When someone says Italy, so many pictures come to my mind. The beautiful Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, Venice Canals, Lake Como, Amalfi coast, and the list goes on and on.
No, I have not been to Italy. But this country is on my bucket list. It is considered one of the most romantic countries in the entire world. And being a romantic person myself, I want to witness the beauty this country holds.
Now, this country is not only famous for its breathtaking landscapes, appealing culture, and delicious cuisine but also because of the unique names of various people living there.
Yes! Italian names are preferred by many parents and some also look for Italian names to honor their Italian heritage.
If you are a parent who is looking for Italian names for your newborn baby, I have good news for you.
Here I have come up with a list of the most gorgeous Italian baby names so that you don’t have to go anywhere else looking for them.
Italian Baby Names
Well, let me first congratulate you, new mom and dad!
It’s an unworldly feeling, especially if this is your first baby. And I suppose you have to spend nights changing your baby’s diapers and feeding them.
Dear, I know you are doing really well, and you are the best parents your baby can have.
Now, your responsibilities don’t just end there. You have the important task of choosing the right name for your little one. After all, their name is something that people are going to know them by.
I have made a few sections here to help you get what you are looking for in less time.
Italian Baby Names for Boys
Is it a boy that you have become parents to? Do you want to give him a name that doesn’t only sound good but also comes with a good meaning?
This entire section is dedicated to that.
All you need is to go through the following Italian boy names and choose the one that you think will suit your baby boy the most.
Have you watched The Legend of Zorro?
I watched it when I was in school and from then I became a fan of Zorro, the main character of that movie, which was played by the very talented Antonio Banderas.
If you like this name, you can choose between Antoni, Anton, and Anthony. This is a family name of the Ancient Roman people.
Do you want your little one to grow up a strong and brave man? How about the name Andrea?
This name has its roots in the Greek language and means bravery, courage, and force.
Other variations of this name are Andrei, Andrew, and Andre.
Latin names have a different kind of charm that is hard to ignore. And Carmine is one such name.
It has multiple meanings. While some say it means a garden or a song, others say it is a poem.
It is a hot favorite name among Italian people. And also, in the USA, this name has made quite a place for itself.
This name has its roots in the Greek language. If you want your boy to be a man of principle and order, you can give him this name.
It sounds like the name of a handsome man and holds the meaning of decency and order.
Some other variations of this name are Kosmos, Cosmos, Cosma, and Cosmo.
The name Daniele has its roots in the Hebrew language. It has a classy vibe to it that is liked by many parents.
You can choose between Danny, Dannie, and Daniel too.
This is a popular name in the USA, all thanks to the actor Daniel Craig who played the main character in movies such as Casino Royale and Skyfall.
It translates to “God is my judge.”
Edward is a very common name that we have all heard about. And Edoardo is a variation of it.
It means a rich guard. In the year 2019, this name made its place at number ten on the list of the most popular boy name in Italy.
Filippo is a trendy name that is mostly liked by parents who want modern names for their kids. It has several other variations, including Felipe, Phil, Filip, and Phillip.
Although Phillip is a common name, Filippo is its less-used version.
It holds the meaning of friend of horses.
This name has its roots in the Greek language. Also, some say that it has Italian origin.
It can be a great name for your baby boy if you want him to be down to earth and have human qualities.
It translates to a farmer or an earth worker. You can also choose between Giorgino, George, and Gino. I like Gino the most.
A famous personality with this name is Giorgio Armani, a very famous fashion designer from Italy.
If you are a religious person and want your son to be forever protected by God, you can go for the name Jacopo.
Although it is not much used worldwide, it has made its place on the list of the top forty names in Italy.
You can select other spellings as well, such as Lapo, Giacomo, Iacopo, and Jacob.
It translates to “god has protected” and “the follower of God.”
If you want your boy to grow up as a strong man, who can fight for what is right, you can give him the name Luigi.
It is one of the most used names in Italy, but in the USA, it is rarely used.
Originating from the German language, this name has several other variations, including Luis, Luigino, and Lodovico.
The birth of your son has filled your life with joy and happiness. After all, it’s a blessing from god.
If you want to remember this feeling for the rest of your life, you can name him Matteo. It holds the meaning of the gift of god.
With its roots in the Hebrew language, Matteo has managed to be on the list of the most popular Italian boy names.
A famous personality with this name is Matteo Renzi, the former prime minister of Italy.
Nicola has its roots in the Latin language and is taken from the Greek name Nikolaos.
It has several other variations, such as Nicolas, Nicolao, and Niccolo. It holds the meaning of the victory of people.
A famous personality with this name is Nicola Pisano, a sculptor from Italy.
This is a classy name. It is taken from the Greek name Petros. You can’t ignore the vintage charm it oozes.
This can be a good name for your son if you want him to be rock-solid, as it holds the meaning of rock or stone.
Other variations that I like include Pierre, Pier, Petrus, and Piero.
While it is a common name in Italy, people don’t use this name much in the USA.
Now, who doesn’t know the very famous tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by none other than Shakespeare?
If you are someone romantic and looking for a name that conveys that vibe, Romeo can be the name for you.
It has Italian roots, and it is taken from the Latin name Romaeus.
Have you watched The Vampire Diaries series?
I’m a huge fan of it and have watched all its seasons. In that, the main male characters are Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore. And all thanks to these on-screen hot brothers who made the name Salvatore famous.
Salvatore has Latin roots and holds the meaning of a savior. You can choose Sal as a nickname with this first name.
Tommaso may sound new to you, but its other version Thomas is not, right?
Originating from the Aramaic language, this name translates to “equal to himself.”
You can also choose between Toma, Thom, and Tomas.
Have you watched the very popular Netflix Korean series Vincenzo?
The main male lead carries the name Vincenzo. This has to do a lot with the soaring popularity of this name.
It has a Latin origin and holds the meaning of “to win.” A good nickname to go with this name is Enzo.
Italian Baby Names for Girls
If you have become parents to a baby girl and want to give her a name that matches her charm, elegance, and beauty, this section is for you.
Here I have made a list of the most appealing Italian girls’ names. Choose the one that best suits your princess!
Arianna is such a melodious name, isn’t it?
With its roots in the Italian language, this name means the most holy. This makes it a perfect name for your baby girl if you have strong religious beliefs.
You can go for other spellings such as Ariadne, Ariadna, and Ariana.
Ariana is my personal favorite as it is the name of one of my favorite singers.
This name has an elegant vibe to it, which makes it a perfect choice if you are looking for graceful names.
Bianca carries the meaning of pure and white with its roots in the Italian language. You can also choose between Blanche or Blanca, as they have the same meaning.
It translates to pure and white. It is one of the top names in Italy.
You might have heard the name, Carla, as it has its mention in many stories, dramas, and movies. Carlotta is a variation of that name.
So, if you like the name Carla but avoided it as it was overused, you can go for Carlotta. It holds the meaning of a free man.
If you want to give your little princess a name that is rare and carried by a handful of people in all over the USA, Drusilla is the name for you.
With its roots in the Latin language, it comes with a few other variations, including Drusa, Cilla, Druscilla, and Dru.
It holds the meaning of dewy-eyed or fruitful.
This is such a gorgeous name for your little human!
It has multiple roots. Some say it’s Spanish, some say it’s Italian, and others say it’s Greek in origin.
You can choose between Helen, Lena, and Ellen too. The meaning that it holds is light or torch.
With its roots in the Italian and Latin languages, Francesca translates to a Frenchman.
If you ever visit Italy, the chances are that you will meet at least one woman with the name Francesca. Such popular this name is!
Also, if you want a less common version of this name, you can go for Francine or Franca.
Ginevra is a name with Welsh roots. If you want your little girl to be blessed and happy throughout her life, you can give her this beautiful name.
It holds the meaning of “blessed.” Also, some say that it means a white wave and a fair one. A good nickname for this first name would be Jenny.
I like names with musical tones. If you have a similar taste when it comes to names, you can choose the name Ilaria.
Also, this can be a great name for your baby girl if you want her to grow up a happy and fun-loving woman.
It comes with the meaning of merry and cheerful. Hillary and Hilaria are some variations of this name.
Lelia is a name with a feminine vibe. With its roots in the Italian, Greek, and Latin languages, it is preferred by a lot of parents who like elegant names.
Do you want your little princess to be someone who is good with speech?
Lelia is the name for her. It translates to well-spoken. You can choose the spelling Laelia too.
I like names that are short and trendy. And Mia is one such name.
Originating in the Italian, Scandinavian, Hebrew, and Latin languages, Mia is a name that is popular all over the world.
This can be the perfect name for your child, who is loved by all. It holds the meaning of the loved one, darling, dear, and mine.
Also, there are so many beautiful variations of this name that you are going to love for sure. The names include Maya, Amelia, and Amalia.
If you are into mythological names, you may like the name Martina for your little angel.
Originating from the Latin language, Martina means “dedicated to the Roman god Mars.” If you like the meaning, you can choose between Tina, Marta, and Martine.
A famous personality with this name is Martina Navratilova, a tennis player.
Priscilla is a vintage that never fails to charm people with its elegance. It has Latin origin, and it means primordial and ancient.
A sweet nickname that suits this name well is Prisca. A famous personality with this name is Priscilla Presley, an actress. This name reached its peak of popularity in the 1940s.
This Latin-originated name is a common name in Italy. And women in the USA carry it too.
Paola would be a great name option if you want your little one to grow up humble and down to earth. It holds the meaning of humble and small.
You can choose the spelling Paula too. A famous namesake is the Queen Paola of Belgium.
The name Sara has its roots in the Hebrew language. It can be spelled as Sariah, Sarai, and Sarah also.
It carries the meaning of a noblewoman, princess, and lady.
It is a very popular name that is loved by all. And it has a Biblical connection. If you have read the Old Testament, you may know that Sarah was Abraham’s wife.
And did I tell you my cousin’s name is also Sara?
Are you into sports such as tennis?
Then the chances are that you know the very talented Serena Williams, a tennis player.
With Latin origin, Serena translates to serene, tranquil, and clear. This can be a great name for your baby girl if you want her to be peace-loving.
You can also go for Sabrina, Serina, and Sarina.
This name has a Greek origin. It has an elegant vibe to it and sounds like the name of someone calm.
Sofia has several variations, including Sofiya, Sophie, and Sophia. It carries the meaning of skills and wisdom. So, if you want your little princess to be a beauty with brains, go for this name.
Do you read comics? Have you read Archie?
I have read all their comics. In that, one of the main female characters is named Veronica. This can be a great name option for your girl if you are an Archie fan too.
Originating from the Latin language, Veronica holds the meaning of “she who brings victory.” And it sounds like the name of some mysterious yet gorgeous girl.
It is a popular name in Italy.
Gender-Neutral Italian Baby Names
If you want to give your little sunshine a name that exceeds all the boundaries of gender, this section of names is for you.
I know modern parents are looking for names that can be given to both boys and girls. And so, the following is a list of the best Italian unisex names.
Go through them and see which one fits your kid the best.
Do you want your baby to carry a name that is wildly popular not only in the USA but in other parts of the world? How about the name Aria?
This name sounds super cute for your super awesome baby. With its Italian roots, it holds the meanings of a lioness, air, and song. Yes, all three.
It is mostly used by girls, but it can be a great unisex name option for your baby boy too.
Many parents prefer their babies to grow up strong so that they can at least defend themselves when the time calls for it.
Armani is a name that stands for it, as it means a warrior. With its roots in the Italian language, it has a cool and high-class vibe that you can’t ignore.
If you are into shopping, you may already know that it is the name of a high-end brand.
We haven’t seen tomorrow, but we are always hopeful that it will bring us something better than today.
If you want your little one to be hopeful too, you can name her Domani. It is a classic Italian name that not only sounds pretty but has the beautiful meaning of tomorrow.
The other variation of this name is Domenique.
Elia is a gender-neutral name that has a sweet vibe to it. Also, it sounds lyrical.
With its roots in the Hebrew language, this name holds the meaning of “God has answered.”
If you choose this name, you can give your kid the nickname Ellie.
Luca has a modern vibe to it. And it is trendy too.
It has Italian roots, and it translates to “from Lucania.” Also, if you are a Disney movie fan, you may already know that there is a movie named Luca.
Choosing a name can be quite a task. And why won’t it be?
There are so many things you need to take care of, such as their origin, meaning, pronunciation, first letter, and the list goes on and on.
But your search becomes more concentrated when you have a specific requirement.
Now, tell me, which of the names mentioned here did you shortlist?
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