Italian Submitted Surnames

Italian names are used in Italy and other Italian-speaking regions such as southern Switzerland. See also about Italian names.
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Brancatella Italian (Rare)
Derived from the feminine given name Brancatella, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Brancazio... [more]
Brancatello Italian (Rare)
Derived from the masculine given name Brancatello, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
Brancato Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a place name (thus making it a locational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancato, which is a variant form of the given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
Brancazio Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancazio, which itself is derived from Brancatius (also found spelled as Brancaccius and Brancatus), a late Latin corruption of the given name Pancratius... [more]
Brenari Jewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
Briatore Italian
This surname originates from the province of Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is probably derived from Piedmontese brijador meaning "postilion, coachman", which itself is ultimately derived from Piedmontese bria meaning "bridles, reins".... [more]
Broin Italian
Italian and French form of or comes from Brown.
Bruni Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bruno.
Buccambuso Sicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
Bulgaria Italian, Spanish
Originally an ethnic name or regional name for someone from Bulgaria or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with Bulgaria, which is named after the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, itself possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed".
Buonamico Italian (Anglicized)
Di Martino Buffalmacco was a widely renouned painter in Italy cities in Florence, Bologna, Pisa although his work was not known to survived the Great Fire of Italy back in the late 1300 hundreds he was widlely known for asummed work as The Three Dead- Three Living, The Triump of Death, The Last Judgement, The Hell and the Thebasis.... [more]
Buonaparte Italian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Buonaparte
Buono Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
Buonocore Italian
Nickname for a reliable or good-hearted person, derived from buono meaning "good" and core meaning "heart".
Buonopane Italian
Nickname for a person who is "as good as bread", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a baker, derived from buono meaning "good" and pane meaning "bread".
Buscemi Sicilian
Name for someone originally from the town of Buscemi in Sicily, derived from the Arabic toponym قلعة أبي شامة‎ (qal'at 'abi shama) meaning "castle of the man with the mole‎" or "castle of (the family of) Abi Shama".
Buschiazzo Italian
It's a surname in northern Italy (Piedmont). It emerges from the German spelling Bosch or Busch and this means "forest" or "wooded area".
Butta Italian
Italian: from a short form of a compound name formed with butta- ‘throw’, as for example Buttacavoli.Italian: from an old German feminine personal name Butta.Italian: variant of Botta.
Buttacavoli Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + cavoli "cabbages".
Buttafuoco Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + fuoco "fire".
Caccavale Italian
Possibly a combination of cacare "to shit" and vale "valley".
Cacciatore Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", ultimately derived from cacciare meaning "to hunt".
Cairo Italian
One who came from Cairo.
Calcaterra Italian
Nickname from calcare meaning "to tread", "to stamp" + terra meaning "land", "earth", "ground", probably denoting a short person, someone who walked close to the ground, or an energetic walker.
Calderone Italian
From the Latin word Caldaria "cauldron". Given to someone who worked as a tinker or tinsmith.
Caligiuri Italian
Comes from the Greek words "kalos" meaning "beautiful" and "gheros" meaning "elderly," and was often given to children in the hopes that they would retain their beauty in their old age.
Calliari Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
This is an Italian surname, in the north of Italy. Calliari is the result of the deformation of the graphically Calligari, where you can clearly see excision of the letter or character D, which is located in the middle of the surname... [more]
Calogero Italian
From the given name Calogero.
Calzaghe Sardinian, Italian
From Italian meaning "breeches".
Camarata Sicilian
Name from city in Sicily: Cammarata
Cambareri Italian
Variant of Cammareri, an occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
Cambria Italian
Denoted to someone from Cambria, Sicily, possibly of Arabic origin.
Camilleri Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
Camillo Italian
From the given name Camillo.
Cammarata Italian
Habitational name from any of various places in Sicily named Cammarata, all derived from Greek καμάρα (kamara) meaning "vault".
Cammareri Sicilian, Italian
Means "servant, waiter" in Sicilian.
Campagna Italian
Name for someone originally from any of various locations named Campagna, all derived from Latin Campania, itself from campus meaning "field".
Campanano Italian
Southern Italian:... [more]
Candido Italian
From the given name Candido.
Canella Italian
Italian regional surname denoting someone who lived by a canal. From the Italian canale 'canal', from the Latin canalis meaning "canal; conduit; groove; funnel; or ditch". Alternatively, it may come the genus name of wild cinnamon, a diminutive of the Latin canna "reed, cane".
Cannavaro Italian
Probably from a nickname used to refer to rope makers or hemp growers. This surname is most famously borne by brothers Fabio (1973–) and Paolo Cannavaro (1981–), former football players.
Cannella Italian
Derived from the word "Cinnamon" in Italian meaning someone who was a baker and or made cinnamon.
Cantone Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Cantone, derived from Italian cantone meaning "canton, corner".
Canzio Italian
From the given name Canzio
Capaldo Italian
Probably a diminutive of Italian capo meaning "head", perhaps used as a nickname for a stubborn or hard-headed person.
Capecchi Italian
Probably from Old Italian capecchio, either denoting a type of cheap batting and, by extension, upholsterers, who worked with it, or as a nickname for a person with bristly hair or beard.... [more]
Capone Italian
Augmentative of Italian capo meaning "head", used as a nickname for a big-headed or arrogant person.
Capote Italian (Tuscan)
Capote is a name for person who was the chief of the head from the Italian personal name Capo.
Capra Italian
From the Latin word capra meaning "nanny goat." This was a name originally borne by shepherds / goat herders.
Capraro Italian
Occupational name for a goatherd, derived from Italian capra meaning "goat".
Capua Italian
Capua is a city and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy, situated 25 km (16 mi) north of Naples on the northeastern edge of the Campanian plain. Ancient Capua was situated where Santa Maria Capua Vetere is now.... [more]
Caputo Italian
Derived from Latin caput meaning "head", used as a nickname for a big-headed or stubborn person.
Carabelli Italian
Common surname in the Lombardy region of Italy.
Caracciolo Italian
Famous bearer of this surname is Canadian-Italian singer Alessia Caracciolo (1996-).
Caramella Italian
Name given to a chalumeau player. Italian version of the French surname Caramelle.
Cardamone Italian
Occupational name for a spicer.
Cardella Italian
Habitational name from a place called Cardella in Sicily.
Cardillo Italian
Cardillo is a surname of Sicilian origin, derived from the word cardilla, meaning ''goldfinch''.
Carducci Italian
From Riccarduccio, an affectionate form of the given name Riccardo. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian poet Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906.
Carilli Italian
Patronymic form of Carillo.
Carillo Spanish, Italian
From a diminutive of the given name Caro.
Carino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carino.
Carlin Italian
Derived from a pet form of the given name Carlo.
Carlo Italian
From the given name Carlo.
Carlotti Italian
From the given name Carlo.
Carmine Italian (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Carmine, which in turn was derived from the color of a vivid form of red.
Carniglia Italian
Italian: perhaps from Sicilian cirniglia, cirnigliu, an occupational name for a grain sifter or winnower.
Carpenito Italian
This surname derives from a person who had worked as a "carpenter".
Carrera Spanish, Italian
Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.... [more]
Carucci Italian
Derived from Medieval Latin names Carutius or Caruccius or from the Italian term caruccio composed by caro meaning "dear" with the endearment suffix -uccio.
Casa Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "house" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Casagrande Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations called Casagrande or Casa Grande, derived from Italian casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big, large".
Casanova Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
Casapiccola Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations called Casapiccola or Casa Piccola, derived from Italian casa meaning "house" and piccola meaning "small".
Casari Italian
Smarano, Italy... [more]
Casella Italian
From casa "house" (Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin"), perhaps originally denoting the occupier of the most distinguished house in a village. Italian chef Cesare Casella (1960 - ) is one such bearer of this name.
Cassata Italian
Derived from the Italian word cassata, denoting a sweet cake made with cheese and candied fruit.
Castanati Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
Castellan Italian
This name is of Latin origin. It comes from "castellanus" meaning 'castellan, steward of a castle'.
Castelli Italki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
Castello Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
Castiglia Italian
A Regional name for someone from Castile in Spain. Castile was an independent kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries, it formed the largest power in the Iberian peninsula. The name derives from the many castles in the region.
Castiglione Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Castiglione, derived from Italian castiglione meaning "castle, fortress".
Castrogiovanni Italian
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
Catello Italian
From the given name Catello
Catena Italian
This surname means "chain" in Italian.
Catone Italian
Derived from the name of the Roman republican statesman Cato, used as a nickname.
Catrambone Italian
Unexplained.
Cava Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
Cavagnaro Italian
Means "basket-weaver."
Cavalcanti Italian
Means "riding" in Italian. An occupational surname for people who worked with horses.
Cavalera Italian
A bearer of this name is Brazilian metal musician Max Cavalera, whose father was Italian.
Cavallini Italian
The surname comes from the words "cavallaro," which means a horse dealer; or from "cavalieri," meaning a horseman, rider or knight.
Ceddia Italian (Modern)
Great grandparent from San Marco in Lamis, Province of Foggia, Apulia region of Italy.
Celidonio Italian
my maiden name
Celino Italian, Spanish
From the given name Celino
Celio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Celio
Celso Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Celso
Cembrola Italian
My family is from St. Angelo, de Oliva, Naples, Italy
Centofante Italian
Variant form of Centofanti.
Centofanti Italian
Means "a hundred soldiers on foot" in Italian, derived from Italian cento meaning "(a) hundred" and Italian fanti, which is the plural form of fante meaning "soldier, infantryman"... [more]
Cera Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Sicilian
Metonymic occupational name for a wax seller, derived from Latin cera meaning "wax".
Cerasuolo Italian
Means "cherry-colored." Appears as a word in many Italian dictionaries, but may have origins in the Greek period of Naples, where it seems to have originated. There are at least two villages found with the name, the most notable being near Monte Cassino, where many Japanese-American soldiers won Medals of Honor or other awards for heroism during WW II... [more]
Cerva Portuguese, Italian
"Cerva" means deer.
Chiara Italian
Chiara meaning clear
Chiaramonte Italian
comes from the italian word chiara meaning "clear" and the the word monte meaning "mountain", possibly denoting someone who lived by clear mountians, hills, etc.
Chiavetta Italian
From Italian "chiavetta", deriving from chiave meaning key.
Chiesa Italian
Means "church" in Italian, originally a topographic name for someone who lived near a church, a habitational name from any of various places named Chiesa or perhaps an occupational name for someone who worked in a church.
Chirico Italian
Surname of Italian surrealist artist, Giorgio de Chirico
Ciabattino Italian
Italian for "cobbler."
Cianci Italian
The surname Cianci is a name for a person of small financial means. The surname Cianfari is derived from the Italian words cianfrone and cianferone, which referred to a type of medieval coin.
Cicero Italian
From the Italian cicero "pea," "chickpea," or "lentil."
Cifrino Italian
Uncommon name originating in Italy. Legend says that it was used for the offspring of a king and one of his maids. Meaning is most likely something like "little nothing".
Cimarosa Italian
from "Cima" Top, and "Rosa" A rose or the Color Pink. A famous Bearer of this surname is the Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa(1749-1801).
Ciminelli Italian
Diminutive of Cimino
Ciminello Italian
Diminutive of Cimino
Cimino Italian
Occupational name for a spice dealer, from cimino "cumin", Sicilian ciminu.
Cinardo Italian
From Italy
Ciocca Italian
The origin has to do with hair
Circelli Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian circedda meaning "(hoop) earring", originally used to denote someone who wore hoop earrings.
Ciriaco Italian, Spanish
From the given name Ciriaco.
Cirillo Italian
From the given name Cirillo.
Cirino Italian, Spanish
From the given name Cirino.
Ciro Italian, Spanish
From the given name Ciro.
Citarella Neapolitan
Occupational name for someone who made or played a guitar, derived from chitarra or catarra "guitar".
Claudio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Claudio
Cleto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Cleto.
Cocuzza Italian
From cocuzza "gourd", "pumpkin", applied either as an occupational name for a grower or seller of gourds or a nickname for a rotund individual.
Colella Italian
diminutive of personal name Cola, a short form of Nicola, an Italian equivalent of Nicholas... [more]
Collabrusco Italian
From the region Calabria in southern Italy; widely moved to US.
Colo Italian
From the personal name Colo, a short form of Nicolo (see Nicholas). (Colò) nickname from medieval Greek kolos ‘lame’, classical Greek kylos.
Comim Italian
It mans waiter in italian.
Coniglio Italian
Means rabbit in Italian from Latin "cuniculus" given to someone who hunted rabbits.
Consalvo Italian
From the given name Consalvo.
Consiglio Italian
Meaning "counselor" or "one who gives good advice".
Conte Italian
Means "count (a title of nobility)" in Italian.
Contino Italian
Diminutive of Italian Conte or Conti.
Cordasco Italian
From the given name Corda or Cordio (a short form of Accord(i)o, literally "agreement") + the suffix -asco denoting kinship.
Corio Italian
Variant of Coiro.
Cornacchia Italian
Nickname meaning "crow, jackdaw" in Italian, applied to someone who was talkative or thought to resemble a crow or jackdaw in some other way.
Corradino Italian
From the given name Corradino.
Corrado Italian
From the personal name Corrado.
Corrao Italian
Reduced form Corrado.
Corsi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of CORSO.
Corso Italian, English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either derived from the given name Bonaccorso or taken from Italian and Spanish corso, denoting someone who lived in Corsica.
Corte Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese
From corte ‘court', applied as an occupational name for someone who worked at a manorial court or a topographic name for someone who lived in or by one.
Corvino Italian, Spanish
From the given name Corvino
Corvo Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Corvo
Cosca Italian
Topographic name from the Calabrian dialect word c(u)oscu "oak", also "wood".
Cosco Italian
Masculinized form of Cosca.
Cosmo Italian
From the given name Cosmo.
Cossiga Italian, Sardinian
Sardinian translation of the place name Corsica. A famous bearer of the name is Francesco Cossiga (1928-2010), Italian politician who served as Prime Minister (1979-1980) and as President (1985-1992).
Costabile Italian
Italian name.... [more]
Costantino Italian
From the given name Costantino
Cotoni Italian
means "cottons" in Italian
Cozzolino Italian
Diminutive of Cozzo.
Cravotta Sicilian
From a Sicilian immigrant to America, Cravotta was changed to Cravatta upon arrival at Ellis Island. The name means "bowtie."
Crema Italian, German
From the italian city "Crema"
Crescenzo Italian
From the given name Crescenzo
Cristiano Italian
From the given name Cristiano.
Cristoforo Italian
From the given name Cristoforo.
Crivelli Italian
From the Italian crivello, which is derived from the Latin cribrum, meaning "sieve," (a mesh food strainer); likely an occupational name for a maker or user of sieves.
Cuarto Italian
Italian:... [more]
Cucolo Italian, Austrian, Judeo-Italian
Used in Austria, and in southern regions of Italy.
Cugini Italian (Rare)
Means "cousins" in Italian.
Cuomo Italian
Probably from a shortened form of Cuosëmo, a Neapolitan variant of the Italian male personal name Cosimo.
Curcio Italian
This name derives from Latin “curtĭus”, which in turn derives from the Latin “curtus” meaning “shortened, short, mutilated, broken, incomplete”.
Cursio Italian
Variant of the italian surname Curcio
D'abreo Italian
Origin is Italian
D'Addario Italian
From the given name Addario.