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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.
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
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
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.
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.
ALCEU m Catalan, 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
ALTO m Spanish, 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
AMADEA f Late Roman, German, Italian, Sicilian, Hungarian, Galician, Polish, Slovene
Late Roman and German feminine form of AMADEUS
, Italian and Galician feminine form of AMADEO
, Sicilian feminine form of AMADEU
, Hungarian and Polish feminine form of AMADEUSZ
and Slovene variant of AMADEJA
AMADEU m Catalan, Occitan, Aragonese, Sicilian, Corsican, Galician
Catalan, Occitan, Aragonese, Sicilian, Corsican, and Portuguese form of AMADEUS
and Galician variant of AMADEO
AMAZILIA f Italian (Rare), Theatre
Possibly derived from name Amazili
, (first?) used in the novel of Jean-François Marmontel "Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'Empire du Pérou" (1777), where it belongs to a Peruvian maiden. Most likely this name was artificially created to imitate exotic language and has no meaning... [more
AMMIANA f Late 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.