German (Römer): 1. nickname for a pilgrim, Middle High German Roemer (literally ‘Roman’). 2. habitational name for someone from Rom near Ludwigslust or Röhmen in Württemberg. 3. nickname from Middle Low German romer ‘braggart’. 4. from a personal name composed of the Old High German elements hrōd ‘renown’ + māri ‘outstanding’, ‘famous’. 5. habitational name from a house so named because of its situation near Roman remains, as for example the Frankfurt city hall.