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Call me crazy, but I really like this name for some reason.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018
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This name is also used in English, although considered modern.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2017
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Roman Shukhevych was a Ukrainian nationalist, businessman, and leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
mymymetrocard  7/15/2017
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This is my name, and I love it! I was born in 2002. It's so uncommon and I've never met any other Roman's in my life. I've always been the only Roman in the school. Unfortunately, this name is getting a little more popular in the US, I'm in Canada so maybe it's different. If you don't like this name, then don't bother saying so! 10/10.
RomanCS02  2/12/2017
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Roman Nikolayevich Shirokov is a retired Russian international footballer. He is described as "a deep-lying midfielder with an aptitude for getting forward to score goals".
cutenose  1/11/2017
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It's a great name, can't say any more than that.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2016
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My son's name is Roman. My husband and I just love it and have not received any negative feedback (not to our faces anyway).
breprih  11/10/2016
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Nice, but seems weird to an English speaker.
Eileen1209864  6/25/2016
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I love this name but I have a better name- ROMANIGAR! I am proud and I use them both.
Romanigar  6/19/2016
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As a child I had a dog named Roman, so now I think of dogs, lol. It's also the name of a great hockey player.
New_user  5/23/2016
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Means "novel" (book) in Swedish.
Caprice  5/8/2016
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I've always loved the name Roman, so it was at the top of the list once we discovered we were having a boy. I have never met anyone with the first name but I had a high school classmate with it as a last name. Everyone thinks it sounds very nice & "studly". But since he's only 1 year old, the "studly" part is not so important. Lol :)
RomansMom  3/24/2016
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I just love the name Roman! I named my second child this name. I personally don't know any other people who had the name so it felt quite original to me. However, I hear a lot of the name Rowen which just seems like a cheap knockoff of the name Roman. Some friends will call him Roman Pierce just for fun. Which I don't mind, being a super fan of the Fast & Furious franchise and all.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2016
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Roman Castevet is a character from the horror film "Rosemary's Baby". He is a devil worshipper, which would be a bad association for many.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2016
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My dad's name is Roman, at least that's the name he uses in England.. I think back in Belarus he went by Romek, his dad Marek, Droidek, Jadek.. not sure why so many 'eks'.
Dumbledorathexplora  1/24/2016
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Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoa'i is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE who performs under the ring name "Roman Reigns".
― Anonymous User  7/16/2015
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Doesn't seem pretentious to me, being an English speaker. My first thought would be, of course, the Roman empire, so what. As for a negative connotation, if that were a real issue, no one would ever name their kid Charles, Elizabeth, or Timothy among many other names.
TheArtemisMoon  5/27/2015
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The hatred of Roman Polanski among Americans is only 60% due to the fact that he "raped" a 13-year-old drunk girl. The other 40% is due to the fact that they consider the name "Roman" to be the epitome of pretentiousness...
angolmois  12/12/2014
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Polish pronunciation: RAW-man.
angolmois  12/12/2014
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A masculine and magnificent name! I would complain that it's not more popular, but maybe that's a good thing. In a sea of "-aden's" and other garbage, Roman would stand out as the one of a kind name it is.
Ali Hassan  11/29/2014
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I'm a Polish speaker and to me the name Roman sounds rather common, because it's a rather popular name in Poland. I am wondering though, if in English speaking countries this name would be considered "pretentious" because of its connotation with the "Roman Empire" etc...
angolmois  11/8/2014
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Roman Godfrey, a main character from the supernatural drama series 'Hemlock Grove'.

Roman Godfrey is half human, half Upir, and is played by actor Bill Skarsgård (son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, brother to actor Alexander Skarsgård).
MamaPixie  10/5/2014
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Other famous bearers of this name include:

Roman Harper, American NFL football player
Roman Gabriel, American NFL football player
Roman Coppola, American film director
Roman Polanski, Polish film director
Roman Abramovich, Russian business tycoon

Romans in song, story & screen include:

Roman Grant - character from the TV series "Big Love"
Roman Brady - long running character on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (USA)
Roman DeBeers- character from the TV series "Party Down"
Roman - Dan Akroyd's character in "The Great Outdoors".
MamaPixie  10/5/2014
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This name is used for a lot of things and that it is now used as an Atrian name for the hit series "Star-Crossed" on the cw network. It's good. Go watch!
AshBlash1789  4/12/2014
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Thinking back, I actually started to like this name. It has a strong sound to it.
Lee Augustus  12/18/2013
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Although I like the sound of Roman, it is really not a name. Plus, a namesake is Roman Polanski, who is an admitted child rapist that was too chicken (or too arrogant) to face the punishment for his crime. I would never want my child to be affiliated with that.
C.Ambrosi  9/18/2013
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Roman is the name of rapper/singer Nicki Minaj's alter ego. She often refers to herself as this name. Maybe that's why I can't take this name seriously.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2013
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English pronunciation is RO-min.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2013
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Roman Bellic is the cousin of the main protagonist in the game Grand Theft Auto IV.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2013
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The name Roman is also commonly used in Georgia, where it is written as: რომან.
Lucille  5/17/2013
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Roman Danylo is a Canadian comedian, improviser, and actor.
sambchop  1/6/2013
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Roman is one of those names that can age gracefully which is nice. I've only known one Roman and the name has never been overly popular in America. It's staying on my list.
GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
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Roman Harper is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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This is a great male name. Very manly:)
I love it.
Katya  3/7/2011
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Sounds nice but the meaning's off-putting.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2011
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It's an anagram of manor.
Hushpuppy  11/28/2010
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This name is also used in Armenia, where it is written as: Ռոման .
Lucille  9/7/2010
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I suppose this is an OK name if you are Russian, Czech, Polish, etc., but it does not sound very professional if you are English and bear this name. It makes me think of a little boy. Much too modern for me.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2010
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Actress Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos have a son Roman Stylianos, born July 10, 2009.
MaggieSimpson  6/4/2010
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It's also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  4/29/2010
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Saint Roman the Melodist; who was a famous Byzantine composer of hymns.
Chrysostom  12/21/2009
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My family and I went to Olive Garden recently and our waiter's name was Roman. My sister and I both agreed that it was a very interesting name. I really like it! It sounds cool. I didn't make the connection to Rome when I first heard the name, but that may just be me! XD
tehmeimei  11/13/2009
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According to Hitchcock's Bible dictionary, Rome means strength and Roman means strong or powerful.

In Greek, Roman is written as follows:
ρωμαιος

In Hebrew, Roman is written as follows:
הרומית
Deborah Reyes  10/13/2009
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Famous Bearer: Roman Dirge, former magician and creator of the "Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl" comics. I think he has the coolest name ever.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2009
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Unfortunately, celebrities with more money than sense have gotten their hands on this nice name. I've always liked this name, and I think it's sad that it's hot right now.
bananarama  10/6/2008
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Russian-Jew business man, politician and Chelsea Club owner Roman Abramovich is a famous bearer. He's estimated to be worth 18 billion dollars, the richest in England this year.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2008
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Also means "Novel" (like a book) in French.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2007
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Common boys name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
earthnut  7/18/2007
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The owner of this site should just put 'self explanatory' for the meaning of this name. What else would it mean?
bibi66  5/30/2007
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Sofia Coppola has a brother named Roman. She named her son in honor of him, I think.
Martha Gold  4/11/2007
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I am glad the name Roman has become more popular in the past several years.
Roman  2/14/2007
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Roman Matthew is the son of Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
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Roman is a nice name. But it is rather ironic. I mean imagine if someone asks "are you really from Rome?" I think the name was not invented until the 16th Century when Rome (empire) became Italy, LOL.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2006
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I like the name Roman. I think it sounds nice and very masculine.
Milene  5/24/2006
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Roman Walker is Debra Messing's son's name.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
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When I have introduced myself to others, they have complimented and have shown a positive reaction to me, saying, "I love that name Roman, or I really like that name Roman".
Roman  2/7/2006
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Film director Roman Polanski is a famous bearer.
Elphi  12/22/2005
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The name Roman is a verry good mascunine name which is popular but not overused. I am very grateful to have the name Roman and I am proud of it.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2005

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