Its source is Romanus, a Latin name meaning "A citizen of Rome."
This boy's name is used in French.
In the ancient world, Roman citizenship exemplified an ideal standard of rectitude and courage. This was established in the early days of the Republic, before the long Imperial decline. Even as Roman morals and standards deteriorated, the ideals of Roman citizenship remained to rebuke those responsible and to inspire those who opposed them.
Arts and Music
Romain de Tirtoff (Erté) (born 1892, died 1990)
Russian-born fashion illustrator and set and costume designer.