how did roman names work?

How They Did It – Baby Names in Ancient Rome (Tria Nomina)

Roman Names At least two names were necessary for Roman men, the praenomen (first name, given name) and nomen (principal name, gens name). The nomen usually ended in -ius. Many had a third name, the cognomen (additional name, nickname; often denoted a branch of a family).

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