Top 10 Italian Names and Meanings

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Girls

  • ADRIANA: Feminine form of Latin Adrianus, Spanish Adrián, and Italian Adriano, all meaning “from Hadria.”
  • ALLEGRA: Italian name meaning “cheerful and lively.”
  • ANJELICA: Variant spelling of Italian Angelica, meaning “angelic.”
  • ELISABETTA: Italian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning “God is my oath.”
  • GABRIELLA: Feminine form of Italian Gabriele, meaning “man of God” or “warrior of God.”
  • GIOVANNA: Feminine form of Italian Giovanni, meaning “God is gracious.”
  • Balbina: Little stammerer or stutterer, Also the name of a Catholic saint and early Roman martyr
  • Arietta: the Small melody is sung by a soloist; variant of Aria
  • Carmela: Garden, orchard, vineyard; Mount Carmel in Israel is considered a paradise.
  • Donnalee: Lady; from the respectful title Donna

Boys

  • ARSENIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Arsenius, meaning “virile.”
  • BERNARDINO: Pet form of Italian Bernardo, meaning “bold as a bear.”
  • CLEMENTE: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Clementius, meaning “gentle and merciful.”
  • DORIANO: Italian form of Latin Dorianus, meaning “of the Dorian tribe.”
  • ELIA: Italian form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning “the Lord is my God.”
  • EMILIANO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Æmilianus, meaning “rival.”
  • GERVASIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Gervasius, meaning “spear servant.”
  • GUIDO: Italian name derived from medieval Latin Wido, meaning “wide.”
  • JOVANNI: Italian form of Latin Johannes, meaning “God is gracious.”
  • LEONARDO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of German Leonhard, meaning “lion-strong.”
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