Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Ramiro

Ramiro is an old name that dates back to at least the early Middle Ages. It’s the Spanish form of the Latin “Ramirus” which was borrowed from the Visigoths in ancient times (remember, it was the Visigoths who famously sacked Rome in 410 A.D.). As a result of the presence of these Germanic tribes in southern Europe and on the Iberian Peninsula (Visigoths, Vikings, Vandals, etc), several names of Germanic origin can be found in these regions. Ramiro in particular is derived from the Germanic components “ragin” meaning “advice” and “māri” meaning “famous”. The name was borne by several medieval Kings of León (present day Portugal) and Aragon on the northeastern portion of the Iberian Peninsula. For opera appreciators out there, Prince Ramiro is the hero of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s 1817 opera “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella). You know, the one who gets the girl in the end.

All About the Baby Name – Ramiro

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME RAMIRO

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME RAMIRO

While not popular today, Ramiro has successfully held a position on the American male naming charts since 1925. This by itself is quite an accomplishment. However, Ramiro has never been a particular favorite and has only been used modestly at best. It was most popular around the 1970s and 80s likely spurred on by the growing Hispanic-American population. Today the name has diminished to low levels of usage. It’s not a name you hear too often making it an original choice by today’s standards. The name has enjoyed little (if any) cross-over appeal outside of the Spanish-speaking population, and even they seem to the ignoring this ancient moniker. Ramiro Peña and Ramiro Mendoza are two well-known baseball players providing the name with a little athletic currency. If more parents don’t rediscover this name, Ramiro is in danger of disappearing from the charts altogether, after a long nearly 100 year ride.

Quick Facts

ON RAMIRO

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Spanish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

864

PRONUNCIATION:

ra-MEER-o

SIMPLE MEANING:

Famous advice

Characteristics

OF RAMIRO

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Ramiro

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME RAMIRO

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Ramiro

Popular Songs

ON RAMIRO

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Ramiro


Famous People

NAMED RAMIRO

Ramiro (several medieval kings on the Iberian Peninsula)
Ramiro Peña (baseball player)
Ramiro Mendoza (baseball player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED RAMIRO

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Ramiro

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME RAMIRO

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ramiro