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. Advertisements

Pax

  Origin: Latin, English Meaning: it means “peace” in Latin, the name of the Roman goddess of peace in Roman mythology. It could also be a variant spelling of an English surname, Packs or Pachs referring to a place name Pacca, as well as from Old French pasques meaning “Easter”. Pax is also an English word  meaning peace.

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)

February

Origin: Latin Meaning: it comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa, from latin februum meaning “purification”. There’s also a Roman god called Februum though from what I gathered, he was named after the festival and not the other way around Variants: Februarius

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

January

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin ianuarius after the Roman god Janus, whose name means archway. Janus was the god of doors and beginnings and is depicted as having two heads, one looking backwards and the other forwards. Variants: Januarius, Janvier

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

Minerva

Origin: Roman via Etruscan origins Meaning: perhaps stemming from an Italic moon goddess *Meneswā (‘She who measures’), or perhaps linked by the Romans to the Latin men-, meaning mind or intellect (as according to Wikipedia)

Remus

Origin: Latin meaning: unknown

Romulus

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

Aurora

Origin: Latin Meaning: dawn

Sol

Origin: Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: sun; short form of Solomon being peace In Roman mythology, Sol is a sun god; it also means sun in Spanish and Portuguese; Sol is also the short of Solomon, meaning peace Sól is also the Norse goddess of the sun, the equivalent of Sunna, goddess of the sun…

Nona

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

Jupiter

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…