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Roman - A very unique male name



  Dec 11,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Roman, meaning citizen of Rome, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #419. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Roman and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Roman? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Roman. The baby boy name Roman was given to 2,535 baby boys in 2012, ranking #159 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 647 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Roman peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 157.



Famous with this name

Roman Polanski
Ruth Roman
Roman Schikorsky


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Roman is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Roman is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #66 - and is the least popular in Arkansas at position #281.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Roman is where you live.


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Roman origin and meaning

Roman is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means citizen of Rome. To see famous people named Roman, pop culture references for the name Roman and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Roman

We've found the following names that sound similar to Roman, sorted by popularity.

Ryan / Ronnie / Ramon / Rene / Ron / Romeo / Ronny / Rowan / Rohan / Raheem /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012159
2011157
2010185
2009206
2008205
2007207
2006209
2005205
2004240
2003296
2002287
2001299
2000318
1999343
1998337
1997345
1996362
1995372
1994380
1993372
1992377
1991375
1990364
1989384
1988396
1987453
1986434
1985462
1984402
1983427
1982456
1981494
1980549
1979512
1978512
1977486
1976456
1975422
1974437
1973421
1972434
1971413
1970426
1969493
1968519
1967606
1966602
1965563
1964586
1963573
1962574
1961636
1960640
1959607
1958573
1957590
1956580
1955584
1954556
1953512
1952563
1951565
1950571
1949573
1948597
1947668
1946633
1945657
1944638
1943579
1942595
1941659
1940545
1939576
1938592
1937623
1936583
1935607
1934507
1933494
1932443
1931426
1930461
1929430
1928403
1927392
1926418
1925393
1924389
1923373
1922377
1921383
1920385
1919362
1918346
1917345
1916334
1915348
1914341
1913345
1912396
1911414
1910419

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota66
Nevada98
Delaware99
Arizona102
Washington106
California107
New Mexico108
Oregon112
Michigan112
Idaho113
Pennsylvania124
Minnesota126
Kansas126
Colorado129
Alaska132
Oklahoma136
Nebraska146
Iowa149
Wisconsin155
Maine158
Missouri160
Kentucky161
Virginia162
Florida170
Texas170
Illinois171
Indiana174
Ohio175
Louisiana176
Utah179
Hawaii179
West Virginia183
Montana184
Tennessee192
Mississippi193
New York205
Massachusetts207
North Carolina207
Alabama211
Maryland213
Connecticut232
North Dakota237
New Jersey253
South Carolina255
Georgia260
Arkansas281

Even more about Roman


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Roman a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Roman?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Roman
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 647
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,535

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