Italian baby names are among the most romantic and melodious in the world. The top Italian baby names in the US today are Isabella for girls and Leonardo for boys.
Along with Isabella, Italian girl names in the US Top 100 include Mia, Aria, Luna, Bella, and Gianna. For boys, along with Leonardo Italian names in the US Top 200 include Antonio, Emiliano, Giovanni, and Luca. In Italy, popular names include Ginevra, Chiara, Francesco, and Alessandro.
Contemporary Italian parents also like some non-Italian names for their babies. The German Alice and Greta along with the Hebrew Sara and Noemi are popular for girls. For boys, the Hebrew Gabriel and the classic Thomas are widely-used.
Classic Italian baby name books include descriptions of the person’s character and destiny based on their name, claiming that a child named Donato will be sweet and impressionable, for instance, while Ilaria is optimistic and sociable.