Italian baby names may stem from Latin origins or may be modern Italian versions of names originating in other cultures, such as Elisabetta or Roberto. You may be interested in an Italian name for your child to reflect your ethnic heritage or as a nod to a country and a culture that you love. In Italy, interestingly enough, many parents choose names from other cultures, including English or Russian, in addition to Italian names.
Classic Italian baby name books also 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.