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Remus



Origin: Latin

Meaning: a Roman masculine name of unknown meaning.

Remus is also a surname, derived from a Germanic given name derived from Germanic elements ragin meaning "advice, counsel" and mund meaning "protection"; it could also be a reduced form of Remigius, a Latin name meaning "rower" or "oarsman", or Remedius, meaning "cure, remedy".

In Roman mythology, Remus and Romulus were the founders of Rome, though Remus was later killed by his brother. They were apparently suckled by a she-wolf when they were babies.



Variants:
  • Remo (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)




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