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

The name Primo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "first". Primo and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".

From the experts:

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

Primo Michele Levi, Italian chemist and author
Primo Carnera, Italian boxer
Edwin Carlos "Primo" Colón, Puerto Rican pro wrestler
Primo Conti, Italian artist
Ralph Edward "Primo" Miller, American NFL player
Primo Zamparini, Italian boxer

Pop Culture References for the name Primo

Primo - term to describe quality of drugs
Primo Beer - a brand of beer

Prymo, Premo, Preemo

Primo's International Variations

Prym (Polish)

Comments

katinka Says:

2016-02-29T12:04:26

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!

katinka Says:

2016-02-29T12:00:42

PREE-mo

Essa Says:

2014-12-12T13:09:25

Is it pronounced Primo like prime or Preemo?

anatoliabrooke Says:

2014-12-12T01:36:07

It literally means First in Latin.

CsprsSassyHrly Says:

2014-05-22T15:19:59

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

lesliemarion Says:

2014-05-22T02:06:25

I associate this name with drugs.

chlardmarham Says:

2014-05-22T01:30:31

Ew.