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Roman is a male first name. It has distant origins dating back to the Roman Empire and the Latin language. It comes from the Latin word "romanus", which means "of Rome". In this initial sense, the title "Roman" means "a citizen of the Roman Empire", a man of Roman (or Byzantine) culture, Latin or Greek. Its name day festival takes place on February 28.

The name owes its success in Gaul and then in France, Saint Romanus of Condat, abbot in the Jura (department).

Variations of the name are:

Popularity of the name

The name "Romain" is among the most used names in France.

Persons named "Roman"

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2008-08-31 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.

Roman name days

21 feb Catholic 20 oct Ortodox

21 october


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