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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Deiorio Italian
Italian surname meaning "Of Gold" or "From Gold"
De Laura Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Laura (a derivative of Latin laurus "laurel").
Deledda Italian, Sardinian
Variant of Ledda. A famous bearer of this surname is Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Grazia Deledda (1871–1936).
Delfino Italian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
Del Frate Italian
Italian in origin, meaning; "of the monk"
Della Italian, Spanish
Likely derived from the Italian and Spanish word della, meaning "of the".
Della Chièsa Italian
It literally means "of the church".
Della Francesca Italian
Means "son of Francesca". A famous bearer was Piero della Francesca (1415-1492), an Italian fresco painter.
Delvecchio Italian
The surname Delvecchio is derived from the Italian word vecchi, which further derives from the late Latin word veclus, which measn old, aged, or elderly.
De Marco Italian
From the given name Marco.
De Maria Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Means "of Mary" in Portuguese and Italian.
Demaria Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Maria, or name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary.
De Marni Italian
From Italy, most likely Northern Italy. One theory is that De Marni or a similar sounding name was the name of an orphanage, but it's origin is unknown.
De Martino Italian
Means "Son of Martino". A famous bearer is actor Stefano De Martino.
De Michele Italian, French
An Italian and French patronymic surname, meaning "son of Michele 1".
D'entrone Italian
Italian conjugation, meaning "from within".
Depietri Italian
The distinguished surname Depietri can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
De Rosa Italian
Derived from the given name Rosa 1.
De Salvo Italian
Meaning of "De" is "From", or "Of", so probably "From Salvo".
De Santa Italian (Tuscan)
The surname De Santa was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries... [more]
De Santo Italian, Spanish
Mean “Son of Santo”.
De Simone Italian
Patronymic form of the given name Simone 2.
De Stefano Italian
Means "son of Stefano".
Di Benedetto Italian
From the given name Benedetto.
Di Carlo Italian
From the given name Carlo.
Di Cesare Italian
Means "son of Cesare".
Di Cicco Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Francesco, from Latin Franciscus. The "Di" in the surname means the family of Cicco so about 100 before you had this name, it would be only Cicco.
Di Dio Italian
Means "of God" in Italian.
Didonato Italian
Combination of the prefix Di and the name Donato.
Difano Italian
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy.
Di Francesco Italian
Literally means "of Francis," and therefore may also mean "son of Francis."
Di Giacomo Italian
Means "son of Jacob".
Di Giovanni Italian
From the given name Giovanni.
Dilabbio Italian
A surname historically used in southern Italy, possibly derived from the Italian "dell avvio" meaning "of the beginning."
Dileo Italian
Southern Italian Surname.
Di Lorenzo Italian
From the given name Lorenzo.
Di Maggio Italian
Came from a child who was born in the month of May. The surname Maggio is derived from the Italian word Maggio, which literally means the month of May.
Dimarco Italian
means "son of Marco" in italian
Di Martino Italian
From the given name Martino.
Di Mauro Italian
From the given name Mauro.
Dimeglio Italian
First used in Venice, Italy
Dimercurio Italian
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
Di Moze Italian
Means "son of Moze" in Italian.
Dio Italian
Means God in Italian. It was born as a stage name by Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), an American Heavy Metal Musician.
Diogene Italian
From the given name Diogene
Dipaolo Italian
means "son of Paolo" in Italian
Di Pego Italian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
Diroma Italian
From Rome or of Rome.
Di Stasio Italian
Means "son of Stasio", Stasio being a short form of Anastasio.
Divita Italian
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
Domenico Italian
From the given name Domenico
Domizio Italian
From the given name Domizio
Donatelli Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of Donato.
Donato Italian
From the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare "to give"). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.
Donatucci Italian
From a pet form of Donato.
D'Oreste Italian
From the given name Oreste
Dragonetti Italian
Diminutive of drago or dragone "dragon".
Dramis Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
Dressel Italian
Italian form of Dressler
Dulcamara Italian
given to my great great grandfather who was left on the doorstep of a church in Chiavari Italy. The priest took inspiration from names of plants in the garden. This one came from the plant in English would mean 'bitter sweet nightshade'
Elardo Italian
Possibly from a variant of the given name Ilardo, which may be a form of the Germanic name Adalhard (see also Ilardi).
Eligio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Eligio
Enrico Italian
From the given name Enrico.
Ercolano Italian
From the given name Ercolano
Eva Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Eva.
Evola Italian
Perhaps a topographic name from Italian ebbio, a type of plant known as danewort in English (genus Sambucus), itself derived from Latin ebullus; alternatively, it may have been a habitational name for a person from a minor place named with this word... [more]
Fabiani Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Fabiano, comes from the given name Fabian.
Fabiano Italian
Comes from the personal name Fabiano, a derivative of Fabian.
Fabrizio Italian
From the given name Fabrizio
Facente Italian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
Falconi Italian
Means "Falconer"
Falotico Italian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
Falso Italian
Not much history is known for Falso however, it was common surrounding Napoli, Lazio, Latin, and Roma. It means False, phony, fake. Because of this, the surname has spread globally especially to United States of America and Brazil... [more]
Fantauzzo Italian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
Fantozzi Italian
From a derivative of Fante.
Faraci Sicilian
Patronymic from farace; deriving from Arab farag.
Faraguna Croatian, Italian
Derived from Istro-Romanian fară gună, meaning "without a shepherd's goat-skin cloak".
Farano Italian, Sicilian
Possibly deriving from a town Faranò in province of Messina, Sicily. Possible variant of Surname faran which comes from Irish surnames Ó Fearáin, Ó Faracháin, or Ó Forannáin.
Faria Portuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
Fariza Italian
Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia Fariza which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'... [more]
Fata Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
Fauci Sicilian
Means "sickle" in Sicilian, originally an occupational name for a maker of sickles.
Fausett Italian
Man with Falsetto voice.
Favaro Italian
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
Fazio Italian
From a short form of the given name Bonifazio.
Felice Italian
Given name Felice, which is the Italian form of Felix.... [more]
Ferdinando Italian
From the given name Ferdinando
Ferrandino Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrandino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrando. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrando.... [more]
Ferrando Italian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
Ferrante Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrante... [more]
Ferrantino Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrantino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrante. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrante.
Ferraris Italian (Latinized, Modern)
Variation of the italian surname "Ferrari". Means Smith but in plural.
Ferrigno Italian
Derived from the 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... [more]
Ferruccio Italian
From the given name Ferruccio
Fieri Italian
A notable bearer is American restaurateur and television host Guy Fieri (1968-).
Filiberto Italian
From the given name Filiberto.
Filippelli Italian
Means "Son of Filippo." Italian form of Phillips.
Filosa Italian
Southern Italian: Probably an occupational nickname for a fisherman, from Sicilian filuòsa ‘fishing net’. Also from the subphylum: Filosa. These are known as euglyphids, filose (which means stringy or thread-like), amoebae with shells of siliceous scales or plates, which are commonly found in soils, nutrient-rich waters, and on aquatic plants.
Finotti Italian
Derived from the Medieval Italian given name Fino or also given to someone whose ancestors were named Delfino or Ruffino.
Fioravanti Italian
Derived from the given name Fioravante.
Fiordelise Italian (Rare)
Derived from Italian fiordaliso "cornflower". In heraldry, however, fiordaliso is the Italian term for Fleur-de-lys, the symbol for the King of France (until the French Revolution). This surname either could have been ornamental, or could have referred to Italians loyal to the French Kingdom / Empire, even those among the king's guard.
Fiorelli Italian
The surname Fiorelli was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000... [more]
Fiorello Italian
From the given name Fiorello
Fiorentino Italian
From the given name Fiorentino
Fiorenzo Italian
From the given name Fiorenzo
Fiori Italian
Means "son of Fiore" in Italian.
Fiorino Italian
From the given name Fiorino.
Fischioni Italian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
Florino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Florino.
Foligno Italian
Derived from the Latin word folium "leaf"
Folladori Italian
It is the italian variant of the british surname WALKER.... [more]
Fontecchio Italian
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
Formica Italian
This surname is also spanish and it means "ant". it could indicate a person that is short and thin but works hard an constantly.... [more]
Forte Italian
Italian word for "Strong"
Fortuna Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "fortune" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Francesco Italian
From the given name Francesco.
Francese Italian
Ethnic name for a Frenchman.
Franchetti Italian
Diminutive spelling of Franco.
Franchi Italian
Variant spelling of Franco.
Franchini Italian
Italian patronymic of Franchino.
Franchino Italian
Diminutive form of Franco.
Francomagaro Italian
I believe the first element is Franco, just don't know what the other element is.
Frascatore Italian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly derived from (or related to) Italian frasca meaning "bough, branch", which might possibly indicate that the surname had first started out as a nickname for someone who worked as a woodcutter or as a forester... [more]
Fresia Italian (Modern, Rare)
The surname is the 202,062nd most commonly held family name internationally It is held by around 1 in 3,535,927 people. This last name is mostly found in Europe, where 71 percent of Fresia reside; 59 percent reside in Southwestern Europe and 59 percent reside in Italic Europe... [more]
Frusciante Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective frusciante meaning "rustling, swishing, whishing", which itself is derived from the Italian verb frusciare meaning "to rustle, to swish, to whish". The surname had probably started out as a nickname for someone who made a rustling or whishing sound whenever they walked, which was probably caused by the clothes that they were wearing (in that the clothes must have been made of a certain fabric that is prone to making some noise when touched in any way).... [more]
Fucci Italian
From the plural of Fuccio, a short form of any of various personal names with a root ending in -f (as for example Rodolfo, Gandolfo) to which has been attached the hypocoristic suffix -uccio, or alternatively from a reduced form of a personal name such as Fantuccio, Feduccio.
Fusi Italian
Italian: of uncertain origin; it could be Greek, compare modern Greek Soyses, or alternatively, Caracausi suggests, of Arabic or Hebrew origin.
Gabriele Italian
From the personal name Gabriele, Italian form of Gabriel.
Gaeta Italian
Derived from the town of Gaeta, in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. It can also derive from the given name Gaetano which shares its origin.
Gaetano Italian
From the given name Gaetano
Gagliano Italian
Habitational name from a few places in Italy, which all derived from the Latin personal name Gallius
Galante Italian, French, Jewish
Comes from the ancient French word "galant" meaning someone in love or who has fun. In the case of Mordecai Galante, a Spanish exile in 16th century Rome, his courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), from which Galante was eventually derived.... [more]
Galantuomo Italian
Meaning "gentleman"
Galasso Italian
Italianized from Galahad.
Galilei Italian
A notable bearer, is astronomer Galileo Galilei.
Gallatini Italian (Archaic)
Derived from the given name Galla and a suffix, meaning "little rooster".
Galloni D'istria French, Italian
Meaning "Gallons from Istria" in French and Italian.
Galmarini Italian
Galmarini is a common surname in the Lombardy region of Italy.
Gambino Italian
from a diminutive of gamba ‘leg’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with short legs.
Gangemi Sicilian, Italian
Arab origin meaning healer
Gasparrino Italian (Tuscan)
Gasparinus de Bergamo was a Italian Teacher who tutored The Future Popes of Italy and was a Secertary for Pope Martin V in the late 1400.
Gelso Italian
Means MULBERRY in Italian
Gelsomino Italian
Means "jasmine" in Italian, possibly also used as a topographic name.
Gemini Italian
Diminutive of Gemino.
Gemino Filipino, Italian
Derived from the latin word 'geminus' meaning "twin".
Gennaro Italian
From the given name Gennaro
Gentilis Italian (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gentili. The Italian-born Oxford professor and jurist Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) was known as Albericus Gentilis in Latin.
Gerardo Italian, Spanish
From the given name Gerardo
Germanotta Italian
Possibly derived from Germano by adding a diminutive suffix. Most common in the Messina area in Sicily. A famous bearer of the surname is singer Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta).
Gervasio Italian
Derived from the given name Gervasio.
Ghezzi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of a nickname from Old Italian ghezzo ‘dark’
Ghio Italian
From the given name Guido
Giacchino Italian
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer of this name is an American music composer films known as Michael Giacchino (1967-).
Giaccone Italian
Probably a modification of the given name Giacomo.
Gianfrancesco Italian
From a compound personal name composed of Gianni + Francesco.
Giarratana Italian
Sicilian habitational name from a place so named in Ragusa.
Giglio Italian
From the personal name Giglio, from giglio "lily" (from Latin lilium), a plant considered to symbolize the qualities of candor and purity.
Gilca Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
Gilio Italian
Tuscany. One variation of the surname Giglio meaning ""lily"". ... [more]
Gioè Italian
This is a short form of given name Gioele used as surname.
Giorgi Italian
From the given name Giorgio.
Giorgio Italian
From the given name Giorgio
Giovanni Italian
From the given name Giovanni.
Gironda Italian
Possibly from a variant of Italian ghironda ‘barrel-organ’.
Giudice Italian
Occupational name for an officer of justice, Italian giudice " judge" (Latin iudex, from ius "law" + dicere "to say"). In some cases it may have been applied as a nickname for a solemn and authoritative person thought to behave like a judge.
Giuliano Italian
From the given name Giuliano
Giuntoli Italian
Comes from a derivative of Giunta.
Giusti Italian
Means "son of Giusto"
Giustino Italian
From the given name Giustino
Giusto Italian
From the given name Giusto
Gola Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
Gonella Italian
Means "short skirt," in Italian, as in a piece of armor.
Gorga Italian
Topographic name from Sicilian gorga, Catalan gorg(a) ‘place where water collects’, ‘mill pond’, ‘gorge’.
Granarolo Italian
It means bread baker.