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Italian Baby Names

Italian is a Romance language spoken in Italy, the Vatican City, and other parts of the world. It is considered one of the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary. Italian baby names are often bestowed in tribute to famous saints. Boy names often end in -o or -e, while girl names often end in -a and -e; most have boy/girl diminutives with the -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, or -uccio/-uccia suffixes.

Italian names for baby boys, with 787 entries. any Italian names end with a vowel, which is characteristic of the vowel verb endings in the Italian language. Traditionally, boys were named after biblical saints due to the Catholic emphasis in the country, and names such as Pedro, Marco and Luca have their equivalent versions in the English-speaking world.

Italian names are fairly popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1940s up to the 2000s. At the height of their usage in 2006, 1.537% of baby boys were given Italian names. There were 32 Italian names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Italian names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2016, 28 Italian names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.430%. Within all Italian names, the Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Greek, Hawaiian, and Polish Leo was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #74 and a usage of 0.2618%.


Abbo abundant, plentiful; priest ... of Latin and Old English origin, and it ... contraction of Abbondio ...

Abbondio abundant, plentiful; abundant ... mainly used in Italian and its ... variant form of Abundius ...

Abele breath, vapor; son ... used chiefly in Italian and its origin ... variant of Abel ...

Abrahamo father of a multitude ... used chiefly in the Esperanto, ... derived from Hebrew origins ...

Abramo high father; father of a multitude ... used predominantly in the Italian and ... derived from Hebrew origins ...

Achille pain; lipless ... has its origins in the Old Greek ... variant transcription of Achilles ...

Achilleo pain; lipless ... primarily used in the Italian ... form of Achilles ... irregularly used as a baby boy name ...

Adalberto nobly famous ... language of origin is Germanic ... predominantly used in Spanish, Italian, and ...

Adamo man ... used chiefly in Italian and Spanish ... derived from Hebrew origins ... variant of Adam ...

Adan a large bat; little fire; fire, ... used predominantly in the English, ... variant of Adam ...

Adolfo noble wolf ... of Germanic origin ... used mainly in the English, Italian, and ...

Adriano man from Hadria; dark one ... largely used in the English, Italian, ... Its origin is Latin ...

Afro young deer ... used predominantly in the Italian ... an infrequently used baby name for boys ...

Agostina august, dignified, holy ... largely used in the Italian language ... variant of Augustine ...

Agostino august, dignified, holy ... has its origins in the Latin language ... variant transcription of August ...

Aimone fatherland ... language of origin is Germanic and it is used ... a baby boy name of irregular use ...

Alano little rock; harmony, peace ... of Celtic origin, and it is used mainly ... variation of Alan ...

Albano man from Alba ... of Latin origin, and it is used mainly ... variant transcription of Alban ...

Alberico master of elves ... used chiefly in Italian and it is ... not widely used as a baby name for ...

Albertin nobly famous ... of Germanic origin and it is used ... variation of Albert ...

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