Romulus

Romulus is the name of one of the founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who along with his twin brother Remus were suckled by a she-wolf when they were babies after being abandoned on the orders of their uncle. Romulus later killed his brother (or his followers did) over a dispute on where to build their city. Romulus means “of Rome”, Rome either derived from Indo-European root sreu (to flow) or perhaps derived from an Etruscan source.

Nicknames: Rom, Rommy/Rommie

Origin: uncertain, either Proto-Indo-European or possibly Etruscan

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Variants:

  • Rómulo (Spanish)
  • Rômulo (Portuguese)
  • Romolo (Italian)

 

Female forms:

  • Romola (Italian)

 

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