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Gender: Female Meaning of Fiammetta: "little fiery one" Origin of Fiammetta: Italian

The name Fiammetta is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "little fiery one". Fiammetta and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fire and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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-Raphaelit painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti); and another Fiammetta was a famous courtesan and lover of Cesar Borgia. Currently there is a hot Italian cover girl 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 Wilson, English astronomer
Fiammetta Baralla, Italian actress
Fiammetta Cicogna, Italian model

Pop Culture References for the name Fiammetta

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



NameLover 11 Says:


You saw that two? Some body has an obsession with this name. Lol

paulapuddephatt Says:


It isn't only me who noticed then. It's been on the "top searched on Nameberry today" name cloud since yesterday or longer. I haven't been on the site on my laptop, so I can't see the "searched right now" part, but I can imagine. 😀 X

lesliemarion Says:


The name is fine, but typing it in 10.000 times in a row is not cool. It in fact makes me not like it at all!

scblovesnames Says:


Yes, exactly my thought. I love the meaning.

AbbyNu Says:


May 22, 2017: This name is THE TOP of popularity on Nameberry right now. Anyone know why?! (It's GORGEOUS, don't get me wrong, but it is a bit confusing as a more out-there name.)

perdireinz Says:


"Little fiery one," I love that!

Aethelflaed Says:


It's a Gilbert and Sullivan name, the name of one of the major characters in The Gondoliers!

rgp19 Says:


I first heard this name watching Borgia (the European version of the show not the showtime one), I thought it was so pretty. I also love the painting A vision of Fiammetta by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. I would never have the courage to use it though

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shelly68 Says:


My husband who is from Sicily loves this name and we're considering pairing it with Celeste.

Sunshine Kid Says:


Very romantic, plus Fia is a gorgeous nickname.

Tay2thestars Says:


I think this is such a pretty and romantic name...but I really love that pop of spunk the fire meaning gives.