Italian Submitted Names
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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.
ABUNDANTIA f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Abundantius
. She was the Roman personification of abundance, prosperity and good fortune, portrayed as distributing grain and money from a cornucopia. (The mythological character has survived in French folklore as Lady Hobunde.) The name was also borne by an Italian saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian
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
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]
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, "help", referring to divine assistance in a Christian context. It was the name of one of the first martyrs of the Franciscan order, killed in Marrakesh in 1220.
AFRO m Italian
Means "African" in Italian. A known bearer was artist Afro Basaldella (1912-1976).
AGIO m Italian
Exact origin unknown. Possibly a derivative of either Anastagio or Biagio. Could also possibly come from the Greek Agion.
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 (Rare)
Meaning "A gift given at Christmas or at the Feast of the Epiphany". It is also a folk genre of Christmas music in several Latin American countries, based on an archaic form of Spanish Christmas carols or villancicos which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season.
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
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.
ANASTAGIA f Haitian Creole, Italian (Archaic)
Italian variant and Haitian Creole form of Anastasia
. A famous bearer of this name is Anastagia Pierre (1988-) who is a Bahamian-Haitian-American beauty queen, model, spokesperson, and television host, elected as Miss Bahamas Universe 2011.
ÀNZELA f Sardinian
Sardinian form of Angela
as well as a quasi-adoption of the Sardinian word ànzelu
APRILIA f Italian (Modern, Rare)
It comes from the Italian name of the month aprile
(April). It is the name of a town in the same region of Rome which was given this name because it was established on April, 25 1936 during Fascism on a reclaimed swamps... [more]
ARGENE f Italian
Italian name of Greek origin (possibly related to Argentina
). A famous bearer was Argene del Carlo, a second-class survivor of the Titanic disaster.
ARIODANTE m Popular Culture, Italian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of Italian aria
meaning "air, melody, tune" (which ultimately comes from Latin aer
"air") with the name Dante
. This is the name of the main character in George Frideric Handel's opera seria Ariodante
(1735), which was based on the epic poem Orlando furioso
(1516) written by Ludovico Ariosto.... [more]