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ROMAN NAME GENERATOR

Getting into Character is important. Sometimes it starts with a concept, other times, it starts with a name.

Typical Roman names of the late Republic had three parts (the “tria nomina”). Example: Gaius Iulius Caesar where:

* Gaius is a praenomen (“given name”, plural praenomina),
* Iulius is a nomen (“gens or clan name”, plural nomina), and
* Caesar is a cognomen (“family name within a gens”, plural cognomina).

Some names had no cognomen, but in other cases a second cognomen, (called an agnomen), was added. Female names could follow similar conventions, with a few differences. Additional elements such as tribal affiliation and “filiation” (parentage), were also sometimes used. (source: http://www.novaroma.org)


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