Latin petro, petronis "yokel".
PHELIX   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
PHERICK   m   Manx
Manx form of PATRICK.
PHESTOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
PÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIETRONELLA   f   Dutch
Variant of PETRONELLA.
PIIA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
PÍO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PIUS.
PIO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
PIRI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of PIROSKA.
PIROSKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of PRISCA, influenced by the Hungarian word piros meaning "red".
PIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "pious, dutiful". This was the name of twelve popes.
PLACID   m   English (Rare)
English form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDA   f   Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLÁCIDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Placidus which meant "quiet, calm".
PLACIDUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PLACIDO.
PLÍNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Plinius (see PLINY).
PLINIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Plinius (see PLINY).
PLINIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of PLINY.
PLINY   m   History
From the Roman family name Plinius, which is of unknown meaning. Two 1st-century Romans are known by this name: Gaius Plinius Secundus (called Pliny the Elder), a scientist and historian who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; and Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (called Pliny the Younger), an author and statesman.
POGHOS   m   Armenian
Armenian form of PAUL.
PÓL   m   Irish
Irish form of PAUL.
PÒL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
POL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of PAUL.
POLINA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
POLYA   f   Bulgarian
Diminutive of POLINA.
POMONA   f   Roman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
POMPEIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of POMPEY.
POMPEO   m   Italian
Italian form of Pompeius (see POMPEY).
POMPEY   m   History
Modern form of the Roman family name Pompeius, which was probably derived from a Sabellic word meaning "five". A notable bearer was the 1st-century BC Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great.
POMPILIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of the Roman name Pompilius which is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY). Numa Pompilius was the legendary second king of Rome (after Romulus).
POMPILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of POMPILIU.
POMPONIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of POMPONIUS.
POMPONIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY).
PONCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PONTIUS.
PONS   m   French (Rare)
French form of PONTIUS.
PONTIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman family name. The family had Samnite roots so the name probably originated from the Oscan language, likely meaning "fifth" (a cognate of Latin Quintus). Alternatively, it could be derived from the name of the ancient province of Pontus in Asia Minor, itself probably from Greek ποντος (pontos) "sea". A notable bearer of this name was Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea who appears in the New Testament.
PONTUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PONTIUS.
PONZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of PONTIUS.
PORCIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of PORCIUS.
PORCIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "pig", derived from Latin porcus. Famous members of the family include the Roman statesmen Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato) and his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis).
PORTIA   f   English
Variant of Porcia, the feminine form of the Roman family name PORCIUS, used by William Shakespeare for the heroine of his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596). In the play Portia is a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to defend Antonio in court. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, after the Shakespearian character.
POUL   m   Danish
Danish form of PAUL.
PRANCIŠKUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of FRANCIS.
PRIMITIVA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of PRIMITIVUS. Saint Primitiva was an early martyr from Rome.
PRIMITIVO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PRIMITIVUS.
PRIMITIVUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "first formed". Saint Primitivus was a 3rd-century Spanish martyr.
PRIMO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom were martyred.
PRIMOŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Primus (see PRIMO).
PRIMUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PRIMO.
PRINCE   m   English
From the English word prince, a royal title, which comes ultimately from Latin princeps. This name was borne by the American musician Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016), who is known simply as Prince.
PRINCESS   f   English (Modern)
Feminine equivalent of PRINCE.
PRIS   f   English
Short form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCA   f   Biblical, Dutch, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
PRISCILA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCILLA   f   English, Italian, French, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla (also known as Prisca) and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while. It has been used as an English given name since the Protestant Reformation, being popular with the Puritans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used it in his poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' (1858).
PRISCILLE   f   French
French form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of PRISCA.
PRISKA   f   German, Biblical Greek
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISKILLA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISSY   f   English
Diminutive of PRISCILLA.
PROINSIAS   m   Irish
Irish form of FRANCIS.
PROSERPINA   f   Roman Mythology
Means "to emerge" in Latin. She was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone.
PROSPER   m   French, English
From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
PRÓSPERO   m   Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of PROSPER.
PROSPERO   m   Italian
Italian form of PROSPER. This was the name of the shipwrecked magician in 'The Tempest' (1611) by Shakespeare.
PROSPERUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PROSPER.
PRU   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUDENCE   f & m   English, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
PRUDENCIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENTIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENTIUS   m   Late 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.
PRUDENZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUE   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PUBLIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "public" in Latin. This was among the more common of the Roman praenomina, being borne by (among others) the emperor Hadrian and the poet Virgil.
QUENTIN   m   French, English
French form of the Roman name QUINTINUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England. In America it was brought to public attention by president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), who was killed in World War I.
QUINCEY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of QUINCY.
QUINCY   m   English
From a surname which was derived (via the place name CUINCHY) from the personal name QUINTIUS. A famous bearer was John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States, who was born in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts.
QUINTELLA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of QUINTUS.
QUINTEN   m   English, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of QUENTIN.
QUINTILIAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Quintilianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name QUINTILLUS. A notable bearer was the 1st-century rhetorician Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, simply known as Quintilian in English.
QUINTILIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of QUINTILIAN.
QUINTILLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTIN   m   English
Variant of QUENTIN.
QUINTINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTINO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from QUINTUS.
QUINTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTO   m   Italian
Italian form of QUINTUS.
QUINTON   m   English
Variant of QUENTIN, also coinciding with an English surname meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
QUINTUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "fifth" in Latin. It was traditionally given to the fifth child, or possibly a child born in the fifth month. This was a common praenomen, being more popular than the other numeric Roman names. A notable bearer was the poet Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus).
QUIRIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRIN   m   German
German form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINUS   m   Roman 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.
RAINA   f   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of RAYNA (1).
RAINE   f & m   English (Rare)
Possibly based on the French word reine meaning "queen". A famous bearer is the British socialite Raine Spencer (1929-), the stepmother of Princess Diana. In modern times it can also be used as a variant of RAIN (1) or a short form of LORRAINE.
RAISA (2)   f   Yiddish
Means "rose" in Yiddish.
RAISEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of RAISA (2).
RANDI (1)   f   English
Diminutive of MIRANDA.
RANDY   m & f   English
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
RANSU   m   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
RAYA   f   Bulgarian, Russian
Diminutive of RAYNA (1) or RAISA (1).
RAYNA (1)   f   Bulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.
REENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RENÉE.
REENIE   f   English (Rare)
Either a variant of RENÉE or a diminutive of names ending in reen.
REETA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REGANA   f   English (Rare)
Elaboration of REGAN, influenced by REGINA.
REGENA   f   English
Variant of REGINA.
REGINA   f   English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
RÉGINE   f   French
French form of REGINA.
REGINE   f   German, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
REGULA   f   German (Swiss), Late Roman
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.
RÉGULO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REGULUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "prince, little king", a diminutive of Latin rex "king". This was the cognomen of several 3rd-century BC consuls from the gens Atilia. It was also the name of several early saints. A star in the constellation Leo bears this name as well.
REINA (1)   f   Spanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REMEDIOS   f   Spanish
Means "remedies" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, meaning "Our Lady of the Remedies".
REMEI   f   Catalan
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.
RÉMI   m   French
Variant of RÉMY.
REMIGIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMIGIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of RÉMY.
REMIGIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMO   m   Italian
Italian form of REMUS.
REMUS   m   Roman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Remus was later slain by Romulus.
RÉMY   m   French
French form of the Latin name Remigius, which was derived from Latin remigis "oarsman". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.
RENA   f   English
Latinate feminine form of RENÉ.
RENAE   f   English
English variant of RENÉE.
RENAT   m   Russian
Russian form of RENATUS. In some cases Communist parents may have bestowed it as an acronym of революсия наука техника (revolyusiya nauka tekhnika) meaning "revolution, science, technics" or революсия наука труд (revolyusiya nauka trud) meaning "revolution, science, labour".
RENÁTA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
RENATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "born again".
RENE   m & f   English
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
RENÉ   m   French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENEE   f   English
English form of RENÉE.
RENIA   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of RENATA.
RENIE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of RENEE.
RENITA   f   English
Probably a feminine form of RENATUS. It came into use during the 1950s.
RENS   m   Dutch
Short form of LAURENS or EMERENS.
RENZO   m   Italian
Short form of LORENZO.
REX   m   English
From Latin rex "king". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
REXANA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of REXANNE.
REXANNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
REYES   f & m   Spanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de los Reyes, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to King Ferdinand III of Castile and told him his armies would defeat those of the Moors in Seville.
REYNA   f   Spanish
Variant of REINA (1).
RIEN (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of MARINUS.
RINA (1)   f   Italian, Dutch
Short form of CATERINA or CATHARINA as well as other names ending in rina.
RINAT (1)   m   Tatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of RENAT.
RINI   m & f   Dutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RINO   m   Italian
Short form of names ending in rino.
RINUS   m   Dutch
Short form of MARINUS.
RINY   m & f   Dutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RITA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
RÓIS   f   Irish
Irish cognate of ROSE.
RÓISÍN   f   Irish
Diminutive of RÓIS.
ROMA (1)   m   Russian
Diminutive of ROMAN.
ROMA (2)   f   Various
From the name of the Italian city, commonly called Rome in English.
ROMÀ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAEUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of ROMEO.
ROMAIN   m   French
French form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÁN   m   Spanish, Hungarian (Rare)
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAN   m   Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMÁNA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANA   f   Italian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANE   f   French
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of ROMAN.
ROMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAYNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROMAINE.
ROMEO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Romaeus meaning "a pilgrim to Rome". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
ROMEY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ROSEMARY.
ROMINA   f   Italian
Possibly a variant of ROMANA.
ROMOLA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ROMULUS.
ROMOLO   m   Italian
Italian form of ROMULUS.
ROMULUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "of Rome" in Latin. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of the city of Rome.
ROMY   f   German, English
Diminutive of ROSEMARIE or ROSEMARY.
ROOS   f   Dutch
Dutch vernacular form of ROSA (1), meaning "rose" in Dutch.
ROOSJE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSABEL   f   English (Rare)
Combination of ROSA (1) and the popular name suffix bel. It was created in the 18th century.
ROSABELLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROSABEL.
ROSALBA   f   Italian
Italian name meaning "white rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and alba "white". A famous bearer was the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).
ROSÁLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
ROSALÍA   f   Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from rosa "rose". This was the name of a 12th-century Sicilian saint.
ROSALIE   f   French, German, Dutch, English
French, German and Dutch form of ROSALIA. In the English-speaking this name received a boost after the release of the movie 'Rosalie' (1938), which was based on an earlier musical.
ROSALVA   f   Spanish
Variant of ROSALBA.
ROSANGELA   f   Italian
Combination of ROSA (1) and ANGELA.
ROSANNA   f   Italian, English
Combination of ROSA (1) and ANNA.
ROSANNAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROSANNA.
ROSANNE   f   English, Dutch
Combination of ROSE and ANNE (1).
ROSARIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ROSARIO.
ROSÁRIO   f   Portuguese
Portuguese (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSARIO   f & m   Spanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
ROSE   f   English, French
Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese. From an early date it was associated with the word for the fragrant flower rose (derived from Latin rosa). When the name was revived in the 19th century, it was probably with the flower in mind.
ROSEANN   f   English
Variant of ROSANNE.
ROSEANNE   f   English
Variant of ROSANNE.
ROSELLA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSELLE   f   French (Rare)
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSEMARIE   f   English, German
Variant of ROSEMARY.
ROSEMARY   f   English
Combination of ROSE and MARY. This name can also be given in reference to the herb, which gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea". It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
ROSER   f   Catalan
Catalan (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
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