Today we celebrate the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, namesake of that other Leonardo–whose pregnant mother was said to have been inspired while looking at a da Vinci painting in Florence when she felt baby Leo‘s first kick. Now the name Leonardo has been embraced internationally, but there are other Italian Renaissance artists whose names are also as great as their art. So if you love romantic Italian baby names for boys with the magical o-ending, here are a few worth considering, whether or not you have Italian roots.
Alesso Baldiovinetti was an early Florentine painter, born 1425. Alesso and Alessio are attractive shorter members of the Alexandrian family, Alessio currently ranking at Number 26 on the Italian pop list.