Gender Masculine
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. nad-dza-REH-no  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNazar, Nazaret(Armenian) Nazaire(French) Nazarenus, Nazarius(Late Roman) Nazar, Nazariy(Russian) Nazario(Spanish) Nazar(Turkmen) Nazar, Nazariy(Ukrainian)


Entry updated April 5, 2022