Type Surname (from location)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. mehs-SEE-na
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Meaning & History

From the name of the Sicilian city of Messina, founded by Greek colonists. The city was named after the Greek city Μεσσήνη (Messene).

Related Names

VariantMessana

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Entry added April 25, 2021