Italian Submitted 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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Italian form of Abundantia.
From the Latin adjective abundans, meaning "plentiful", referring in a Christian context to the wish that the newborn may be endowed with virtues and divine grace. Pretty rare, it is to be found especially in the Lombardy region, since Saint Abbondanzio, martyred under Diocletianus, is the patron saint of the city of Cislago.
Italian form of Abundius.
Feminine form of Abele.
ABELARDAfItalian, Spanish
Feminine form of Abelardo.
ABIGAILLEfItalian (Rare), Theatre
Rare Italian form of Abigail, used for a character in Verdi's opera Nabucco (1842).
ABRILfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
Spanish, Catalan, Italian and Portuguese form of April.
ABUNDANTIAfRoman Mythology, Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Abundantius. She was the Roman personification of abundance, prosperity and good fortune, portrayed as distributing grain and money from a cornucopia. (The mythological character has survived in French folklore as Lady Hobunde.) The name was also borne by an Italian saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
ACARIOmItalian (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Italian name derived from the medieval name Bonaccurso.
Italian form of Acesander.
Italian form of Achaios via Achaeus.
Feminine form of Achille. It is also the botanical name of the genus of flowering plants (Yarrow).
ACHIROPITAfItalian (Rare, Archaic)
Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Maria Santissima Achiropita, this name is typically and predominantly found in the province of Cosenza, in the Calabria region in Southern Italy.
Italian form of Adalhard.
ADALETAfItalian (Archaic)
Adaleta di Siena was the wife of Farinata degli Uberti (leader of the Ghibelline faction in Florence). ... [more]
ADAMARIAfItalian (Rare)
Combination of Ada and Maria.
ADAUTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adauctus. A bearer of this name was Adauto Puñales (1935-2009), a former Uruguayan politician.
ADDOLORATAfNeapolitan, Italian
Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Maria Santissima Addolorata, the name literally means "sorrowful" (from Italian addolorata, the feminine form of the adjective addolorato)... [more]
Italian form of Adelaide.
ADELASIAfMedieval Italian, Theatre, Italian, Sardinian
Medieval Italian variant of Adelaide. ... [more]
ADELCHImItalian (Rare), Medieval Italian
It is an Italian form of Adelgis from the Ancient German elements adal 'noble' and gisil 'arrow'. Adelchi was a Longobard prince, son of King Desiderio who ruled Longobard territories in years 756-774... [more]
ADELELMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via Adelelmus.... [more]
Italian form of Adelphia.
ADELIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish masculinization of Adelia.... [more]
Elaboration of Adele by way of adding the suffix -isa.
ADELMOmItalian, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Old High German name elements ath, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, and helm "helmet; protection".
ADEODATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adeodatus.
ADIUTOmItalian (Rare)
From the Latin adiutus, "help", referring to divine assistance in a Christian context. It was the name of one of the first martyrs of the Franciscan order, killed in Marrakesh in 1220.
Feminine form of Admeto.
Possibly means 'tamed'
Italian form of Adonis.
ADONELLOmItalian (Rare)
Diminutive form of Adone.
ADONIAmDutch, German, Italian, Swedish
Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
Italian form of the feminine given name Adoración.
ADORNAfItalian (Rare)
Feminine form of Adorno.
Means "adorned" in Italian.
ADRASTOmGalician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
ADRIf & mItalian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian and its various translations and Adriana and its various translations.
Sicilian form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian).
AFAREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphareus.
AFRANIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Afranius.
Means "African" in Italian. A known bearer was artist Afro Basaldella (1912-1976).
AFRODITEfItalian, Greek, Dutch
Italian and Dutch form of Aphrodite and Modern Greek variant transcription of Afroditi.
AGAPIOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Agapios.
Italian feminine form of Agathangelos.
Italian form of Agathinus.
AGATUCCIAfMedieval Italian, Italian (Rare)
Medieval Italian diminutive of Agata, as -uccia is an Italian feminine diminutive suffix.... [more]
AGAZIAfItalian (Archaic)
Italian feminine form of Agazio.
Italian form of Agathios.
Italian form of Agenor.
AGESANDROmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Agesander.
Italian form of Agesilaus.
Italian form of Aginolf.
Exact origin unknown. Possibly a derivative of either Anastagio or Biagio. Could also possibly come from the Greek Agion.
Feminine form of Agnello.
From Italian agnello "lamb", given either as a nickname for a meek and mild person or as a personal name, which was popular because the lamb led to the slaughter was a symbol of the suffering innocence of Christ.
AGREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agreus.
AGUINALDOmSpanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian (Rare)
Meaning "A gift given at Christmas or at the Feast of the Epiphany". It is also a folk genre of Christmas music in several Latin American countries, based on an archaic form of Spanish Christmas carols or villancicos which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season.
Italian form of Ajax.
From the Germanic element ag, possibly meaning "edge" or "sharp".
Variant of Aimone.
Italian form of Haimo. This name was borne by Aimone, Duke of Aosta, an Italian royal who briefly reigned as King of Croatia during World War II.
Sicilian form of Agatha.
ALADINAfItalian (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Aladdin.
ALADINOmItalian (Rare), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aladdin.
ALAGIAfMedieval Italian, Italian (Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Alasia, short form of Adelasia. The Genoese noblewoman Alàgia dei Fieschi, who Dante praises in his 'Purgatorio' (c.1318), was a niece of Pope Adrian V and the wife of Dante's friend Moroello III Malaspina.
ALARICOmGalician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alaric.
ALAVIVOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alavivus.
Combination of Alba and Chiara. Use of this name is most likely influenced by the song 'Albachiara' by Vasco Rossi.
ALBOINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alboin.
Italian form of Alkandros via Alcander.
ALCEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcaeus.
ALCESTEf & mFrench, Italian
French and Italian masculine and feminine form of Alcestis.
ALCEUmCatalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sicilian
Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Sicilian form of Alcaeus. Known bearers of this name include Brazilian writer and journalist Alceu Amoroso Lima (1893-1983) and Brazilian soccer player Alceu Rodrigues Simoni Filho (b... [more]
ALCIONEfPortuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Alcyone. This name is borne by Brazilian samba singer Alcione Dias Nazareth.
ALCIONEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcyoneus.
Feminine form of Alderico.
Italian form of Aldric.
Italian form of Aldebrand.
Feminine form of Aleardo.
Italian form of Adelardo.
ALENDRAf & mEnglish (Modern), Italian (Archaic)
As an English feminine name, it is a contracted form of ALEXANDRA. It is also a rare Italian male name (of unknown meaning) that faded out of use in the early 20th century.
Sardinian form of Elena.
ALEOmItalian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Aleus.
Sardinian form of Alexander.
Italian form of Alexian.
ALFESIBEAfItalian, Polish
Italian and Polish form of Alphesiboea.
ALFIAfItalian, Russian
Feminine form of Alfio.
Variant of Alfeo.
Elaboration of Alida and Alide.
ALIPIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alypius.
Sicilian form of Alexander.
Italian form of Almos via its latinized form Almus.
ALOISAfItalian (Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Aloisia. In the village of Gazzano Visconti (Piacenza) there is a legend about a Medieval noblewoman with this name who died of grief and became a phantom that is still in the Castle. The name was rarely used for babies until 2013, the last year that it was used for newborns.
Italian variant of Henry.
ALTOmSpanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus 'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton.
Italian form of Álvaro.
Feminine form of Alvise.
AMABILEm & fItalian (Rare), French (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Italian form of Amabilis and also rare French form of Amabilis. The name is unisex in Italy and strictly feminine in the francophone world. Also compare Amable.
AMADORAfItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of Amadore (Italian) and Amador (Spanish and Portuguese).
AMALARICOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Amalaric.
AMALTEAfCatalan (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of Amalthea.
Italian form of Amantius.
AMARANTOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of Amarantha.
AMARINCEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amarynceus.
AMASIAfItalian (Rare)
Feminine form of Amasio.
Italian form of Amasianus.
AMASIOmItalian (Rare)
Italian form of Amasius.
Means "beloved" in Italian, more commonly used as a surname.
Italian form of Ambiorix.
Feminine form of Ambrogio.
Feminine form of Ambrogio.
Sardinian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Masculine form of Amelia.
AMELITAfSpanish, Italian
Diminutive of Amelia.
AMINANDROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amynander.
Italian form of Amyntor.
Italian form of Hamlet.
AMMIANAfLate Roman, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ammianus. It might also be interesting to know that Ammiana was the name of one of the islands in the Venetian lagoon, which sank after the Christmas Day earthquake in 1223 AD.
AMPSICORAmSardinian (Rare), History
Hampsicora was a native Sardinian chieftain who guided the antiroman revolt in 215 b.C.
Italian form of Anaïs.
Italian form of Anaxagoras.
Italian form of Anaxander.
Italian form of Anaxidamus.
Italian form of Anaximenes.
ANASTAGIAfItalian, Haitian Creole
Italian variant and Haitian Creole form of Anastasia.
ANATOLIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Anatolius.
Italian form of Andraimon via its latinized form Andraemon.
ANDREOmItalian, Esperanto, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Andreus and Esperanto form of Andrew.
ANDRISCOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Andriscus.
ANDROGEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Androgeus.
Italian form of Andronikos.
Italian form of Amphilochus.
Combination of Angelo and Antonio.
ANGELICOmItalian, Filipino
Masculine form of Angelica.
Diminutive of Angiola.
ANICETOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian form of Anicetus.
Combination of Anna and Chiara.
Combination of Anna and Rita.
Feminine form of Ansovino.
ANTANDROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Antander.
Italian form of Antenor.
ANTEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of both Antaeus and Antheus.
ANTIFONTEmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Antiphon.
ANTIMAfItalian (Rare)
Feminine form of Antimo.
ANTIMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anthimos via Anthimus. This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Naples.
Feminine form of Antinoo.
ANTINEAfItalian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of the queen of Atlantis is the 1919 novel L'Atlantide by Pierre Benoit.
Italian form of Antinoos.
Italian form of Antiochus.
ANTIOGAfSardinian (Rare), Theatre
Feminine form of Antiogu. It was used for a character in the Sardinian-language play Ziu Paddori (1918) by Efisio Vincenzo Melis.
Italian form of Antipater.
ANTOLINAfItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of Antonia. Perhaps most famously borne by author Anaïs Nin, whose full birth name was Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell.
ANTOLINOfItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of Antonio and masculine form of Antolina.
Sardinian form of Antonia.
Diminutive of Antonia.
Sardinian form of Antoninus (see Antonino).
Sicilian form of Antoninus (see Antonino).
Friulian name related to Anna.
Sardinian form of Angela as well as a quasi-adoption of the Sardinian word ànzelu "angel".
Sardinian form of Angelina.
ANZIAfItalian, English (Australian)
A very rare name, the history is unknown.
ANZOLAfVenetian (Archaic)
Venetian form of Angela. (Cf. Angiola.)
Italian form of Apollonius.
Italian form of Apostolus (see Apostolos).
Italian form of Appius.
APRILEfItalian (Modern, Rare)
Italian form of April as the common word for that month.
APRILIAfItalian (Modern, Rare)
It comes from the Italian name of the month aprile (April). It is the name of a town in the same region of Rome which was given this name because it was established on April, 25 1936 during Fascism on a reclaimed swamps... [more]
APSANDROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Apsander.
AQUILIAfAncient Roman, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of Aquillius. This name was borne by Aquilia Severa, the second and fourth wife of Emperor Elagabalus.
AQUILINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aquilinus.
Italian form of Aquillius.
Italian form of Harald (see also Aroldo).
ARCADIOmGalician, Italian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of Arkadios.
Feminine form of Arcangelo.
Italian form of Archidamus.
Italian form of Archimedes.
Italian form of Archippos via its latinized form Archippus.
ARCTINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Arctinus.
Sardinian form of Greca.
AREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Areios via Areus.
ARETEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aretaeus.
Italian name of Greek origin (possibly related to Argentina). A famous bearer was Argene del Carlo, a second-class survivor of the Titanic disaster.
ARGENTAfItalian (Rare), English (Rare)
Italian name of Greek origin meaning "silver".
ARIfEnglish, Italian
Diminutive of ARIADNE and ARIANNA.
ARIANOmPortuguese (Brazilian), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), German
Italian form of Hadrian as well as a masculine form of Arianna.
ARIELEmItalian (Rare)
Italian form of Ariel.
ARIODANTEmPopular Culture, Italian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of Italian aria meaning "air, melody, tune" (which ultimately comes from Latin aer "air") with the name Dante. This is the name of the main character in George Frideric Handel's opera seria Ariodante (1735), which was based on the epic poem Orlando furioso (1516) written by Ludovico Ariosto.... [more]
ARISmItalian, Spanish
Diminutive of Aristeo.
ARISTARCOmGalician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aristarchus.
ARISTEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aristaeus.
Italian form of Aristippos via its latinized form Aristippus.
ARISTODEMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aristodemos.
ARISTOFANTOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aristophantus.
Italian form of Aristotle.
ARMANDUCCIOmMedieval Italian, Italian (Rare)
Medieval Italian diminutive of Armando, as -uccio is an Italian masculine diminutive suffix.
Italian form of Herman.