Gender: Male Meaning of Primo: "first" Origin of Primo: Italian

Primo Origin and Meaning

The name Primo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "first".

Primo is number one among the Latin birth-order names--Octavius et al--and the one most likely to be used in these days of smaller families. It has that jaunty 'o' ending and Italian flavor that many modern parents like so much. And what little boy wouldn't appreciate being prime?

Italian author Primo Levi, known for his writings on the Holocaust, is a famous bearer.

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Famous People Named Primo

Pop Culture References for the name Primo

Prymo, Premo, Preemo

Primo's International Variations

Prym (Polish)


katinka Says:


It's got a cool sound, and is an unusual member of the fashionable -o ending family of names. I really like the idea of birth-order middle names, but I missed the boat with my first so I guess it would be weird to start now. My favourite for a boy is Sixtus, but I doubt I'll get that far!

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Essa Says:


Is it pronounced Primo like prime or Preemo?

anatoliabrooke Says:


It literally means First in Latin.

CsprsSassyHrly Says:


This is actually cousin (or male cousin) in Spanish.

lesliemarion Says:


I associate this name with drugs.

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