100 Latin Baby Names and Meanings

100 Latin Baby Names and Meanings

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The Latin language was originally spoken in the area around Rome by an ancient Italic tribe called the Latium. Centuries later, through the power and influence of Rome, the language became dominant in Italy and western Europe.

Even after the fall of the Roman Empire, Latin language and culture began to spread throughout all of Europe. In modern times, there are people of Latin descent in many European countries, particularly Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, and Romania.

The language and culture also spread to the Western hemisphere, particularly in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, in what is now called "Latin America." Latin words are plentiful throughout English-speaking countries as well, since Latin is one of the root languages of English.

With so many languages and cultures influenced by Latin, it is no wonder that many beautiful Latin baby names are used all over the world. Some of these are more common in modern times, and others are taken from ancient Roman times. Pay attention to the meanings as well, and maybe you can find inspiration for your baby’s name.

Popular Latin Baby Names for Girls

Here are some of the top Latin names for baby girls, as well as their meanings, famous namesakes, and other information.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Noble of the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Adamari
  • Famous Namesakes: Adamari Lopez (Puerto Rican actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 2006


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Person from Hadria (Northern Italy)
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Adriana, Adrianne, Adrienne, Adrian (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Adrienne Rich (poet), Adriana Lima (Brazlian model) 
  • Peak Popularity: 1997; 2006 for Adriana


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Joy
  • Famous Namesakes: Allegra Versace (Italian socialite)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare (has never appeared in the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the U.S.)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Worthy of love
  • Famous Namesakes: Amanda Bynes and Amanda Plummer (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 1980


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aimee
  • Famous Namesakes: Amy Grant and Amy Winehouse (singers), Amy Irving and Amy Smart (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 1976

Fun Fact: The musical documentary Amy won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2016. The film is centered around the life and career of the late British singer/songwriter, Amy Winehouse.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Messenger of God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Anjelica, Anglesea, Angela, Angel
  • Famous Namesakes: Anjelica Huston (actor/author/former model), Angelica Pickles (animated character in Rugrats), Angelica Schuyler (historical figure and character in Broadway's Hamilton)
  • Peak Popularity: 1996


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Opening, 4th month
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aprilis
  • Famous Namesakes: April Bowlby, April Lee Hernandez, and April Rose Pengilly (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 1979


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Very holy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ariane, Arianne, Arianna
  • Famous Namesakes: Ariana Grande (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 2014


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Fall season
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Autum
  • Famous Namesakes: Autumn Reeser (actor), Autumn Phillips (British royal family)
  • Peak Popularity: 2013


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Like a bird
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Avis, Aiva, Avah
  • Famous Namesakes: Ava Gardner (actor), Ava DuVernay (director), Ava Helen Pauling (civil rights activist), Saint Ava (Roman Catholic nun)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Bringer of joy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Beatrice, Beatrix
  • Famous Namesakes: Beatriz (fictional lead character in Beatriz), Princess Beatrice of York (British royal family)
  • Peak Popularity: 1990

Fun Fact: The critically acclaimed independent film Beatriz at Dinner stars Mexican actress Salma Hayek as the lead character.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Poem
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Karmyn, Carmin
  • Famous Namesakes: Carmen (lead role in Carmen), Carmen Miranda (singer/actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1968

Fun Fact: The composer of Carmen, Georges Bizet of France, died before his work achieved international acclaim. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in history.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Free/beautiful woman
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Carolyn, Carolina, Charles (masculine form)
  • Famous Namesakes: Caroline Kennedy (daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy), Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)
  • Peak Popularity: 2018


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Blind to one’s own beauty
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cecelia, Cecily, Cecil (masculine form)
  • Famous Namesakes: Cecily Neville (Duchess of York), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Heavenly
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Celina
  • Famous Namesakes: Celeste Holm (actor), Celeste (animated character in Babar)
  • Peak Popularity: 2004


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Illustrious
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Claire, Clare, Clarissa
  • Famous Namesakes: Clara Bow (actor), Clara Burton (nurse), Clara Luper (civil rights activist), Clara Schumann (pianist)
  • Peak Popularity: 1901 (2016 for Claire)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Mineral or brilliant glass
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Chrystal, Cristal, Krystal, Krystle
  • Famous Namesakes: Billy Crystal (actor), Crystal Gayle (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1982


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Danielle, Daniela, Daniel (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Daniella Monet (actor), Danielle Steele (author), Daniel (prophet of the Bible)
  • Peak Popularity: 2011


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Divine
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Diana
  • Famous Namesakes: Deanna Durbin (actor), Diana, Princess of Wales (British royal family)
  • Peak Popularity: 1969


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lady, woman
  • Famous Namesakes: Donna Karan (fashion designer), Donna Mills (actor), Donna Summer (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1960


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Eleanor, Elinor
  • Famous Namesakes: Eleanor of Aquitane (queen consort of France and England)
  • Peak Popularity: 1916 (2020 for Eleanor)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Heaven
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Elise, Elisia, Elyse
  • Famous Namesakes: Elyse Knox (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Universal
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Emme, Emmy
  • Famous Namesakes: Emma Stone, Emma Roberts, Emma Thompson, and Emma Watson (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 2018


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: To strive, excel, or rival
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aemilia, Amelia, Emelia, Emily, Amilya, Emiliana, Amilia
  • Famous Namesakes: Emilia Clarke (actor), Amelia Earhart (aviator), Emily Ratajkowski (model)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020 for both Emilia and Amelia


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Star
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Stella, Estella
  • Famous Namesakes: Estelle (singer), Stella Kowalski (fictional character in A Streetcar Named Desire)
  • Peak Popularity: 1911 (2018 for Stella)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Happiness
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Felicia, Felice, Felix (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Felicity Huffman (actor), Felicity (fictional lead character in TV series “Felicity”)
  • Peak Popularity: 2017


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Prosperous, flowering
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Flora, Floria, Floriane, Florian (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Florence Nightingale (nurse), Florence Henderson (singer/actor), Florence Welch (singer in Florence + the Machine)
  • Peak Popularity: 1902


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Free
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fransheska, Francheska, Fransisca, Frances, Francis
  • Famous Namesakes: Francesca Annis and Frances Farmer (actors), Pope Francis (head of the Catholic Church) 
  • Peak Popularity: 1996


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Glory to God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Glora
  • Famous Namesakes: Gloria Steinem (feminist activist), Gloria Gaynor (singer), Gloria Estefan (singer), Gloria Vanderbilt (fashion designer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1926


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Maiden, Innocent
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Imogen
  • Famous Namesakes: Imogen Heap (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1927

Fun Fact: It is widely believed that the name Imogene (or Imogen) was invented by playwright William Shakespeare.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Happiness
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Joi
  • Famous Namesakes: Joy Behar (comedian/co-host of "The View")
  • Peak Popularity: 1974


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Youthful
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Julie
  • Famous Namesakes: Julia Roberts and Julia Stiles (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 2001

Fun Fact: The popular 1968 song, “Julia,” by the Beatles was written by John Lennon in honor of his mother Julia Lennon.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Laurel
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Lauren, Lara
  • Famous Namesakes: Laura Ingalls Wilder (author), Laura Nyro (singer), Laura Bush (U.S. First Lady), Laura Linney (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1969


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Joy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Leticia (Spanish), Letty (diminutive)
  • Famous Namesakes: Letitia Wright (actor), Letty (fictional character in The Fast and the Furious)
  • Peak Popularity: 1964


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Flower
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Lily (English), Lila and Lilah (Persian)
  • Famous Namesakes: Lily Allen (singer), Lila Diane Sawyer (news anchor) 
  • Peak Popularity: Rare (2011 for Lily, 2010 for Lila)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Envious
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Olivia (full form)
  • Famous Namesakes: Livia Drusilla (wife of Roman emperor Augustus), Olivia Newton-John (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 2014 (Olivia ranks #1 in 2020)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Woman of Magdala
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Madeleine, Madeline, Madelyn
  • Famous Namesakes: Madelaine Petsch and Madeleine Stowe (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare; the Madelyn spelling is the most popular and peaked in 2015


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: My lady
  • Famous Namesakes: Madonna (Mother of Christ), Madonna (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1933

Fun Fact: Singer-songwriter Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Woman of Magdala
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Magdalena (Spanish)
  • Famous Namesakes: Mary Magdalene (follower of Christ)
  • Peak Popularity: 1904


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Young warrior
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Marcello and Marcellus (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Saint Marcella (Roman Catholic saint), Marcella Albani (Italian actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1922


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Marin, Marianne, Marinel, Marion (Hebrew), Mariana (Spanish)
  • Famous Namesakes: Marina (singer/songwriter), Marion Cotillard (French actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1994


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Admirable
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Maranda, Myranda, Meranda, Mirabella, Mira, Mirinda
  • Famous Namesakes: Miranda Richardson and Miranda Cosgrove (actors), Miranda Lambert (singer), Carmen Miranda (singer/actress), Lin-Manuel Miranda (actor/playwright/composer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1995


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Advisor, truth
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Monika
  • Famous Namesakes: Monica (singer), Monica (fictional character in the TV series Friends)
  • Peak Popularity: 1977


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Roman Clan name
  • Famous Namesakes: Portia (fictional character in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice), Portia di Rossi (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1949


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Ancient
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Pricilla, Prisca
  • Famous Namesakes: Priscilla Presley (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1940


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Queen
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Regis (masculine), Rex (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Regina Spektor (singer), Regina Hall and Regina King (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 1967


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Rose
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Rosalie, Rosalyn, Rosa, Rosalba
  • Famous Namesakes: Rosalia (Spanish singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1906


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: From the river Severn
  • Famous Namesakes: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (fictional TV character)
  • Peak Popularity: 1997


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Serene, calm
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Serenay
  • Famous Namesakes: Serena Williams (champion tennis player)
  • Peak Popularity: 2000


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Forest
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Silvia, Sylvana, Sylvie
  • Famous Namesakes: Sylvia Plath (writer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1937


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Noble
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Trisia, Trisha, Patricia (long form)
  • Famous Namesakes: Tricia Helfer and Trisha Krishnan (actors), Trisha Yearwood (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1971


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Strength, health
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Valentin, Valentine, Valentino, Valentini (all masculine forms), Val (diminutive)
  • Famous Namesakes: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshskova (cosmonaut), Valentina de Angelis and Valentina Cervi (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 2019

Fun Fact: Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tershkskova was the first woman in space in 1963.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Winner, conqueror
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Viktoria, Viktorya, Victor (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Queen Victoria (Queen of the United Kingdom), Victoria Principal (actor), Victoria Beckham (singer in Spice Girls)
  • Peak Popularity: 1999

Fun Fact: Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years was the longest of any of her predecessors until it was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Virginal, pure
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Virginie
  • Famous Namesakes: Virginia Madsen (actor), Virginia Woolf (author, critic), Virginia Apgar (scientist)
  • Peak Popularity: 1921

Fun Fact: The Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English colony in the New World.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Alive
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Vivien, Vievienne, Vivianne, Vivaan, Vivi and Viva (both diminutive)
  • Famous Namesakes: Vivian Vance, Vivian Dandridge, and Vivien Leigh (actors), Vivienne Westwood and Vivienne Tam (fashion designers), Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)
  • Peak Popularity: 1920

Popular Latin Baby Names for Boys

Here are some of the top Latin names for baby boys, as well as their meanings, famous namesakes, and other information.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Love of God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Amadis
  • Famous Namesakes: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare

Fun Fact: The motion picture drama Amadeus won the Academy Award for Best Picture (as well as 7 other Academy Awards) in 1985. The film is a fictionalized biographical drama about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Antony, Antonio, Antonia (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Anthony Hopkins, Anthony LaPaglia, and Anthony Michael Hall (actors), Marc Anthony (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 2008


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of Attica
  • Famous Namesakes: Atticus Finch (fictional hero of To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Great
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: August, Augusta
  • Famous Namesakes: Saint Augustine of Hippo (philosopher, early father of the Christian church)
  • Peak Popularity: 1906

Fun Fact: The city of St. Augustine, Florida is widely considered to be the oldest European-established city in the continental United States.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Golden
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aurelia (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: A beautiful sight
  • Famous Namesakes: Belvedere (animated Looney Tunes character), Mr. Belvedere (fictional TV character)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Little blessed one
  • Famous Namesakes: Tony Bennett (singer), Joan Bennett (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Rhythm
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Kadence, Kaidence, Caydence, Cadance, Caydance, Kaidance
  • Peak Popularity: Rare (male), 2007 (female)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Thick head of hair
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: César, Cesar, Zésar, Cesare, Sezer
  • Famous Namesakes: César Millan (The Dog Whisperer), Gaius Julius Caesar (Roman political leader)
  • Peak Popularity: 1904

Fun Fact: Julius Caesar was the first historical Roman to be officially deified.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Vain
  • Famous Namesakes: Cassius Clay (champion boxer, aka Muhammad Ali)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020

Fun Fact: Champion boxer Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali, following his conversion to Islam) was nicknamed “The Greatest” and was one of the most significant sports figures of all time.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Constant, Loyal
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Constance
  • Famous Namesakes: Constantine the Great (Roman Emperor), Constantine Maroulis (singer), Michael Constantine (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1919

Fun Fact: Constantine the Great was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Horn
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cornelia (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Cornelius the Centurion (Roman centurion)
  • Peak Popularity: 1904


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Courteous, courtly 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Kurtis, Curt, Kurt
  • Famous Namesakes: Curtis Stone (chef), Curtis Conway (American football player), Curtis Sliwa (radio host), Curtis Mayfield and Kurt Cobain (singers)
  • Peak Popularity: 1963


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Everlasting
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Donte
  • Famous Namesakes: Dante (Italian poet)
  • Peak Popularity: 1997


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of the Lord
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Dominik, Dominick, Dominica (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Dom DeLuise and Dominic Chianese (actors) 
  • Peak Popularity: 2015


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Person from Galilee
  • Famous Namesakes: Galileo Galilei (Italian astronomer)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare

Fun Fact: Galileo Galilei has been given many nicknames, including "father of observational astronomy," "father of modern physics," "father of the scientific method," and "father of modern science.”


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Glory to Hera (associated with strength, power)
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Herakles
  • Famous Namesakes: Hercules (Roman god)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare

Fun Fact: There have been over 30 motion pictures based on the legend of the mythological Hercules. He has been depicted by actors including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as an animated Disney character.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Man of time
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Horace
  • Famous Namesakes: Lord Horatio Nelson (admiral), Horatio (fictional character in Hamlet)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Holy name
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jeremiah, Jeremy
  • Famous Namesakes: Saint Jerome (Latin priest), Jerome Kern (composer), Jerome Robbins (choreographer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1939 (1976 for Jeremy)

Fun Fact: The 2019 song “Jerome,” by Lizzo, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: God Will Increase
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Joseph (Hebrew), Jose (Spanish)
  • Famous Namesakes: Flavius Josephus (historian), Joseph (figure in Genesis of the Bible), Saint Joseph (husband of Mary, mother of Christ)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare (1917 for Joseph, which is still a high-ranking name: #26 in 2020)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Goddess of Marriage & Childbirth
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: June, Junia, Junius (masculine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Juno (fictional lead character in the movie Juno)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare

Fun Fact: The motion picture Juno won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2008.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Just, fair
  • Famous Namesakes: Justus von Liebig (scientist)
  • Peak Popularity: 2002


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Good judgment
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cato
  • Famous Namesakes: Kato (fictional character in TV series The Green Hornet)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare

Fun Fact: The fictional character Kato was portrayed by a number of actors, most notably the late actor/martial artist Bruce Lee.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Referring to the Descendants of Levi
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Levi
  • Famous Namesakes: Book of the Bible, Levi Strauss (businessman)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare (2020 for Levi)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Light
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Lucious, Lucilius, Lucian, Lucien,
  • Famous Namesakes: Lucian of Samosata (satirist), Lucian Grainge (CEO of Universal Music Group), Lucious Lyon (fictional lead character in Empire)
  • Peak Popularity: 1902


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Warlike
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Marc, Markus, Mark
  • Famous Namesakes: Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor, philosopher), Mark Wahlberg (actor), Mark Twain (author)
  • Peak Popularity: 1964


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Servant of Mars (God of War)
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Martina (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (civil rights activist), Martin Sheen (actor), Martin Lawrence (comedian/actor)
  • Peak Popularity: 1963


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Greatest
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Maximus, Max (diminutive), Maxima (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Maximilian Schell (actor), Max Rockatansky (fictional lead character in Mad Max)
  • Peak Popularity: 2013


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Soldier
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Myles
  • Famous Namesakes: Miles Davis (jazz composer/musician), Miles Standish (pilgrim/settler)
  • Peak Popularity: 2020

Fun Fact: Jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was described by Rolling Stone as "the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, not to mention one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.”


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Mountain
  • Famous Namesakes: Joe Montana (American football champion player), Tony Montana (fictional lead character in Scarface)
  • Peak Popularity: 1995 (male), 1998 (female)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Powerful
  • Famous Namesakes: Nero (ancient Roman emperor)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: New
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Novah
  • Peak Popularity: 2020 (male and female)


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Eighth
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Octavio, Octavius, Octavious, Octavia (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Octavian “Augustus” (ancient ruler of Rome), Octavia Spencer (actor)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Humble, small
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Paolo, Pablo, Paula (feminine), Paola (feminine)
  • Famous Namesakes: Paul McCartney (singer in The Beatles), Paul Anka (singer), Paul Revere (folk hero), Paul Newman and Paul Walker (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 1931


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Roman God of the underworld
  • Famous Namesakes: Pluto (dwarf planet), Pluto (animated Disney character)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Royal son
  • Famous Namesakes: Prince (singer/musician/composer), Prince Jackson (son of Michael Jackson)
  • Peak Popularity: 2019

Fun Fact: Singer/songwriter/producer Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the greatest musical artists of all time.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Fifth
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Quintin, Quinton, Quinn
  • Famous Namesakes: Quentin Tarantino (filmmaker)
  • Peak Popularity: 1919


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Oar
  • Famous Namesakes: Remus (mythical founder of Rome)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Citizen of Rome
  • Famous Namesakes: Romulus (mythical founder of Rome)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare

Fun Fact: In Roman mythology, the story of twin brothers Romulus and Remus tells the events that led to the founding of Rome.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Red-haired
  • Famous Namesakes: Rufus Sewell (actor), Rufus Wainwright (singer)
  • Peak Popularity: 1902

Fun Fact: Rufus is one of the most influential funk bands of all time and also helped launch the musical career of lead singer Chaka Khan.


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Tiago
  • Peak Popularity: 2020


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of or near the Tiber River
  • Famous Namesakes: Tiberius (second Roman emperor)
  • Peak Popularity: Rare


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Victorious
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Vince, Vin, Vinny (all diminutive forms)
  • Famous Namesakes: Vincent Van Gogh (artist), Vincent D'Onofrio, Vince Vaughn, Vincent Kartheiser (actors)
  • Peak Popularity: 1966


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Famous Namesakes: Virgil (Roman poet), Virgil Tibbs (fictional character in In the Heat of the Night)
  • Peak Popularity: 1907


  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: The new house
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Xzavier
  • Famous Namesakes: Saint Francis Xavier (Catholic missionary)
  • Peak Popularity: 2009
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