Roman ~ One from Rome ~ Latin
Roman is a name that sounds fresh and well-traveled at the same time. It's a great name in the family of place names that has a lot of history associated with it, as Roman civilization dates back 12 centuries. Rome is also a romantic hot-spot, adding yet more desirability to the name. (Even the word "romantic" comes from Rome!)
The name has been around longer than most people think, but is only now climbing in popularity. Several years ago, an acquaintance of mine renamed her son Roman after feeling the name she'd originally picked was overused. Now that Roman is #229 in America*, I hope she doesn't have any regrets. Since the name is still considered non-traditional and is both cute and powerful sounding, I seriously doubt she does. Several celebrities have chosen this name as well, including Debra Messing, whose son Roman was born in 2004.
*Statistic from the latest information from SSA