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Comprehensive List of Ancient Roman Male Names

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The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history. It is important to note that their culture and language developed into what we now know as Italian, Spanish, French and Romanian. The ancient Romans had a list of male names which they used for boys born during different periods of time. In this blog post, you can find a comprehensive list of all the Ancient Roman Male Names.

Roman Male names in the time period of 500 BC to 100 BC:

Aulus, Gaius, Lucius, Manius. Roman Male Names from the time period of 0 AD to 400 AD (during The Imperial Period): Publius, Tiberius. Other popular male names during this era were Marcus and Sextus.

The above are all long-form content that should be written out without any numbers or bullet points before it. Long form is not merely a list containing information about things but rather an explanation for why those items exist together and what their significance might be; it’s used when there is more than one paragraph discussing something important or notable.)

A name was considered most auspicious if it was in some way related to the idea of protection, power or success.

The first name given by parents typically had a relation to themselves (e.g., Aulus for someone who lived near an elm tree) but later names were usually connected with the circumstances in which they were born, such as Tiberius if he was born at night and Sextus if he came into the world after six other children.)

It is believed that there are three sources from which Roman naming conventions arose: Paterfamilias, eventful occurrences during birth, and Apotheosis is a type of name. There are four types: Praenomina, Nomen, Cognomen. and Cognomina.

The first category is the Praenomen, which came from family or clan names.) (Praenomen was also used in a different sense to refer to one’s personal name).)

Nomen refers to the name of an individual belonging to a gens – and this is typically their original “family” surname as opposed to any adopted surnames through marriage etc.). A cognomen can be either additional information about that person, such as Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus for someone who has been called “Africanus”, something inherited from ancestors like Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosso cAemilianus), or it could represent some distinguishing physical feature, characteristic or occupation like Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius).

The Romans had a system of three names. When naming an individual, the praenomen and nomen are always given first, followed by the cognomen (in some cases only the cognomen is needed to identify who you’re talking about). This can be broken down into:

Praenomina – A Roman’s personal name or basic identifying name. In general they were used for convenience purposes in everyday life where more than one person bears the same Nome/Tria Nomina- but this was not considered formal usage on official documents or inscriptions.)

Ancient Roman Male Names:

  • Angerona (an-geh-roh-nah) – Goddess of winter solstice
  • Aurora – Goddess of morning
  • Bellona – Goddess of war
  • Cardea – Goddess of change
  • Ceres (keh-res) – Goddess of agriculture
  • Concordia – Goddess of peace
  • Fauna – Goddess of fertility
  • Felicitas – Goddess of luck
  • Flora – Goddess of flowers
  • Juno – Queen of heavens
  • Juturna (yoo-toor-nah) – Goddess of fountains
  • Juventas (yoo-ven-tahs) – Goddess of youth
  • Lucina – Goddess of childbirth
  • Minerva – Goddess of wisdom
  • Nona – Goddess of pregnancy
  • Pax – Goddess of peace
  • Pomona – Goddess of fruit trees
  • Rhea – Mother of the legendary founders of Rome
  • Venus – Goddess of love
  • Vesta – Goddess of hearth
  • Aeliana (ay-lee-nuh) – Sun
  • Alba – Bright
  • Antonia – Unknown
  • Augustina – Exalted
  • Caelia (k-eye-lee-ah) – Heaven
  • Drusa – Unknown
  • Fabricia – Craftsman
  • Faustina – Lucky
  • Floriana – Flower
  • Gratiana – Grace
  • Hadriana – From Hadria
  • Hortensia – Garden
  • Laelia – Unknown
  • Liviana – To envy
  • Lucia – Light
  • Maxima – Great
  • Octavia – Eighth
  • Prisca – Ancient
  • Sabina – Ancient Italian people
  • Vita – Life
  • Camilla – Legendary female warrior
  • Diana – Heavenly; Goddess of moon
  • Julia – Downy-bearded
  • Luna – The moon; Goddess of moon
  • Maia – Greater; Goddess of spring
  • Marcia – Masculine
  • Paula – Humble
  • Tatiana – Unknown
  • Valentina – Strong
  • Victoria – Victory; Goddess of victory
  • Virginia – Unknown
  • Aelia (ay-lee-ah) 
  • Agrippina 
  • Aurelia 
  • Cornelia
  • Fulvia 
  • Livia 
  • Lucilla 
  • Theodora 
  • Ulpia (ool-pee-ah) 
  • Conan – Little wolf
  • Johan – Yahweh is gracious
  • Logan – Little hollow
  • Nolan – Descendent of Nuallan
  • Rakan – Noble
  • Rayan – Watered
  • Raymond – Advice protector
  • Roan – Raven
  • Robin – Bright fame
  • Romeo – Pilgrim to Rome
  • Rogan – Red
  • Rohan – Ascending
  • Roma – Unknown; “Rome” in Latin
  • Ronan – Little seal
  • Roshawn – Yahweh is gracious
  • Roven – Unknown
  • Rowan – Descendent of Ruadhan
  • Consus – God of harvest
  • Cupid – God of love
  • Evander – Hero of Trojan War
  • Faunus – God of fertility
  • Italus – Father of legendary founders of Rome
  • Janus – God of beginnings
  • Jupiter – Supreme God
  • Mars – God of war
  • Mercury – God of trade
  • Neptune – God of sea
  • Numitor – Grandfather of legendary founders of Rome
  • Remus – Legendary founder of Rome
  • Romulus – Legendary founder of Rome
  • Saturn – God of agriculture
  • Silvanus – God of forests
  • Summanus – God of night sky
  • Vulcan – God of fire
  • Aelius (eye-lee-oos) – Sun
  • Aetius (eye-tee-oos) – Eagle
  • Albus – Bright
  • Appius – Unknown
  • Aurelius – Golden
  • Blandus – Charming
  • Brutus – Heavy
  • Caelius – Heaven
  • Cato – Wise
  • Celsus – Tall
  • Cornelius – Horn
  • Crispus – Curly-haired
  • Decimus – Tenth
  • Drusus – Strong
  • Fabius – Bean
  • Faustus – Lucky
  • Festus – Holiday
  • Germanus – Brother
  • Manius – Good
  • Nonus – Ninth
  • Octavius – Eighth
  • Pontius – Fifth
  • Quintus – Fifth
  • Regulus – Prince
  • Rufus – Red-haired
  • Seneca – Old
  • Vitus – Life
  • Felix – Lucky
  • Julian – Downy-bearded
  • Julius – Downy-bearded
  • Luca – From Lucania
  • Marcus – Male
  • Maximus – Greatest
  • Silas – Forest
  • Vincent – To conquer
  • Allectus – Choose
  • Augustus – Exalted
  • Avitus – Ancestral
  • Carus – Beloved
  • Claudius – Lame
  • Clodius – Lame
  • Domitian – Having been tamed
  • Gaius – To rejoice
  • Galba – Fat
  • Gratian – Grace
  • Gordian – From Gordium
  • Hadrian – From Hadria
  • Jovian – Sky father
  • Lucius – Light
  • Marius – Male
  • Otho – Unknown
  • Pertinax – Persistent
  • Quintillus – Fifth
  • Severus – Stern
  • Tiberius – Of the Tiber
  • Titus – Unknown
  • Trajan – Unknown
  • Valerian – Be strong
  • Vespasian – West
  • Vitellius -Calf
  • Zeno – Sky
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