Romantic Italian Baby Names
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.
- 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." >
- Giovanni di Antonio is seen in art history books as Antonello da Messina, after the place of his birth. Antonello is both more mellow and distinctive than the more familiar Antonio." >
- Cosimo Tura was an early Renaissance painter from Ferrara. His name, associated with the great Medici patron of the Florentine Renaissance, was chosen by singer Beck and his wife Marissa Ribisi, joining the other celebs who have picked twin name Cosima for their daughters." >
- Domenico Ghirlandaio was another early Renaissance painter of the Florentine school. Its English version Dominic has been on the US Top 100 list since 2001, and is now at Number 69. But the dashing Domenico, first name of Dolce & Gabbana's Dolce, has yet to be discovered here." >
- Born Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardo but always known as Donatello, he was a master of sculpture in both marble and bronze. The female Donatella is known here via fashion designer Versace; Donatello could make a romantic namesake for a Grandpa Donald." >
- Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat, would make a strikingly charming choice." >
- Lorenzo Lotto was a Venetian painter of the late Renaissance. One of the more familiar Italian names, Lorenzo is the 4th most popular name in Italy, 51 in France and 227 in the US. With its Shakespearean cred and appealing nicknames Renzo and Enzo, this would make a cool crossover pick." >
- Luca Signorelli, born Luca d’Egidio di Ventura, was a Tuscan painter renowned for his draftsmanship. Luca is another name that already has a green card: on the US list since 2000, it’s an international hit. Colin Firth, Hilary Duff, Jacinda Barrett, Vincent d’Onofrio and Rebecca Minkoff all have sons named Luca." >
- Michelangelo Buonarroti was the towering Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet. Well used as a first name in Italy (as in film director Michelangelo Antonioni), this 5-syllable smoosh name is rarely heard here, though it was used as a middle for Tom Fletcher’s son Buzz." >
- Paolo Uccello was a renowned painter and mathematician; Paolo Veronese is celebrated for his large historical paintings. Paolo is an irresistibly rich name, the Latinization of the more prosaic Paul, with many distinguished namesakes." >
- Piero della Francesca, born in 1416, was a great early Renaissance painter from what is now Tuscany. Piero and Pietro, the Italian versions of Peter, are two more elegant and melodic o-ending P names." >
- Born as the full-form Alessandro, Sandro Botticelli’s most famous painting is The Birth of Venus. But his nickname has long been used on its own, and is a lot fresher sounding than female version Sandra. Sandro Chia is a noted contemporary Italian artist." >
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on April 15th, 2016 at 4:31 am
My favourite is Paolo.
on April 15th, 2016 at 11:52 am
I love Italian names. Lorenzo was a serious contender for my DD.
on 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.
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