Italian Submitted Surnames

Italian names are used in Italy and other Italian-speaking regions such as southern Switzerland. See also about Italian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Gandolfo Italian
From the given name Gandolfo.
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.
Gavino Italian
From the given name Gavino.
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.
Giacinto Italian
From the given name Giacinto.
Giacomo Italian
From the given name Giacomo.
Giambattista Italian
From the given name Giambattista.
Giampaolo Italian
From the given name Giampaolo.
Giancarlo Italian
From the given name Giancarlo.
Gianfrancesco Italian
From a compound personal name composed of Gianni + Francesco.
Giano Italian
From the given name Giano.
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.
Gildo Italian
From the given name Gildo.
Gilio Italian
Tuscany. One variation of the surname Giglio meaning ""lily"". ... [more]
Gino Italian
From the given name Gino.
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.
Giraldo Italian
From the given name Giraldo.
Girolamo Italian
From the given name Girolamo.
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
Goffredo Italian
From the given name Goffredo.
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.
Granata Italian
Granata is an Italian word for a shade of red (maroon), and the Latin name of the city of Granada.
Granato Italian
Occupational name for a jeweler or lapidary, from granato "garnet".
Grande Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Means "tall, large" in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, used as a nickname for a person of large stature.
Grandin Italian
Derived from Grande.
Grassi Italian
Variant of Grasso.
Grasso Italian
Means "fat" in Italian, used as a nickname for a stout person.
Graziano Italian
From the given name Graziano.
Gregori Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Gregorio.
Griffo Italian
From grifo "gryphon" (Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the mythical beast.
Grimaldo Spanish, Italian
From the given name Grimaldo.
Guadagnino Italian
It came from Italian word guadagno which means "earnings" and has a diminutive suffix ino which is also an occupation suffix.
Gualtieri Italian
From the given name Gualtiero.
Guàrdia Catalan, Spanish, Italian
Catalan, Spanish, and Italian from Catalan guàrdia, Spanish and Italian guardia ‘guard’, ‘watch’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a watch place, an occupational name for a member of the town guard, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named (La) Guardia.
Guarracino Italian
Nothing is known of this family name other then they grew up in Manhattan, New York, other states and cities too but most can from boats and had to be quertied at Ellis Island, New York
Gucci Italian
From the given name Guccio a nickname from the names Arriguccio and Uguccio... [more]
Gucciardo Italian
From the personal name Gucciardo, a revival of French Guichard, of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements wig 'battle' or wisa 'experience' + hard 'strong', 'brave', 'hardy'.
Guerino Italian
From the given name Guerino.
Guglielmi Italian
From the given name Guglielmo.
Guglielmo Italian
From the given name Guglielmo.
Gugliuzza Italian
Derivative of the personal name Guglia.
Guidetti Italian
Derived from the given name Guido.
Guido Italian, German
From the given name Guido.
Gulotta Italian
Italian: from the female personal name, a pet form of Gulla.
Gustavo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Gustavo.
Hermidilla Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Italian (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
Hermidilla is originated from Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines during the Spanish colony.... [more]
Iadanza Italian
Of Italian origin, and a (currently) unknown meaning.... [more]
Iannitello Italian
Could mean “Land of Gracious God”, from Ianni, stemming from Ioannes meaning “Yahweh is Gracious” and Tello, meaning “Land”.
Iavarone Italian
Possibly from a shortened form of the personal name Ianni + varone, a variant of barone ‘baron’; literally ‘baron John’.
Ienca Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
Ilardi Italian
Possibly from the given name Ilardo, which was possibly a derivative of the Germanic name Adalhard... [more]
Ilario Italian
From the given name Ilario.
Imbimbo Neapolitan
From Italian bimbo meaning "a child, a male baby" (which is a variant of bambino "child") combined with in-, a prefix indicating "belonging to the family of".
Immobile Italian (Rare)
From Italian immobile "still, stationary, immobile".
Inaudi Italian
Francesca Inaudi is an Italian actress.... [more]
Infante Italian
Nickname for someone with a childlike disposition, from infante "child" (Latin infans, literally "one who cannot speak").
Inga Italian
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
Inquieti Italian (Rare)
would like to know if any one out there has heard of this name and what part of italy it comes from gt grand father corneluse inquiete/i came to england from parma italy in 1872/4 age 37/8 married in 1875... [more]
Insalaco Italian
A surname in Sicily. Believed to come from the word Salaco an occupational name for a tanner in Arabic.
Inzaghi Italian
Probably from the town of Inzago, near Milan. This surname is most famously borne by brothers Filippo (1973–) and Simone Inzaghi (1976–).
Ippolito Italian
Italian: from the personal name Ippolito (classical Greek Hippolytos, composed of the elements hippos ‘horse’ + lyein ‘loose’, ‘release’). This was the name of various minor early Christian saints... [more]
Isacco Italian
From the given name Isacco.
Italici Italian
Meaning "Italics", in Italian.
Iulitta Italian
Early Italian surname. Gaelic Etruscan origins.... [more]
Izzo Italian
From the given name Azzo.
Jacaruso Italian
An Italian surname from a compound of Ia- (from the personal name Ianni) and the southern Italian word caruso, which means ‘lad’ or ‘boy’.
Kutz Italian
Habitational name for someone from Kuhz, near Prenzlau.
Laghi Italian
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
Laico Italian
Means that is not part of the Catholic Church.
Lamalfa Sicilian
Variant of Malfa, most probably a habitational name for someone from Malfa on the island of Salina (Messina), although the name has also been linked with Amalfi in Salerno and Melfi in Potenza.
Lamantia Italian
Italian:vail, the last name of a general in Palrmo, Sicily, Italy.
La Marca Italian
Means 'the mark' in Italian.
Lamberto Italian
From the given name Lamberto.
Lamborghini Italian
Probably from Germanic landa "land" and burg "fortress, castle".
Lana Italian, Spanish
Means "wool" in Spanish and Italian.
Lancia Italian
From Latin lancea, meaning "spear", given to those who made, sold or used spears. A famous bearer of this surname is Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937), who established the Lancia car brand in 1906.
Lapetina South American, Italian (?)
Possibly from Italian La Petina, the meaning of which is uncertain.
Lapo Italian
From the given name Lapo.
Larcella Italian
Variation of Lauricella, from a pet form of Laura.
La Rosa Italian
Derived from Italian rosa meaning "rose", used as a name for someone who lived by a rose bush.
Larose Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
Larusso Italian
Derived from the Italian word "Rosso," which comes from the Latin words "Rubius and Rossius," which mean "red." As a surname, larusso was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a reddish complexion.
Lasagna Italian
From Italian (lasagna) denoting a popular Italian dish made of stacked layers of thin flat pasta alternating with fillings such as ragù and other vegetables, cheese, seasonings and spices.
Latina Italian
From a feminine form of Latino.
Latino Italian
From the medieval personal name Latino, originally an ethnic name for someone of Latin as opposed to Germanic, Byzantine or Slavic descent.
Lattanzio Italian
My great-great grandmother's name was Patrizia Maria Lattanzio. After she passed and my Great-grandmother sent my grandmother to America, the officials mis-spelled her name on her documents and the last name was shortened to Lattanzi... [more]
Laura Italian
Either from the given name Laura or a topographic name from Latin laurea meaning "laurel".
Lauricella Italian
From the pet form of Laura.
Lauro Italian
From the given name Lauro
Lavagnino Italian
Common surname in the Liguria area of Italy.
Lavecchia Italian
Means "Old Lady"
Lazzaro Italian
From the given name Lazzaro
Ledda Italian, Sardinian
Probably from the former Medieval town of Lella, in northern Sardinia. The transformation of -ll- into -dd- is common in Sardinian.
Legore Italian
Possibly Italian, a nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from a northern variant of lepre "hare". However, only the plural form Legori is attested in Italian records.
Lelio Italian
From the given name Lelio.
Lencioni Italian
Italian. My family is from the Tuscany region of Lucca.
Leo Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
Leo Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
Leonardo Italian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
Leopardi Italian
From the medieval given name Leopardus. A famous bearer of this surname is Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), one of the most influential Italian poets.
Leto Italian
From the personal name Leto. From Latin Laetus meaning "happy, joyful"... [more]
Liberio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Liberio
Liberto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Liberto.
Liborio Italian
From the given name Liborio
Libra Italian
Derived from the latin word 'libra' meaning "balance, weigh". It's probably a nickname for a deliberate or well-balanced person.
Librizzi Italian
Habitational name from Librizzi in Messina province, Sicily.
Limbo Italian
It comes from latin word "limbus". It has religious origin.... [more]
Liserani Italian
A famous bearer is Italian-born American actor Gino Corrado Liserani (1893 - 1982), who went by Gino Corrado on film
Lobianco Italian
Derived from the words lo "the" and bianco "white".
Lodovico Italian
From the given name Lodovico.
Loglisci Italian
My grandfather's family name who were from Gravina di Puglia
Lo Màglio Italian
Literally means "the hammer." However, "the" would normally be represented as "il" in Italian, in this case.
Lomenzo Italian
From Sicilian "menzo" meaning middle.
Lonardo Italian
Variant of Leonardo, characteristic of central–southern Italy.
Lo Re Italian
Lorenzi Italian
“Laurel tree” or “decorated with laurel.” The English equivalent is Lawrence.
Lo Ricco Italian
Originally Spanish but of Italian origin for at least 7 generations. My branch of the family are residing in Australia but many remain in Italy and quite a few in the USA
Losano Italian
Italian form of Lozano.
Losco Italian
Nickname from losco ‘sinister’.
Lotfi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Lotto .
Lovato Italian
Northern Italian from the Late Latin personal name Lupatus, derivative of Latin lupus "wolf". This is one of several medieval personal names which became popular under the influence of Germanic compound personal names formed with wolf-.
Luca Italian
Variant of De Luca.
Lucca Italian
A habitational name from Lucca Sicula in Agrigento province, Sicily, which was called simply Lucca until 1863. It was probably originally named with a Celtic element meaning ‘marshy.’
Lucchese Italian
Ethnic name for someone from Lucca, a city and comune (municipality) in Tuscany, central Italy, derived from an adjectival form of the place name.
Lucchesi Italian
Variant form of Lucchese.
Lucci Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Luccio, a reduced form of a personal name formed with this suffix.
Lucía Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
Luciano Italian
It is derived from Latin Lucianus, patronymic of Lucius ("Light"). The French form is Lucien.
Lucio Italian
From the given name Lucio.
Ludovico Italian
From the Italian first name Ludovico.
Luigini Italian
Derived from the given name Luigi.
Lusa Italian
Used by people from Lusa, Italy, a town named after the Roman 'gens lusia'.
Maatta Italian
1 Southern Italian: from a feminine form of Matto .... [more]
Macchia Italian
Topographic name from Italian macchia "thicket", "scrub" (from Latin macula) and Habitational name from any of various places named Macchia, as for example Macchia in Trapani province, Sicily.
Maccini Italian
Patronymic from a diminutive of the given name Maccio.
Machi Sicilian
Unexplained. It may be from the Albanian personal name Maqo. Derivation from a Greek name ending in -akis, which has been suggested, is implausible.
Machia Italian
Variant of Italian Macchia.
Macorig Italian
An italian surname that in fact comes from slovene minority near Udine, it should be written Macoric'... [more]
Macro Italian
Possibly a variant of Magro.
Maddaloni Italian
It should came from the toponym Maddaloni (Campany, South Italy) which name originates from the Arabic term "magdhal" meaning fortress, stronghold. The last name Maddaloni is typical of the area that includes the provinces of Naples, Caserta and Benevento.
Madonia Italian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
Madonna Italian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Maffia Italian
Variant of Mattia.
Maffione Italian
Possibly a derivative of the given name Maffeo. This surname is from the Puglia region of Barletta, southern Italy.
Maggio Italian
From a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius "larger" and maiestas "greatness"... [more]
Maggiori Italian
Recorded in many spelling forms including the 'base' form of Maggi, and the diminutives and double diminutives Maggiore, Maggiori, Di Maggio, Maggorini, and many others, this is an Italian surname of Roman (Latin) origins... [more]
Maimeri Italian
Surname of italian painter and entrepreneur Giovanni (Gianni) Maimeri.
Maldini Italian
Possibly derived from an apheresis of the surname Grimaldi.
Malfitano Italian
Altered form of Amalfitano.
Malizia Italian
Italian. Literal translation is the english noun: "Malice".... [more]
Mameli Italian
Possibly from latin surname Mamelius. A famous bearer was Goffredo Mameli, author of the italian national anthem.
Mandato Italian
mandato is the past tense of send in italian-such as "i sent a letter or message"
Mandia Italian
Southern Italian (Campania): unexplained.
Mangani Italian
Possibly an Italian variant of Mangan.
Maniscalco Italian
It means 'blacksmith' in Italian. The variant Maniscalchi is the plural.
Mannazzu Sardinian (Archaic), Sicilian (Rare, Archaic), Corsican (Modern, Rare), Italian (Rare)
It came from the Ancient Nuraghi people. the Nuraghi people inhabited southern Corsica and northern and central Sardinia.
Mansueto Italian
From the given name Mansueto
Manzoni Italian
Of uncertain origin: could be derived from a nickname given to those who raised and took care of bullock, or from the medieval terms manso or mansueto, denoting a gentle person.... [more]
Marano Italian
Habitational name from any of various places named with the Latin personal name Marius and the suffix -anu.