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Derived From The Latin Roman names or Latin names are taken from the Latin language which was dominant during the Great Roman Empire’s power. Prominently used from about 700 B.C. until 300 A.D. during ancient Rome and spread throughout southern Europe. Most names were Latin in origin, however, many included Greek and Etruscan origins, as well. Latin Roman Naming Customs Latin Rome’s naming custom was segregated, as many other naming customs are, by gender. A first name (praenomen) and clan name (nomen) was customary for Roman Republic males in early Rome. A family name (cognomen) began being officially required upon citizenship documents around 100 B.C. A nickname (agnomen) was also commonly used by some Romans. A complete name could also include patronyms or filiation. These paternal line tribal designations came from the grandfather and the father’s names, as well as a tribal name. The Latin Language Although Latin is considered by linguistics to be a "dead" language (not spoken actively any longer), many homeschoolers have begun using online Latin language courses as foreign language elective studies. Latin origins can be found at the root of words spanning across numerous languages, including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Many popular names used in several countries today are actually variants derived from older Latin names or words. English Derived From Latin The entire English vocabulary is inundated with words of Latin origin which have been directly adopted into English at different times. Principal periods for English Latinization  (taking from the Latin) are: Latin Catholic missionaries introduce Christianity to England, 596 A.D. 16th Century Revival for Classical Learning (seeing a 21st century revival in home schools) Modern literature and it’s writers A French-Latin element exists in English largely due to the French being the mouth delivering the Latin impression in the 11th century, when England was conquered by France. Examples for this Latin translated to English by way of the French impression are listed in the table below. Latin    French    English inimi’ cus ennemi enemy pop’ ulus peuple people se’nior sire sir Laurence “from Laurentum” is derived from the cognomen, Laurentius. 3rd century martyr from Rome, became Saint Laurence, the deacon who was roasted alive for presenting the poor and the sick when asked to hand over the church’s treasures. His subsequent popularity in the Christian naming customs contributed to the numerous variant spellings for this name. After the 19th century, the spelling Lawrence has been more commonly used in America than any other variant. Another typical Latin to French to English transformation for Latin names is Adrian. The name is a form of Hadrianus from the name Hadrian. In Latin, Hadrianus was a cognomen (family name) which meant the guy was "from Hadria". Hadria was a northern Italian town which gave it’s name to the sea, the Adriatic Sea. The famous Roman emperor from the 2nd century who built a massive wall across part of Britain, Publius Aelius Hadrianus, aka Hadrian, was a bearer, as well as 6 popes (as well as the only English & Dutch popes- Adrian IV & Adrian VI. It’s a name which has been used in England from the Middle Ages, and became popular in modern times in several countries. Below is a table representing a few of the Top 40 Baby Names from around the world which are Latin derivatives. An overview which may surprise readers, and make them wonder just how many names are REALLY originate from the country which claims it.  Name Area of Usage Latin origin “meaning” Other variants Emily US #6, Norway #1, Sweden, Denmark Fem form of Emil derived from the Latin aemulus “rival” Em, Amilia, Emilee, Milly, Emilie, Emilia, Emelie, Emilija  Aimee US, England, France, Ireland, Scotland,Wales, Netherlands Fem form derived from the Latin Armatus  “beloved” Amy, Aime, Amada, Aimi Hillary US, England From Hilary derived from Latin Hilaria “cheerful” Hilarius, as a surname Sir Edmund Hillary (1st man to climb Everest) Camilla US, England, Denmark, Norway From Latin camillus  “youth for religious service” Kamilla, Millie, Milla, Camille, Kamila, Camila, Camillo, Cammie Adrian US, Belgium, France From Hadrian derived from Latin Hadrianus Adrien, Adrienne(f), Adrian, Arie, Ad, Adriano, Jadran, Arjan Lawrence US From Laurence derived from Latin Laurentius (laurel) Lauren, Larrie, Laz, Lorin, Larry, Loren, Lorena, Lauryn, Lauren, Rens, Lorenzo, Enzo, Renzo, Law, Laurits, Lenz, Lori Blaise US, France From Blasius a Roman name derived from the Latin blaesus “lisping” Blaze, Brais, Blaz, Blas, Biagio, Biaggio, Biagino, Romeo US, France, Hungary Italian form derived from the Late Latin Romaeus “a pilgrim to Rome” Romaeus Vince US, Hungary, England, Italy, Netherlands, Spain From the Roman Vincentius derived from the Latin vincere “to conquer” Vinnie (f), Vinny Vin, Vincent, Vinko

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Lelia Latin Well-spoken; a variant of Eulalia,
A Roman clan name of uncertain meaning
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Lilis Latin Spirit of the night
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FATE Latin Destiny
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Glauce Latin Murdered by Medea,
Wife of Upis
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Iliona Latin Daughter of Riam
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Dido Latin The legendary founder and queen of Carthage; Dido was the subject of Henry Purcell's opera ,
Queen of Carthage
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Enyo Latin A mythological goddess of war,
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Eos Latin The dawn,
Goddess of dawn
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CALLISTO Latin - Boy Shortlist
Celaeno Latin One of the Pleiades
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Cenobia Latin Sign; Queen Zenobia was third century ruler of the wealthy Arabian desert city of Palmyra.,
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Chryseis Latin Prisoner of Agamemnon,
Daughter of a priest of Apollo
Prisoner of Agamemnon,
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Amphitrite Latin Aunt of Achilles
A sea goddess; aunt of Achilles,
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Andromache Latin Wife of Hector,
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Astraea Latin Star maiden; Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, and a goddess of justice. When the gods abandoned earth, Astraea was the last to leave, becoming the constellation Virgo when she finally did.,
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Autonoe Latin With a mind of her own; In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia and the mother of Actaeon. In Roman lore, she is the mother of Palaemon by Hercules.,
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Aegina Latin Mother of Aeacus, who, in Greek mythology, was the first king of Aegina. Aeacus was known for his piety and became a judge in Hades after his death.
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Akilina Latin Greek/Russian name meaning ' eagle.'
Eagle-like
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Pygmalion Latin A sculptor and king of Cyprus; According to Greek legend, Pygmalion carved a statue of a beautiful woman from ivory and adored it so much he named her Galatea and prayed for a wife like her. The goddess Aphrodite brought the sculpture to life for Pygmalion, and he and his bride shared a happy life together.,
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Rhadamanthus Latin A judge in the underworld of Greek mythology,
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Sarpedon Latin Killed by Patroclus during the Trojan War,
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Sinon Latin A Trojan soldier.
A Greek spy who gained the trust of the Trojans during the Trojan War by pretending to be on their side
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Pandarus Latin Killed for breaking a truce,
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Pollux Latin In Greek mythology, Pollux was the brother of Helen of Troy and a twin of Castor, with whom he forms the constellation Gemini.
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Laomedon Latin The mythological father of Priam, King of Troy,
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Iphitus Latin Brother of Iole,
Brother of Iole
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Ercole Latin Great gift.
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Eurystheus Latin A cousin of Hercules,
Cousin of Hercules
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Ganymede Latin Cup bearer to the gods, son of King Tros of Troy; According to Greek mythology, this young, beautiful boy became one of Zeus'' lovers.,
Cup bearer to the gods
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Glaucus Latin Son of Minos
Son of Minos,
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Helenus Latin Son of Priam
Son of Priam,
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Deiphobus Latin A son of Priam,
Son of Priam
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Demodocus Latin A blind hero,
A blind bard
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Deucalion Latin Son of Rometheus
Son of Prometheus,
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Cepheus Latin Father of Andromeda,
Father of Andromeda
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Cerberus Latin Guard of Hades
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Charybdis Latin Daughter of Poseidon
A deadly whirlpool
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Christiano Latin Follower of Christ, A heeler, Consolidator, To unite or combine,To become solid or firm.
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Chryses Latin Priest of Apollo
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Daphnis Latin A shepherd.
A name of Greek mythology, Daphnis was a shepherd and flute player who was blinded by a lover after being unfaithful to her.
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Dardanus Latin Founder of Troy,
Father of Erichthonius
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Anteros Latin Mutual love,
Brother of Eros
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Antilochus Latin Son of Nestor
Son of Nestor,
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Arcas Latin Son of Zeus and the nymph Callisto, whom Hera turned into a bear. When hunting one day, Arcas prepared to kill the bear, not realizing it was his mother. Zeus intervened and transformed the two of them into the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, forever honoring them.,
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Athamas Latin Father of Phrixus and Helle,
Brother of Sisyphus
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Atreus Latin Father of Agamemnon,
Father of Agamemnon
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Bellerophon Latin Slew Chimera,
Son of Glaucus
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Castor Latin Brother of Helen,
Brother of Helen
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