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

The name Galileo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "from Galilee". Galileo and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Galileo

Galileo Galilei, noted Renaissance astronomer

Pop Culture References for the name Galileo

Baby Galileo, DVD in the Baby Einstein series.


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. 😝