Remus name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Remus mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Remus

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Remus is of Roman origin and means "Meaning unknown. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Remus was later slain by Romulus".
  2. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Remus means "Remus and his twin were rulers of rome!".
  3. 3 submissions from the United Kingdom and the United States agree the name Remus means "Wolf" and is of Roman origin.
  4. A submission from Missouri, U.S. says the name Remus means "Swift" and is of Latin origin.
  5. A submission from Bangladesh says the name Remus means "A word derived from latin 'ora' which means swiftness" and is of Latin origin.
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  1. (Roman mythology) the twin brother of Romulus

From a Proto-Indo-European root *h₁reh₁- shared by Ancient Greek ἐρετμός (eretmós, “oar”), ἐρέτης (erétēs, “rower”) and possibly English oar.

  1. oar

Notable Persons Named Remus

Notable Persons Named Remus

Remus Cernea

Remus was born on June 25th, 1974 in Bucharest.

Remus von Woyrsch

His military service ended in 1911.

Remus Opreanu

Remus was born on September 22nd, 1844. He breathed his last breath on October 23rd, 1908.

Remus Opris

Remus was born on November 20th, 1958.

Remus Pricopie

Remus was born on January 22nd, 1970.

Remus Gomes

Remus Gomes is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube de Goa. Remus was born on December 12th, 1978 in Goa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Remus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Remus

George Remus

George Remus was a lawyer, pharmacist, rum-running, and bootlegger. George was born on November 14th, 1874 in Berlin. He breathed his last breath on January 20th, 1952.

Romola Remus

Romola Remus was a stage, film actress, theatre, film, and stageandfilmactress. Romola was born on April 7th, 1900. She died on February 17th, 1987.

Saint Florinus of Remüs

He holds the title Confessor. He breathed his last breath in 856.

Joscha Remus

Joscha was born on August 23rd, 1958.

Marc Remus

Marc was born in Frankfurt.


Common last names for Remus

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jackson

Common first names for Remus

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Arthur
  • Anna
  • Fred
  • Charles
  • Frances

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Remus U.S.
  White 87.95% 64.26%
  African American 3.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Remus

People with the last name Remus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Remus

  • How Popular is the name Remus? Remus is the 12,068th most popular name of all time. As a last name Remus was the 20,996th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Remus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 848 babies born with the first name Remus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Remus to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Remus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Remus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Remus is Monday, March 11th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Remus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Remus was in 2019 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Remus Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Remus is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Remus: The name spelled backwards is Sumer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sermu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Remus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,253 people with the last name Remus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Remus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Remus as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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