Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. ROM-i-lee
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Contributor Contrib.Meredith on 4/27/2007
The name of several communes in France, which ultimately derive their name from the personal name Romilius. It first came to English-speaking countries as a surname, after which it began to be used as a male first name. Nowadays, the name Romilly is predominantly used on women. A notable bearer of the surname is Jacqueline de Romilly, a French classical historian and intellectual.