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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Italian
Other Forms FormsFenocchio, Finocchi

Meaning & History

From Italian finocchio "fennel", a nickname for someone who grew or sold the plant. In modern Italian, the word is a derogatory slang term for a gay man. The meaning "fine eye, keen eyesight" has also been suggested.
Added 3/20/2023 by jocatchi
Edited 3/20/2023 by jocatchi