Gender Masculine
Usage History
Pronounced Pron. AHV-id(English)

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 & CulturesOvidius(Ancient Roman) Ovidio(Italian) Ovídio(Portuguese) Ovidiu(Romanian) Ovidio(Spanish) Ofydd(Welsh)



Entry updated January 22, 2019