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.

AlessandroOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AlonzoAn inspirational dashing noble with sophisticated charmBoy
AmaraImmortal Being; one who is blessed without end or death; blessed with eternal life; Grace or BitterBoy
AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
AngelaAn angel sent from heaven to spread peace and loveGirl
AngelinaThe holy angels of God sent from heavenGirl
AngeloThey are the messengers as well as the angels of GodBoy
AntonioSaint Anthony; worthy of praiseBoy
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
ArmandoGreat warrior and a happy army manBoy
ArmaniFaith; Persian - Desire; A variant form of name ArmanGirl
BellaBeautiful, handsome, attractiveGirl
BiancaLight; White; Shining; A Shakespearean baby name meaning Tragedy of Othello' Mistress of CassioGirl
DanteDivine comedyBoy
ElenaGreek name Helen; bright oneGirl
Emiliathis name means to rival or emulate or excel.Girl
Emilianothis name means someone who is industrious and has the zeal to work hard.Boy
Emiliosomeone who tries to emulate or a rival.Boy
Enzoit means someone who rules a estate or a house.Boy
FrancescaDerived from Latin word 'Franciscus' it refers to a female belonging to FranceGirl
GabrielaGod is my strengthUnisex
GabriellaGod is my strengthUnisex
GemmaJewel; Precious Stone; GemGirl
GiannaGianna is an Italian female name. The meaning of the name is The Lord is Gracious.Girl
GianniGianni means God is Gracious, God is Merciful. It is an Italian male name of Hebrew origin.Boy
GiovanniGiovanni is an Italian name, means A Gift from GodBoy
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
IzabellaPledged to GodGirl
LeonardoBold LionBoy
LiaA weary mistress or rulerGirl
LilianaName of the flower lily, pure and innocent personGirl
LorenzoHe who lived in Italian city LaurentumBoy
LucaPlace name, a region in southern ItalyBoy
Luciawhite, bright lightGirl
LucianaLight, illuminationGirl
LucianoVariation of name Lucian, meaning light, enlightenedBoy
LunaMoon, one of the name of the Moon GoddesGirl
MarcoHe who is at warBoy
MarioA sad, bitter personBoy
MateoHe was the gift of GodBoy
MatteoHe who is a gift from the LordBoy
MiaThe person who is dearly to everyone.Girl
RobertoGermanic - Bright famous one; Famously Famous; A variant of RobertBoy
RoccoOne who restsBoy
RomeoA settler, a wayfarer to RomeBoy
SergioAn attendant, a servantUnisex
SiennaReddish brownUnisex
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
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
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
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