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Italian names. Italian male and female names

Abele - Italian form of Hebrew Hebel, meaning "breath, breathing."
Achille - French and Italian form of Latin Achilles, possibly meaning "he who embodies the grief of the people."
Adalberto - Italian and Spanish form of Old High German Adalbert, meaning "bright nobility." 
Adolfo - Italian form of Latin Adolfus, meaning "noble wolf."
Adone - Italian form of Hebrew Adoniyah, meaning "my lord."
Adriano - Italian form of Latin Adrianus, meaning "from Hadria." 
Affonso - Italian form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."
Agapeto - Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish form of Agapito, meaning "beloved."
Agapito - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Agapitus, meaning "beloved."
Agostino - Italian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."
Alberico - Italian form of Latin Albericus, meaning "elf ruler."
Alessandro - Italian form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."
Alessio - Italian form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
Alfieri - Italian surname transferred to forename use, derived from Spanish alférez, meaning "standard bearer." The Spanish word, alférez, was borrowed from Arabic al-fris, meaning "mounted fighter" or "knight," but the original meaning was not retained.
Alfredo - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Alfredus, meaning "elf counsel."
Alonso - Italian variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready." 
Alphonso - Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."
Alvise - Italian name derived from the patronymic surname Alvisio, which ultimately derived from Germanic Hlodovic, thus sharing the same etymology as French Louis, meaning "famous warrior."
Amadeo - Italian form of Latin Amadeus, meaning "to love God."
Amadore - Italian form of Latin Amator, meaning "lover."
Amando - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Amandus, meaning "lovable."
Amato - Italian name derived from Roman Latin Amatus, meaning "beloved."
Ambrogino - Pet form of Italian Ambrogio, meaning "little immortal one."
Ambrogio - Italian form of Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."
Amedeo - Italian form of Latin Amadeus, meaning "to love God."
Ampelio - Italian form of Latin Ampelius, meaning "vine."
Anastasio - Italian form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."
Anatolio - Italian form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."
Andréa - Portuguese feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Andrés, meaning "man; warrior."
Angelico - Italian form of Latin Angelicus, meaning "angelic."
Angelo - Italian form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."
Angioletto - Pet form of Italian Angiolo, meaning "angel, messenger."
Angiolo - Florentine Italian form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."
Anjelo - Variant spelling of Italian Angelo, meaning "angel, messenger."
Anselmo - Italian and Spanish form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."
Antonello - Pet form of Italian and Spanish Antonio, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Antonino - Italian form of Latin Antoninus, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
António - Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Arcangelo - Italian name meaning "archangel."
Arduino - Italian form of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend." 
Armo -   Finnish name meaning "grace." 
Arnoldo - Italian form of Latin Arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."
Aroldo - Italian form of English Harold, meaning "army leader."
Arrigo - Italian form of German Hariric, meaning "army ruler."
Arsenio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Arsenius, meaning "virile."
Arturo - Italian and Spanish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Attilio - Italian form of Roman Latin Attilius, possibly meaning "father."
Augostino - Italian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."
Augusto - Italian and Spanish Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."
Aurelio - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Aurelius, meaning "golden."
Azzo -   Italian name derived from Latin Accius, meaning "from Acca."
Baldovino - Italian form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bartolomeo - Italian form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartolommeo - Variant spelling of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Basilio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Battista - Italian name derived from the Greek word bapto, "to dip," hence "baptist."
Benedetto - Italian form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Beniamino - Italian form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Benigno - Italian form of Latin Benignus, meaning "kind."
Benvenuto - Medieval Italian name composed of the elements bene "well" and venuto "arrived," hence "well-arrived," i.e. "welcome."
Beppe - Pet form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Berengár - Portuguese form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bernardo -  Italian and Spanish form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bertoldo - Italian form of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Bertrando - Italian form of Latin Bertramus, meaning "bright raven." 
Bettino - Pet form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Biaggio - Variant spelling of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Biagino - Pet form of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Biagio - Italian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bonaventura - Italian name meaning "good fortune."
Bonaventure - Variant spelling of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Bonfilio - Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
Bonifácio - Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Brizio - Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
Buonfiglio - Italian name meaning "good son."
Caj -   Short form of Italian Cajetan, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)."
Callisto -  Latin form of Greek Kallisto, meaning "most beautiful." In Greek mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Lycaon, king of Arcadia. Compare with masculine Callisto.
Calogero - Italian form of Latin Calogerus, meaning "beautiful elder."
Calvino - Italian form of Latin Calvinus, meaning "little bald one."
Camillo - Italian form of Roman Latin Camillus, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
Carlo - Italian form of Latin Carolus, meaning "man."
Casimiro - Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Latin Casimiria, meaning "commands peace."
Celestino - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Cælestinus, meaning "heavenly."
Celino - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Cælinus, meaning "heaven."
Celio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Cælius, meaning "heaven."
Celso - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Celsus, meaning "upright, stately."
Cesare - Italian form of Roman Latin Cæsar, meaning "severed."
Cesarino - Pet form of Italian Cesare, meaning "severed."
Cipriano - Italian form of Latin Cyprianus, meaning "from Cyprus."
Ciriaco - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Cyriacus, meaning "of the lord."
Cirillo - Italian form of Latin Cyrillus, meaning "lord."
Cirino - Pet form of Italian Ciro, meaning "like the sun."
Ciro - Italian form of Latin Cyrus, meaning "like the sun."
Claudio -  Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."
Clemente -  Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."
Cleto - Short form of Italian/Spanish Anacleto, meaning "called back, invoked."
Colombano - Italian form of Latin Columbanus, meaning "dove."
Colombo - Italian form of Latin Columba, meaning "dove."
Concetto - Masculine form of Italian Concetta, meaning "conception."
Corrado - Italian form of German Conrad, meaning "bold counsel."
Cosimo - Italian form of Latin Cosmo, meaning "order, beauty."
Costantino - Italian form of Latin Constantinus, meaning "steadfast."
Costanzo - Italian form of Latin Constans, meaning "steadfast." 
Crescenzo - Italian form of Latin Crescentius, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
Crispino - Italian form of Latin Crispinus, meaning "curly(-headed)."
Cristiano - Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Christianus, meaning "Christian."
Cristoforo - Italian form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Croccifixio - Variant spelling of Italian Crocifisso, meaning "cross; crucifix" or "way of the cross."
Cross - Short form of Italian Crocifisso, or Croccifixio, meaning "cross; crucifix" or "way of the cross."
Damiãno - Portuguese form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
Dante - Contracted form of Italian Durante, meaning "steadfast."
Dario - Italian form of Latin Darius, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
Davide - Italian form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
Demetrio -  Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
Desi - Short form of Italian/Spanish Desiderio, meaning "longing." This name was borne by the Cuban actor Desi Arnaz, husband of Lucille Ball. 
Desidério - Portuguese form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
Domenico - Italian form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."
Donatello - Pet form of Italian Donato, meaning "given (by God)."
Donato - Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Donatus, meaning "given (by God)."
Doriano - Italian form of Latin Dorianus, meaning "of the Dorian tribe."
Duilio - Italian form of Roman Latin Duilius, meaning "war."
Durante - Italian name derived from Latin durantis, meaning "enduring, lasting, steadfast."
Edmondo - Italian form of Anglo-Saxon Eadmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
Edoardo - Italian form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
Efisio - Italian form of Latin Ephesius, meaning "from Ephesus."
Elario - Variant spelling of Italian Ilario, meaning "joyful, happy."
Eligio - Italian form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eliodoro - Italian form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."

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