Drucilla

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: a variant spelling of Drusilla, the feminine form of Drusus which is supposedly derived from the name of a Gallic chief killed by a Roman soldier, Drausus, possibly meaning “strong”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from Greek drosos meaning “dew”. I’ve also come across as it being derived from Celtic daru-…

Virginia

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: the feminine form of Roman Verginius or Virginius; though originally of unknown meaning it has long been associated with Latin virgo meaning “maid, virgin”. Virgie, Ginny and Gigi are diminutive forms of the name. Variants: Virginia; Virginie (French); Verginius, Virginius (Ancient Roman)

Lucretia

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: feminine form of Lucretius, either from Latin lucrum meaning “profit, wealth” or Latin lucror meaning “to gain” or “to acquire”. Variants: Lucretius (m); Lucrezia is the Italian feminine form of the name while Lucrecè is the French unisex variant of the name.

Titus

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: a Roman praenomen possibly related to Latin titulus meaning “title of honor” or titio “fire-brand”, though it’s more likely of pre-Roman origin since it belonged to a Sabine king, Titus Tatius, who co-ruled with Romulus for some years. Variants: Tita and Titia are feminine forms of the name.

Tatiana

Origin: Latin Meaning: the feminine form of Tatianus, a derivative of Tatius, of unknown meaning. Tatiana is a name mentioned once in Book 4 (The Miserable Mill), as a friend of the author Lemony Snicket. Tanya/Tania is a short form of the name. Variants: Tatyana (Russian); Tatjana (Finnish, German), Tatianna, Tatyanna (English); Tatianus (m); Tatienne…

Luciana

Origin: Latin Meaning: a feminine form of Latin Lucianus, from Roman praenomen Lucius meaning “light”. Variants: Luciano (m), Lucianus (m) Luciana is an alias Esmé Squalor uses in the 7th book (The Vile Village). Luciana can be pronounced as loo-CHAH-nah, loo-SYAH-nah, or loo-THYAH-nah.

Camilla

Origin: Latin, Etruscan Meaning: feminine form of Latin Camillus, a term referring to an acolyte, a youth employed in rituals and sacrifice of ancient Roman religion. Camilla is also the name of a warrior in the Aenead, whose name likely comes from Etruscan origin of unknown meaning. In the Aenead, Camilla was a member of…

Ulysses

Origin: Latin Meaning: Latin form of Greek Odysseus, which either comes from odyssomai “to hate” or oduromai “to lament, bewail” Ulysses is the Roman counterpart to Odysseus Variants: Ulyssa (f); Ulysse (French, m); Ulisse (Italian, m); Ulisses (Portuguese, m); Ulises (Spanish, m)

Letitia

Origin: English Meaning: from Late Latin Laetitia meaning “joy, happiness” Letitia is the name of a Roman goddess, the personification of happiness Variants: Leticia, Laetitia, Lettice Lettie and Letty are diminutive/nickname forms of the name

Marcus, Markus

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Finnish, Ancient Roman, Norwegian, English, Swedish, Danish Meaning: Markus is the German, Scandinavian, and Finnish form of Mark, whichs comes from the Roman praenomen Marcus probably derived from Mars, which might come from Latin mas  meaning “male” (Behind the name). According to nameberry, it means “warlike”- probably because Mars was the Roman…

Rufus

Origin: Latin Meaning: from a Roman cognomen meaning “red-haired” Variants: Rufinian, Rufinianus, Rufinius, Rufinus

Roma

Рома (Russian) Origin: Russian, Italian Meaning: In Russian, it’s a diminutive form of the name Roman, which comes from Latin Romanus meaning “Roman”. It’s also the Italian name of the city of Rome; in ancient Roman mythology, Roma was the female personification of the city

Vulcan

Origin: Latin Meaning: perhaps related to the Latin fulgere, meaning “to flash”. In Roman mythology, Vulcan was the god of fire and is the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Hephaestus

Cornelius

Origin: Ancient Roman, English, Dutch, German Meaning: horn Cornelia is the feminine form of the name

Cato, Kato

Origin: Ancient Roman, Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, African, Eastern African (Luganda), Ganda Meaning: wise; “pure, chaste” or “each of the two; singly”; “torture” or “my consecration of your name”; “add/increase” + “wisteria”; “second of twins” In Latin, Cato means wise and is the name of several Roman figures. It’s also the short of feminine names Catharina…

Remus

Origin: Latin meaning: unknown

Romulus

Origin: Latin Meaning: of Rome Variants: Romolo (male, Italian); Romola (female, Italian)

Marius

Origin: Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French, English Meaning: comes from either the Roman god of war, Mars, meaning “male” or comes from Latin word mare meaning “sea”

Nero

Origin: Ancient Roman, Italian Meaning: from Roman cognomen meaning “strong, vigorous”; also a short form of Italian Raniero, which means “advice, army”

Maxima

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: feminine form of Maximus, meaning “greatest”