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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈroː.mu.lus/(Latin) /ˈɹɑm.jʊ.ləs/(English)

Meaning & History

From Roma, the Latin name of the city of Rome, combined with a diminutive suffix. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of Rhea Silvia and the god Mars. Romulus killed his brother when they argued about where to found Rome. According to the tale he gave the city its name, though in reality it was likely the other way around.