A new parent seeking a historic name for their baby boy will love the Latin name Tarquin. This boy's given name dates back to pre-republican Rome and means “ruler”. Unsurprisingly, this tried and tested definition was confirmed by the legacies of two Etruscan kings circa the fifth century ACE. Not only was this name synonymous with kingly deeds, but in modern times, this name was beloved by the gifted Shakespearean actor and director Sir Laurence Olivier who named his eldest son Simon Tarquin. Evidently he couldn’t resist the pull of such a charming name, as he commonly went by his middle name, for much of his life. Whether baby rules the world or just your heart, Tarquin is a powerful choice.
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