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ContributorContrib.Fanny on 8/9/2014
Meaning & History
Medieval Italian diminutive of Anselmo
, as -uccio
is an Italian masculine diminutive suffix.
A known bearer of this name was Anselmo "Anselmuccio" della Gherardesca (c. 1274-1289), who was immured and starved to death in the Muda Tower in Pisa together with his father and grandfather. His tragic fate was covered by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy