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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Italian
Other Forms FormsFerrari, Ferraro, Ferrero, Ferraris

Meaning & History

Derived from the Italian adjective ferrigno meaning "made of or resembling iron" (a derivative of Latin ferrum meaning "iron"), applied as a nickname to someone who was very strong or thought to resemble the metal in some other way. A famous bearer is American actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno (1951-).
Added 7/31/2021 by General9696
Edited 6/27/2022 by General9696