"little fiery one"

Fiammetta Origin and Meaning

The name Fiammetta is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "little fiery one".

Fiammetta, from the Italian word for flame, has both femininity and fire. Fiammetta could make a good alternative to more conventional Italian girls' names like Giovanna.

Fiammetta has some romantic, if not fiery, references. It was the pseudonym of Boccaccio's beloved in the Decameron and other works (the subject of a famous Pre-Raphaelite painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti); and another Fiammetta was a famous courtesan and lover of Cesar Borgia. Currently there is an Italian model named Fiammetta Cicogna.

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Famous People Named Fiammetta

  • Fiammetta (possibly born Maria d’Aquino)pseudonym of the beloved of Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio and inspiration for many works
  • Fiammetta WilsonEnglish astronomer
  • Fiammetta BarallaItalian actress
  • Fiammetta CicognaItalian model

Fiammetta in Pop Culture

  • May refer to the flames of the Holy Spirit that descended on the apostles on the day Christians commemorate as Pentecost.
  • Fiamettacharacter in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera "The Gondoliers" (1899)
  • Fiammettaone of the seven young women at the heart of Boccaccio's "The Decameron" (alongside Pampinea, Filomena, Emilia, Lauretta, Neifile (Nephele), and Elissa)