Name: Nero

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nero

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    (NEER oh)
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    Itself (Nero)
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    This Roman cognomen is of unknown derivation. It is usually associated with the first century AD Roman emperor Nero (full name as emperor Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus). He came to power at the age of 17 and under guidance from tutors began a steady reign with work on trade and building programmes. However, his 14 years in power have left him fixed in popular memory as the deranged tyrant who "fiddled while Rome burned".

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