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Gennaro - Meaning of Gennaro

What does Gennaro mean?

Meaning of the name GennaroGennarosGennareoGennarusJenaroGennariusGennariosGennarioGenaroJanus

[ 3 syll. gen-na-ro, ge-nn-aro ] The baby boy name Gennaro is pronounced as JHehNNAA-Row †. Gennaro has its origins in the Latin language and it is used largely in Italian. It is derived from the element ianua which is of the meaning 'door, entrance'. The first name originated from the Roman nickname Januarius (Latin) meaning 'January'. The name of the month is from Janus, the two-faced god of doors, beginnings, and endings in Roman mythology. The name was also borne by Saint Januarius, the bishop of Benevento who was martyred under Diocletian in 305; he was famous for the reputed miracle of the annual liquefaction of his blood which has been preserved in capsules at Naples and Pozzuoli.

Derivatives of Gennaro include the Spanish Genaro, the name Gennareo, the name Gennario, the name Gennarios, the name Gennarius, the name Gennaros, the name Gennarus, and the Spanish Jenaro.

See also the related categories, martyred (death), god, month, italian, roman, and miracle.

Gennaro is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1913 with 0.006% of baby boys being named Gennaro. Its ranking then was #906. The baby name has since experienced a drop in frequency, and is currently used only on a very light scale. Among all boy names in its group, Gennaro was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Gennaro include Genaro, Genero, Generoe, Generoh, Generow, Generowe, Gennareo, Geomar, Geomare, Geomarr, Geomarre, Giomar, Giomare, Giomarr, Giomarre, Jamaari, Jamahrae, Jamara, Jamaree, and Jamareo.

† English pronunciation for Gennaro: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"


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