Ancient Roman Womens Names normally had no personal name but was known by the name of her gens, or tribe. For example, Gaius Julius Caesar’s daughter was Julia. Marcus Tullius Cicero’s daughter was named Tullia.
Roman Womens Names and NickName
Girls were simply given their father’s Nomen, feminized, and sometimes a cognomen or a nickname such as a diminutive of her father’s Nomen or cognomen. Therefore, all of Julius Caesar’s daughters and sisters were named Julia, though may have been called Julilla, etc. Apparently, some girls were simply numbered: Prima, Secunda, Tertia, etc. Women did not change their names (Roman Womens Names) when they married.
Some of the very popular names of ancient Roman women are listed below
ADELA: Latin form of German Adala, meaning “noble.” In use by the Danish and Swedish.
ADELIA: Variant form of Latin Adela, meaning “noble.”
ADELPHA: Feminine form of Latin Adelphus (Greek Adelphos), both meaning “born of the same womb; sibling.”
ADELPHIA: Feminine form of Latin Adelphus, meaning “born of the same womb; sibling.”AQUILLIA
CARMELLA: Elaborated form of Latin Carmel, meaning “garden-land.”
CARMINA: Feminine form of Latin Carmine, meaning “song.”
CAROLA: Feminine form of Latin Carolus, meaning “man.”
CAROLINA: Pet form of Latin Carola, meaning “man.”
CASSANDRA: Latin form of Greek Kassandra, meaning “she who entangles men.” In mythology, this is the name of King Priam’s daughter to whom Apollo gave the gift of foresight then later caused her prophecies to be ignored because she refused his advances.
EURYDICE: Latin form of Greek Eurydike, meaning “wide justice.”
EUSEBIA: Feminine form of Latin Eusebius, meaning “pious.”
EUTROPIA: Feminine form of Latin Eutropius (Greek Eutropios), meaning “versatile.”
EVADNE: Latin form of Greek Euadne, meaning “good and holy.” In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Capaneus who burned herself alive on her husband’s pyre.
EVANGELINA: Latin form of English Evangeline, meaning “good little angel.” In use by the English and Bulgarians.
FABIA: Feminine form of Latin Fabius, meaning “bean.”
FABIANA: Feminine form of Latin Fabianus, meaning “like Fabius.”
FABIANNA: Variant spelling of Latin Fabiana, meaning “like Fabius.”
FABIOLA: Diminutive form of Latin Fabia, meaning “little bean.”
ONESIMUS: Latin form of Greek Onesimos, meaning “profitable, useful.” In the bible, this is the name of an escaped slave.
ONESIPHORUS: Latin form of Greek Onesiphoros, meaning “bringer of profit.” In the bible, this is the name of a Christian praised by Paul for his courage and kindness.
ORLANDUS: Latin form of German Hrodland, meaning “famous land.”
OSVALDUS: Latin form of Scandinavian Osvald, meaning “divine power” or “divine ruler.”
OVID: Short form of the Roman family name Ovidius, meaning “sheep herder.” The famous Roman poet’s full name was Publius Ovidius Naso. Naso means “nose” in Latin.