NoniafLate Roman, History Feminine form of Nonius. A bearer of this name was Nonia Celsa, the wife of Roman Emperor Macrinus as well as the mother of Roman Emperor Diadumenian.
NonianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen, which is an extended form of Nonius. A bearer of this name was Marcus Servilius Nonianus, a Roman historian from the 1st century AD.
NoniusmLate Roman Roman nomen gentile, which is derived from the Roman praenomen Nonus. Bearers of this name include Roman general and statesman Marcus Nonius Macrinus (2nd century AD) and his grandson, Roman senator Marcus Nonius Arrius Mucianus (3rd century AD).
NymphidianusmLate Roman Originally a Late Roman cognomen, which was derived from the latinized Greek name Nymphidius. In turn, the Greeks translated this cognomen back into Greek as Nymphidianos (Νυμφιδιανός)... [more]
OderisiusmLate Roman Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a Benedictine abbot of Monte Cassino who is venerated as a saint; Abbot Oderisius I (not to be confused with his relative Abbot Oderisius II), born at Marsi, Italy, acted as mediator between the Crusaders and the Greek emperor Alexicus.
OpelliusmLate Roman Roman nomen gentile which is of uncertain meaning. It might be derived from Latin opella, which is a diminutive of Latin opus "work, labour, accomplishment", and thus the word means something along the lines of "a bit of labour, a small job, a small accomplishment"... [more]
OpimianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Opimius. This name has been borne by at least two Roman proconsuls from the 2nd century AD.
OpsiusmLate Roman Roman nomen gentile which was most likely derived from the Latin noun ops which can mean "power, might, influence" as well as "aid, help, support" and "wealth, abundance, riches, resources." However, the nomen could also have come into existence for a different reason than for referring to the particular meaning that I just described... [more]
OptatianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Optatus. A known bearer of this name was the 4th-century Latin poet Publilius Optatianus Porfirius.
OptatusmLate Roman, History Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin optatus, which can mean "wished for, longed for, desired, pleasing" as well as "chosen, selected". It is ultimately derived from the Latin verb opto, which can mean "to wish for, to desire" as well as "to choose, to select"... [more]
OrientiusmLate Roman Derived from the Latin noun oriens, which can mean "east" as well as "daybreak, dawn, sunrise." The word is ultimately derived from the Latin verb orior meaning "to (a)rise, to get up"... [more]
OrontiusmLate Roman Means "from Orontes River" in Latin, coming from the Ancient Greek name ΄Ορόντης (Oróntes). Orontes is a Western Asian river flowing through Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. It can also be the variant of Aruntius, Latin form of the Etruscan name Arunte of obscure meaning.
OxytheusmLate Greek (Latinized), Late Roman Latinized form of the Greek name Ὀξύθεος (Oxytheos), which was derived from the Greek adjective ὀξύς (oxys) meaning "sharp, keen, pointed" as well as "quick, swift" combined with the Greek noun θεός (theos) meaning "god".... [more]
PaulinianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Paulinus. This name was borne by a Roman senator and consul from the 3rd century AD, as well by the younger brother of Saint Jerome (4th century AD).
PhilonellafLate Greek, Late Roman Variant form of Philonilla, which is the name of a saint from the first century AD. The name Philonella is also used in reference to the saint (usually in sources that ultimately take their information from Latin texts rather than Greek texts), which has led people in at least the English-speaking world to use the two names interchangeably.
PhilonillafLate Greek, Late Roman This name is best known for being the name of saint Philonilla (also found written as Philonella), who lived in the first century AD. She was born into a Jewish family in Tarsus (located in what is now Turkey), which at the time was part of the Roman Empire, but had belonged to the Greeks not that long ago and as such was still heavily influenced by the Greek language and culture... [more]
PomafLate Roman This name is best known for being the name of the sister of Saint Memmius (3rd century AD). She was a virgin and monial in Châlons-sur-Marne, a city that is nowadays located in France and known under the name Châlons-en-Champagne... [more]
PraejectusmLate Roman Derived from Latin praejacio ("to throw"). This is the name of a saint (625-676).
PraetextatusmLate Roman Derived from Latin praetextus "fringed, bordered, edged", which is ultimately derived from the Latin verb praetexere "to weave, to border, to fringe". The modern English word pretext derives from the same root... [more]
PragmatiusmGreek (Latinized), Late Roman Derived from Greek πράγματος (pragmatos) "to gather evidence", which itself is ultimately derived from Greek πρᾶγμα (pragma) "deed, action". Also compare Greek πράσσειν (prassein) meaning "to do"... [more]
PrivatusmLate Roman Derived from Latin privatus "personal, individual, private, peculiar, separate". This was the name of a saint from Roman Gaul, who lived in the 3rd or 4th century AD.
ProcessusmAncient Roman (?), Late Roman (?) Means "a going forward, advance, progress" in Latin. According to Christian legend Saint Processus was the name of a Roman soldier who guarded the apostles Peter and Paul when they were imprisoned at the Mamertine Prison in Rome, then converted to Christianity and was martyred.
PudensmLate Roman Derived from the Latin adjective pudens meaning "shameful" as well as "bashful" and "chaste". It is ultimately derived from the Latin verb pudeo meaning "to be ashamed, to feel shame"... [more]
PudentillafLate Roman Diminutive form of Pudentia. This was the name of the wife of the Latin-language prose writer Apuleius (2nd century AD).
PudentiusmLate Roman Derived from the Latin adverb pudentius, which is the comparative form of pudenter meaning "modestly, bashfully" as well as "chastely". It is ultimately derived from the Latin adjective pudens meaning "shameful" as well as "bashful" and "chaste" (see Pudens).
QuietusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin quietus meaning "quiet, at rest, peaceful, tranquil". This name was borne by Roman general Lusius Quietus (2nd century AD) and Roman usurper Titus Fulvius Iunius Quietus (3rd century AD).
QuintilismLate Roman Derived from Latin Quintilis, which was the name of the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The month ultimately derived its name from the Latin ordinal number quintus meaning "fifth" (see Quintus)... [more]
QuintinianusmLate Roman From the rare Roman agnomen Quintinianus (also found spelled as Quinctinianus), which was derived from the Roman cognomen Quintinus (which was originally spelled as Quinctinus).... [more]
RestitutusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin restitutus meaning "replaced, restored" as well as "revived", itself ultimately derived from the Latin verb restituo meaning "to replace, to restore" and "to revive".... [more]
RevocatusmLate Roman, Dutch (Archaic) Derived from Latin revocatus meaning "recalled, called back", which in turn is derived from the Latin verb revoco meaning "to recall, to call back" as well as "to revive". Also compare the English word revocable, which is etymologically related.... [more]
RhodopianusmLate Roman From the Roman cognomen Rhodopianus meaning "from Rhodope". Rhodope was the name of a late Roman and early Byzantine province as well as of a mountain range. In both cases, the name is ultimately of Thracian origin... [more]
RogatianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Rogatus. This name was borne by a Roman senator who, under the influence of the philosopher Plotinus (3rd century AD), resigned from his job and abandoned all of his wealth in order to live a simple lifestyle as a philosopher.... [more]
RogatusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from the Latin noun rogatus meaning "request, suit, entreaty", which in turn is ultimately derived from the Latin verb rogo meaning "to ask (for), to enquire, to request".... [more]
SabinianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Sabinus (see Sabina). This name was borne by several Romans, such as the Roman usurper Sabinianus (3rd century AD) and Flavius Sabinianus, a consul of the Eastern Roman Empire from the 6th century AD.
SapientiafLate Roman Sapientia (Latin for 'wisdom', literal translation of the Greek name Sophia)
SauromatesmLate Greek, Late Roman, History Derived from the Roman cognomen Sauromates, itself derived from Greek Σαυρομάτης (Sauromates) meaning "a Sarmatian". The Sarmatians were an Iranian people that spoke Sarmatian, a Scythian language... [more]
ScaurianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Scaurus. A bearer of this name was Decimus Terentius Scaurianus, a Roman governor of Dacia from the 2nd century AD.
ServandusmLate Roman Derived from Latin servandus, which is the future passive participle of the Latin verb servo meaning "to preserve" as well as "to protect, to save". This name was borne by a Spanish saint from the early 4th century AD.
SimpliciusmLate Roman Derived from Latin simplicius, which is the comparative form of simpliciter meaning "simply, plainly". It is ultimately derived from Latin simplex "simple, plain". This name was borne by a Christian martyr from the 2nd century AD, as well as by a Roman Catholic Pope from the 5th century AD.
SimpronianmLate Roman This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
SymphorinusmLate Roman Essentially means "of Symphorus", since it contains the Latin masculine adjectival suffix -inus. This suffix later developed into a diminutive suffix, so one could also say that this name is a diminutive of Symphorus.... [more]
TarsiciusmLate Roman This name entered the Latin language via Greek Tarsisi. Tarsisi is what the ancient Greek city of Tarsos was called at times; the city's name was the hellenized form of Tarsa, which is what the city's first settlers - the Hittites - called it... [more]
TaurinusmLate Roman Diminutive of Taurus. This was the name of a Roman usurper from the 3rd century AD, and of a Frankish saint from the 5th century AD.
UrsulusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin ursulus meaning "little bear", itself ultimately derived from the Latin noun ursus meaning "bear" (see Urs) combined with the Latin diminutive suffix -ulus... [more]
VenantiusmLate Roman Derived from Latin venans meaning "hunting, chasing, pursuing", from the Latin verb vēnor "to hunt, to chase, to pursue". Bearers of this name include a Roman consul (6th century AD) and a Latin poet (7th century AD).
VolusianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from the Roman nomen gentile Volusius. Notable bearers of this name include the Roman emperor Volusianus (died in 253 AD), the Roman consul Lucius Petronius Taurus Volusianus (died around 268 AD) and Volusianus of Tours, a bishop and saint from the late 5th century AD.