1100 Italian Baby Names With Meanings

Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Milan – Italy isn’t just about great places. It also boasts of some absolutely gorgeous, lilting, and rhythmic baby names. After all, who can resist the beautiful sounding Carmela or Allesandro?

Italian names either have Latin origin or are Italian versions of names originating in other countries. The names that just roll off the tongue like a melody, and if you pick one for your baby, you can be sure that he/she will stand out in a crowd of Sophias and Michaels.

Italians have a firm set of rules when it comes to naming. The first son is named after the paternal grandfather; the second son is named after the maternal grandfather. As for the females, the first daughter is named after the paternal grandmother and the second daughter is named after the maternal grandmother. The subsequent kids can be named after parents, aunts, uncles, deceased relatives, or saints. This all pervasive convention has led to many Italian families with children of similar ages having the same names. In some traditional Italian families, it’s mandatory to give children a name that’s connected to a patron saint.

From traditional Evelina to modern Amalia, MomJunction has compiled a list of beautiful italian girl names & italian boy names with meanings for your reference.

AbereshDerived from medieval form of Albanian in southern Italy communitiesGirl
Abramohigh father; father of a multitudeBoy
AbrianaFemale variant of Abraham that means father of multitudeGirl
AcciaiThe occupational name for one who hold axe or who work with axeBoy
AchilleOld Greek - Pain; Lipless; Variant of AchillesBoy
AdalgisaNoble hostageGirl
AdeleA short form of adelaideGirl
AdelinaA form of AdelineGirl
AdelmoA hard and preserving nobleBoy
AdrianaFrom hadriaUnisex
AdrianoLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AdrinaA short form of adrianaGirl
AeldaA warrior, one who fights warGirl
AgataOne who is good at heart and mind, pure, kind, gentle and a nature lover.Girl
AgnesinaA pure and virginal womanGirl
AgustinLatin - August, dignified, holy; A variant of name AugustineBoy
AgustinoItalian form of AugustinusBoy
AgustoVenerated; majestic; dignifiedBoy
AidaSomething of value given in return of some thing good, Reward in some cases it means returnGirl
AlcinaA sorceress who rules over a magical, strongwilledGirl
AldinaOld friend who deserves best in lifeGirl
AldoSomething old, archaicBoy
AlessandraForm Of AlexandraGirl
AlessandroOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AlessiaGreek - Defender; Defender of Men; Protector of Mankind; A form of AlexandraGirl
AlessioProtector of mankindBoy
AlexiusOld Greek - Defender; A variant of name AlexisBoy
AlfGothic - Noble and Ready; English - Inspired Advice; Old Peace Derived from the element Alfr which means Elf; A variant of name Alfonso and AlfieBoy
AlfonsGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlfonsoReady, prepared, organizedBoy
AlfonsusGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlfonzoGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlfordEnglish - old river crossing orford; Old English - inspired advice, Old Peace; A variant of name AlfredBoy
AlfredoAlfredo is Elf PeaceBoy
AlfricElf King; A Variant of name AelfricBoy
AlfridWise Counselor; Old English : Elf Counsel ; A variant of name AlfredBoy
AliceTruth, gracious, realityGirl
AllegraJoy, delight, joyfulnessGirl
AllegroBrisk, sprightly; has a great sense of humourGirl
AlonsoGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlonzaPrompt and practical leadership qualities in personal and professional dealings.Girl
AlonzoAn inspirational dashing noble with sophisticated charmBoy
AlphonsoA noble prompt person ready for struggle and warBoy
AlphonsusGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlvarOld English - Elf Army, Supernatural Army; Gothic - Guard for all; A variant of name AlvaroBoy
AlvinoA white and fair noble friend who is attracted to the mysteries of the natureBoy
AmadeaFemale form of Amadeus, they are the one who is god's belovedGirl
AmadeoLove of God; A variant of name Amadeu which is derived from Latin Amare "to love" and Deus "God".Boy
AmaliaA fertile, hard working female who is defender of mankindGirl
AmandoThe one who is loved by God and is well liked by othersBoy
AmantaIt means to express, they are versatile and creativeUnisex
AmaraImmortal Being; one who is blessed without end or death; blessed with eternal life; Grace or BitterBoy
AmarantaA flower which is everlasting and unfadingGirl
AmataThe one meant for love and is immortal just like state of nirvana experienced by BuddhaGirl
AmatoThe one who is beloved of all and the dearestBoy
AmbraArabic - Amber; A precious Jewel; A Jewel quality fossilized Resin; Ruler Of The JewelsGirl
AmbrogioOld Greek - Immortal, Divine; A variant of the name AmbroseBoy
AmbrosiGeorgian form of Ambrosios, meaning he who is immortalBoy
AmedeoThe one who is the lover of GodBoy
AmerArabic - Ruler, Prince, Emir, Commander; It is a variation of name Amerigo and AmirBoy
AmericoRuler; Powerful; Rich; A variation of name AmerigoBoy
AmerigoGerman - Work; Ruler; Powerful; Rich; A variation of name EmmerichBoy
AmidalaCreated by George Lucas for Star Wars meaning a very beautiful flowerGirl
AmintoreOld Greek - Protector, Defender; Derived from element AmyntorBoy
AnaliaA combination of name Ana and Lia; A variant transcription is AnaliyahGirl
AnastasioOld Greek - Resurrection; A variant form of the name AnastasiusBoy
AnatolioA break; beautiful sunriseBoy
AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
AneteOld Greek - Pure, Chaste; Holy; Pious; Kind; Good; A varaition of Agnes; Celtic - Hunger; Lamb; OneGirl
AngelaAn angel sent from heaven to spread peace and loveGirl
AngelicaThey are the messengers of God sent from heavenGirl
AngelinaThe holy angels of God sent from heavenGirl
AngelitaAngels of GodGirl
AngeloThey are the messengers as well as the angels of GodBoy
AninataGraceful young girlGirl
AnjiThey are happy, sensitive and are like angelsGirl
AnnaName of a King; Food; Grain; Earth and Water; GodBoy
AnnabellaAn elegant one who is very valuable and lovableGirl
AnselmoGerman - Protected by God; A variant of name AnselBoy
AnthonieLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
AnthoniusLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
AntonellaPriceless; Invaluable; Praiseworthy; Inestimable; A variant form of name Antonia; Female Version of Anthony;Girl
AntonelloLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
AntoninoLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
AntonioSaint Anthony; worthy of praiseBoy
AntoniusLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
AntuninuSicilian form of Antoninus, meaning a highly praiseworthy man.Boy
AnziaBegin at; One ArmedGirl
AreannaThe one who is holy and pureGirl
AriaThe one who is Lion of the Lords; Air, Song or MelodyGirl
ArianaThe pure and holy oneGirl
AriannaLatin - Women from Hadria; Dark One; Old Greek - Very Holy Woman; A derivative of AdrianaGirl
AristideThe perfect kind; one who is the best typeBoy
Arlomanly, strongBoy
ArlottoVagabond or trampBoy
ArmandoGreat warrior and a happy army manBoy
ArmaniFaith; Persian - Desire; A variant form of name ArmanGirl
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