View Message

<  >
Subject: Re: Sicilian names
Author: Fiammetta   (Authenticated as lady murasaki)
Date: February 17, 2011 at 10:20:13 AM
Reply to: Sicilian names by Lucille
There aren't names that are specifically Sicilian or Southern Italian, but there's some names that are much more common in Sicily than elsewhere. Some traditional Italian names tend to be very regionalized.

Very stereotypical Sicilian names are Calogero and Rosalia. Ciro and Gennaro are used predominantly in the Naples area.

In general, I have the impression that traditional Marian names like Carmela, Concetta, Assunta are much more common in the South (not only Sicily) than North. However, they aren't common for younger people.

Formerly Known as Murasaki

http://italiangirlatlarge.blogspot.com/

"A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world."
John LeCarré

Because this message is archived you cannot respond to it.

Messages in this thread: