are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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ABACO m Italian (Rare)
Variant of ABACUCCO
. It concides with the Italian word for abacus
, a calculating tool that was in use in the ancient Near East, Europe, China, and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu–Arabic numeral system.
ABBONDIO m Italian
Italian form of ABUNDIUS
. Don Abbondio (a priest) is one of the main characters in 1827 Italian masterpiece 'The Betrothed' by Alessandro Manzoni.
ACARIO m Italian (Archaic)
From Latin acharis
meaning "ungrateful". It is known because of Saint Acario di Noyon e Turnai.
ACHILLEA f Italian
Feminine form of ACHILLE
. It is also the botanical name of the genus of flowering plants (Yarrow).
ACHIROPITA f Italian (Rare)
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.
ADAMANTINE f French (French), English
Means "of unyielding quality" or "diamond like". From the Latin adamantinus
meaning 'incorruptible, inflexible', itself from the Greek adamantinos
(ἀδαμάντινος) of the same meaning, with the Greek or Latin suffix of -ine
meaning 'like', 'made of', or 'of the nature of'... [more]
ADDOLORATA f Neapolitan, 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
ADELCHI m Italian (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]
ADELPHE f French (Rare)
Probably from Greek, either ἀδελφός
) "brotherly, sisterly" or its feminine form ἀδελφή
) "sister". This name was borne by a sister of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas-Davy de La Pailleterie (1762-1806), father of Alexandre Dumas père... [more]
ADELTRAUD f German
Derived from the Germanic elements adal
"noble" and þruþ
ADEN m Romansh
Romansh form of ADAM
, traditionally found in central Grisons.
ADIGE m & f Italian (Archaic)
Name of an Italian river that runs through the regions of Trentino-Alto-Adige-Südtirol and Veneto.
ADIUTO m Italian (Rare)
From the Latin adiutus
meaning "help", in this case referring to divine assistance in a Christian context. ... [more]
AFRO m Italian
Means "African" in Italian. A known bearer was artist Afro Basaldella (1912-1976).
AGNELLO m Italian
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.
AGUINALDO m Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian (Archaic)
From the Latin expression hoc in anno
meaning "during this year". Aguinaldo in Spain and Latin America is the thirteen salary. It is also a folk genre of Christmas music based on an archaic form of Spanish Christmas carols (also called villancicos
AHASVEROS m German
German form of Ahasueros as used in current bible translations.
AICA f Italian
From the Germanic element ag
, possibly meaning "edge" or "sharp".
AIMONE m Italian
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.
AIRELLE f French (Rare), English (Rare), Literature
Derived from airelle
, the French name for the plant genus Vaccinium. The French derived the name from Portuguese airella
, which in turn was derived from Latin atra
"dark, black, gloomy".
AITA f Romansh
Romansh variant of AGATA
, traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
ALAGIA f Medieval 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.
ALBACHIARA f Italian
Combination of Alba
. Use of this name is most likely influenced by the song 'Albachiara' by Vasco Rossi.
ALBÉRIC m French
French form of ALBERIC
. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).