Romantic Italian Baby Names

Great boys' names of great Italian artists

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.

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4 Responses to “Romantic Italian Baby Names”

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Impwood Says:

April 15th, 2016 at 4:31 am

My favourite is Paolo.

LoveBugsMama Says:

April 15th, 2016 at 11:52 am

I love Italian names. Lorenzo was a serious contender for my DD.

hufflepuff Says:

April 19th, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Lelio is so cool. Annnnnd of course, Nameberry doesn’t even have it listed as a name so I have to go to Behind the Name to get any info, lol.

Italian Baby Names: Straight from the Map – Baby Name Blog – Nameberry Says:

May 18th, 2017 at 9:53 am

[…] of these Italian baby names feel traditional, even vintage. Others could make bold, unexpected picks for a child’s name. […]

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