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.

  • Terra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A video-game import (Final Fantasy VI) for a character with green hair and a name that brings the outmoded Terry and Tara into the postmodern age. Read More 

  • Trina

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Nickname name that retains an Old Country feel. Read More 

  • Valentia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Valletta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Ventura

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Ventura started life as a shortening of Bonaventura, Spanish for good luck or good fortune, but now stands on its own. It has a pleasant sound and the stylish 'V' ending, but Angelenos would... Read More 

  • Vero

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The o ending and the positive meaning in many languages makes this a winner, and with the feminine Vera making a surprise return, and the new love for the letter 'V', this becomes a name that has... Read More 

  • Via

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Could be a short form of Sylvia, Olivia, or any other similar name. Or a vivid Italian word name.Read More 

  • Violetta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Violetta is a more vibrantly colored, feminissima form of Violet. It is the name of the heroine of the Verdi opera La Traviata--in fact Violetta was the original title of the work.Read More 

  • Vita

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Vital and vivacious, Vita is stirring back to life along with many of her V-themed sisters -- Vivian, Vivica -- and is becoming a new celebrity baby favorite. Read More 

  • Zana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An international possibility, heard from England and Israel to Poland, Latvia, and Albania. Read More 

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