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You can't go wrong with these baby girl names inspired by Roman goddesses

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Gorgeous baby names for girls straight from the pages of Roman mythology

The traditional tales from ancient Rome led to the development of an exquisite cast of characters and their stories that helped explain the foundation of Rome and became the basis for its religion. Some of the names that became a strong part of the daily life of an ancient Roman just so happen to make completely beautiful baby names.

Some of these gorgeous names are as familiar to us as our own names. Victoria, for example, was borne by one of the most famous queens in British history. It is also the name of the Roman goddess of victory.

Other names here are not quite as familiar but would still make an excellent choice for the modern baby. Aurora, while well-known to Disney fans as the name of the heroine in Sleeping Beauty, was actually the name of the Roman goddess of the morning. Dido is a very unique choice (and is also the name of a famous British singer). Juno, Laverna, Maia, Rhea and Camilla are all also great picks for families looking for an uncommon name that isn't too "out there."

Whatever type of baby name you're looking for, these Roman mythology baby names may be right up your alley.

  • Angerona: Goddess of the winter solstice, death and silence
  • Aurora: Goddess of the morning
  • Bellona: Goddess of war
  • Camilla: Warrior maiden from Virgil's Aeneid
  • Cardea: Goddess of thresholds and change
  • Ceres: Goddess of agriculture
  • Concordia: Goddess of harmony and peace
  • Diana: Goddess of the moon, forests, hunting and childbirth
  • Dido: Queen of Carthage from Virgil's Aeneid
  • Elissa: Another name for Dido
  • Fauna: Goddess of fertility, women and healing
  • Felicitas: Goddess of good luck
  • Flora: Goddess of flowers and spring
  • Hersilia: Wife of Roman founder Romulus
  • Juno: Queen of the heavens
  • Lara: Water nymph
  • Laverna: Goddess of thieves
  • Lavinia: Ancestor of the Roman people
  • Lucina: Goddess of childbirth
  • Luna: Goddess of the moon
  • Maia: Eldest of the Pleiades, a group of stars in the constellation of Taurus
  • Minerva: Goddess of wisdom and war
  • Nona: Goddess of pregnancy
  • Pax: Goddess of peace
  • Pomona: Goddess of fruit trees
  • Rhea: Rhea was a Titan and the mother of a whole slew of gods and goddesses
  • Silvia: Last name of the mother of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome
  • Venus: Goddess of love
  • Vesta: Goddess of the hearth
  • Victoria: Goddess of victory
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