italian girls name needed

I am due next week and don’t have a name ready, please help! I really want an Italian girls name that is not too unusual for people in [name]England[/name] to say as my nan was Italian. It has taken me 9 months to convince my husband to have an Italian name as he wants something simple, any ideas?

I love the name [name]Graziella[/name], but because it sounded too italian (and we’re not italian!) we went for [name]Gabriella[/name] instead.

I knew a [name]Graziella[/name] in high school. She said it GRAT-ZIella.

Congratulations and well done for persuading your husband to go for an Italian name cos they’re beautiful names. Heres a few I thought of for you:
[name]Adrina[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Cosima[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] nn [name]Jess[/name]/[name]Fran[/name]
[name]Kara[/name]
[name]Leona[/name]
[name]Leonora[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]/[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Loretta[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name]
[name]Luna[/name]
[name]Mirella[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Rosetta[/name] nn [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Etta[/name]
[name]Sarafina[/name] nn [name]SARA[/name]
[name]Sienna[/name]
[name]Verona[/name]
[name]Viola[/name]
[name]Viviana[/name]
Most of these are easy to pronounce, and people wil pretty much know how to spell them too.

I’m Italian, too! I [name]Love[/name] Italian names! We have some good ones in my family. I’ll include them below :wink: If you like a few of them, I would then check out their meanings. Some of them are really nice!

  • are my favs :slight_smile:

[name]Gianna[/name]*
[name]Giovanna[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] (pron. AAH-na)*
[name]Rosa[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] ([name]Lou[/name]-chi-a or [name]Lou[/name]-sha)
[name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Alessia[/name]*
[name]Amalia[/name]*
[name]Angelina[/name]
[name]Aria[/name]*
[name]Ariana[/name]
[name]Batista[/name]
[name]Bellezza[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]*
[name]Carina[/name]*
[name]Carmela[/name]
[name]Chiara[/name]
[name]Clarina[/name]
[name]Clarissa[/name]
[name]Eleonora[/name]*
[name]Fiammetta[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name]*
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Genoa[/name]
[name]Genoviva[/name]
[name]Giada[/name] *
[name]Giordana[/name]
[name]Giuliana[/name]*
[name]Giulietta[/name]*
[name]Honora[/name]*
[name]Liliana[/name]*
[name]Luciana[/name]*
[name]Maddalena[/name]
[name]Micaela[/name]*
[name]Niccola[/name]*
[name]Milana[/name]*
[name]Pietra[/name]
[name]Rosemund[/name]
[name]Sarita[/name]
[name]Silva[/name]
[name]Silvia[/name]
[name]Federica[/name]
[name]Venitia[/name]
[name]Violetta[/name]*
[name]Viviana[/name]*

This is my favorite Nameberry thread yet!!

I [name]LOVE[/name] Italian names! Below are some of my favorites:

[name]Aria[/name] (melody)
[name]Annata[/name] (year’s time)
[name]Chiara[/name] (clear)
[name]Cadenza[/name] (cadence)
[name]Lucia[/name] (light)
[name]Ellera[/name] (ivy)
[name]Allegra[/name] (cheery)
[name]Aurora[/name] (dawn)
[name]Trina[/name] (lace)
[name]Mira[/name] (aim)

And my favorite Italian variants:
[name]Alessia[/name] ([name]Alexis[/name])
[name]Josephina[/name]
[name]Maddalena[/name]
[name]Elena[/name]
[name]Tessa[/name] - I’ve always thought of this as Italian, but nameberry doesn’t consider it Italian …

Good luck!

I love love love Italian girls names!

My favs are:

[name]Alessa[/name]
[name]Alessia[/name]
[name]Allegra[/name]
[name]Chiara[/name]
[name]Delfina[/name]
[name]Elettra[/name]
[name]Eliana[/name]
[name]Eloisa[/name]
[name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Evelina[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Lelia[/name]
[name]Livia[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name]
[name]Noemi[/name]
[name]Ottavia[/name]
[name]Sabina[/name] – one of my best friends names so I know it works well in [name]England[/name] :wink:
[name]Vittoria[/name]

Some that are used in both [name]England[/name] and [name]Italy[/name] (just with different prn sometimes):

[name]Adele[/name]
[name]Adelina[/name]
[name]Adriana[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] (ah-[name]LEE[/name]-cheh in Italian)
[name]Anna[/name]
[name]Annabella[/name]
[name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Arianna[/name]
[name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] (bee-a-TREE-che in Italian)
[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] (che-CHEE-lyah in Italian)
[name]Celeste[/name] (che-[name]LES[/name]-te)
[name]Clara[/name]
[name]Delia[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Elisa[/name] (Italian sp)
[name]Emma[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Flora[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Gloria[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Jessica[/name]
[name]Laura[/name]
[name]Lidia[/name] (Italian sp of [name]Lydia[/name])
[name]Luisa[/name]
[name]Maria[/name]
[name]Marisa[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Mirabella[/name]
[name]Romola[/name]
Rosabella
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Silvia[/name] (Italian sp)
[name]Sofia[/name] (Italian sp)
[name]Susana[/name]
[name]Teresa[/name]
[name]Viola[/name]
[name]Virginia[/name]

So funny that you should ask this… just yesterday I added an Italian name to my list. I met a little girl yesterday, so beautiful (Itallian father and [name]Asian[/name] mother) and spirited, and I subsequently thought, “What a beautiful name!” [name]Don[/name]'t hear of it often, in fact, haven’t spotted it on this forum… but her name’s Contessa. I checked and it means, a titled woman, a countess.

What was your grandmother’s name, may I ask?

Got this off 20000-names.com… other italian names and their meanings that I like.

[name]AMEDEA[/name]: Feminine form of Italian [name]Amadeo[/name], meaning “to love God.”
[name]ANJELICA[/name]: Variant spelling of Italian [name]Angelica[/name], meaning “angelic.”
[name]BETTINA[/name]:”[name]Pet[/name] form of Italian [name]Benedetta[/name], meaning “blessed.”
[name]COSIMA[/name]: Feminine form of Italian [name]Cosimo[/name], meaning “order, beauty.”
[name]ELETTRA[/name]: Italian form of Latin [name]Electra[/name], meaning “bright, shining.”
[name]INES[/name]: Italian form of English [name]Agnes[/name], meaning “chaste; holy.”
[name]LEONORA[/name]: Short form of Italian [name]Eleonora[/name], meaning “foreign; the other.”
[name]MARGHERITA[/name]: Italian form of Latin [name]Margarita[/name], meaning “pearl.”
[name]SONIA[/name]: Italian and Portuguese form of Russian [name]Sonya[/name], meaning “wisdom.””

[name]Hope[/name] this helps! Congrats on your baby!!!

What about Italian place names? My favorties are:

[name]Italia[/name](nn[name]Tali[/name] or [name]Talia[/name])
[name]Capri[/name]
[name]Verona[/name]

You could also use

[name]Venetia[/name]
[name]Florence[/name]
Firenze
Tuscany
[name]Roma[/name]
[name]Sicily[/name]
[name]Milan[/name]
[name]Lucca[/name]

I like [name]Antonia[/name] lately, my great-grandmother’s name. She was called [name]Antonina[/name]. I love [name]Nina[/name] for a nickname also.

Other Italian names I find very easy to mingle in the English-speaking world, with some Italian flair (some are already familiar in usage, I think):
[name]Adriana[/name]
[name]Alessandra[/name]
[name]Amalia[/name] or [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Bettina[/name] (the Italian is a variation of [name]Benedetta[/name], not [name]Elizabeth[/name])
[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Carlotta[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] or [name]Celia[/name]
[name]Clara[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name]
[name]Christiana[/name]
[name]Elena[/name]
[name]Emilia[/name] (different root origin than [name]Amelia[/name])
[name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Faustina[/name] - kind of different!
[name]Feliciana[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name]
[name]Giada[/name]
[name]Gisella[/name]
[name]Gloria[/name]
[name]Iolanda[/name]
[name]Laelia[/name] or [name]Lelia[/name]
[name]Laura[/name]
[name]Leonora[/name]
[name]Liana[/name] (short form of names that end in -liana - can be used for a full name)
[name]Lidia[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name]
[name]Lina[/name] (short form of names that end in -lina - can be used as full name)
[name]Livia[/name]
[name]Lora[/name] (variant of [name]Laura[/name]; also short form of [name]Eleonora[/name] or Loredana - can be used as full name)
Loredana - not essentially an Italian name. There is a Loredan surname in [name]Italy[/name], but the name was “invented” by [name]George[/name] Sand, and then sort of caught on (not sure how much). It is pretty though.
[name]Lucia[/name]
[name]Luciana[/name]
Maddelena
[name]Marianna[/name]
[name]Mariella[/name]
[name]Marisa[/name]
[name]Martina[/name]
[name]Melania[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Nicolina[/name]
[name]Paola[/name]
[name]Patrizia[/name]
[name]Perla[/name] (wow, I love this!)
[name]Regina[/name]
[name]Rosa[/name]
Rosabella
Rosangela
[name]Rosaria[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name]
[name]Sara[/name]
[name]Savina[/name]
[name]Sebastiana[/name]
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Silvana[/name]
[name]Sofia[/name]
[name]Susana[/name]
[name]Teodora[/name]
[name]Teresa[/name]
[name]Tiziana[/name]
[name]Tullia[/name]
[name]Valeria[/name]
Vitalia
[name]Viviana[/name]

That’s a lot! I had fun making this list, I hope you can find something you like, all the ladies make fantastic suggestions. These are just the ones I thought were beautiful (to me). Unmistakenly Italian, some of them more exotic and others more subtle and commonly heard in the English-speaking countries.

Firstly, I think someone suggested [name]Graziella[/name] earlier, but I would caution against this due to the popularity of [name]Grazia[/name] magazine.

A few Italian names that I love :
[name]Annabella[/name] (popular)
[name]Carlotta[/name]
[name]Cosima[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name] (popular)
[name]Isidora[/name]
[name]Isotta[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] (the name of my brother’s fiancee - it’s just so pretty)
[name]Maddalena[/name]
[name]Marina[/name]
[name]Olimpia[/name]
[name]Oriana[/name]
Raffaella
[name]Rosetta[/name].

Good luck!

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Mia[/name] means “my dear” in Italian. That would make a pretty name.

Following on from abeezee’s suggestion, [name]Carina[/name] means ‘darling’ - I think it would be a beautiful name. It is also a constellation!

Sorry for any duplicates…

[name]Allegra[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Alessandra[/name]
[name]Alessia[/name]
[name]Arianna[/name]
[name]Annalisa[/name]
Anisia
[name]Angelica[/name] ([name]Angelina[/name], [name]Angela[/name])
[name]Antonella[/name] ([name]Antonietta[/name])
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Beata[/name]
[name]Benedetta[/name]
[name]Chiara[/name]
[name]Clara[/name]
[name]Caterina[/name]
[name]Carmela[/name]
[name]Concetta[/name]
[name]Clarissa[/name]
[name]Cristina[/name]
[name]Carla[/name]
[name]Daniela[/name]
Diletta
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Eleonora[/name]
[name]Elisabetta[/name]
[name]Elena[/name]
[name]Elisa[/name]
[name]Eloisa[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Federica[/name]
[name]Fernanda[/name]
[name]Fabiana[/name]
Flaminia
[name]Gaia[/name]
[name]Gianna[/name] ([name]Giovanna[/name])
[name]Gioia[/name] (joy-ah)
[name]Ginevra[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] (can be a nn for [name]Margherita[/name])
[name]Giorgia[/name]
[name]Giulia[/name] ([name]Giuliana[/name])
[name]Giordana[/name]
[name]Giuseppina[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name]
[name]Ilaria[/name]
[name]Isotta[/name]
[name]Lavinia[/name]
[name]Lea[/name] ([name]Lay[/name]-ah…can be a nn for [name]Leonora[/name] or [name]Maddalena[/name])
[name]Letizia[/name]
[name]Lucrezia[/name] (nn [name]Krizia[/name])
[name]Luna[/name]
[name]Loreta[/name]
[name]Laura[/name]
[name]Ludovica[/name]
[name]Maia[/name]
[name]Mara[/name]
[name]Martina[/name]
[name]Maria[/name] (often also used as a double name ie: [name]Maria[/name] [name]Vittoria[/name], [name]Maria[/name] [name]Stella[/name], [name]Maria[/name] [name]Grazia[/name], [name]Maria[/name] [name]Cristina[/name])
[name]Milena[/name]
[name]Melania[/name]
[name]Melina[/name]
[name]Marica[/name] (Mah-ree-cah)
[name]Matilde[/name]
[name]Monica[/name]
[name]Monia[/name]
[name]Marta[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name] ([name]Talia[/name])
[name]Oriana[/name]
[name]Paola[/name]
[name]Rachele[/name] (Rah-ke-leh, if that makes sense)
[name]Rosa[/name]
[name]Sara[/name] (Sah-rah)
[name]Stella[/name]
[name]Selena[/name] (Seh-leh-nah)
[name]Sofia[/name]
[name]Simona[/name]
[name]Tiziana[/name]
[name]Teodora[/name]
[name]Valeria[/name]
[name]Valentina[/name]
[name]Vittoria[/name]
[name]Viola[/name] (Vee-oh-lah)
[name]Vincenza[/name]

To add to someone else’s place name ideas: [name]Siena[/name], [name]Ravenna[/name], [name]Milana[/name], [name]Assisi[/name]

I know some of the origins of these names are not strictly Italian (ie: they are Latin or Greek, etc.) but when I think “Italian” I think of names commonly used in the country.

Looks like you’ve been pretty well taken care of here! So I’m just going to suggest the ones that I like.

[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Cosima[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] w/ nn Cessa or Cesca - w/ ch sound in the beginning (love this one!)
[name]Sienna[/name]
[name]Gianna[/name]
[name]Alessia[/name]
[name]Amalia[/name]
[name]Ariana[/name]
[name]Giada[/name] (love this one too!)
[name]Capri[/name]
Firenze (this name is very interesting!)

One that I didn’t see mentioned was
[name]Nicola[/name] or [name]Niccola[/name]

My favorites are [name]Francesca[/name], [name]Giada[/name], and [name]Cosima[/name].
Good luck!

[name]Just[/name] my two cents: [name]Nicola[/name] is actually a male name in [name]Italy[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Just[/name] my two cents: [name]Nicola[/name] is actually a male name in [name]Italy[/name] :)[/quote]

Really!? I didn’t know that. I know someone here (i’m in the US) who named her daughter [name]Niccola[/name] - that’s where I got that from.

[name]Just[/name] my two cents: [name]Nicola[/name] is actually a male name in [name]Italy[/name] :)[/quote]

Really!? I didn’t know that. I know someone here (i’m in the US) who named her daughter [name]Niccola[/name] - that’s where I got that from.[/quote]

I’m sure especially in the U.S. it would be cool to name a girl [name]Nicola[/name]/[name]Niccola[/name], I just wanted to point out that traditionally in [name]Italy[/name] its a male name. The female form is [name]Nicoletta[/name]. This is a similar thing to [name]Andrea[/name], which in [name]Italy[/name] is a very popular male name.

I didn’t realize that! It’s weird how names are so different from country to country. I like [name]Nicoletta[/name] a lot (and would have considered it for one of my daughters), but my former best friend is [name]Nicole[/name] and I want absolutely nothing to do with that name after what she did to me and my husband.

A friend of mine is Italian and her name is [name]Cherie[/name].