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Italian Names and Meanings

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A list of Italian names and their meanings. :3


Submitted:Aug 16, 2012    Reads: 58    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Acciai - Axe Man

Agostino - Great

Aldo - Old or Noble

Alessia - Defender

Amando - Worthy of Love

Ambrosi - Family of Ambrogio

Andrea - Manly

Annunciata - Annunciation

Aria - Solo Melody

Arturo - Bear

Bambina - Baby Girl

Bellini - Little Beautiful One

Benevuto - Welcomed Birth

Benito - Dimunitive form of Benedict

Bettina - God is My Oath

Adolfo - Noble Wolf

Aida - Happy

Alessa - Defender of the People

Alfonso - Noble and Ready

Ambra - Amber colored

Amerigo - Home Ruler

Angelina - Messenger of God

Antonella - Daughter of Anthony

Ariana - Very Holy

Baldasarre - Baal Protect the King

Barnardo - Bear Brave

Bello - Beautiful Handsome

Benigno - Friendly, Kind

Benevenuto - Welcome

Biagio - Limping

Adrina - Happiness

Alda - Old

Alessandro - Defender of the People

Alfredo - Elf Peace

Ambrogio - Immortal

Andolina - Unknown

Angelo - Messenger of God

Aradia - Unknown

Arianna - Very Holy

Bambi - Child

Bella - Beautiful, God is my Oath

Benedetta - Blessed

Benita - Blessed

Benvolio - Good Will

Bianca - White

Bice - Dimunitive Form of Beatrice

Bonfilia - Good Daughter

Cadenza - Cadence

Capri - Italian Island

Carissa - Dear One

Carlo - Man

Chezarina - Feminine form of Cesar

Cira - Feminine form of Ciro

Columbo - Dove

Contessa - Countess, Royalty

Cosma - Heavens, Cosmos

Dario - Upholder of the Good

Delfina - Woman from Delphi

Diva - Powerful Woman

Domitilla - Tamed

Bina - Dimunitive form of names ending with -bina

Brando - Sword

Camila - Perfect

Cara - Dear

Carla - Feminine form of Charles

Carlotta - Free

Chiara - Illustrious

Ciro - Of the Sun

Concetta - Conception

Cosima - Order

Cynzia - From Kynthos

Deangelo - of the Angels

Demario - Son of Mario

Domani - Tomorrow

Donatella - Beautiful Gift

Bona - Good

Briella - God is my Strength

Camilla - Perfect

Carabelle - Pretty Face

Carlina - Form of Carla

Carmine - Song

Cinzia - From Kinthos

Cirocco - Ancient Egyptian Wind

Consolatta - Consoled

Cosimo - Order

Darin - Little Dario

Delano - From the Marsh

Dino - Dimunitive form of names ending with -dino

Domenica - Belonging to God

Donato - A Gift

Draco - Dragon

Elettra - Shining Bright

Emiliano - Rival

Enrico - Home Ruler

Epifanio - Manifestation

Fabiana - Feminine form of Fabian

Fabiola - Bean Grower

Feo - Dimunitive form of Maffeo or Feodoro

Fico - Dimunitive form of Frederico

Fiorella - Little Flower

Franco - Free

Gaetano - From Gaeta, Italy

Genaro - January

Gerodi - Hero or Hill

Giacomo - Supplanter

Drago - Dragon

Elia - Form of Elijah

Emilio - to Strive or Excel or Rival

Enzo - Short Form of Lorenzo

Erasto - Beloved

Fabiano - Bean Grower

Fabrizio - Craftsman

Ferrari - Blacksmith

Fidelio - Faithful

Fiorello - Little Flower

Gabriella - Feminine Form of Gabriel

Gavino - From the City of Gabium

Geona - A dove

Geronimo - Holy Name

Giada - Jade

Drucilla - Mighty, Strong

Emanuele - God is With Us

Ennio - Of the Family Ennius

Epifania - Manifestation

Fabian - Bean Grower

Fabio - Bean Grower

Fausta - Lucky

Fiammetta - Little Flame

Fina - Short form of Serefina
Fiorenza - Flower

Gaetana - From Gaeta, Italy

Gemma - Precious Stone

Georgino - Farmer

Gia - God is Gracious

Gian - God is Gracious

Giancarlo - Combination of Gian and Carlo

Gianni - God is Gracious

Ginerva - Form of Guinevere

Gioia - Happiness

Giovanna - God is Gracious

Gitano - Gypsy

Giulio - Youthful, Downy

Gratia - Grace

Graziella - Lovely and With Grace

Guido - Forest Guide

Ilario - Cheerful

Isabella - God is my Oath

Italia - Italy

Katarina - Pure

Lazzaro - God has Helped

Gianetta - God is Gracious

Gina - Queen

Ginevra - Fair One

Giona - A Dove

Giovanni - God is Gracious

Giulia - Youthful, Downy

Guiseppe - God Will Add, Increase

Gratiana - Grace

Greco - From the Country of Greece

Gustavo - Staff of the Goths

Illeana - Bright

Isidro - Gift of Isis

Kara - Dear

Katina - Pure

Leandra - Lion Man

Gianna - God is Gracious

Ginata - Flower

Gino - Farmer

Giorgio - Farmer

Girolamo - Holy Name

Guiliana - Youthful, Downy

Guistina - Fair (as in Just)

Grazia - Grace

Gualtier - Army Ruler

Ilaria - Cheerful

Imelda - Entire Battle

Itala - From Italy

Karissa - Dear One

Lanza - Lancer

Leo - Lion

Leona - Lion

Leonora - Light

Liona - Lioness

Loretta - Laurel

Lucia - Light

Lucio - Light

Mancuso - Left-handed

Mariano - Warlike

Martelli - Hammersmith

Matteo - Gift of God

Mauro - Darkskinned

Meo - Son of Tolmai

Mirella - Admirable

Modesto - Modest

Natalia - Born on Christmas Day

Leonardo - Lion Brace

Lia - Weary

Lodovico - Famous Warrior

Lotta - Free

Luciana - Light

Luigi - Famous Warrior

Marciano - Servant of Mars (God of War)

Mario - Warlike

Maso - Twin

Maurilio - Moor

Mea - Mine

Messina - Place in Italy

Mirra - Myrrh

Monaco - Place Name

Nazario - From Nazareth

Leone - Lion

Lina - Dimunitve Form of names ending with -lina

Lorenzo - Laurel

Luca - Person from Lucania, Italy

Luciano - Light

Luna - the Moon

Marco - Warlike

Marisa - Of the Sea or Bitter

Massimo - Greatest

Maurizio - Darkskinned

Melita - Bee

Michelangelo - Archangel Michael

Mistico - Mystic

Natale - Christmas or Birthday

Nevio - Mole

Nico - Dimunitive form of Nicholas or Nicodemus

Nuncio - Messenger

Orabella - Beautiful Gold

Orella - Golden

Orlando - Famous Land

Ornella - Flowering Ash Tree

Orsina - Bear

Orsino - Bear

Othello - Prosperous

Paola - Small

Paolo - Small

Pasquale - Easter

Perlita - Little Pearl

Pia - Pious

Piccolo - Small

Piera - Rock

Pierina - Made of Stone

Pirro - Rock

Porfirio - Purple

Primo - First born

Prisco - Unknown

Raffaello - God has Healed

Raphaela - God has Healed

Renata - Reborn

Renz - Laurel

Ricci - Curly Haired

Risa - Short form of Marisa

Riviera - River Bank, Coast

Rizzo - Curly Haired

Roberto - Bright Fame

Rocco - Rest

Roma - From Rome

Rome - From Rome, Italy

Romeo - From Rome, Italy

Rosetta - Little Rose

Rosina - Rose

Rossa - Red

Rufina - Red Haired

Ruggiero - Famous Spear

Russo -Red Haired

Salvatore - Savior

Sandrino - Defender of the People

Sandro - Short form of Alessandro

Santa - Saint, Holy

Santino - Little Saint

Santuzza - Dimunitive form of Santa

Sergio - Servant

Stamatina - This Morning

Telma - Form of Thelma

Terra - Earth

Trey - Three

Tuomo - A Twin

Urbana - From the City

Velia - Hidden, Veiled

Verona - Truth

Vita - Life

Vittorio - Winner, Conqueror

Zerlina - Created Name

Sarafina - Seraphim

Sienna - Reddish Brown

Tanaquil - Unknown

Teo - Divine Gift

Tino - Little (or Jr.)

Tristessa - Sadness

Ugo - Mind, Spirit

Valentino - Strength, Health

Venice - English name of an Italian City

Vinicio - From the Wine Fields

Vitalia - Full of Life

Viviana - Alive

Saveria - New House

Speranza - Hope

Tekla - Glory of God

Teofila - House of God

Tosca - from Tuscany, Italy

Tullio - From the Tullius Family

Umberto - Bright Warrior

Valeria - Strength

Verdi - Green

Viola - Violet

Vito - Life

Xanto - Golden





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