Names Categorized "Italian Westerns"

This is a list of names in which the categories include Italian Westerns.
gender
usage
Adelita f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of Adela. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.
Adriano m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Adrian.
Agneta f Swedish
Swedish variant of Agnes.
Aldo m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
Alessandro m Italian
Italian form of Alexander. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
Alfio m Italian
Italian form of Alphius.
Alfonso m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see Ildefonso), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. This was the name of six kings of Portugal and kings of several ancient regions of Spain.
Alonso m Spanish
Spanish variant of Alfonso.
Álvaro m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of a Germanic name, perhaps Alfher. Verdi used this name in his opera The Force of Destiny (1862).
Amato m Italian
Italian form of Amatus.
Amerigo m Italian
Medieval Italian form of Emmerich. Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) was the Italian explorer who gave the continent of America its name (from Americus, the Latin form of his name).
Ángel m Spanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angelo m Italian
Italian form of Angelus (see Angel).
Annabella f Italian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of Annabel. It can also be interpreted as a combination of Anna and Latin/Italian bella "beautiful".
Antoine m French, African American
French form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonio m Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see Anthony). This has been a common name in Italy since the 14th century. In Spain it was the most popular name for boys in the 1950s and 60s.... [more]
Arturo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Arthur.
Arzu f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of Arezou.
Attilio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
Axel m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French, English
Medieval Danish form of Absalom.
Barta m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian short form of Bertalan.
Benito m Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of Benedict. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
Berko m Western African, Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
Biagio m Italian
Italian form of Blaise.
Blondie f English (Rare)
From a nickname for a person with blond hair. This is the name of the title character in a comic strip by Chic Young.
Brett m English
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).
Bruno m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition. A modern bearer is the American singer Bruno Mars (1985-), born Peter Gene Hernandez.
Bud m English
Short form of Buddy.
Burton m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "fortified town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), an explorer of Africa and Asia.
Calisto m Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Portuguese and Spanish form of Callistus.
Camillo m Italian
Italian form of Camillus.
Carlo m Italian
Italian form of Charles.
Caterina f Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of Katherine.
Celso m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Celsus.
César m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Caesar. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
Charly m French
Diminutive of Charles.
Chelo f Spanish
Diminutive of Consuelo.
Cheyenne f & m English
Derived from the Lakota word šahiyena meaning "red speakers". This is the name of a Native American people of the Great Plains. The name was supposedly given to the Cheyenne by the Lakota because their language was unrelated to their own. As a given name, it has been in use since the 1950s.
Chico m Portuguese
Diminutive of Francisco.
Chucho m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Jesús.
Chuck m English
Diminutive of Charles. It originated in America in the early 20th century. Two famous bearers of this name were pilot Chuck Yeager (1923-2020), the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the musician Chuck Berry (1926-2017), one of the pioneers of rock music.
Cihangir m Turkish
Turkish form of Jahangir.
Claudia f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Claudius. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
Claudio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Claudius.
Clemente m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see Clement).
Clint m English
Short form of Clinton. A notable bearer is American actor Clint Eastwood (1930-), who became famous early in his career for his western movies.
Conrado m Spanish
Spanish form of Conrad.
Consuelo f Spanish
Means "consolation" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, meaning "Our Lady of Consolation".
Craig m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag, rocks, outcrop", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
Cüneyt m Turkish
Turkish form of Junayd.
Damiano m Italian
Italian form of Damian.
Dante m Italian
Medieval short form of Durante. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the Divine Comedy.
Dario m Italian, Croatian
Italian form of Darius.
Dean m English
From a surname, see Dean 1 and Dean 2. The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.
Delia 1 f English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
Diana f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Roman Mythology
Means "divine, goddesslike", a derivative of dia or diva meaning "goddess". It is ultimately related to the same Indo-European root *dyew- found in Zeus. Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
Dino m Italian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
Dirk m Dutch, German, English
Short form of Diederik. The name was popularized in the English-speaking world by actor Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), who had some Dutch ancestry. This is also the Scots word for a type of dagger.
Domenico m Italian
Italian form of Dominic. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.
Domingo m Spanish
Spanish form of Dominic.
Donal m Irish
Anglicized form of Domhnall (see Donald).
Dragomir m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Edda 1 f Italian
Italian form of Hedda.
Edmondo m Italian
Italian form of Edmund.
Eli 1 m English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him. Because of the misdeeds of his sons, Eli and his descendants were cursed to die before reaching old age.... [more]
Elías m Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of Elijah.
Elio m Italian
Italian form of Aelius or Helios.
Ennio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius, which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.
Enrique m Spanish
Spanish form of Heinrich (see Henry).
Enzo m Italian
The meaning of this name is uncertain. In some cases it seems to be an old Italian form of Heinz, though in other cases it could be a variant of the Germanic name Anzo. In modern times it is also used as a short form of names ending in enzo, such as Vincenzo or Lorenzo.
Erol m Turkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
Eros m Greek Mythology
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.
Esmeralda f Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
Esteban m Spanish
Spanish form of Stephen.
Ettore m Italian
Italian form of Hector.
Eugenio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see Eugene).
Evi f Greek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of Eve, as well as a Dutch and German diminutive.
Fabio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Fabius.
Fabrizio m Italian
Italian form of Fabricius (see Fabrice).
Fanny f English, French, Spanish, Swedish
Diminutive of Frances, Françoise or Stéphanie. In the English-speaking world this has been a vulgar slang word since the late 19th century, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
Fausto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Faustus.
Félix m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Felix.
Ferdinando m Italian
Italian form of Ferdinand.
Fernando m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ferdinand.
Ferruccio m Italian
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.
Fiorella f Italian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Flora f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Greek, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
Florencio m Spanish
Spanish form of Florentius (see Florence).
Fortunato m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
Francisco m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see Francis). This is the Spanish name of Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). Other notable bearers include the Spanish painter and engraver Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) and the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975).
Franco m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Italian form of Frank, also used as a short form of the related name Francesco.
Fritz m German
German diminutive of Friedrich.
Fulvio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
Gaetano m Italian
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. Saint Gaetano was a 16th-century Italian priest who founded the Theatines.
Gaspar m Spanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of Jasper, as well as the Latin form.
Gastón m Spanish
Spanish form of Gaston.
Georges m French
French form of George. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
Gérard m French
French form of Gerard.
Germán m Spanish
Spanish form of Germanus.
Giacomo m Italian
Italian form of Iacomus (see James).
Giampiero m Italian
Combination of Gianni and Piero.
Gian m Italian
Short form of Giovanni.
Giancarlo m Italian
Combination of Gianni and Carlo.
Gianfranco m Italian
Combination of Gianni and Franco.
Gianna f Italian, Greek
Italian short form of Giovanna and a Modern Greek variant of Ioanna.
Gianni m Italian
Italian short form of Giovanni.
Gilberto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Gilbert.
Gildo m Italian
Masculine form of Gilda.
Gino m Italian
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
Giorgio m Italian
Italian form of George.
Giovanna f Italian
Italian form of Iohanna (see Joanna), making it the feminine form of Giovanni.
Giovanni m Italian
Italian form of Iohannes (see John). This name has been very common in Italy since the late Middle Ages, as with other equivalents of John in Europe. The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of the name.
Gisela f German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of Giselle.
Giuliano m Italian
Italian form of Iulianus (see Julian).
Giulio m Italian
Italian form of Julius.
Giuseppe m Italian
Italian form of Joseph. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
Glauco m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Glaucus.
Glenn m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". It was borne by the American actor Glenn Ford (1916-2006), whose birth name was Gwyllyn. A famous bearer of the surname was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016). The name peaked in popularity in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the earth.... [more]
Gloria f English, Spanish, Italian, German
Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.... [more]
Goffredo m Italian
Italian form of Godfrey.
Gojko m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
From Slavic gojiti meaning "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
Gualtiero m Italian
Italian form of Walter.
Guglielmo m Italian
Italian form of William.
Günter m German
Variant of Günther.
Halina f Polish, Belarusian
Polish and Belarusian form of Galina.
Harm m Dutch
Dutch short form of Herman.
Harry m English
Medieval English form of Henry. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and names beginning with Har. Famous bearers include the American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), who was named after his uncle Harrison, and the British royal Prince Harry (1984-), who is actually named Henry. It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.
Hélène f French
French form of Helen.
Henry m English
From the Germanic name Heimirich meaning "home ruler", composed of the elements heim "home" and ric "ruler". It was later commonly spelled Heinrich, with the spelling altered due to the influence of other Germanic names like Haganrich, in which the first element is hagan "enclosure".... [more]
Hernando m Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of Ferdinand. A famous bearer of this name was Hernando Cortés (1485-1547), a Spanish conquistador.
Horst m German
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".
Hugo m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Hugh. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables.
Igino m Italian
Italian form of Hyginus.
Ignacio m Spanish
Spanish form of Ignatius.
Ilarion m Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Hilarion.
Irfan m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
Iris f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene, Greek
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
Isidro m Spanish
Spanish variant of Isidore.
Italo m Italian
Italian form of Italus.
Ivano m Italian
Italian form of Ivan.
Jacques m French
French form of Iacobus, the New Testament Latin form of James.
Jaime 1 m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Iacomus (see James).
Jean-Louis m French
Combination of Jean 1 and Louis.
Jelena f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Lithuanian
Form of Yelena in several languages. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
Jesús m Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of Jesus, used as a personal name.
Joaquín m Spanish
Spanish form of Joachim.
Jolanda f Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of Yolanda, as well as an Italian variant of Iolanda.
Jorge m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of George.
José m & f Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish and Portuguese form of Joseph, as well as a French variant. In Spanish-speaking regions it is occasionally used as a feminine middle name (or the second part of a double name), often paired with María. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain for the first half of the 20th century.
Julián m Spanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see Julian).
Julio m Spanish
Spanish form of Julius.
Klaus m German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
German short form of Nicholas, now used independently.
Kostas m Greek, Lithuanian
Greek short form of Konstantinos and Lithuanian short form of Konstantinas.
Lamberto m Italian
Italian form of Lambert.
Lando m Italian
Italian form of Lanzo (see Lance).
Lauro m Italian
Italian form of Laurus (see Laura).
Lee m & f English
From a surname that was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been used as a given name in the American South.
Lex m English, Dutch
Short form of Alexander.
Lincoln m English
From an English surname that was originally from the name of an English city, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This name is usually given in honour of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
Lino 1 m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of Linus.
Lionel m French, English, Arthurian Romance
French diminutive of Léon. It appears in Arthurian legend in the 13th-century Lancelot-Grail Cycle, belonging to a knight who was the brother of Sir Bors. A notable modern bearer is the Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
Livio m Italian
Italian form of Livius.
Lola f Spanish, English, French
Spanish diminutive of Dolores. A famous bearer was Lola Montez (1821-1861; birth name Eliza Gilbert), an Irish-born dancer, actress and courtesan.
Loredana f Italian, Romanian
Used by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel Mattea (1833) and later by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel L'amore de Loredana (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
Lorenzo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
Loris m Italian
Diminutive of Lorenzo.
Lothar m German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire.
Lou f & m English, French
Short form of Louise or Louis. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
Luana f English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie Bird of Paradise (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
Luciano m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Lucianus.
Luigi m Italian
Italian form of Louis.
Luisella f Italian
Diminutive of Luisa.
Manlio m Italian
Italian form of Manlius.
Manolo m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Manuel.
Mara 1 f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is a name that Naomi calls herself after the death of her husband and sons (see Ruth 1:20).
Marcel m French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of Marcellus used in several languages. Notable bearers include the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) and the French artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968).
Marco m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of Marcus (see Mark). During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
Margarita f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Albanian, Late Roman
Latinate form of Margaret. This is also the Spanish word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
Maria f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Estonian, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Armenian, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρία, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see Mary). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
Mariano m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Marianus. It is also used as a masculine form of Maria.
Mario m Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of Marius. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-). It is also borne by a Nintendo video game character, a mustached Italian plumber, who debuted as the playable hero of Donkey Kong in 1981. He was reportedly named after Mario Segale (1934-2018), an American businessman who rented a warehouse to Nintendo.
Marisa f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of Maria and Luisa.
Marisol f Spanish
Combination of María and Sol 1 or Soledad. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
Martine f French, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see Martin).
Massimo m Italian
Italian form of Maximus.
Maurizio m Italian
Italian form of Mauritius (see Maurice).
Mauro m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Maurus.
Michele 1 m Italian
Italian form of Michael.
Milton m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote Paradise Lost.
Mirella f Italian
Italian form of Mireille.
Morton m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
Narciso m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Narcissus. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
Nazzareno m Italian
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.
Nicola 1 m Italian
Italian form of Nicholas. A notable bearer was the 13th-century sculptor Nicola Pisano.
Nicoletta f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Nicola 1.
Nieves f Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
Nino 1 m Italian
Short form of Giannino, Antonino and other names ending in nino.
Norberto m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Norbert.
Nuri m Arabic, Turkish
Means "my light" in Arabic.
Olivier m French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of Oliver. This is also the French word meaning "olive tree".
Omar 1 m Arabic, Malay, English, Spanish, Italian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمر (see Umar). This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
Oreste m Italian
Italian form of Orestes.
Osanna f Italian
Italian form of Hosanna. This was the name of a 15th-century Italian saint and mystic, as well as a 16th-century Montenegrin saint.
Osvaldo m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Oswald.
Pablo m Spanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see Paul). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
Pancho m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Francisco. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
Panos m Greek
Diminutive of Panagiotis.
Paolo m Italian
Italian form of Paulus (see Paul). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
Pasquale m Italian
Italian form of Pascal.
Pepito m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Joseph.
Piero m Italian
Italian form of Peter. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
Pilar f Spanish
Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
Pino m Italian
Short form of names ending in pino.
Preston m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest town" (Old English preost and tun).
Quintín m Spanish
Spanish form of Quintinus (see Quentin).
Rada f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
Raf m Dutch
Short form of Rafaël.
Rafael m Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Hebrew
Form of Raphael in various languages. A famous bearer is the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (1986-).
Raffaella f Italian
Italian feminine form of Raphael.
Ramón m Spanish
Spanish form of Raymond.
Raquel f Spanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of Rachel.
Remo m Italian
Italian form of Remus.
Renato m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Renatus.
Ricardo m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Richard.
Rik m Dutch
Short form of Hendrik, Frederik and other names containing rik.
Rino m Italian
Short form of names ending in rino.
Roberto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Robert. Saint Roberto Bellarmine was a 16th-century cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Another famous bearer was Roberto de Nobili, a Jesuit missionary to India in the 17th century.
Rocco m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element hrok meaning "rest". This was the name of a 14th-century French saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick.
Román m Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romano m Italian
Italian form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romolo m Italian
Italian form of Romulus.
Rosario f & m Spanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
Rufino m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Rufinus.
Ruggero m Italian
Italian form of Roger.
Sal f & m English
Short form of Sally, Salvador and other names beginning with Sal.
Salvatore m Italian
Italian cognate of Salvador.
Sancho m Spanish, Portuguese
Possibly a Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may be derived from an older Iberian name. This was the name of a 9th-century saint who was martyred by the Moors at Córdoba. It was also borne by several Spanish and Portuguese kings. Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel Don Quixote (1605), where it belongs to the squire of Don Quixote.
Sandra f Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Romanian
Short form of Alessandra. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel Emilia in England (1864) and the reissued version Sandra Belloni (1887). A famous bearer is the American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
Santi m Spanish, Italian
Short form of Santiago or a variant of Santo.
Serena f English, Italian, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name that was derived from Latin serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, serene". This name was borne by an obscure early saint. Edmund Spenser also used it in his poem The Faerie Queene (1590). A famous bearer from the modern era is tennis player Serena Williams (1981-).
Sergio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Sergius.
Silvana f Italian
Italian feminine form of Silvanus.
Simón m Spanish
Spanish form of Simon 1. This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
Simonetta f Italian
Diminutive of Simona.
Sisto m Italian
Italian form of Sixtus.
Terence m English
From the Roman family name Terentius, which is of unknown meaning. Famous bearers include Publius Terentius Afer, a Roman playwright, and Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar. It was also borne by several early saints. The name was used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of Toirdhealbhach, but it was not found as an English name until the late 19th century. It attained only a moderate level of popularity in the 20th century, though it has been common as an African-American name especially since the 1970s.
Tomás m Spanish, Portuguese, Irish
Spanish, Portuguese and Irish form of Thomas.
Tomaso m Italian
Variant of Tommaso.
Tonino m Italian
Diminutive of Antonio.
Trinity f English
From the English word Trinity, given in honour of the Christian belief that God has one essence, but three distinct expressions of being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It has only been in use as a given name since the 20th century.
Tullio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Tullius, derived from the praenomen Tullus, which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer was Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman orator and author.
Ty m English
Short form of Tyler, Tyson, Tyrone and other names beginning with Ty.
Umberto m Italian
Italian form of Humbert. A famous bearer was Italian author Umberto Eco (1932-2016).
Valentino m Italian
Italian form of Valentinus (see Valentine 1).
Vicente m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Vincent.
Víctor m Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of Victor.
Vincenzo m Italian
Italian form of Vincent.
Vinicio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman family name Vinicius, which was possibly derived from Latin vinum "wine".
Virgilio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Virgil.
Vittorio m Italian
Italian form of Victorius.
Vivienne f French
French form of Viviana.
Volker m German
Derived from the Germanic element fulc "people" combined with hari "army".
Wolfgang m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang meaning "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
Woody m English
Either a diminutive of Woodrow, or else from a nickname derived from the English word wood. A famous bearer is film director Woody Allen (1935-).
Wouter m Dutch
Dutch form of Walter.
Yılmaz m Turkish
Means "dauntless, intrepid" in Turkish.
Zaira f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Zaïre. It was used by Vincenzo Bellini for the heroine of his opera Zaira (1829), which was based on Voltaire's 1732 play Zaïre.
Zorro m Literature, Popular Culture
Means "fox" in Spanish. This is the name of a masked vigilante created by writer Johnston McCulley in 1919 for a series of books, later adapted into movies and television.