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.

  • Calia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A highly unusual Italian word-name that is nevertheless attractive and easy to pronounce and spell.Read More 

  • Callaia

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    Has the aura of an exotic flower name, more unusual than Calla.Read More 

  • Canna

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    Not as well known as Calla Lilies, the Canna Lily is a tropical plant with large leaves and showy flowers; there was a 6th century Welsh Saint Canna, and it's also the name of a Scottish island.Read More 

  • Carezza

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    An appealing, affectionate Italian word name, with several possible nicknames.Read More 

  • Cielo

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    Expansive, sunny Italian word name. Read More 

  • Colomba

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    This spelling used in Italy and Spain shares the peaceful meaning of dove with the more familiar Columba. It's a Top 35 name in Chile.Read More 

  • Delfino

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    Heard more often as a surname in Italy, its meaning has also been linked to the dolphin--which would make a cool nursery motif.Read More 

  • Desinata

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    A word that could conceivably be used as a name.Read More 

  • Dovizia

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    A medieval Italian name that could work in modern times.Read More 

  • Duna

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    Duna refers the Hungarian word for the Danube River or to the Icelandic term for the down of a duck. Duna also bears a resemblance to both Dune and Djuna. In this era of word names and invented... Read More 

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