SOURCE: Nickname
USAGE: Italian
PRONOUNCED: GRON-kee   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Tuscan word gronchio meaning "numb, bent". This is an Italian regional surname typical of Tuscany, namely of the two provinces of Pisa and Firenze. This surname is known in Italy because of Giovanni Gronchi (1887-1978), president of the Italian Republic from 1955 to 1962, a period of great economic growth.