100 Italian names for girls to help you pick the perfect baby name or to learn the origin and meaning of an Italian name you love.
Whe we learned we were expecting a baby girl, my husband and I knew we wanted her to have an Italina name.
I am Italian (read about me here), he is Irish, so it made perfect sense for us to give her an Italian first name and keep his Irish surname, a true inernational baby!
Choosing an Italin name for a by girl however wasn’t easy as we wanted it ot be beautiful (that was the easy part, Italian names can be wonderful), easy to pronounce in all languages and we also wanted it ot have a beautoful meaning
An so the research started!
We read baby name books, websites and recalled every italian girl name we could think of and we compiles a list iof 1000 possible names.
This is that list, plus a shortlist of the most popular Italian names for baby girsl in 2020: I hope it comes in handy!
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Mot popular Italian baby names for girls in 2020
In 2020, the most popular Italianj names for baby girls were:
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Italian names for girls: in alphabetical order
In alphabetical order, these are 100 of the most popular Italian names for girls with the most likely origin (according to books and wesbites on the topic) and meaning.
|Name||Most likely origin/Linguistic Root||Most likely meaning|
|Ada||German / Hebrew||Noble, beautiful, adorned|
|Adele||German (deriv. Ada)||Noble, of noble origin|
|Agnese||Greek, then Latin||Pure, caste|
|Alma||Latin||‘giver of life’|
|Amelia||German||‘active, hard working’|
|Anna||Hebrew||‘divine grace, blessed’|
|Antonella||Latin||Flourishing or possibly ‘fighter’, fem. of Antonius|
|Antonia||Latin||Flourishing or possibly ‘fighter’ (see above)|
|Arianna||Greek||Sacred and pure|
|Asia||Pron. Ah-see-a||Asia (continent)|
|Azzurra||–||Of the color of saffire|
|Beatrice||Latin||She who beatifies, makes holy|
|Camilla||Greek||Servant to the Temple / Minister of God|
|Carlotta||Like Carla, see above|
|Cecilia||Latin||Ancient Roman name, Lit. ‘Blind’|
|Claudia||Latin||Patrician Roman name, Claudius|
|Cristina||German||Of Christ, christian|
|Eleonora||Probably derivative of Elena||Bright|
|Elisa||Hebrew Pron. E-lee-sa||God is perfect|
|Emilia||Latin||Ancient Roman Family Name|
|Elvira||Hebrew||Temple of God|
|Fabiana||Latin||From Roman Name Fabius|
|Flavia||Latin||From Roman family name Flavius/Flavia|
|Francesca||French||Of France, widespread asfter St Francis|
|Gabriella||Hebrew||Hero with the help of God|
|Giovanna||Hebrew||Gift from God|
|Giorgia||Greek||Of the land, famer|
|Giulia||Latin||Family name Julius/Julia|
|Giuliana||Latin||Devout to Jupiter|
|Isabella||Hebrew||God is my abundance|
|Lavinia||Latin||Ancient Roman family name, in origin seems to have meant ‘pure’|
|Livia||Latin||Ancient Roman name|
|Lorenza||Latin||Ancient Roman name, probably associated with Laurentium (place)|
|Lucia||Latin Pron Lu-chee-a||Light, bright, shining|
|Marta||Hebrew||Lady, Dame of the house|
|Martina||Latin||Sacred to Mars (see below)|
|Marzia||Latin||Sacred to Mars|
|Matilde||Germanic||Strenght in Battle|
|Miriam||Hebrew||Lady (variant of Maria, see above)|
|Nicoletta||Greek||Who brings victory|
|Raffaella||Hebrew||Healed by God|
|Rita||Greek||Pearl (see marghertia)|
|Roberta||German||Of splendant glory|
|Sabina||Latin||From Sabina (place)|
|Silvia||Latin||Of the woods, wild|
|Simona||Hewbrow||That who listens|
|Tullia||Latin||Roman family name|
|Valentina||Latin||Strong, with good health|
|Valeria||Latin||Roman family name|
|Violante||Latin||Probably a variation of Viola (see above)|
I hope you enjoyed this overview of popular Italian names for girls and it helped you pick one for your wonderful little girl!