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Italian Names for Girls

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Italian names for girls almost invariably have several syllables and end in the letter “A,” both fashionable in many countries today. This makes many Italian girls’ names — Mirabella, Serenella, Alessandra — sound downright luxurious. In the US, the most popular Italian names for girls include Isabella, Mia, and Arianna. Along with Isabella and Mia, other popular Italian girls’ names in the US Top 300 include Angelina, Elena, Gabriella, Luna, Liliana, Amara, Sienna, and Lucia. Baby girl names popular in Italy include Sofia, Ginevra — the Italian variation of Guinevere — Chiara, Noemi, and Alessia. Female forms of classic Italian male names such as Gianna and Giovanna are being used more widely in America. Italian names are a staple of opera houses around the world and for this reason, Italian names for girls are known far beyond Rome and Milan. Browse our full list of Italian baby girl names here. 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 for Girls

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Gianna

    Gianna originated as a diminutive for Giovanna—a Latin feminization of John. The root name among these is the Hebrew name Yochanen, meaning “the Lord is gracious.” Common nickname include Gia and... Read More