Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: hour, time Variants: Horatius, Horace, Orazio (Italian), Horacio (Spanish), Horatia (feminine)


Origin: Ancient Roman, English Meaning: empty, vain Cassius has two different pronunciations: Ca-si-us with the “s” pronounced, or Cash-us.


Origin: Roman Meaning: nine As well as being one of the names of the 3 Fates in Roman mythology, it also comes from the praenomen Nonus, which means ninth. Variants: Nonna


Origin: Latin, Roman Meaning: God-father Variants: Iuppiter, Iovis, Jove, Jupe Gender: Male King of the gods in Roman mythology, as well as being the god of sky and lightning, Jupiter is an interesting name. I’ve used this for a female character of mine as well as a male character; I tend to use the same…

Vesta, Hestia

Origin: Roman; Greek Meaning: hearth, fireside Gender: Female Vesta is the Roman form of the Greek Hestia, both of them being the goddesses of the hearth


Origin: Roman Meaning: Eagle Variants: Akilina, Akulina (both Russian) Gender: Female Aquilina is the feminine form of Aquila, which means eagle. I was going to do both Aquila and Aquilina in the same post but decided not to.

Aquila, Aquilinus

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: eagle Variants: Aquilo Gender: Male Aquila is the brother of Attila in my story. Originally a male name, a lot of people would consider it a female name because of the a ending (although I don’t). So this name could be considered unisex although there is a feminine form of Aquila,…