Roman Names

Mr. Ludwig                                                                                                                  Latin I

Roman Names

The Latin word for name is “nomen.”  Each Roman citizen had at least three names, the praenomen, nomen, and cognomen.  The praenomen was the personal “first” name. The Romans had less than thirty of these praenomen and only about ten were common.  The nomen was the family name, and the cognomen was a sort of nickname that described a person.

 

Pick a Roman praenomen for this year!

 


Male

Marcus

Lucius

Quintus

Romulus

Remus

Spartacus

Crassus

Sextus

Rufus

Gellius

Appius

Decimus

Titus

Servius

Justinius

Atticus

Brutus

Aeneas

Cato

(19)

 

 

 

Female

Claudia

Sophia

Anna

Cornelia

Julia

Tarquinia

Dido

Diana

Vesta

Livia

Aemilia

Publia

Calpurnia

Octavia

Antonia

Tullia

Minerva

Lucretia

Paula

Rhea

Victoria

Camilla

(22)


 

1. Ask a classmate their name by saying “Quid est nomen?” (What is your name?)

 

2. Reply to this question by saying your name and then “sum.” (I am.) 

Example: “Claudia sum”

 

3.  Write your Roman name and Last name in the blank below to practice what you will write one your assignments from now on in this class.

 

            Nomen ____________________________