Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ro.ˈmɛː.o/(Italian) /ˈɹoʊ.mi.oʊ/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Italian form of the Late Latin Romaeus or Late Greek Ρωμαῖος (Romaios), which meant "from Rome" or "Roman". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596). Shakespeare based his play on earlier Italian stories by Luigi Da Porto (1524) and Matteo Bandello (1554), which both featured characters named Giulietta and Romeo.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRaman(Belarusian) Romà(Catalan) Roman(Croatian) Roman(Czech) Romein(Dutch) Roman(English) Roman(Estonian) Romain, Roméo(French) Roman(German) Román(Hungarian) Romanos(Late Greek) Romaeus, Romanus(Late Roman) Romāns(Latvian) Roman(Polish) Romão, Romeu(Portuguese) Rómulo, Rômulo(Portuguese (European)) Romulus(Roman Mythology) Roman, Roma(Russian) Roman(Slovak) Roman(Slovene) Román, Rómulo(Spanish) Roman(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingRoméo
User SubmissionsRómeó, Romèo, Romeo


People think this name is

classic   youthful   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Hungary: February 7 (as Rómeó)


Entry updated June 9, 2023