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ITALIAN NAMES

name gender  general meaning

Abbondio
Addolorata
Adolfo
Adrina
Aeneas
Agostino
Alberto
Albina 
Alda 
Aldo
Alessandro
Alessio
Alfonso
Althaea
Amara
Amato
Ambrogio
Amedeo
Anacleto
Anatasgio
Anatolio
Andrea
Andria 
Angelina
Angelo
Anselmo
Antioco
Antonio
Arabela 
Arabella
Aria melody
Armino
Augustine
Augusto
Aurelia
Aurelio

M
F
M
F
M
M
M
F
F
M
M
M
M
F
F
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
F
F
M
M
M
M
F
F
F
M
M
M
F
M

abundant, abounding
grieved, sorrowful
noble, majestic wolf
happiness
to praise
respectable
bright through nobility
white-skinned
long lived
old
defender or helper of mankind
defender, helper
eager, noble
healer, to heal
everlasting
beloved, darling
immortal
love of God
called for, invoked
of the resurrection
sunrise, dawn, daybreak
manly
love, joy 
little angel
divine messenger; angel
divine protection
stubborn, resistant
meaning unknown 
beautiful altar
beautiful altar
melody
soldier, warrior.
great, venerable
venerable, great
golden
gold

Balbina 
Baldasarre

Bambi
Basilio
Belinda
Belladonna
Bellini
Benedetta
Benedetto
Benedict
Benigno
Benito
Benvenuto
Bernardo
Biagio
Bianca
Bionda
Bona
Bonaventura
Bonifacio
Brigida

F
M
F
M
F
F
F
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
F
F
F
M
M
F

stammers
brave one
child
kingly, royal
beautiful snake
beautiful woman
from the name Belle
blessed
blessed
blessed
good, kind, well-born
blessed
welcome
strong as a bear
a babbler
white
black
good, fair
good fortune, good luck
of good fate
strength

Calida
Calligena
Callisto
Camila
Camilla
Camillo
Caprice
Cara
Carlotta
Carmelita
Carmine
Carolena
Cascata
Catarina
Cecilio
Celina
Celso
Chiara
Cianna
Cira
Ciriaco
Ciro
Cirocco
Clarissa
Claudina 
Claudio 
Cristiano
Clemente
Clytie
Columbano
Constantina
Corrado
Cosima
Cosmo

F
F
F
F
F
M
F
F
F
F
M
F
F
F
M
F
M
F
F
F
M
M
M
F
F
F
M
M
F
M
F
M
F
M

beautiful
beautiful daughter, daughter of beauty
she that is most beautiful
attendant
virgin of unblemished character
virgin of unblemished character
fanciful, unpredictable
beloved, dear
strong one; form of Charlotte
garden; variant of Carmel
song
little and womanly á
waterfall
pure, unsullied
blind
heaven
high, lofty
bright, clear; famous
God is Gracious
sun
a lord
a lord
ancient Egyptian wind
clear
feminine form of Claude; lame
the lame one
follower of Christ; a Christian
merciful
splendid one, water nymph in Roman mythology
dove
constant, unchanging
wise counsel
universe; order, harmony
universe; order, harmony

Dahna
Dante
Delanna
Dino
Domani
Dominico
Donatella
Donata
Donato
Donna
Draco
Drago
Drusilla

F
M
F
M
U
M
F
F
M
F
M
M
F

Lady; from the respectful title Donna
enduring, lasting
soft as wool
little sword
tomorrow
belonging to a lord
beautiful star
gift from god
a gift
lady
dragon
dragon
strong

Edmondo
Edvige 
Eidio
Elena
Elettra
Eliana
Elpidio
Emilio
Enrico
Ermanno
Esta 
Eugenio
Evangelina
Ezio
M
F
M
F
F
F
M
M
M
M
M
F
F
M
wealthy protection
war, strife
shield-bearer
light, torch; bright
shining one
of the sun
hope
form of Emil
ruler of the household
soldier, warrior
from the east
noble
bringer of good news
eagle

Fabian
Fabiana
Fabiano
Fabiola
Farfalla
Fausta
Faustine
Fausto
Fiammetta
Fedele
Fidelia
Feleti
Fico
Fidelio
Filiberto
Filomena
Fiorella
Fiorello
Fiorenza
Flavio
Florentina
Fortuna

M
F
M
F
F
F
F
M
M
M
M
F
F
M
M
M
F
M
M
F
F
F

bean grower
bean farmer
bean farmer
bean grower
butterfly
fortunate
lucky
lucky, fortunate
little fiery one
faithful, trusty, sincere
very famous
faithful
lover of strength
peace
a fig
faithful
little flower
fair, blonde, golden
little flower
blooming, flourishing
flowerá
fate, chance, fortune.

Gaetan
Gaetana
Gaetane
Gaetano
Gaspare
Gemma
Gerardo
Gerodi
Giacomo
Giancarlo
Giacinta
Gianina 
Gianna
Gina
Ginata
Ginevra
Gino
Gioconda
Giolla
Giona
Giorgio
Giovanna
Giovanni
Giraldospear
Gitano
Giulia
Giulio
Giustino
Gratia
Gratiana
Graziano
Gualtier
Guglielmo
Guido
Gustavo

M
F
F
M
M
F
M
M
M
M
F
F
F
F
F
F
M
F
F
U
M
M
F
M
M
F
M
M
F
F
M
M
M
M
M

from Gaeta, Italy
from Gaeta
from Gaeta,
region in Italy
treasure master
precious stone
brave with a spear
hero or hill
the supplanter
gracious and powerful
hyacinth
God is Gracious 
God is Gracious
garden
flower
fair lady
born noble
pleasure, delight
servant
a dove
spear ruler, to rule with a spear
from the name George
God is Gracious; form of John
God is Gracious
gypsy
youthful
youthful
lawful, just, right
grace
grace
beloved, dear, pleasing
from the name Walter
resolute protection
forest guide
staff of the Gods

Horace
Horatia
Horatio
Horry 

M
F
M
M

variant of Horatio; timekeeper
timekeeper
timekeeper
diminutive of Horatio; timekeeper

Ignazio
Ilario
Innocenzio
Isabella
Ita
Italia

M
M
M
F
F
F

fire, fiery
cheerful
innocent
consecrated to God
thirsty
Italy

Lanza
Lave
Lazzaro
Leo
Leola
Leonardo
Leone
Lina
Liona 
Luca
Lucia
Luciano
Luigi

F
U
M
M
F
M
M
F
F
U
F
M
M

noble and eager
burning rock
god will help
a lion
lioness
brave like a lion
lion
light
lioness
bringer of light
light
light
famous in war

Manfredo
Marco
Mariabella
Marino
Mario
Massimo
Matteo
Maurilio
Maurizio 
Mea
Melita
Mistico
Mita 

M
M
F
M
M
M
M
M
M
F
F
F
F

mighty peace
from the name Marc
my beautiful Mary
of the sea
sailor; form of Marius
greatest
from Matthew
moor
moor, dark haired
mine
form of Melissa
mystic
myth 

Napoleon
Nario
Natalia
Neroli 
Niccolo
Nico
Nicola
Nicomedo
Nicostrato
Nino
Nunzio

M
M
F
U
M

F
M
M
M
M

lion of the woods; from the city of Naples
cheerful
born on Christmas
orange blossom
victorious; conqueror of the people
victorious people
feminine form of Nicholas 
to ponder victory
victorious army
God is gracious
messenger

Olympia
Oria
Oriana
Orlando
Orsino
Ottavia

F
F
F
M
M
F

from Olympus
golden
golden
variant of Roland; famous land; heroic
little bear
born eighth

Pancrazio
Paola
Paolo
Peppino
Pia
Piero
Pietra
Pietro
Pio
Pippa 
Pippino
Placido
Prima 
Primo 
Propero

M
F
M
M
F
M
F
M
M
F
M
M
F
M
M

supreme ruler, all powerful
small
small
Italian form of Joseph; 'He adds'
pious
Italian form of Peter; 'rock'
rock
Italian form of Peter; 'rock'
pious, devout, obedient
lover of horses
Italian form of Joseph; 'He adds'
gentle, quiet, calm, placid
first one 
first born
favourable, prosperous

Quorra 

F

heart

Raffaello 
Raimondo
Raniero
Regina
Renato
Rinaldo
Rocco
Rocio
Romana
Romeo 
Rosabella
Rosalia
Rose
Rufina 
Ruggiero
Ruth

M
M
M
F
M
M
M
U
F
M
F
F
F
F
M
M

from the name Raphael
wise protection
wise army
Queen
reborn, born again
ruler of judgment
rest 
dewdrops
from Rome
pilgrim to Rome
pretty, charming, beautiful, lovely
melody
rose 
red-haired 
famous warrior
companion, friend

Sabin
Sal 
Salvatore
Sandro
Santo
Serafino
Serena
Sergio
Sidonia
Sienna
Sigimondo
Silvano
Sirena
Sofia 
Speranza
Stefano
Stella

U
M
M
M
M
M
F
M
F
F
M
M
F
F
F
M
F

from the Sabines
from the name Salvador
saviour
from Alexander
a saint
burning ones, angels surround the throne of God
serene; clear, calm; exalted
meaning unknown
from Sidonia
reddish brown 
victorious protection
of the woods
siren
from the name Sophia
hope
a crown, a garland
star

Taddeo
Tancredo
Tazia
Teodora
Teodoro
Teresa
Teresina
Terra
Terza 
Tessa
Tino
Tito
Tommaso
Traviata
Trilby
Trista

M
M
F
F
M
F
F
F
F
F
M
M
M
F
F
F

courageous, one who praises
of thoughtful counsel
abbreviation of Anastasia; one who will be reborn
gift from God
God given
variant of Theresa which is a popular saint's name 
harvester
earth
born third
Countess
small
to honour
Italian form of Thomas; 'twin'
astray
one who sings musical trills
sad

Ugo
Uberto
Ulisse
Umberto
Uso 

M
M
M
M
M

intelligence, spirit
bright in the heart and spirit
one who hates
colour of earth
intelligent

Valente
Valentina
Valentino
Valeria
Valerio
Varanese
Vencenzo
Venetia
Vera
Verdi
Verona 
Vincenzio
Vincenzo
Viola 
Vita
Vitale
Vittorio 
Viviana 
Volante

M
F
M
M
M
F
M
M
F
F
F
M
M
F
F
M
M
F
F

strong, variant of Valentinus
strong, vigorous, powerful
to be healthy, strong
strength
brave or strong
from Venice
conquering
from Venice
truth
green
from Verona
conquering
victor
from the name Violet
life
life
conqueror 
full of life
flying

Ysabel
Ysabelle

F
F

Italian form of Isabel; consecrated to God
Italian form of Isabel; consecrated to God

Xiomar

M

famous in battle; variant of Geomar

Zaira 
Zanebono
Zarah 
Zanipolo
Zola

F
M
F
M
F

dawning
the good one
dawning
little gift of God
ball of earth 

 LINKS TO OTHER ITALIAN NAMES SITES

ITALIAN DOG NAMES
Thought you'd never find any? Here you are!

ITALIAN NAMES
The etymology and history of first names

EVERYTHING ABOUT ITALIAN NAMES
Huge list of Ancient and Modern Italian Names

ITALIAN NAMES
This is a directory of approximately 1600 Italian names. They claim to have the only true list of Italian names on the Internet. 

PROFESSION NAMES
This is a great resource to find the English equivalent to the various Italian professions. 

PLACE NAMES OF ITALY IN 1554
Place names transcribed from a 16th century map.

ITALIAN NAMES
Italian Names from Florence, 1427.

THE MEANING OF SICILIAN NAMES
If you are not sure what the meaning of your Sicilian name is you may want to consult this list of over 50 names. 

ITALIAN GIVEN NAMES
Long list of names and their English Equivalents

ITALIAN NAMES
Male and Female names

ITALIAN BABY NAMES
Large list, including origins & meanings.

ITALIAN GIRLS NAMES
No fancy web design - just 261 names!

ITALIAN BOYS NAMES
No fancy web design - just 242 names!

EARLY ITALIAN NAMES
Common Italian Names in the Early 14th Century

MASCULINE NAMES FROM 13TH CENTURY PISA
In 1228, 4300 citizens of Pisa signed an agreement to maintain an alliance with Siena, Pistoia, and Poggibonsi. Their names were recorded in Latin, and the original stored in the state archives of Siena.

MERCATOR'S PLACE NAMES OF ITALY IN 1554
Long list of period place-names for Italy.

ITALIAN GIVEN NAMES FROM THE ONLINE TRATTE OF OFFICE HOLDERS
A list of names that are found in Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532, a project of Brown University, Rhode Island.

ITALIAN NAME MEANINGS
Huge list of Italian names with meaning and gender

ITALIAN FIRST NAME TRANSLATOR 
If you are having trouble locating records on your Italian ancestors, it may be because you are looking for the wrong name! Many Italian immigrants converted their birth names to American equivalents when the arrived in the U.S.A. 

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WOMEN'S NAMES
A list of Italian feminine names from Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries

MEDIEVAL ITALIAN NAMES 
The wide range of names in use during medieval and Renaissance times has declined but some of these may still be found

ITALIAN NAMES FROM IMOLA, 1312
A alphabetical list of names taken from a taxation roll from Imola, Italy, south-east of Bologna, in 1312, sorted into four categories.

SOUTHERN ITALIAN NAMES 
A list of names from Dizionario dei Cognomi e Soprannomi in Calabria 

LOMBARDIC NAMES
The Lombards or Langobards were one of the Germanic groups who settled in Italy after the fall of Rome. They invaded in 568 and established their own kingdom in the north with a capital at Monza

ITALIAN SURNAME COLLECTION
Huge list of surnames, in alphabetical order.

LIST OF FAMOUS ITALIAN FIRMS
Terrific list of names of Fashion Houses, Tailors, Cars, Aircraft etc. Some very powerful names.

NAMES OF FAMOUS ITALIANS
A list of names of famous Italian or Italian speaking/writing people

FAMOUS ITALIAN ACTORS
An ever growing list of resources devoted to Italian actors.

FAMOUS ITALIAN ACTRESSES
A guide to the many beautiful women who have delighted us for years. 

FAMOUS ITALIAN ARCHITECTS & SCULPTORS
Italy has been blessed with many great architects and sculptors. There is Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Palladio to name a few.

FAMOUS ITALIAN ATHLETES
Many Italians have had success in various sports. A list of some of the great athletes.

FAMOUS ITALIAN AUTHORS
Italy has been blessed with many great authors throughout the centuries. They include the likes of Dante, Machiavelli, Petrarca and Boccaccio to name a few. 

FAMOUS ITALIAN EXPLORERS
Italians have navigated the world for centuries discovering new territories throughout their many journeys. 

FAMOUS ITALIAN PAINTERS
Italy has been blessed with many great painters like Botticelli, Giotto, da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael to name a few. These resources will help you learn more about the great painters of Italy and their many masterpieces. 

FAMOUS ITALIAN SINGERS
Resources to many of the popular singers that have blessed us with their music. 

ITALIAN NAMES AND PRONUNCIATION
Fortunately, Italian is written in a reasonably regular manner, so that you can look at a word that you've never seen and have a good chance of knowing how to pronounce it -- something you can't do often in English.

ITALIAN WINE NAMES
Chris Kissack's guide to Italian wine, Region by Region

ITALIAN WINE LEXICON
Unique pronouncing dictionary of wine-related words and phrases, where you can look up hundreds of common wine terms, read their definitions and hear them pronounced.

 

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