Roma name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roma

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  1. According to a user from India, the name Roma means "One with shiny hair".
  2. According to a user from India, the name Roma is of Hindi origin and means "Lakshmi or the goddess of wealth".
  3. A user from Philippines says the name Roma means "Love itself".
  4. A submission from Pakistan says the name Roma means "Gift of god".
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  1. Capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  2. A member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)

Related to Rom, from Romani rom, probably ultimately from Sanskrit डोम (ḍoma, “member of a low caste of travelling musicians and dancers in Kashmir”). The names of the Lom and Dom are related. Folk etymology pointed to a legend that the ethnic group were an exiled people from Imperial times.

  1. A nomadic people with origins in India, the Romani.
  2. A subgroup of the Romani people found primary in Eastern Europe.
  3. A variety of the Romani language (or occasionally) the Romani macrolanguage.
  4. A Romani; a member of the Roma/Romani people.

The other major categories of words for the Roma are cognates of Gypsy (words related to Egypt) and cognates of tzigane (words derived from Greek); see those entries for more information.

  1. A nomadic people with origins in India, the Romani.
  2. A subgroup of the Romani people found primary in Eastern Europe.
  3. A variety of the Romani language (or occasionally) the Romani macrolanguage.
  4. A Romani; a member of the Roma/Romani people.

From Latin and Italian Roma (“Rome”).

  1. A variety of tomato.
  2. Any of a number of places, including a city in Texas and a city in Queensland.
  3. A female given name from Latin of English-speakers.
  4. Alternative form of Rome

Compare Indonesian Bahasa Romang (“Roma language”).

  1. An Austronesian language of Indonesia.

    Roma was also found in the following language(s): Azerbaijani, Catalan, German, Hawaiian, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Roma

    Notable Persons Named Roma

    Roma Downey

    Roma Downey is an actress and producer. Her career lasted from 1988 to 1988. Roma was born on May 6th, 1960 in Londonderry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

    Suchitra Sen

    She was most active from 1952 to 1979. Suchitra was given the name Roma Dasgupta on April 6th, 1931 in Pabna. She passed away on January 17th, 2014.

    Roma Maffia

    Roma Maffia is an actress, writer, and college theatre professor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Roma was born on May 31st, 1955 in Manhattan.

    Roma Asrani

    Roma Asrani is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). Roma was born Roma Asrani on August 25th, 1984 in Tiruchirappalli.

    Roma Ryan

    Roma Ryan is a new-age music, celtic music, and world music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1982. Roma was given the name Roma Shane Ryan in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

    Roma Ligocka

    Roma was born on November 13th, 1938 in Kraków. Roma is also known as Liebling and Rominka.

    • Roma Gasiorowska
    • Roma
    • Roma Egan
      Child Actress
    • Roma Pafos
      Electronic Music

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Roma

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Roma

    Paul Roma

    Paul Roma is a wrestler. Paul was born on April 29th, 1960 in Kensington, New York.


    Roma is a comics character.

    Richard Roma

    Richard Roma is a fictional character.

    Sister Roma

    Sister was given the name Michael Williams on December 22nd, 1962 in Michigan.

    Flavio Roma

    Flavio Roma is a soccer player for the S.S. Lazio, Mantova F.C., Venezia F.C., U.S. Fiorenzuola 1922, Foggia Calcio, A.C. Chievo Verona, Piacenza Calcio 1919, AS Monaco FC, A.C. Milan, and Italy national football team. Flavio was born on June 21st, 1974 in Rome, Italy.

    Nani Roma

    Nani Roma is a racing driver. Nani was born on February 17th, 1972 in Folgueroles.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Roma U.S.
      White 80.44% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.71% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 11.66% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Roma

    People with the last name Roma are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Roma

  1. How Popular is the name Roma? Roma is the 2,910th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roma was the 16,560th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Roma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,193 babies born with the first name Roma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roma to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Roma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Roma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roma is Thursday, January 8th, 1874.
  5. What year had the most people named Roma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roma was in 1930 with a total of 174 babies.
  6. Random Roma Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roma ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 7 babies in Utah have the same name in 1912.
  7. Weird things about the name Roma: The name spelled backwards is Amor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Roam. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Roma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,733 people with the last name Roma.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roma as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Roma name meaning

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