Italian Word Names

One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for Italian words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive Italian baby names. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.

  • Aio

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Vowel names are popular, but this word-name possibility takes it to an extreme.Read More 

  • Alba

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to more than 150 baby... Read More 

  • Alea

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alea is a genuine girls' name as a sleeker variation of Aleah, a name with both Arabic and Persian roots that means exalted or God's being. But in... Read More 

  • Allegro

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    ALLEGRA is a delicate ballet-dancer name; ALLEGRO, which means a fast-paced movement in music, is stronger and more vibrant.Read More 

  • Alzata

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This Italian word with a positive meaning makes a pretty, unusual girl's nameRead More 

  • Annata

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A sweet and frilly Ann name, much more unusual than Anita.Read More 

  • Aquila

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An evocative ancient word that's used as a first name in the New Testament, among other places. It's also the name of an eagle-shaped constellation.

    That said, contemporary interest in... Read More 

  • Ardesia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An attractive Italian color and rock word name that doesn't sound anything like its meaning.Read More 

  • Aria

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The light and airy Aria is an operatic choice moving quickly up the charts and also a current favorite on Nameberry. Aria entered the list in 2000 and has risen since then to the Top 25. Aria's... Read More 

  • Auretta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A pretty addition to the Au-girl names like Audrey, Aurora and Autumn. The beginning Aur syllable, which often relates to gold, makes this an appropriate and one of the more unusual Read More 

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