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Gender: Male Pronunciation: JAHK--oh-moh Meaning of Giacomo: "supplanter" Origin of Giacomo: Italian variation of James

The name Giacomo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "supplanter". Giacomo and is often added to lists like Cool Names with a Strong O and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

Giacomo is a primo member of the Giovanni-Gino-Giancarlo-Giacomo gruppo of Italian names that are beginning to be adopted by American parents. Singer/creative baby namer Sting chose it for his son.

Giacomo has many notable native namesakes, including composer Puccini, lothario Casanova and poet Leopardi.

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Famous People Named Giacomo

Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer
Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer
Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer
Giacomo Agostini, Italian motorcycle racer
Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet
Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian Mannerist architect
Giacomo della Porta, Italian Renaissance architect
Giacomo Carissimi, Italian Baroque composer
Giacomo Matteotti, Italian anti-Fascist politician
Giacomo Gianniotti, Italian actor
Giacomo Sumner, son of musician Sting

Pop Culture References for the name Giacomo


Dev80 Says:


Giacomina is the female version, with the nickname "Mina".

indiefendi2 Says:


This sounds very choppy to my ears. I love Gianluca though.