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Italian Names

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.

Browse our full list of Italian baby names here, or search our specialized lists of Italian names for girls and Italian names for boys.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Italian Names

  • Isabella

    Isabella is the Latinate form of Isabel, a variation of Elizabeth which originally derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba. Variations Isabelle and Isabel are also popular, with the Scottish... Read More 

  • Mia

    Mia originated as a short form of Maria, which ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. In modern times, Mia has been used as a nickname for names including Amelia, Emilia, and Miriam. Mia... Read More 

  • Aria

    Aria has origins in both Italian and Hebrew. In the former, Aria's literal meaning, air, is meant as a musical term denoting a kind of song or melody. Hebrew Aria is a variation of Ari, meaning... Read More 

  • Luna

    The name of the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is derived straight from the Latin word for moon, luna. Luna’s divine complement is Sol, the god of the Sun. In Roman art, Luna is often depicted... Read More 

  • Mateo

    Mateo is a Latinate form of Matthew, which derived from the Hebrew name Mattiyahu, consisting of the elements mattan, meaning “gift” and yah, which references the Hebrew God.... Read More 

  • Bella

    Bella derived as a diminutive of Isabella and other names with the suffix -bella. While Isabella is a variation of Elizabeth and thus means “God is my oath,” Bella is considered to mean... Read More 

  • Emilia

    Emilia is the feminine form of the Roman clan name Aemilius, which derived from the Latin aemulus, meaning “rival.” In Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia is the wife of Iago and... Read More 

  • Elena

    Elena, a pan-European version of Helen, has roots in Spanish, Italian, Slavic, and Romanian, among others. Helen, the name from which it derives, came from the Greek word helene, meaning... Read More 

  • Ariana

    The smooth, exotic Ariana is on the rise along with the fame of pop princess Ariana Grande. Also famous is twin spelling Arianna, which is associated with Greek-born online presence Arianna... Read More 

  • Gabriella

    Gabriella is the feminine form of Gabriel, a name derived from the Hebrew Gavri’el. Gavri’el is composed of the elements gever, meaning “strong,” and ’el, referring to God.... Read More