We have had the name picked out for our third son (due [name]November[/name]) for months, but I met a very handsome and kind man over the weekend with the name Amelius and it just stuck with me. It feels familiar to me, but still unique, masculine, but sweet. I did some looking and couldn’t find it on any baby name sites, but it was the name of a [name]Roman[/name] philosopher. Does this make it a real name or does it fall in the made-up (ugh) category? First reactions?

The names [name]Julius[/name] and [name]Julian[/name] have always been on my list of favorites, but sadly they weren’t viable options since the “J” sound doesn’t at all translate in my husband’s language. Amelius has the same “feel” to me. Does Amelius have similar connotations to [name]Julian[/name] and [name]Julius[/name]? If not, what type of names are in the same “family” as Amelius?

Also, with the popularity of [name]Amelia[/name] right now, does Amelius sound feminine? And how would you pronounce it?


Any thoughts/reactions would be greatly appreciated!

[name]Julian[/name]/[name]Julius[/name] means youthful or young, so you might be able to find a name with similar meanings.

Aemilius is a [name]Roman[/name] cognate name, originally pronounced aye-meel-yus. The pronunciation I am most familiar with is [name]Ah[/name]-mayl-yus.

It means flattering/flatterer, and is related to the feminine names. More common versions are [name]Emil[/name], [name]Emilio[/name], and Emilius.

What about [name]Amadeus[/name]/[name]Amadeo[/name], [name]Theophilus[/name], [name]Thaddeus[/name], [name]Constantine[/name], [name]Augustus[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name], [name]Laurence[/name]/[name]Lorenzo[/name]/[name]Laurentius[/name], [name]Romulus[/name], [name]Demetrius[/name]?