I knew a boy named Roman ages ago and he was cheeky and fun to be around.
Inxpect  11/27/2020
This name used to be a bit different. Not anymore. Last couple of years there's Romans everywhere in UK and US and it's actually now a really boring name that makes me groan internally a bit and think 'not another one'. Not surprised it's the fastest rising name. So many Roman, Rowan, Rory, Reuben, Ro___ type names rising fast in the top 100 now they all blend together. Would have been nice a few years ago.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2020
Getting extremely popular. Currently the fastest rising name in the US and UK. I would have considered this name a few years ago but it's getting more and more popular each year and by the time the 2020 official statistics are released it will be on its way to top 10. Avoid this name if you are in any way concerned about popularity.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2020
Also Estonian: [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  7/23/2020
Nice name!
wh0sbad  6/8/2020
Roman Sanders! Or, used to be known as, Creativity! He's a lovable air-head.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2020
My grandson is named Roman,it suits him very well. He is a bright, handsome fellow interested in building & trains, the only other name I would call him is Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
DFitzG1  2/11/2020
The meaning is super obvious, and people will associate it with Rome but it is a decent association, better than some names. I pictured a Slavic boy when I think of this name mainly because of the use in Slavic countries. Especially one with light features who is sweet and gentle.

Roman is getting pretty popular in the US and over time but I haven't heard this name a lot of times. It would be a nice name for a little baby or boy and age well when he is a man.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2019
Fastest rising name in UK (and USA too I think?)
Shooting up the top 100, it’s suddenly everywhere - the next “Noah”, it’s top 50 now and on current projections will be top 10/20 soon.
Can often find more than one Roman (plus Rowan and Ronan) in a baby group now, whereas even as little as 2 years ago that would never have happened. I think this name is very likely to date. Considered using it but it’s too popular and “trendy” now and too similar to too many other names.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2019
Seemed weird as a name when I first heard it because of the city Rome, but I like it now.
someone-  10/26/2019
I think this name will date very quickly. Both Roman and Rowan have come from nowhere to both racing into the UK and US top 100 names. Roman is about to enter top 50 names. On current growth trajectory it’ll be top 10 in the next couple of years or so. I think the name will then reach saturation and disappear to extinction again to become this generation's Nigel or Keith. A few years ago this name would have been a good choice. It’s a bit of a fad name now. I’d prefer something more unusual but also more classic and less likely to date.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2019
I used to love this name but recently it in the UK has become very popular along with other very similar names, so it can get very confusing in playgroups and at school. RoMan and RoWan are both increasingly popular and both well within the UK top 100 now. The names RoHan and RoNan are also gaining popularity and also get confused. I’ve heard parents continually have to say “my son is called RoMan with an M” at nursery.
Nice names but I think I’d prefer to chose a name that won’t get so muddled up with others.
MissHenty  9/9/2019
Roman Atwood is a popular youtube vlogger and former prankster.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2019
Roman Payne is an American author who wrote the novel "The Wanderess". The song "Hurricane" by Halsey is based on that book.
wh0sbad  8/1/2019
This name always reminds me of Days of Our Lives. I've only known one person with this name in real life. He was a Slavic computer programmer who would've been hot if it weren't for his thick glasses.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2019
In Russia Roman is often used as an alternative of the name Robert.
MrNameGuy250  7/27/2019
Usage: Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish

Pronounced: ru-MAN (Russian), RAW-man (Polish, Slovak, German), RO-man (Czech, Danish), RO-mən (English), RUW-man (Swedish), RO-mahn (Finnish)
RHAWK3935  7/14/2019
Pronounced in English as RO-mən.
RHAWK3935  6/13/2019
Roman, high meme lord council.
howdymothershuckers  6/5/2019
Honestly, it sounds like a hobbit name.
howdymothershuckers  5/7/2019
I named my son Roman 8 years ago. I had never met another Roman at the time and loved the sound of Roman Harper's name. My son is the only one in his school with the name, although I have met 2-3 people with a child named Roman over recent years. His dad wanted to name him Bishop... so glad I didn't listen to him.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2019
It makes me think of Romeo and Juliet and Romania.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2019
The only person I met with this name I ended up dating. He was hot. His name was hot. I loved it.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2019
Not too shabby.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2019
My name is Roman and I am pleasantly surprised at how popular the name Roman has become in the last 30 years. The name Roman is a great boy's name.
rchocolate  11/23/2018
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Roman who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 020th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
Would prefer it on a character.
kayisforkeen  10/10/2018
Call me crazy, but I really like this name for some reason.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018
This name is also used in English, although considered modern.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2017
Roman Shukhevych was a Ukrainian nationalist, businessman, and leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
mymymetrocard  7/15/2017
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
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
It's a great name, can't say any more than that.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2016
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
Nice, but seems weird to an English speaker.
Eileen1209864  6/25/2016
I love this name but I have a better name- ROMANIGAR! I am proud and I use them both.
Romanigar  6/19/2016
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
Means "novel" (book) in Swedish.
Caprice  5/8/2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Polish pronunciation: RAW-man.
angolmois  12/12/2014
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
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
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
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
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
Thinking back, I actually started to like this name. It has a strong sound to it.
Lee Augustus  12/18/2013
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
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
English pronunciation is RO-min.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2013
Roman Bellic is the cousin of the main protagonist in the game Grand Theft Auto IV.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2013
The name Roman is also commonly used in Georgia, where it is written as: რომან.
Lucille  5/17/2013
Roman Danylo is a Canadian comedian, improviser, and actor.
sambchop  1/6/2013
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
Roman Harper is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
This is a great male name. Very manly:)
I love it.
Katya  3/7/2011
Sounds nice but the meaning's off-putting.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2011
It's an anagram of manor.
Hushpuppy  11/28/2010
This name is also used in Armenia, where it is written as: Ռոման .
Lucille  9/7/2010
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
Actress Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos have a son Roman Stylianos, born July 10, 2009.
MaggieSimpson  6/4/2010
It's also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  4/29/2010
Saint Roman the Melodist; who was a famous Byzantine composer of hymns.
Chrysostom  12/21/2009
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
According to Hitchcock's Bible dictionary, Rome means strength and Roman means strong or powerful.

In Greek, Roman is written as follows:

In Hebrew, Roman is written as follows:
Deborah Reyes  10/13/2009
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
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
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
Also means "Novel" (like a book) in French.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2007
Common boys name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
earthnut  7/18/2007
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
Sofia Coppola has a brother named Roman. She named her son in honor of him, I think.
Martha Gold  4/11/2007
I am glad the name Roman has become more popular in the past several years.
Roman  2/14/2007
Roman Matthew is the son of Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
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
I like the name Roman. I think it sounds nice and very masculine.
Milene  5/24/2006
Roman Walker is Debra Messing's son's name.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
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
Film director Roman Polanski is a famous bearer.
Elphi  12/22/2005
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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