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What Do Those Names Mean ?

Below is a compilation of Italian first names and their English meanings.
If you want to add a name or if the meaning is incorrect, drop me a line.


Names 'highlighted in bold ' represent some of the 'first names' found on this site. 

Choose the first letter of the name you wish to locate:
A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J , K , L , M-Z

 

Italian

English

 

Abramo

Abraham

Achilles

Achilles

Ada

 

Adamo

Adam

Addolorata

Dolores, derived from Our Lady of Sorrow

Adelina

Adeline

Adriana, Adriano

Adrian

Agata

Agatha

Agnese

Agnes

Agnesina

Aggie

Agostino

Austin, Augustin or Augustus

Alba, Albina

Dawn

Alberto

Albert

Aldo

Donald, Arnaldo

Alesio

Alexis

Alessandrino

Alex, Alec

Alessandro

Alexander

Alfonso

Alphonse

Alfredo

Alfred

Alicia

Alice

Alivia

 

Aloisio

Aloysius or Louis

Amadea, Amadeo

like Amadeus Mozart

Ambrogio

Ambrose

Anatina

Anna or Antonia

Andrea

Andrew

Andreanna

 

Andreuccio

Andy

Angela

 

Angelica

 

Angelina

Angeline

Angelo

Angelus, Angelo

Aniello

Neil

Anna

Ann or Anne

Annetta

Annette, Nancy, Annie

Annina

Nancy, Annie

Annunciata, Annunciato

honorific name derived from Annunciation to Mary, Nancy

Anselmo

Anselm

Antonia

 

Antonietta

Antoinette

Antonio

Anthony, Antoine, Anton

Antonino

 

Antolina

 

Araldo

Harold

Arianna

Ariadne

Ario

Rosario

Arnaldo

Arnold

Aronne

Aaron

Arrigo

Henry

Arturo

Arthur

Assunta

honorific name derived from Assumption of Mary, Susan

Augusto

August

Aurelia

 
 
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Baldassarre

Balthazar

Baldovino

Baldwin

Barbara

 

Barnaba

Barnaby

Bartola

feminine form or Bartolomeo, Bartholomew

Bartolomeo

Bartholomew

Basilio

Basil

Bastiano

Sebastian

Battista

Baptiste, honorific derived from St. John the Baptist

Beatrice

 

Benedetto

Benedict

Beniamino

Benjamin

Beppe

Giuseppe

Berardino

Ben

Berenice

Bernice

Bernardina

Bernadine or Bernadette

Bernardino

Barney

Bernardo

Bernard

Berta

Bertha

Bertina

 

Bertrando

Bertram, Bertrand

Biaggia

 

Biaggio

Blaise or Blaze like St. Blaise

Bianca

Blanche

Bina

Albina or Sabina

Bombean

 

Bruno

 
 

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Cajetano, Cajatano

see Gaetano

Calogera

Lillian

Calogero

honorific from St. Calogero sometimes Charles

Calvino

Calvin

Camilla

Camille

Camillo

often changed to Charles

Candelora

 

Carlo

Charles, Carlo

Carlotta

Charlotte

Carlotto

Charlie

Carmela, Carmelo, Carmelina

honorific name from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Millie

Carmina, Carmine

honorific name from Our Lady of Madonna della Carminemale, Charles

Carolina

Caroline

Cataldo

 

Caterina

Catherine, Katherine, Kathie etc.

Cecilia

Cecily

Cecilio

Cecil

Celestina

Celeste

Celestino

Celestin

Cesare

Caesar

Chiara

Clare, Clara,Clair, Claire

Chirro

Cyril or Cyrus

Ciccio

Diminutive of Francesco

Cipriano

Cyprian

Clarice

Clarissa

Clarissa

 

Claudia

 

Claudiano

Claudian

Claudio

Claude, Claud

Clemente

Clement

Clemenza

Clemence, Clementine

Clio

 

Cloe

Chloe

Clorinda

Clara

Coccino

Diminutive of Francesco

Concetta

Constance, Connie Elizabeth, Betty

Cordelia

 

Corinna

Corinne

Cornelia

 

Cornelio

Cornelius, Neil

Corradino

Conrad

Corrado

Conrad

Cosimo

Cosmos, Cosmo

Costanza

Constance

Costanzo

Constantine

Crescenza

Grace

Cristiano

Christian

Cristina

Christine

Cristoforo

Christopher

Croce

honorific name derived from the Cross

Crocifissa/o

honorific name derived from the Cross or Crucifix

 

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Dafne

Daphne

Damiano

Damian

Damone

Damon

Daniele

Daniel

Dante

 

Dario

Darien, Darius

Davide

David

Davidino

Davy

Demetrio

Demetrius

Desiderio

Desi, literally "desired"

Diana

Dianna. Diane, Dianne

Dionigi

Dennis

Dolorada

see Addolorata

Domenica

Dominique, Mae

Domenico

Dominic

Donato

Dan, ,Don, Donatus

Dora

 

Doride

Doris

Dorotea

Dorothy

Durante

Durand

 

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Edgardo

Edgar

Editta

Edith

Edmondo

Edmund

Edoardo

Edward

Egeziaca

honorific name derived from St. Mary of Egypt

Egidio

Giles

Elena

Helen, Ellen, Helena

Elenora

Eleanor, Elinor

Elia

Elias,Eli

Elisa

Eliza,Elise

Elisabetta

Elizabeth,Elisabeth

Eloisa

Eloise

Elvira

Vera

Emilia

Emily, Emilia, Amelia

Emilio

Emile

Emma

 

Enrietta

Henrietta

Enrichetta

Harriet, Hatty, Hetty, Henny, Rita, Henrietta

Enrico

Henry

Epifania

 

Epifanio

 

Erberto

Herbert

Erico

Eric

Erminia

Hermina

Erminio

Herman

Ermione

Hermione

Ernestina

Ernestine

Ernesto

Ernest

Esmondo

Esmond

Ester

Esther

Ettore

Hector

Eugenia

Jennifer, Eugenie

Eugenio

Eugene, Gene

Eva

Eve or Eva

Evelina

Evelyn

Ezechiele

Ezekiel

 

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Fabiano

Fabian

Fabrizio

Fabricius

Fausto

Faustderived from the Latin Faustus

Federica

Frederica

Federico

Frederick, Fred, Frederic

Felice

Felix

Felicia

Phyllis, Felice

Feliciano

Felicius

Felicita

Felicity

Feo

might be from Federico

Ferdinando

Ferdinand

Fernando

Ferdinand

Fifo

Raffaele

Filemone

Philemon

Filippa

Fannie

Filippo

Philip

Filomena

Philomena

Fiora

Flora

Fioralba

Dawnliterally dawn flower

Fiorenza

Florence

Flaviano

Flavius, Flavian

Florino

 

Fortunata

Fortune

Fortunato

Fotunatus

Franca

Francie

Francesca

Frances

Francesco

Francis, Frank

Franco

Frank

Fulvia

 

Fulvio

Fulvius

 

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Gabriele

Gabriel

Gabriella

Gabriella

Gaetana

Ida

Gaetano

Thomas, Guy, from the Latin Caius or Gaius

Galileo

 

Geltrude

Gertrude

Gennaro

Gerald

Genoveffa

Genevieve, Geneva often Jennie

Geraldina

Geraldine

Geraldo

Gerald

Gerardo

Gerard

Geronimo

Jerome Yin Latin records, you'll see Hieronimus

Gervasio

Gervase

Giacinta

Hyacinth

Giacinto

Hyacinth - male form

Giacoma

Jenny

Giacobbe

Jacob

Giacomina

Jenny, Jackie, Jaclyn

Giacomo

James, Jacquesesp. fr. Latin, also Jacob

Giambattista

John Baptist

Giampietro

John Peter

Gian-Andrea

John Andrew

Gian-Carlo

John Charles

Gian-Lorenzo

John Lawrence

Gianetta

Jeanette, Jenny

Gianetto

Jack

Gianmaria

John Marion

Gianni

Johnny

Giano

Ian

Giasone

Jason

Gilberto

Gilbert

Gina

Regina

Gino

Gene

Gioacchino

Joachim

Gioconda

Jocunda

Gionata

Jonathan

Giordano

Jordan

Giorgetto

Georgie

Giorgiana

Giorgiane, Giorgianne, Georgiana

Giorgio

George

Giosi

Giuseppa

Giovanna

Jane, Joan, Johanna, Joannem, Joanna

Giovanni

John

Giovannina

Jean

Girolama

Mamie, Gerry

Giuditta

Judith

Giulia

Julia, Julie

Giuliana

Juliana

Giuliano

Julian

Giulietta

Juliet

Giulio

Julius, Jules

Giuseppe

Joseph

Giuseppa, Giuseppina

Josephine, Josepha

Giustina

Justina

Giustiniano

Justinian

Giustino

Justin

Goffredo

Godfrey

Grazia

Grace

Gregorio

Gregory

Gualtiero

Walter

Guglielmino

Bill

Guglielmo

William

Guido

Guy

Guntero

Gunther

Gustavo

Gustav, Gustave

 

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Ida

 

Ignasco

Ignace

Ilario

Hilary

Iolanda

Yolanda

Irene

 

Isabella

Isabel,or Isabella

Isacco

Isaac

Ivone

Yves

 

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Lamberto

Lambert

Laura

 

Lavinia

 

Lea

Leah

Leandro

Leander

Lele

Gabriele

Lena

Magdalena, Maddalena, Pasqualena, etc.

Leonara

Leonore,Lenore

Leonardo

Leonard

Leone

Leo

Leonia

 

Leopoldo

Leopold

Letteria

 

Letizia

Leticia

Lia

Rosalia

Libera, Libero, Libia

Free, often translated as Lee

Lidano

Leo, Leon

Lidia

Lydia

Lillo

Calogero

Lionello

Lionel

Lisa

Betty

Lisetta

Betsy

Litterio

 

Livia

 

Lodovico

Lewis,Ludwig

Lorena

Lorraine

Lorenzo

Lawrence

Luca

Lucas, Luke

Lucano

Lucan

Lucia

Lucy, Lucia

Luciano

Lucian, Lucas

Lucrezio, Lucrezia

Lucretius

Luigi

Louis

Luigia

Louise, Louisa

Luis, Luisa

Louisa, Louise

 

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This list was compiled using the following sources:
Follett's "World-Wide Dictionary"
Fucilla's "Our Italian Surnames"
Cole's "Italian Genealogical Records"
INS's "Foreign Versions of English Names"

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