Gender Masculine
Usage Italian

Meaning & History

Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.

Related Names

Feminine FormPalmira


Entry updated March 18, 2010