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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ELOISA   f   Italian
Italian form of ELOISE.
ELPIDIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
ELVIRA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787).
EMANUELA   f   Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUELE   m   Italian
Italian form of EMMANUEL.
EMIDIO   m   Italian
From the Late Latin name Emygdius, which was possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name (of unknown meaning). Saint Emygdius was a 3rd-century bishop and martyr, the patron saint against earthquakes.
EMILIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of EMILIANO.
EMILIANO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was itself derived from the family name Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMMA   f   English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
ENNIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.
ENRICA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HENRY.
ENRICO   m   Italian
Italian form of HENRY. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was an Italian physicist who did work on the development of the nuclear bomb.
ENZO   m   Italian, French
The meaning of this name is uncertain. In some cases it seems to be an old Italian form of HEINZ, though in other cases it could be a variant of the Germanic name ANZO. In modern times it is also used as a short form of names ending in enzo, such as VINCENZO or LORENZO.
EPIFANIO   m   Spanish, Italian
From the Latin name Epiphanius, which was from the Greek name Επιφανιος (Epiphanios), itself derived from the Greek word επιφανεια (epiphaneia) meaning "appearance, manifestation". This name was borne by a few early saints. It is associated with the event known in English as the Epiphany (Spanish Epifanía, Italian Epifania, Latin Epiphania), the coming of the three Magi to visit the infant Jesus.
ERASMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
ERCOLE   m   Italian
Italian form of HERCULES.
ERICA   f   English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERIKA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERMANNO   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMAN.
ERMELINDA   f   Italian
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and linde "soft, tender".
ERMENEGILDA   f   Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of ERMENEGILDO.
ERMENEGILDO   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMENEGILDO.
ERMES   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMES.
ERMETE   m   Italian
Derived from Hermetis, the Latin genitive form of HERMES, the name of the Greek messenger god.
ERMINIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINIO   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
ERNESTA   f   Italian, Lithuanian
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERNEST.
ERSILIA   f   Italian
Italian form of HERSILIA.
ETTORE   m   Italian
Italian form of HECTOR.
EUFEMIA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIA.
EUGENIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
EUGENIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EULALIA   f   Spanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and λαλεω (laleo) "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
EUSEBIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSTACHIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTORGIO   m   Italian
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευστοργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word ευστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and στεργω (stergo) "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
EUTIMIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUTHYMIUS.
EVA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
EVARISTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of EVARISTUS.
EVELINA   f   English, Italian, Swedish
Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel 'Evelina' (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.
EZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of AETIUS.
FABIA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of FABIUS.
FABIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FABIUS.
FABIOLA   f   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Diminutive of FABIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint from Rome.
FABRIZIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FABRIZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FAUSTA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of FAUSTUS.
FAUSTINA   f   Ancient Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Faustinus (see FAUSTINO).
FAUSTINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Faustinus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FAUSTUS. Faustinus was the name of several early saints.
FAUSTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FAUSTUS.
FEBE   f   Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Dutch, Spanish and Italian form of PHOEBE.
FEDELE   m   Italian
Italian form of FIDEL.
FEDERICA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of FREDERICK.
FEDERICO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of FREDERICK. Spanish poet Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) and Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (1920-1993) are famous bearers of this name.
FEDERIGO   m   Italian
Archaic Italian form of FREDERICK.
FELICE   m   Italian
Italian form of FELIX.
FELICIANA   f   Spanish, Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FELICIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman name Felicianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FELIX.
FELICITA   f   Italian
Italian form of FELICITAS. It also coincides closely with Italian felicità "happiness".
FERDINANDA   f   Italian, German
Feminine form of FERDINAND.
FERDINANDO   m   Italian
Italian form of FERDINAND.
FERNANDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of FERDINAND.
FERRUCCIO   m   Italian
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.
FIAMMETTA   f   Italian
Derived from Italian fiamma "fire" combined with a diminutive suffix.
FILIBERTO   m   Italian
Italian form of FILIBERT.
FILIPPA   f   Russian, Greek, Swedish, Italian
Russian, Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of PHILIP.
FILIPPO   m   Italian
Italian form of PHILIP.
FILOMENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch form of PHILOMENA.
FINA   f   Italian
Short form of SERAFINA. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.
FIORALBA   f   Italian
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
FIORELLA   f   Italian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
FIORENZA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORENZO   m   Italian
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORINO   m   Italian
Italian form of FLORINUS.
FIRMINO   m   Italian
Italian form of FIRMIN.
FLAVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIANA   f   Ancient Roman, Italian
Feminine form of FLAVIAN.
FLAVIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of FLAVIAN.
FLAVIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FLAVIUS.
FLORA   f   English, German, Italian, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
FLORIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Italian feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of FLORIAN.
FORTUNATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FRANCA   f   Italian
Contracted form of FRANCESCA.
FRANCESCA   f   Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCO   m   Italian
Italian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
FRANCO (2)   m   Italian
Contracted form of FRANCESCO.
FREDIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
FREDO   m   Italian (Rare)
Short form of FEDERICO, ALFREDO or GOFFREDO.
FULGENZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
FULVIA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FULVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
GABRIELE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLA   f   Italian, Hungarian, English, Swedish
Feminine form of GABRIEL.
GAETANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GAETANO.
GAETANO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint.
GAIA   f   Greek Mythology, Italian
From the Greek word γαια (gaia), a parallel form of γη (ge) meaning "earth". In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
GALLO   m   Italian
Italian form of GALLUS.
GASPARE   m   Italian
Italian form of JASPER.
GASPARO   m   Italian
Italian form of JASPER.
GASTONE   m   Italian
Italian form of GASTON.
GAVINO   m   Italian
From the Late Latin name Gabinus, which possibly referred to the ancient city of Gabii in central Italy. Saint Gavino was martyred in Sardinia in the 3rd century.
GELTRUDE   f   Italian
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
GEMMA   f   Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENNARINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GENNARO.
GENNARO   m   Italian
Italian form of JANUARIUS.
GENOVEFFA   f   Italian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GERARDA   f   Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERARDO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERMANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of GERMANUS.
GERMANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GEROLAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
GERVASIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERVASIUS.
GESSICA   f   Italian
Italian variant of JESSICA.
GHERARDO   m   Italian (Archaic)
Italian variant of GERARDO.
GIA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIANNA.
GIACINTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACINTO   m   Italian
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACOBBE   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
GIACOMA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIACOMINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIACOMO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
GIADA   f   Italian
Italian form of JADE.
GIAMBATTISTA   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and BATTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
GIAMPAOLO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIAMPIERO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIAN   m   Italian (Archaic)
Short form of GIOVANNI.
GIANCARLO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and CARLO.
GIANFRANCO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
GIANLUCA   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and LUCA (1).
GIANLUIGI   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and LUIGI.
GIANMARCO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and MARCO.
GIANMARIA   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and MARIA.
GIANNA   f   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNI   m   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GIANNINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNI.
GIANPAOLO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIANPIERO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GILBERTA   f   Dutch, Italian
Feminine form of GILBERT or GILBERTO.
GILBERTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
GILDA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".
GINA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of GEORGINA, REGINA, LUIGINA, and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of VIRGINIA or EUGENIA. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
GINEVRA   f   Italian
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
GINO   m   Italian
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
GIOACCHINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JOACHIM.
GIOACHINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JOACHIM. A famous bearer was the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
GIOCONDA   f   Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' is also known as 'La Gioconda' because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
GIOELE   m   Italian
Italian form of JOEL.
GIOIA   f   Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
GIONATA   m   Italian
Italian form of JONATHAN.
GIORDANO   m   Italian
Italian form of JORDAN.
GIORGIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of GEORGE.
GIORGINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIORGIA.
GIORGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIORGIO.
GIORGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of GEORGE.
GIOSETTA   f   Italian
Perhaps an Italian form of JOSETTE.
GIOSUÈ   m   Italian
Italian form of JOSHUA.
GIOTTO   m   Italian
Possibly from Ambrogiotto, a diminutive of AMBROGIO. This name was borne by Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), an Italian painter and architect.
GIOVANNA   f   Italian
Italian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of GIOVANNI.
GIOVANNETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GIOVANNI   m   Italian
Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of this name.
GIRALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of GERALD.
GIROLAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
GISELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of GISELLE.
GIUDITTA   f   Italian
Italian form of JUDITH.
GIULIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIULIA.
GIULIO   m   Italian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSEPPA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSEPPE   m   Italian
Italian form of JOSEPH. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
GIUSEPPINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIUSTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GLAUCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GLORIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish
Means "glory" in Latin. The name (first?) appeared in E. D. E. N. Southworth's novel 'Gloria' (1891) and subsequently in George Bernard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' (1898). It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).
GOFFREDO   m   Italian
Italian form of GODFREY.
GRAZIA   f   Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GREGORIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
GUALTIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of WALTER.
GUERINO   m   Italian
Italian form of WARIN.
GUGLIELMO   m   Italian
Italian form of WILLIAM.
GUIDO   m   Italian, German
Latinized form of WIDO. This was the name of two 11th-century saints. Other notable bearers include 11th-century music theorist Guido d'Arezzo, 13th-century poet Guido Cavalcanti, and 17th-century painter Guido Reni.
GUSTAVO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
IACOPO   m   Italian
Variant of JACOPO.
IDA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IGNAZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
ILARIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HILARIUS.
ILARIO   m   Italian
Italian form of HILARIUS.
ILDA   f   Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
ILEANA   f   Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
IMELDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.
IMMA   f   Italian, Catalan
Short form of IMMACOLATA or IMMACULADA.
IMMACOLATA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of INMACULADA.
INES   f   Italian, Slovene, Croatian
Italian, Slovene and Croatian form of INÉS.
INNOCENZO   m   Italian
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
IOLANDA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IPPOLITO   m   Italian
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IRENE   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
IRMA   f   German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
ISA (2)   f   German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
Short form of ISABELLA.
ISABELLA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL. This name was borne by many medieval royals, including queen consorts of England, France, Portugal, the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary, as well as the powerful ruling queen Isabella of Castile (properly called Isabel).
ISAIA   m   Italian
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISIDORA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
ISIDORO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of ISOLDE.
ITALA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ITALUS.
ITALIA   f   Italian
From the Italian name of the country of Italy, Italia (see ITALUS).
ITALO   m   Italian
Italian form of ITALUS.
IVAN   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of IVAN.
IVO (1)   m   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
JACOPO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
JESSICA   f   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JOLANDA   f   Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
LADISLAO   m   Italian
Italian form of VLADISLAV.
LAMBERTO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAMBERT.
LAPO   m   Italian
Diminutive of JACOPO.
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURETTA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of LAURA.
LAURO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laurus (see LAURA).
LAZZARO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAZARUS.
LEANDRA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LEANDER.
LEANDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LELIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LAELIA.
LELIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
LENA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese
Scandinavian, German and Polish short form of HELENA or MAGDALENA, and a Russian short form of YELENA.
LEONARDA   f   Italian
Feminine form of LEONARDO.
LEONARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, History
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)   m   Italian
Italian form of LEON.
LEONIDA   m   Italian
Italian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONORA   f   Italian
Italian short form of ELEANOR.
LEONTINA   f   Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONTIUS.
LEONZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LEONTIOS.
LEOPOLDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LETIZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LETITIA. It was borne by Napoleon Bonaparte's mother.
LIA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese and Georgian form of LEAH.
LIA (2)   f   Italian, Dutch
Short form of ROSALIA, JULIA, and other names ending in lia.
LIANA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of ELIANA (1), JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LIBERATORE   m   Italian
Means "liberator" in Italian.
LIBORIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of LIBORIUS.
LIBORIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LIBORIUS.
LIDIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LINA (2)   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LISA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian
Short form of ELIZABETH, ELISABETH, ELISABET or ELISABETTA. This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the 'Mona Lisa', the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.
LIVIA (1)   f   Italian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LIVIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus.
LIVIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name LIVIUS.
LIVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LIVIUS.
LODOVICO   m   Italian
Italian form of LUDWIG.
LORA   f   English, Italian
Variant of LAURA. It is also used as an Italian diminutive of ELEONORA or LOREDANA.
LOREDANA   f   Italian, Romanian
Created by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later used by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORENZA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZO   m   Italian, 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.
LORETA   f   Italian
Variant of LORETO.
LORETO   f & m   Italian, 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.
LORETTA   f   English, Italian
Either an elaboration of LORA or a variant of LAURETTA. It is also sometimes used as a variant of LORETO.
LORIS   m   Italian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LORITA   f   Italian
Either a diminutive of LORA or a variant of LORETO.
LOTARIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LOTHAR.
LUANA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
LUCA (1)   m   Italian, Romanian, German
Italian and Romanian form of LUKE. This name was borne by Luca della Robbia, a Renaissance sculptor from Florence.
LUCE   f   Italian, French
Italian and French variant of LUCIA. This also means "light" in Italian.
LUCIA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
LUCIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCILIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILLA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Latin diminutive of LUCIA. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred in Rome.
LUCIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUCREZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
LUDOVICA   f   Italian
Latinate feminine form of LUDWIG.
LUDOVICO   m   Italian
Latinate form of LUDWIG.
LUIGI   m   Italian
Italian form of LOUIS.
LUIGIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUIGINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of LUIGIA.
LUIGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of LUIGI.
LUISA   f   Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUISELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of LUISA.
MADDALENA   f   Italian
Italian form of MAGDALENE.
MAFALDA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of MATILDA.
MANFREDO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANLIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANUEL   m   Spanish, 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.
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