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90+ Italian Boy Names for Modern American Babies

Jun 5, 2022

90+ Italian Boy Names for Modern American Babies

AHEAD: The ultimate list of Italian names for boys—plus their meanings and popularity.

On the hunt for an amazing Italian boys’ name that’s cool in the United States?

You’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single male Italian name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

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Let’s go check out this huge list of Italian boy names and find the perfect one for your son!

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these Italian names for boys.

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Short Italian names for boys

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These Italian male names are just 4 or 5 letters and are perfect for your little bambino!

Aldo

  • Name meaning: Wise or noble.
  • Popularity: #983

Bosco

  • Name meaning: Forester or one who lives in the woods.
  • Popularity: This Italian B name isn’t ranking.

Ciro

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Cyrus, meaning sun.
  • Popularity: This short boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Cosmo

  • Name meaning: Relating to the world or universe.
  • Popularity: This outer space name isn’t ranking.

Dante

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Durant, meaning enduring.
  • Popularity: #311

Dario

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Darius, meaning possessing goodness or rich and kingly.
  • Popularity: #684

Marco

  • Name meaning: Italian and Spanish version of Mark, meaning warlike.
  • Popularity: Marco ranks #398 and Marcos is #491.

Mario

  • Name meaning: Might mean Roman war god Mars, male, or sea.
  • Popularity: #348

Milan

  • Name meaning: A city in Italy known for fashion.
  • Popularity: This very Italian name ranks #388 for boys and #655 for girls.

Rivo

  • Name meaning: Stream.
  • Popularity: This rare R name isn’t ranking.

Rocco

  • Name meaning: Rest.
  • Popularity: #502

Rocky

  • Name meaning: Rest. Full of rocks.
  • Popularity: #881

Rome

  • Name meaning: The capital and largest city in Italy.
  • Popularity: #785

Romeo

  • Name meaning: Pilgrim to the city of Rome.
  • Popularity: #349

If you like these mini Italian boy names you might also like this complete list of short boys’ names or these one-syllable names.

Long Italian male names

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These Italian baby boy names are comprised of 8, 9, or 10 letters!

Alessandro

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Alexander, meaning defender.
  • Popularity: #609  FYI: Alessandro currently ranks #3 in Italy!

Cristiano

  • Name meaning: Italian and Portuguese version of Christian.
  • Popularity: This Italian C name hasn’t ranked since 2018.

Domenico

  • Name meaning: Of the Lord.
  • Popularity: This D name isn’t ranking.

Francesco

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Francis, meaning Frenchman or free man.
  • Popularity: In the United States, this name last ranked in 2000.  FYI: This is the 2nd most popular boys’ name in Italy!

Giancarlo

  • Name meaning: Italian version of John Charles.
  • Popularity: This G name last ranked in 2017.

Giuseppe

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Joseph, meaning Jehovah increases.
  • Popularity: This Italian boys’ name isn’t ranking in the States but ranks #14 in Italy.

Salvatore

  • Name meaning: Savior.
  • Popularity: Salvador ranks #727, Salvatore is #941, and Salvator isn’t ranking.

Vincenzo

  • Name meaning: Conquering.
  • Popularity: #748

If you like these lengthy Italian boy names you might also like this list of 3-syllable names or these names for rainbow babies.

Familiar Italian baby names

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These Italian names for boys are sure to ring a bell! Many of these would make great middle names.

Angelo

  • Name meaning: Spiritual being.
  • Popularity: #316

Armani

  • Name meaning: Son of Armand. Warrior.
  • Popularity: #369

Eduardo

  • Name meaning: Spanish and Italian version of Edward, meaning wealth or protector.
  • Popularity: #337

Franco

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Francis, meaning Frenchman or free man.
  • Popularity: #864

Gianni

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Johnny, meaning God is gracious.
  • Popularity: #390

Giorgio

  • Name meaning: Italian version of George, meaning farmer.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Gustavo

  • Name meaning: Spanish and Italian version of Gustav, meaning staff of the Geats or Goths or gods.
  • Popularity: #654

Leandro

  • Name meaning: Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian version of Leander, meaning lion man.
  • Popularity: #605

Luciano

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Lucian, meaning light.
  • Popularity: #431

Orlando

  • Name meaning: Renowned throughout the land. A city in Florida.
  • Popularity: #754

See more boy names that start with O.

Roberto

  • Name meaning: Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese version of Robert, meaning bright fame or shining with glory.
  • Popularity: #507

Santino

  • Name meaning: Little saint.
  • Popularity: #417

Sergio

  • Name meaning: Protector. Servant of the law.
  • Popularity: #384

If you like these Italian boy names you might also like this list of two-syllable names.

Rare Italian first names for boys

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These unique Italian boy names aren’t ones you hear every day.

Arturo

  • Name meaning: Bear-like.
  • Popularity: #642

Bernardo

  • Name meaning: Brave bear.
  • Popularity: Bernard last ranked in 2008 and Bernardo last ranked in 2007.

Clemente

  • Name meaning: Mild and merciful.
  • Popularity: This Italian boy’s name isn’t ranking.

Dangelo or Deangelo

  • Name meaning: From the angel.
  • Popularity: Dangelo ranks #957 and Deangelo last ranked in 2018.

Eliseo

  • Name meaning: Italian and Spanish version of Elisha, meaning God is my salvation.
  • Popularity: #833

Ernesto

  • Name meaning: Spanish and Italian version of Ernest, meaning sincere.
  • Popularity: #901

Vicente

  • Name meaning: Conquering.
  • Popularity: #759

If you like these unusual Italian boy names you might also like this list of boy names that start with V.

Final thoughts on Italian boy names

Perhaps you’re looking to honor your Italian heritage…

Or you’ve got an Italian theme for your kids’ names…

Or maybe you just happen to like anything and everything Italian! (Totally valid, btw).

No matter your motivation, thankfully, Italian names for boys are abundant!

Here are the 10 most popular (in America) male Italian names in rank order:

#32  Luke
#42  Luca
#87  Leonardo
#124 Giovanni
#135 Lorenzo
#139 Enzo
#166 Matteo
#171 Emiliano
#178 Antonio
#219 Emilio

Whether you choose to go with a moniker that’s popular or more obscure, all of the names on this enormous list of Italian boy names are solid!

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect name for your bambino!

Italian Boy Names