Gender: Male Meaning of Galileo: "from Galilee" Origin of Galileo: Italian

Galileo Origin and Meaning

The name Galileo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "from Galilee".

The name of the great Renaissance astronomer and mathematician would make a distinctive hero-middle-name for the son of parents involved in those fields.

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SouthernPeach Says:


That's what I thought!

nipnerb Says:


I'd never do it.... but secretly I think Galileo would be a pretty bad(eherm, donkey) middle name. Instead I'll settle for Darwin.

indiefendi2 Says:


Another gorgeous Italian name! And I can call him Leo. I'm in love 😍

It combines art and science and it can be modernized like Leonardo. 😝