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The world is literally your oyster when it comes to choosing a name for your baby. From French to classic, Irish to modern there is so much choice that it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing one for your little one.


And while the choice is completely yours (unless you go for something that is banned...), have you ever considered looking to the beautiful country of Italy as a source of inspiration?


Here are 40 boys’ and girls’ names that we absolutely love!




1. Alessia – meaning defending warrior


2. Aurelia – meaning gold


3. Benedetta – meaning to speak well


4. Camilla – meaning young ceremonial attendant


5. Carmela – meaning garden


6. Donatella – meaning gift of God


7. Elenora – meaning light


8. Fabiana – meaning bean grower


9. Filomena – meaning loved one


10. Gabriela – meaning God is my strength


11. Gina – meaning well born


12. Isabella – meaning consecrated to God


13. Letizia – meaning joyful or happy


14. Lucia – meaning bringer of light


15. Martina – meaning warlike


16. Marea – meaning sea of bitterness


17. Rosa – meaning rose


18. Serafina – meaning firey one


19. Silvana – meaning forest


20. Sofia – meaning wisdom





1. Alfonso – meaning noble and eager


2. Alessandro – meaning defender of mankind


3. Carlo – meaning strong


4. Cecilio – meaning dim sighted or blind


5. Donato – meaning gift of God


6. Edmondo – meaning prosperous protector


7. Fabiano – meaning bean grower


8. Filippo – meaning lover of horses


9. Francesco – meaning free


10. Georgio – meaning farmer


11. Gian – meaning God is gracious


12. Ilario – meaning cheerful or merry


13. Luigi – meaning famous warrior


14. Martino – meaning warlike


15. Marino – meaning of the sea or sailor


16. Rico – meaning brave ruler


17. Silvestro – meaning from the woods


18. Tito – meaning of the giants


19. Tomasso – meaning twin


20. Vincenzo – meaning conqueror




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