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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Italian.
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LAPOmItalian
Diminutive of JACOPO.
LAUROmItalian
Italian form of Laurus (see LAURA).
LAZZAROmItalian
Italian form of LAZARUS.
LEANDROmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LELIOmItalian
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
LEONARDOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is also known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci, a 13th-century Italian mathematician. A more recent bearer is American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-).
LEONE (1)mItalian
Italian form of LEON.
LEONIDAmItalian
Italian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONZIOmItalian
Italian form of LEONTIOS.
LEOPOLDOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LIBERATOREmItalian
Means "liberator" in Italian.
LIBORIOmItalian
Italian form of LIBORIUS.
LINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LIVIOmItalian
Italian form of LIVIUS.
LODOVICOmItalian
Italian form of LUDWIG.
LORENZOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
LORETOf & mItalian, Spanish
From the name of a town in Italy, originally called Lauretum in Latin, meaning "laurel grove". Supposedly in the 13th century the house of the Virgin Mary was miraculously carried by angels from Nazareth to the town.
LORISmItalian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LOTARIOmItalian
Italian form of LOTHAR.
LUCA (1)mItalian, Romanian, German
Italian and Romanian form of LUKE. This name was borne by Luca della Robbia, a Renaissance sculptor from Florence.
LUCIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCILIOmItalian
Italian form of LUCILIUS.
LUCIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUDOVICOmItalian
Latinate form of LUDWIG.
LUIGImItalian
Italian form of LOUIS.
LUIGINOmItalian
Diminutive of LUIGI.
MANFREDOmItalian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANLIOmItalian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANUELmSpanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELEmItalian
Italian variant of MANUEL.
MARCELLOmItalian
Italian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIANOmPortuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of MARK. During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARIAf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
MARIOmItalian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MÀRIUmSardinian
Sardinian form of MARIUS.
MARTINOmItalian
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARZIOmItalian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MASSIMOmItalian
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MATTEOmItalian
Italian form of MATTHEW.
MATTIAmItalian
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
MAURIZIOmItalian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MELCHIORREmItalian
Italian form of MELCHIOR.
MERCURIOmItalian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MICHELANGELOmItalian
From Italian, meaning "MICHAEL angel", referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
MICHELE (1)mItalian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MIRKOmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MODESTOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
NALDOmItalian
Short form of names ending in naldo.
NAPOLEONEmItalian
Original Italian form of NAPOLEON. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).
NARCISOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NATALEmItalian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NAZARIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Late Latin name Nazarius, which meant "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived.
NAZZARENOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NEREOmItalian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NERIOmItalian
Possibly a variant of NEREO.
NERO (2)mItalian
Short form of RANIERO.
NESTOREmItalian
Italian form of NESTOR.
NEVIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
NICCOLÒmItalian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
NICOmItalian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODEMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICOLA (1)mItalian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the 13th-century sculptor Nicola Pisano.
NICOLAOmItalian (Rare)
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLÒmItalian
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOMEDEmItalian
Italian form of NIKOMEDES.
NINO (1)mItalian
Short form of GIANNINO, ANTONINO, and other names ending in nino.
NORBERTOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NUNZIOmItalian
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
ODDOmItalian
Italian form of OTTO.
OLIVIEROmItalian
Italian form of OLIVER.
ONOFRIOmItalian
Italian form of ONUPHRIUS.
ORAZIOmItalian
Italian form of HORATIUS.
ORFEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
ORLANDOmItalian
Italian form of ROLAND. A city in Florida bears this name, as does a character in Shakespeare's play 'As You like It' (1599).
ORSINOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman name Ursinus, itself derived from Ursus (see URS). This is the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
ORSOmItalian
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
OSCARmEnglish, Irish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "deer friend", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "friend". Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name OSGAR or its Old Norse cognate ÁSGEIRR, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. In Irish legend Oscar was the son of the poet Oisín and the grandson of the hero Fionn mac Cumhail.... [more]
OSVALDOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of OSWALD.
OTTAVIANOmItalian
Italian form of Octavianus (see OCTAVIAN).
OTTAVIOmItalian
Italian form of OCTAVIUS.
OTTONEmItalian
Italian form of OTTO.
OTTORINOmItalian
Diminutive of OTTONE.
OVIDIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ovidius (see OVID).
PALMIROmItalian
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
PANCRAZIOmItalian
Italian form of PANCRATIUS.
PANFILOmItalian
Italian form of PAMPHILOS. The Italian novelist Boccaccio used this name in his work 'The Decameron' (1350).
PANTALEONEmItalian
Italian form of PANTALEON.
PAOLINOmItalian
Italian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLOmItalian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PARIDEmItalian
Italian form of PARIS (1).
PASQUALEmItalian
Italian form of PASCAL.
PATRIZIOmItalian
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PÀULUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PEDRUmSardinian
Sardinian form of PETER.
PELLEGRINOmItalian
Italian form of Peregrinus (see PEREGRINE).
PEPPEmItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPImItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPINOmItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PIERmItalian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch variant form of PETER. In Italian, this form is often used in combination with another name.
PIERINOmItalian
Diminutive of PIERO.
PIEROmItalian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
PIETROmItalian
Italian form of PETER. Pietro was the given name of the Renaissance painter known as Perugino.
PINOmItalian
Short form of names ending in pino.
PIOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
PLACIDOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Placidus which meant "quiet, calm".
PLINIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Plinius (see PLINY).
POMPEOmItalian
Italian form of Pompeius (see POMPEY).
PONZIOmItalian
Italian form of PONTIUS.
PORFIRIOmItalian, Spanish
Derived from the Greek name Πορφυριος (Porphyrios), which was derived from the word πορφυρα (porphyra) meaning "purple dye". This was the name of several early saints.
PRIMOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom were martyred.
PROSPEROmItalian
Italian form of PROSPER. This was the name of the shipwrecked magician in 'The Tempest' (1611) by Shakespeare.
PRUDENZIOmItalian
Italian form of PRUDENTIUS.
QUINTINOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTOmItalian
Italian form of QUINTUS.
QUIRINOmItalian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
RAFFAELEmItalian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLOmItalian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAIMONDOmItalian
Italian form of RAYMOND.
RANIEROmItalian
Italian form of RAYNER.
RAOULmFrench, Italian
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAULmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Radulf (see RALPH).
REMIGIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMOmItalian
Italian form of REMUS.
RENATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
RICCARDOmItalian
Italian form of RICHARD.
RICO (2)mItalian
Short form of ENRICO.
RINALDOmItalian
Italian form of REYNOLD. This is the Italian name of the hero Renaud, a character in several Renaissance epics.
RINOmItalian
Short form of names ending in rino.
ROBERTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ROBERT. Saint Roberto Bellarmine was a 16th-century cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Another famous bearer was Roberto de Nobili, a Jesuit missionary to India in the 17th century.
ROCCOmItalian, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element hrok meaning "rest". This was the name of a 14th-century French saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick.
RODOLFOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUDOLF. This is the name of the hero in Puccini's opera 'La Bohème' (1896).
RODRIGOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of RODERICK. A notable bearer was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid, an 11th-century Spanish military commander.
ROLANDOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROMANOmItalian
Italian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMEOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Romaeus meaning "a pilgrim to Rome". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
ROMILDAf & mItalian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
ROMOLOmItalian
Italian form of ROMULUS.
ROSARIOf & mSpanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
RUFINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
RUGGEROmItalian
Italian form of ROGER.
RUGGIEROmItalian
Italian form of ROGER.
SABINOmItalian
Italian form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SALVATOREmItalian
Italian cognate of SALVADOR.
SAMUELEmItalian
Italian form of SAMUEL.
SANDROmItalian, Georgian
Short form of ALESSANDRO (Italian) or ALEKSANDRE (Georgian). Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance artist, the painter of 'The Birth of Venus' and other famous works.
SANSONEmItalian
Italian form of SAMSON.
SANTINOmItalian
Diminutive of SANTO.
SANTOmItalian
Means "saint" in Italian, ultimately from Latin sanctus.
SATURNINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SAVERIOmItalian
Italian form of XAVIER.
SAVINOmItalian
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SAVIOmItalian
Means "clever, bright" in Italian.
SCEVOLAmItalian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
SEBASTIANOmItalian
Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SERAFINOmItalian
Italian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERGIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
SESTOmItalian
Italian form of SEXTUS.
SETTIMIOmItalian
Italian form of SEPTIMIUS.
SETTIMOmItalian
Italian form of SEPTIMUS.
SEVERIANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Severianus, which was derived from SEVERUS.
SEVERINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SEVERINUS.
SEVEROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SEVERUS.
SIGFRIDOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGISMONDOmItalian
Italian form of SIGISMUND.
SILVANOmItalian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVESTROmItalian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SILVIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SIMONE (2)mItalian
Italian form of SIMON (1).
SISTOmItalian
Italian form of SIXTUS.
STEFANOmItalian
Italian form of STEPHEN.
TACITOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TACITUS.
TADDEOmItalian
Italian form of THADDEUS.
TAMMAROmItalian
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and meri "famous".
TANCREDImItalian
Italian form of TANCRED. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera 'Tancredi' (1813).
TEOmItalian, Spanish, Croatian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEOBALDOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of THEOBALD.
TEODOROmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODOSIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEODOSIUS.
TEOFILOmItalian
Italian form of THEOPHILUS.
TERENZIOmItalian
Italian form of Terentius (see TERENCE).
TERZOmItalian
Italian form of TERTIUS.
TIMOTEOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TIMOTHY.
TINOmItalian
Short form of VALENTINO, MARTINO, and other names ending in tino.
TITOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TITUS.
TIZIANOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Titianus, which was derived from the Roman praenomen TITUS. A famous bearer was the Venetian Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecellio (1488-1576), known in English as Titian.
TOMMASOmItalian
Italian form of THOMAS.
TONINOmItalian
Diminutive of ANTONIO.
TONIOmItalian
Short form of ANTONIO.
TORE (2)mItalian
Short form of SALVATORE.
TULLIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Tullius, which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer was Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman orator and author.
UBERTOmItalian
Italian form of HUBERT.
UGOmItalian
Italian form of HUGH.
ULDERICOmItalian
Italian form of HULDERIC, sometimes considered a form of ULRICH.
ULISSEmItalian
Italian form of ULYSSES.
UMBERTOmItalian
Italian form of HUMBERT. A famous bearer was Italian author Umberto Eco (1932-2016).
URBANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
VALENTEmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of VALENTIN.
VALENTINOmItalian
Italian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALERIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VALERIUS.
VANNImItalian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
VASCOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
From the medieval Spanish name Velasco which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.
VENCESLAOmItalian
Italian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VESPASIANOmItalian
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VICOmItalian
Italian short form of LODOVICO.
VILFREDOmItalian
Italian form of WILFRED.
VINCENTEmItalian
Italian variant form of VINCENT.
VINCENZOmItalian
Italian form of VINCENT.
VINICIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman family name Vinicius, which was possibly derived from Latin vinum "wine".
VIRGILIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VIRGIL.
VISSENTEmSardinian
Sardinian form of VINCENT.
VITALEmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Vitalis, which was derived from Latin vitalis "of life, vital". Vitalis was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
VITOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VITUS.
VITTOREmItalian
Italian form of VICTOR.
VITTORINOmItalian
Italian form of VICTORINUS.
VITTORIOmItalian
Italian form of VICTORIUS.
WALTERmEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Italian, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the army", composed of the elements wald "rule" and hari "army". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Wealdhere. A famous bearer of the name was Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), a Scottish novelist who wrote 'Ivanhoe' and other notable works.
ZENOmAncient Greek (Latinized), Italian
From the Greek name Ζηνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.
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