Rome name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rome

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  1. The leadership of the Roman Catholic Church
  2. 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

From Middle English Rome, from Old English Rōm, Rūm, from Proto-Germanic *Rūmō and influenced by Late Latin Rōma (“Rome, Constantinople”), from Classical Latin Rōma (“Rome”). In Roman mythology, the name was said to derive from Romulus, one of the founders of the city and its first king.

The name appears in a wide range of forms in Middle English, including Rom, Room, Roome, and Rombe as well as Rome; by early modern English, it appeared as Rome, Room, and Roome, with the spelling Rome occurring in Shakespeare and common from the early 18th century on. The final spelling was influenced by Norman, Middle French, Anglo-Norman, and Old French Rome.

  1. A city on the Tiber River on the Italian peninsula; ancient capital of the Roman Empire; capital city of Italy; capital city of the region of Lazio.
  2. Ancient Rome; the former Roman Empire; Roman civilization.
  3. The Holy See, the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly prior to the establishment of the Vatican City in the 19th century.
  4. The Church of Rome, the Roman Catholic Church generally.
  5. A former province of Lazio, Italy; disestablished in 2014.

Rome was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, Italian, Middle English, and Old French

Notable Persons Named Rome

Notable Persons Named Rome

Rome Ramirez

Rome Ramirez is a ska punk, reggae rock, dub music, reggae, and hip hop music musician. He plays Fender Stratocaster and Taylor Guitars. He has been prominent since 2008. Rome was given the name Roman Rene Ramirez on June 11th, 1988 in Fremont, California, United States. Rome is also known as Rome.

Rome Fortune

Rome Fortune is a hip hop music rapping. He was most prominent from 2011 to 2011. Rome was given the name Jerome Fortune on October 13th, 1988 in Philadelphia.


Rome is a contemporary r&b musician. His career lasted from 1996 to 2003. Rome was given the name Jerome Woods on March 5th, 1970 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Rome is also known as Woods and Jerome.

Rome dela Rosa

Rome dela Rosa is a basketball player for the Alaska Aces and Alaska Aces (PBA) in the Philippine Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2014. Rome was born on December 11th, 1990 in San Diego.

Rome Kanda

Rome Kanda is an actor and comedian. He has had major accomplishments since 1987. Rome was born in Osaka, Japan.

Rome Cee

Rome was born on December 25th, 1982.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rome

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rome

Jim Rome

Jim Rome is a radio host. Jim was given the name James Phillip Rome on October 14th, 1964 in Tarzana, California, U.S.

Saint Hippolytus of Rome

Saint Hippolytus of Rome was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in 170. He passed away in 235.

Sydne Rome

Sydne Rome is an actress. Sydne was born on March 17th, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, United States.

Saint Genesius of Rome

Saint Genesius of Rome is a saint. He holds the title Actor &martyr.

Young Rome

Young Rome is a contemporary r&b and hip hop music musician, record producer, songwriter, and actor. His career lasted from 1992 to 1992. Young was given the name Jerome Isaac Jones on October 25th, 1981 in Los Angeles. Young is also known as Romeo and Young Rome.

Obl.S.B. Saint Frances of Rome

Obl.S.B. Saint Frances of Rome was a saint. She holds the title Patroness of Benedictine Oblates. Obl.S.B. was born in 1384 in Rome, Papal States. She passed away on March 9th, 1440.

  • Alexandra of Rome
  • Saint Felicitas of Rome
  • Alexis of Rome
  • Saint Tatiana of Rome
  • Aaron Rome
  • Harold Rome
  • Saint Eugenia of Rome
  • Saint Zoe of Rome
  • Saint Paraskevi of Rome
  • Anthony of Rome
  • Xenia of Rome
  • Ashton Rome
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  • Saint Agathangelus of Rome
  • Thomas Rome

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rome U.S.
  White 73.60% 64.26%
  African American 19.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rome

People with the last name Rome are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rome

  • How Popular is the name Rome? Rome is the 5,550th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rome was the 6,704th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rome have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,852 babies born with the first name Rome in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rome to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rome? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rome first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rome is Sunday, January 26th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rome born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rome was in 2019 with a total of 208 babies.
  • Random Rome Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rome is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Rome: The name spelled backwards is Emor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give More. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rome? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,037 people with the last name Rome.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rome? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rome as their last name.
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