Gender: Female Meaning of Garbo: "polite, kind" Origin of Garbo: Italian nickname

Garbo Origin and Meaning

The name Garbo is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "polite, kind".

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Lindsaybee Says:


I am Italian and I can tell you that this is not a name. It is a noun and it means kindness, grace, gracefulness. You might also like to know that in Italian nouns can be feminine or male. Garbo is a male noun and it is not a baby name.

loiswrenmatthews Says:


Garbo has recently become a guilty pleasure of mine. It has qualities that I adore and qualities I abhor simultaneously. I worry that, even for a child in England, the name rings to similar to the term "garbage", and someone once told me it is a name for snails. Yet I adore its uniqueness and the gentle BOH sound at its pinnacle. My concern is that it isn't substantial as a stand alone name for a teenager, an young adult, or a senior adult.

pamsatran Says:


Hi, @nora.rosenberg -- In fact, suggestions and comments are what set Nameberry apart. We have been writing about and analyzing names for decades and are internationally recognized experts on the subject. Our suggestions and comments are what set Nameberry apart, and we also welcome comments from our readers in several platforms on the site. Some names may deserve more thoughtful commentary than we've provided, in which case we're happy to take that suggestion. But we do ask that you respect our right to offer opinions on names just as we respect opinions and provide several ways for you to offer them.

nora.rosenberg Says:


I believe that a naming website should provide its visitors with accurate information on the names and not suggestions and comments, especially in the description. The comments section is exactly for this reason. Providing suggestions in the description is not the best idea

pam Says:


Definitely! That's a great example of how a name that works in one culture definitely does not in another, even if both speak the same language.

axel Says:


In Australia Garbo is a slang abbreviation of garbage man. So definitely a no here!