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ALTADONNA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Italian alta
, the feminine form of the adjective alto
, meaning "high; deep; big; towering; elevated" and, when used in a poetic context, "grand; sublime; noble" and donna
BONADONNA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic)
Derived from Italian bona
, an older form of buona
, the feminine form of the adjective buono
, "good; pleasant; kind" and donna
DESIATA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic)
Derived from Italian desiata
, the feminine form of the adjective desiato
, itself an obsolete and now poetic form of desiderato/-a
"desired, wished (for)".
MARCHIGIANA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic)
Derived from Italian demonym marchigiano
- "the one from Marche". Marche is one of the regions in Italy. This name denotes the provenance of a person from this place.
PERNA f Judeo-Italian, Judeo-Greek
Derived from Greek pernas
"to pass", this name was historically given to a girl with older sisters whose parents desperately hoped for a son. They "were literally praying for the curse of daughters to pass".
PETITO פטיטו m Judeo-Italian
Petito is my family name, but it has often been used in Italy as person first name in work and social environment. My family is Jew and Israeli originated. Still today, if you check the Israel phone book there are a lot of Petito all over (www.israelpb.com)... [more]