Italian Names

Italian names are used in Italy and other Italian-speaking regions such as southern Switzerland. See also about Italian names.
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ABELE   m   Italian
Italian form of ABEL.
ABRAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of ABRAHAM.
ACHILLE   m   French, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ADA   f   English, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish
Short form of ADELAIDE and other names beginning with the same sound. This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
ADAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADELAIDE   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the French form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and heid "kind, sort, type". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great. The name became common in Britain in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.
ADELARDO   m   Spanish, Italian (Archaic)
Spanish and Italian form of ADALHARD.
ADEMARO   m   Italian
Italian form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADOLFO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ADOLF.
ADRIANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
AGAPITO   m   Spanish, Italian
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus which was derived from the Greek name Αγαπητος (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
AGNESE   f   Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGOSTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ALBA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
ALBANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
ALBERICO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALBERICH.
ALBERTA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
Feminine form of ALBERT. This is the name of a Canadian province, which was named in honour of a daughter of Queen Victoria.
ALBERTINA   f   Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
ALBERTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALBERT.
ALBINA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. Saint Albina was a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
ALBINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALCIDE   m   Italian, French (Rare)
Italian and French form of ALCIDES.
ALDA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDO   m   Italian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
ALE (1)   m & f   Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALESSA   f   Italian
Short form of ALESSANDRA.
ALESSANDRA   f   Italian
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
ALESSANDRO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
ALESSIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ALEXIS.
ALESSIO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALEXIS.
ALEX   m & f   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRA   f   English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALFEO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALPHAEUS.
ALFONSINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ALFONSO.
ALFONSO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see ILDEFONSO), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. This was the name of six kings of Portugal and kings of several ancient regions of Spain.
ALFREDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
ALICE   f   English, French, Portuguese, Italian
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was borne by the heroine of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865) and 'Through the Looking Glass' (1871).
ALINA   f   Romanian, German, Italian, Polish
Short form of ADELINA and names that end in alina.
ALLEGRA   f   English (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It is not a traditional Italian name. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron.
ALMA (1)   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with the Spanish word meaning "the soul".
ALOISIO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALONZO   m   Italian
Italian variant of ALFONSO.
ALVISE   m   Italian
Venetian form of LOUIS.
AMADEO   m   Italian
Italian variant of AMADEUS. This was the name of a 19th-century king of Spain (born in Italy).
AMALIA   f   Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".
AMANDA   f   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play 'Love's Last Shift' (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
AMANDO   m   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of AMANDUS.
AMARANTA   f   Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMATO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATUS.
AMATORE   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATOR.
AMBRA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of AMBER.
AMBROGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of AMBROGIO.
AMBROGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMEDEA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of AMADEUS.
AMEDEO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMADEUS. A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), an Italian chemist most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number. Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
AMELIA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III. Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
AMERIGO   m   Italian
Medieval Italian form of EMMERICH. Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) was the Italian explorer who gave the continent of America its name (from Americus, the Latin form of his name).
AMILCARE   m   Italian
Italian form of HAMILCAR.
AMORE   m & f   Italian
Italian form of AMOR.
AMPELIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Ampelius, the Latin form of the Greek name Αμπελιος (Ampelios), which was derived from αμπελος (ampelos) meaning "vine". Saint Ampelius was a 7th-century bishop of Milan.
ANACLETO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANASTASIA   f   Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANDREA (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
ANDREINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ANDREA (1).
ANDRIA   m   Georgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANGELA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
ANGELICA   f   English, Italian, Romanian, Literature
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek αγγελος (angelos) "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.
ANGELINA   f   Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGELINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of ANGELO or ÁNGEL.
ANGELO   m   Italian
Italian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGHELA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
ÀNGHELU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGIOLO   m   Italian
Variant of ANGELO.
ANNA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANNABELLA   f   Italian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLA.
ANNALISA   f   Italian
Combination of ANNA and LISA.
ANNAMARIA   f   Italian
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNETTA   f   Italian
Latinate diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIBALE   m   Italian
Italian form of HANNIBAL.
ANNUNCIATA   f   Italian
Variant of ANNUNZIATA.
ANNUNZIATA   f   Italian
Means "announced" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
ANNUNZIATO   m   Italian (Rare)
Masculine form of ANNUNZIATA.
ANSALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of a Germanic name composed of the elements ans "god" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
ANSELMA   f   German, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ANSELM.
ANSELMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANSELM.
ANTELMO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ANTHELM.
ANTONELLA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONELLO   m   Italian
Diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTONINA   f   Italian, Polish, Russian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
ANTONINO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Antoninus, which was derived from Antonius (see ANTHONY). There were several early saints named Antoninus, including the patron saint of Sorrento. This was also the name of a 2nd-century Roman emperor.
ANTONIO   m   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance painter Antonio Pisanello (c. 1395-1455). It is also the name of the main character in 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596) by William Shakespeare.
APOLLONIA   f   Ancient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of APOLLONIOS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
ARCANGELO   m   Italian
Means "archangel" in Italian.
ARDITO   m   Italian
Derived from medieval Italian ardito "bold".
ARDUINO   m   Italian
Italian form of HARTWIN.
ARIANNA   f   Italian
Italian form of ARIADNE.
ARISTIDE   m   French, Italian
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
ARMANDO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of HERMAN.
ARMIDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.
ARNALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of ARNOLD.
ARNOLFO   m   Italian
Italian form of ARNULF.
AROLDO   m   Italian
Italian form of HAROLD.
ARRIGO   m   Italian
Italian form of HENRY.
ARSENIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ARSENIOS.
ARTEMIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTURO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
ASIA (1)   f   English (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
ASSUNTA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ATTILIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
AUGUSTA   f   German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when king George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
AUGUSTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
AURELIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIANO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
AURORA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
AZZURRA   f   Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.
BALBINA   f   Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare), Ancient Roman
Feminine form of BALBINUS. Saint Balbina was a 2nd-century Roman woman martyred with her father Quirinus.
BALBINO   m   Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALDASSARE   m   Italian
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
BALDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDOVINO and TEOBALDO.
BALDOVINO   m   Italian
Italian form of BALDWIN.
BARBARA   f   English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Late Roman
Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.
BARTOLO   m   Italian
Italian short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEO   m   Italian
Italian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASILIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BASIL (1).
BATTISTA   m   Italian
Italian form of BAPTISTE.
BEATRICE   f   Italian, English, Swedish
Italian form of BEATRIX. Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She serves as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem the 'Divine Comedy' (1321). This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599), in which Beatrice and Benedick are fooled into confessing their love for one another.
BENEDETTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDETTO   m   Italian
Italian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENIAMINO   m   Italian
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
BENIGNA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Late Roman
Feminine form of BENIGNO.
BENIGNO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Benignus which meant "kind, friendly" in Latin. This was the name of several saints including a 5th-century disciple of Saint Patrick who later became the chief Bishop of Ireland.
BENITO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
BENVENUTO   m   Italian
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
BEPPE   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
BERARDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERARD.
BERENICE   f   English, Italian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βερενικη (Berenike), the Macedonian form of the Greek name Φερενικη (Pherenike), which meant "bringing victory" from φερω (phero) "to bring" and νικη (nike) "victory". This name was common among the Ptolemy ruling family of Egypt, a dynasty which was originally from Macedon. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament (in most English Bibles it is spelled Bernice) belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II. As an English name, Berenice came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
BERNARDETTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BERNARD.
BERTO   m   Italian, Spanish
Short form of ROBERTO, ALBERTO, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTOLDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERTHOLD.
BERTRANDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERTRAND.
BETTINA (2)   f   Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTA.
BETTINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTO.
BIAGGIO   m   Italian (Rare)
Variant of BIAGIO.
BIAGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of BIAGIO.
BIAGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of BLAISE.
BIANCA   f   Italian, Romanian
Italian cognate of BLANCHE. Shakespeare used characters named Bianca in 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593) and 'Othello' (1603).
BIBIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.
BICE   f   Italian
Short form of BEATRICE.
BONACCORSO   m   Italian
From a medieval Italian name derived from bono "good" and accorso "haste, rush, help".
BONAVENTURA   m   Italian
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.
BONIFACIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BRIGIDA   f   Italian
Italian form of BRIDGET.
BRUNA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of BRUNO.
BRUNELLA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of BRUNO.
BRUNILDA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of BRÜNHILD.
BRUNO   m   German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
CADERINA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian form of KATHERINE.
CALLISTO (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALOGERA   f   Italian
Feminine form of CALOGERO.
CALOGERO   m   Italian
From the Late Latin name Calogerus which meant "beautiful elder" from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and γερων (geron) "old man, elder". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a hermit of Sicily.
CAMILLA   f   English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of CAMILLUS. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the 'Aeneid'. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel 'Camilla' (1796).
CAMILLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CARLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CHARLES.
CARLOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of CHARLOTTE.
CARMELA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARMEL.
CARMELO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMEN   f   Spanish, English, Italian, Romanian
Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera 'Carmen' (1875).
CARMINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Variant of CARMEN.
CARMINE   m   Italian
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
CAROLA   f   Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish
Feminine form of CAROLUS.
CAROLINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Swedish
Latinate feminine form of CAROLUS. This is the name of two American states: North and South Carolina. They were named for Charles I, king of England.
CASIMIRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
CASSANDRA   f   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), derived from possibly κεκασμαι (kekasmai) "to excel, to shine" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek myth Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies.... [more]
CATERINA   f   Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of KATHERINE.
CATIA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA.
CECILIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Romanian, Finnish, German
Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, which was derived from Latin caecus "blind". Saint Cecilia was a semi-legendary 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods. After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded. She was later regarded as the patron saint of music and musicians.... [more]
CECILIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CELESTE   f & m   Italian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CELESTINA   f   Spanish, Italian
Latinate feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CELINO   m   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
CELIO   m   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELIUS.
CELSO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CESARE   m   Italian
Italian form of CAESAR.
CESARINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of CESARE.
CESARINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of CESARE.
CHIARA   f   Italian
Italian form of CLARA. Saint Chiara (commonly called Saint Clare in English) was a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi.
CHIARINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of CHIARA.
CINZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of CYNTHIA.
CIPRIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIRIACO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRIACUS.
CIRILLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CYRIL.
CIRINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of CIRO.
CIRO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
CLARA   f   Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant "clear, bright, famous". The name Clarus was borne by a few early saints. The feminine form was popularized by the 13th-century Saint Clare of Assisi (called Chiara in Italian), a friend and follower of Saint Francis, who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages, originally in the form Clare, though the Latinate spelling Clara became more popular in the 19th century.
CLARETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of CLARA.
CLARISSA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of CLARICE. This was the name of the title character in a 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson. In the novel Clarissa is a virtuous woman who is tragically exploited by her family and her lover.
CLAUDIA   f   English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CLAUDIUS. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
CLAUDIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CLAUDIUS.
CLELIA   f   Italian
Italian form of CLOELIA.
CLEMENTE   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENTINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of CLEMENT.
CLETO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of ANACLETO.
CLIO   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Italian
Latinized form of KLEIO.
CLOE   f   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CHLOE.
CLOTILDE   f   French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
French form of the Germanic name Chlotichilda which was composed of the elements hlud "fame" and hild "battle". Saint Clotilde was the wife of the Frankish king Clovis, whom she converted to Christianity.
COLOMBA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBANO   m   Italian
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
COLOMBINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of COLUMBA. In traditional Italian pantomimes this is the name of a stock character, the female counterpart of Arlecchino (also called Harlequin). This is also the Italian word for the columbine flower.
COLOMBO   m   Italian
Italian form of COLUMBA.
CONCETTA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of CONCEPCIÓN.
CONCETTINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of CONCETTA.
CONCETTO   m   Italian
Masculine form of CONCETTA.
CONSOLATA   f   Italian
Means "consoled" in Italian. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María Consolata.
CORNELIA   f   German, Romanian, Italian, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CORNELIUS. In the 2nd century BC it was borne by Cornelia Scipionis Africana (the daughter of the military hero Scipio Africanus), the mother of the two reformers known as the Gracchi. After her death she was regarded as an example of the ideal Roman woman. The name was revived in the 18th century.
CORNELIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
CORONA   f   Late Roman, Italian, Spanish
Means "crown" in Latin, as well as Italian and Spanish. This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred with her companion Victor.
CORRADINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of CORRADO.
CORRADO   m   Italian
Italian form of CONRAD. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.
COSIMA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of COSIMO.
COSIMO   m   Italian
Italian variant of COSMAS. A famous bearer was Cosimo de' Medici, the 15th-century founder of Medici rule in Florence, who was a patron of the Renaissance and a successful merchant. Other members of the Medici family have also borne this name.
COSMA   m   Italian
Italian form of COSMAS.
COSTANTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
COSTANZO   m   Italian
Italian form of CONSTANS.
CRESCENZO   m   Italian
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRISTIANA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTINA.
CRISTIANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRISTINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian form of CHRISTINA.
CRISTOFORO   m   Italian
Italian form of CHRISTOPHER.
CROCETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of CROCIFISSA.
CROCIFISSA   f   Italian
Means "crucifix" in Italian.
DAFNE   f   Italian
Italian form of DAPHNE.
DAMIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of DAMIAN.
DANIA (1)   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of DANIELA.
DANIELE   m   Italian
Italian form of DANIEL.
DANTE   m   Italian
Medieval short form of DURANTE. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the 'Divine Comedy'.
DARIA   f   Italian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of DARIUS. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name.
DARIO   m   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DAVIDE   m   Italian
Italian form of DAVID.
DEBORA   f   Italian, German, Dutch
Italian, German and Dutch form of DEBORAH.
DELFINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DELPHINA.
DELIA (1)   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
DEMETRA   f   Italian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as a variant transcription of Greek DIMITRA.
DEMETRIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DEMETRIUS.
DESIDERIA   f   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.
DESIDERIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
DIANA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DINA (2)   f   Italian, Portuguese
Short form of names ending in dina.
DINO   m   Italian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
DIODATO   m   Italian
Italian form of DEODATUS.
DIONISIA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of DIONYSIUS.
DOMENICA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMENICO   m   Italian
Italian form of DOMINIC. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.
DOMITILLA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DOMITIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Vespasian and the mother of emperors Titus and Domitian.
DONATA   f   Italian, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Donatus (see DONATO).
DONATELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of DONATA.
DONATELLO   m   Italian
Diminutive of DONATO. The Renaissance sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi was better known as Donatello.
DONATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.
DORETTA   f   English, Italian
Diminutive of DORA.
DORIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of DORIAN.
DUILIO   m   Italian, Spanish
From the Roman name Duilius, which is possibly derived from Latin duellum "war". This was the name of a Roman consul who defeated the Carthaginians in a naval battle.
DURANTE   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans which meant "enduring".
EDDA (1)   f   Italian
Italian form of HEDDA.
EDGARDO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDMONDA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of EDMUND.
EDMONDO   m   Italian
Italian form of EDMUND.
EDOARDO   m   Italian
Italian form of EDWARD.
EDVIGE   f   Italian
Italian form of HEDWIG.
EFISIO   m   Italian
From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus in Ionia. This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century.
EGIDIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
ELDA   f   Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
ELENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELENE   f   Georgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of HELEN.
ELETTRA   f   Italian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
ELEUTERIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELIA   m   Italian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch form of ELIJAH.
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