Roman mythology is rich with lots of stories that originated from history, religion and perhaps other mythologies predominantly Greek. And as you already know, Roman mythology has a large number of figures, both male and female famous for various things. Baby names inspired by Roman mythology are on the rise and it is not a surprising thing since there are some wonderful names that can be used. Here are 15 male and 15 female names you can consider for your baby.
According to the legend, Romulus was one of the founders of Rome.
In Roman mythology, Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, but Romulus and Remus later deposed him.
Pollux was the twin brother of Castor and the son of Zeus. Translated to English, it means “sweet”.
He was the Roman God of beginnings and gateways. This God had two faces and in Latin, Janus means “archway”.
Vulcan was the God of fire. It is a powerful name.
In Roman mythology, Tatius was a king of the Sabines.
Cupid was the Roman God of love. He often appears in drawings and television today as a boy with wings with a bow and arrow. In mythology, he was the son of Venus.
Translated to English, Evander means “good man”. He was the founder of the city of Pallantium.
Italus is not as famous as Remus and Romulus, but he was their father. He gave his name to the region which is today known as Italy.
Mars was the God of war, but it is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system. It can also be a name of your baby boy.
Another Roman god was Jupiter but he was the supreme god in their mythology.
Pluto was the God of the underworld and an alternate name for Hades. It is a latinized version of the name Ploutos which means “wealth”.
He was one of the smaller Roman Gods while his name comes from the Sabine word quiris meaning “a spear”.
He was the father of Jupiter and Juno, according to the mythology. He was also the God of agriculture
We have Romulus, but the second founder of Rome was just as important.
The Roman Goddess of the morning was called Aurora. It is a beautiful name for a baby girl.
Victoria is a name of the Roman Goddess of victory, but that name kept re-appearing through history. It is popular today.
The Roman Goddess of the hearth has her temple in Roma and the name is slightly unusual but gorgeous nonetheless.
Silvia was the mother of Remus and Romulus and it is the female version of the name Silvius.
This is the feminine version of Roman name Lucretius. Also, one Spanish saint was named like this.
Maia was the wife to Vulcan and the Goddess of spring.
A wonderful name for a girl, Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus and the wife of Aeneas.
This name is derived from the Latin word “flos” meaning “flower”. As the name suggests, she was the Goddess of flowers and the wife of Zephyr, the west wind.
Diana was the Goddess of the forest, moon, and childbirth, according to Roman mythology.
Goddess Felicitas was the personification of good fortune in Rome. There are some variations to the name today such as Felicia.
Juno was one of the most important Goddesses and she was the Queen of the heavens. She was also the wife of Jupiter.
Rhea was the wife of Cronus and the mother of Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus.
Nona was the Goddess of pregnancy in ancient Rome and her name means “nine”.
Minerva translated as “intellect” was the Goddess of wisdom and war.
Slightly unusual, but Pax can be a beautiful name – it means “peace” in Latin.