Meaning: “of Rome.”
The name is a feminine form of Romolo which is an Italian form of the Latin Romulus meaning “of Rome.” The designated name day in Italy is July 7th for both Romola and Romolo. The name is occassionaly used in Great Britain, thanks to the 1862 novel by George Eliot of the same name. It is currently born by English actress Romola Garai (b. 1982).