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21 Handsome Baby Boy Names Hailing From Classical Latin

Pregnancy Tanvier Peart Jul 7, 2016

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During times of the Roman Republic, Latin was the language to write and speak. Its linguistic power not only influenced nations, but Latin also inspired the Romance languages -- including French, Italian, and Spanish. And, while one likely won't hear Latin spoken on the streets today, we can still carpe diem with this ancient tongue, thanks to beautiful Latin baby names -- and we can keep the tradition alive. 

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These Latin baby names for boys are too delicious to pass up. Not only are they unique, but they're true classics as well. Latin is the root of the English language, which means it's the root of many of our favorite baby boy names, anyway. But what about a name for the parents who truly wants to pick a Latin name? BabyNameWizard let us know that there are some great Latin boys' names out there. Latin names give one the sense of intelligence, honesty, and justice (possibly because of Latin's connections to law and medicine). So for the parents who want a name that is stable, honorable, and true, these Latin baby boy names are sure to be the best! 

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Pulling inspiration from the Latin family name Antonius, Anton means "priceless," and is without a doubt a wonderful baby name for your little boy.

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Doesn't the name Emilio make you want to grab someone's chubby wubby cheeks? (Hopefully, it's a baby and not a grown adult.) Inspired by the Latin aemulus (rival), Emilio screams "I'm a cutie pie!" Seriously, keep it on your short list.

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With a name like Roman, your little boy might grow up to be a powerful gladiator. Hailing from the Latin Romanus (a Roman), Roman also comes from the name Roma (or Rome), Italy's capital.

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Needless to say, the name Leo comes with a loud roar. Latin for "lion," this three-letter baby name is ferocious and very strong.

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Boy, oh, boy, do we love the name Marcello! The Latin Marcellus is a diminutive form of Marcus, which is believed to have its root in Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war. Another theory is that it's derived from mas (manly). Either way, it's a strong, bold name!

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Fans of the summertime will likely get a kick out of August. Latin for "great," this baby name is full of warmth -- and just perfect for the ray of sunshine you'll call your son.

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Prounced both NOHL and noh-EHL, Noel is a popular French name, but has strong Latin roots. Commonly associated with Christmas, Noel comes from the Latin natalīs diēs, which means "natal day" or "birthday."

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While many of us are familiar with the name Paul (it's pretty popular), Pascha also originates from the Latin Paulus (small).

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Perhaps your son will follow in René Descartes's footsteps and become a philosopher and mathematician. Yes, Rene is a popular French name, but its origins are actually Latin. Pulling inspiration from renātus (born again), Rene is a beautiful baby name to bestow on any child. 

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Hey, baby Marcin! Drawing inspirational vibes from the Latin Martinus (meaning "of Mars," or war-like), Marcin is a playful name that will put a smile on your face.

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Come on, what mom wouldn't love to have a son who was "soft" or "tender"? That's the meanig of the Latin terenus, which gives us the baby name Terence

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Pronounced bee-SEHN-tay, Vicente is a strapping name that continues to stand the test of time. Derived from the Latin Vincentius (conquering), Vicente also pulls inspiration from the Latin word vincere which means "to conquer."

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Don't let this surname fool you: Bennett is a wonderful baby name for a little boy. Latin for "blessed," Bennett is a fun alternative for Benedict (also a Latin name). 

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Inspired by the Latin Maurus (Moor), Mauricio is a strong baby name that has a bit of oomph to it. 

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Cecil comes from Caecilius, a Latin family name that is thought to derive from the Latin word caecus (blind, dim-sighted).

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