Italian Submitted Names
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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
Feminine form of Achille
. It is also the botanical name of the genus of flowering plants (Yarrow).
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
Means "African" in Italian. A known bearer was artist Afro Basaldella (1912-1976).
Exact origin unknown. Possibly a derivative of either Anastagio or Biagio. Could also possibly come from the Greek Agion.
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.
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.
From the Germanic element ag
, possibly meaning "edge" or "sharp".
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.
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.
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]
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
Means "beloved" in Italian, more commonly used as a surname.
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.
Sardinian form of Angela
as well as a quasi-adoption of the Sardinian word ànzelu
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]
Italian name of Greek origin (possibly related to Argentina
). A famous bearer was Argene del Carlo, a second-class survivor of the Titanic disaster.
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]
ASTOLFOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Literature
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Germanic name Aistulf
. In medieval legend Astolfo was one of Charlemagne's paladins, who appears as a magical character in the 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532) by Boiardo and Ariosto.... [more]