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Compiled by Jessica Hammer.


The praenomen is a name which distinguishes you from other members of your family. Only men have praenomens, and they are rarely actually used except within the family. The nomen is a family name, which indicates which ‘gens’ (collection of families) you belong to. People with the same nomen are either directly related to each other, or closely politically affliated. New citizens would take the name of an existing gens instead of inventing new ones. The cognomen is the most commonly used name, which was assigned by the community or by your family. You can think of it as analogous to a nickname. These names were generally descriptive and often insulting. They are often (but not always) passed down within a family. People can also accumulate multiple cognomena, ususally for outstanding char-acteristics such as great victory in battle. Most words can be used as cognomena, particularly if there is some kind of story behind it. There are several special types of cognomena that may also be appropriate:

  • Geographical: the city, region or tribe you are from.
  • Honorifc: often given after a great military victory to all who participated, or it could describe some great virtue. These names are always awarded by others and can never be chosen by the individual. Acquiring an honorifc is an honor for the entire family.
  • Occupational: describing what you do.
  • Non-Roman: if you are not Roman, you may keep a Romanized version of your name when you become a citizen. For example, “Idir” is a Berber name which could be used as a cognomen.
  • Adoptive: if you are adopted, you take the cognomen of your adoptive father, but you keep your original cognomen as a second cog-nomen. The adoption is indicated by replacing the “-ius” ending with an “-ianus” ending in your original cognomen.

Hover over underlined names to view their meanings.


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Trade Goods

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Town Structures

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Governmental Positions

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Major Deity

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Minor Deity

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1,[male] 1,[female]


1,[praenomen] [nomen_male] [cognomen_male]


1,[nomen_female] [cognomen_female] 1,[nomen_female]


1,Gaius 1,Lucius 1,Marcus 1,Publius 1,Quintus 1,Titus 1,Tiberius 1,Sextus 1,Aulus 1,Postumus 1,Decimus 1,Gnaeus 1,Tertius 1,Spurius 1,Manius 1,Servius 1,Appius 1,Numerius 1,Vibius 1,Primus






1,Aeli 1,Calpuri 1,Moravi 1,Naevi 1,Caecili 1,Tulli 1,Vibi 1,Livi 1,Lucili 1,Durmi 1,Fabi 1,Vellei 1,Calidi 1,Capeni 1,Furi 1,Galeri 1,Domiti 1,Fanni 1,Cordi 1,Larci 1,Albi 1,Amati 1,Corneli 1,Laeli 1,Flavi 1,Aemili 1,Caeli 1,Tucci 1,Curi 1,Deci 1,Fideli 1,Fulvi 1,Gelli 1,Horati 1,Manli 1,Hortensi 1,Marci 1,Labeni 1,Sei 1,Luventi 1,Ambrosi 1,Memmi 1,Luli 1,Sertorious 1,Lucreti 1,Mari 1,Meridi 1,Semproni 1,Ponti 1,Numeri 1,Octavi 1,Popilli 1,Anni 1,Sergi 1,Luci 1,Modi 1,Licini 1,Scriboni 1,Luni 1,Ovidi 1,Antoni 1,Papiri 1,Senti 1,Mini 1,Porci 1,Vipsani 1,Vitelli 1,Petroni 1,Vergini 1,Rufus 1,Appoloni 1,Pompili 1,Postumi 1,Rubelli 1,Quintili 1,Rutili 1,Salvi 1,Ursi 1,Quinti 1,Servili 1,Servi 1,Arri 1,Claudi 1,Silvi 1,Suetoni 1,Cassi 1,Tarquiti 1,Titini 1,Asini 1,Spuri 1,Villi 1,Atili 1,Ulpi 1,Valeri 1,Terenti 1,Aureli 1,Vergili 1,Grati 1,Herenni 1,Vitruvi


70,[cognomen_gendered]us 70,[cognomen_gendered]ianus 50,[cognomen_neutral]


70,[cognomen_gendered]a 70,[cognomen_gendered]iana 50,[cognomen_neutral]


1,Vet 1,Ambust 1,Bass 1,Var 1,Catul 1,Celer 1,Bibul 1,Cels 1,Blaes 1,Brut 1,Calid 1,Scaur 1,Ahenobarb 1,Albin 1,Atell 1,Alb 1,Can 1,Cicurin 1,Brocch 1,Crass 1,Quadrat 1,Rull 1,Crisp 1,Bulb 1,Caec 1,Barbat 1,Ruf 1,Taur 1,Vitul 1,Pull 1,Procul 1,Prisc 1,Lentul 1,Camill 1,Lepid 1,Figul 1,Licin 1,Calv 1,Lup 1,Canin 1,M 1,Long 1,Malleol 1,Imperios 1,Novell 1,Dentat 1,Patercul 1,Flacc 1,Flor 1,Curv 1,Avit 1,Balb 1,Sever 1,Triari 1,Superb 1,Turd 1,Regul 1,Habit 1,Planc 1,Postum 1,Merg 1,Silan 1,Metell 1,Praeconin 1,Corvin 1,Gemell 1,Paet 1,Paull 1,Cornut 1,Cord 1,Magn 1,Pi 1,Caprari


1,Aculeo 1,Salinator 1,Vatia 1,Aquila 1,Vespillo 1,Arvina 1,Asina 1,Capito 1,Agricola 1,Cato 1,Cicero 1,Ahala 1,Agrippa 1,Scaeva 1,Bestia 1,Varro 1,Verres 1,Pulcher 1,Cursor 1,Bucco 1,Ruga 1,Musca 1,Pavo 1,Pictor 1,Piso 1,Ralla 1,Naso 1,Natta 1,Dolabella 1,Labeo 1,Niger 1,Dives 1,Nerva 1,Helva 1,Murena 1,Ocella 1,Fimbria 1,Lurco 1,Macer 1,Strabo 1,Laenas 1,Fullo 1,Scipio 1,Seneca 1,Merula 1,Scrofa 1,Laterensis 1,Gurges 1,Macula 1,Galeo


1,Grain 1,Jewelry 1,Coral 1,Amber 1,Dyes 1,Cloth (cotton, wool and silk) 1,Steel 1,Wild animals 1,Pottery (lamps and amphorae) 1,Parchment 1,Olive oil 1,Marble 1,Wine 1,Pork 1,Garum (fish sauce) 1,Spices 1,Glass 1,Lead 1,Horses/mules 1,Slaves


1,Forum/Fora (town square and meeting place) 1,Cryptoporticus/Cryptoportica (underground, colonnaded market) 1,Cisterns (water storage) 1,Aqueducts (channels to bring water into the city) 1,Basilica/Basilica (public meeting hall and law court) 1,Curia/Curiae (senate house) 1,Temples (places of worship) 1,Macellus/Macella (market halls, full of shops of many different types) 1,Horreus/Horrea (warehouses and granaries) 1,Public baths (could also include swimming pools or gymnasiums) 1,Monuments (arches, columns, or statues dedicated by or to important people) 1,Mansion/Mansiones (inns and wayhouses for the postal runners) 1,Theaters (for the performance of plays) 1,Odeum/Odea (a smaller theater where music was performed) 1,Ampitheaters (for the gladiatorial games) 1,Circuses (racetracks) 1,Stadium/Stadia (public athletic facilities) 1,Domus/Doma (single-family houses built around an atrium) 1,Insula/Insulae (apartment buildings which could be as tall as eight stories high) 1,Villas (luxurious country houses, often built on small farms)


1,Tribune Plebis (representative of the plebians) 1,Quaestor (paymasters and accountants) 1,Augur (priests legally permitted to read and interpret the auspices) 1,Aedile (maintainers of public buildings and commercial law) 1,Praetor (civil judges and organizers of games and festivals) 1,Pontifex (controlled state religion, including festival dates and historical records) 1,Consul (military commanders and judges) 1,Haruspex (priests who foretold the future from animal entrails) 1,Epulone (priests responsible for public banquets on religious festivals) 1,Judex (investigator appointed to deal with a specifc potential crime) 1,Vestal Virgin (virgins tending the fre at the temple of Vesta; could pardon criminals) 1,Censor (census-keepers and awarders of government contracts) 1, Sacrorum/Regina Sacra (“sacred king”/”sacred queen” had only ceremonial duties) 1,Apparitor (a scribe assigned to a government offcial) 1,Lictor (attendants to offcials, permitted to carry arms in their presence) 1,Frumentarius (spy; at higher ranks called Curiosus) 1,Flamen (priest appointed to the service of a particular god or goddess) 1,Arval Priest (priest who accepts sacrifces for the fertility of the felds) 1,Praefectus (bureaucrat in charge of some trade good, such as grain) 1,Legate (has the power to act on behalf of any non-religious appointment)


1,[Roman numerals (uppercase).20] [legion_names]


1,Adiutrix 1,Germanica 1,Italica 1,Macrinia 1,Pia Fidelis 1,Minervia 1,Parthica 1,Augusta 1,Traiana 1,Gallica 1,Macedonica 1,Flavia Felix 1,Scythica 1,Aludae 1,Ferrata 1,Victrix 1,Gemina 1,Hispana 1,Fulminata 1,Primigenia


1,Ceres 1,Jupiter 1,Juno 1,Flora 1,Mars 1,Pomona 1,Diana 1,Bacchus 1,Mercury 1,Vesta 1,Saturn 1,Vulcan 1,Neptune 1,Minerva 1,Venus 1,Apollo 1,Fortuna 1,Quirinus 1,Dis 1,Janus


1,Aericura (underworld mother-goddess) 1,Andraste (victory) 1,Angerona (silence and secrecy) 1,Anna Perenna (the new year) 1,Artio (forest animals, esp. bears) 1,Atargatis (Syrian fertility goddess) 1,Bellona (war) 1,Bona Dea (fertility goddess) 1,Bonus Eventus (successful enterprises) 1,Carmentis (protection in childbirth) 1,Castor and Pollux (popular demi-gods) 1,Concordia (peace and agreement) 1,Consus (granaries and harvest) 1,Cupid (romantic love) 1,Cybele (worshiped with orgiastic rites) 1,El-Gabal (Phoenician sun god) 1,Epona (Celtic horse goddess) 1,Faunus (also known as Pan) 1,Felicitas (goddess of good luck) 1,Feronia (spring flowers) 1,Fides (goddess of verbal contracts) 1,Forculus (god of doors) 1,Fornax (goddess of preventing grain from burning while drying. really.) 1,Gaia (earth goddess) 1,Hecate (magic) 1,Hercules (demi-god; worshipped as god of victory and of commerce) 1,Honos (honor) 1,Ianuaria (music and healing) 1,Inuus (god of sex) 1,Juventas (goddess of youth) 1,Larentina (demi-goddess; nurse of Romulus and Remus) 1,Latis (Celtic goddess, bogs & marshes) 1,Libitina (funerals) 1,Luna (moon) 1,Matuta (goddess of the dawn) 1,Nemesis (vengeance) 1,Oceanus (god of the oceans) 1,Pales (shepherds and sheep) 1,Patelana (corn) 1,Pax (peace) 1,Picus (prophetic god) 1,Portunus (protector of harbors) 1,Priapus (sheep and goats) 1,Proserpina (germinating seeds and the underworld) 1,Rediculus (god worshipped for his aid against Carthage) 1,Robigo (god of rust and mildew) 1,Roma (divine spirit of Rome) 1,Rumina (nursing mothers) 1,Sabazios (Phrygian god of magic) 1,Salus (health) 1,Silvanus (god of pastures and woodlands) 1,Sirona (Celtic goddess worshipped as consort of Apollo) 1,Sol Invictus (the unconquered Sun; Syrian god who replaced state religion for a time) 1,Spes (hope) 1,Sterculinus (manure-spreading) 1,Talassius (god of marriage) 1,Tempestates (trio of weather goddesses) 1,Terminus (state god of boundary stones) 1,Victoria (goddess of victory) 1,Virtus (physical and moral excellence)


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