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Roman

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From Rome, Italy
  • #930 All Time
Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings
74k Ramon
67k Ramona

How popular is the name "Roman" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 7 0 7
1883 10 0 10
1885 7 0 7
1886 9 0 9
1887 16 0 16
1888 14 0 14
1889 13 0 13
1890 10 0 10
1891 10 0 10
1893 9 0 9
1894 10 0 10
1895 19 0 19
1896 15 0 15
1897 19 0 19
1898 22 0 22
1899 21 0 21
1900 20 0 20
1901 18 0 18
1902 23 0 23
1903 18 0 18
1904 23 0 23
1905 31 0 31
1906 29 0 29
1907 31 0 31
1908 39 0 39
1909 33 0 33
1910 44 0 44
1911 57 0 57
1912 86 0 86
1913 134 0 134
1914 191 0 191
1915 234 0 234
1916 265 0 265
1917 256 0 256
1918 269 0 269
1919 258 0 258
1920 248 0 248
1921 257 0 257
1922 255 0 255
1923 256 0 256
1924 248 0 248
1925 223 0 223
1926 223 0 223
1927 235 0 235
1928 220 0 220
1929 187 0 187
1930 165 0 165
1931 184 0 184
1932 165 0 165
1933 131 0 131
1934 135 0 135
1935 106 0 106
1936 117 0 117
1937 87 0 87
1938 105 0 105
1939 93 0 93
1940 125 0 125
1941 99 0 99
1942 116 0 116
1943 122 0 122
1944 91 0 91
1945 91 0 91
1946 92 0 92
1947 117 0 117
1948 117 0 117
1949 145 0 145
1950 149 0 149
1951 155 0 155
1952 154 0 154
1953 183 0 183
1954 175 0 175
1955 157 0 157
1956 178 0 178
1957 166 0 166
1958 175 0 175
1959 157 0 157
1960 141 0 141
1961 151 0 151
1962 190 0 190
1963 184 0 184
1964 182 0 182
1965 185 0 185
1966 153 0 153
1967 154 0 154
1968 216 0 216
1969 248 0 248
1970 374 0 374
1971 390 0 390
1972 367 6 361
1973 363 0 363
1974 355 6 349
1975 351 0 351
1976 322 5 317
1977 298 7 291
1978 266 7 259
1979 285 0 285
1980 258 0 258
1981 286 0 286
1982 369 0 369
1983 391 5 386
1984 410 0 410
1985 369 7 362
1986 390 0 390
1987 409 5 404
1988 513 7 506
1989 583 11 572
1990 630 7 623
1991 600 0 600
1992 626 0 626
1993 663 6 657
1994 622 0 622
1995 651 5 646
1996 675 5 670
1997 737 0 737
1998 810 7 803
1999 789 5 784
2000 902 5 897
2001 982 0 982
2002 1,040 0 1,040
2003 1,041 0 1,041
2004 1,403 8 1,395
2005 1,860 0 1,860
2006 1,822 8 1,814
2007 1,892 7 1,885
2008 1,937 10 1,927
2009 1,841 6 1,835
2010 1,993 6 1,987
2011 2,468 10 2,458
2012 2,578 10 2,568
2013 2,881 12 2,869
2014 3,451 16 3,435

Want to know about the populiarty of Roman? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52,721 babies born with the name Roman in the United States. That's more than enough Romans to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Roman" was in 2014 with a total of 3,435 babies. (That's a lot of baby Romans)

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roman" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 13 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 2,881 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Roman" mean? The list below shows the origins of Roman as well as things modernly associated with the name Roman such as celebrities named Roman.

English

Origin and Meaning of Roman

The name "Roman" is of English origin, and it means "From Rome, Italy". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to present. Roman was born in 1933 as Rajmund Roman Thierry Polanski in Paris, France.

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Roman Coppola

Roman Coppola is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Roman was born in 1965 as Roman Ford Coppola in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

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Roman Gabriel

Roman Gabriel is a NFL player. Roman was born in 1940 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Roman Hamrlik

Roman Hamrlik is an ice hockey player. Roman was born in 1974 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia.

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Roman Cechmanek

Roman Cechmanek is an ice hockey player. Roman was born in 1971 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia.

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Roman Turek

Roman Turek is an ice hockey player. Roman was born in 1970 in Strakonice, Czechoslovakia.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Namor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Maorn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Roman born Apr 16, 1966

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Roman

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