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.
Di Nardo Italian (Tuscan)
Ancient and illustrious family, called Nardo, Nardi or De Nardi, originally from Tuscany, spread over the centuries in various regions of Italy.
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.
Dioaiuti Italian
Means "may god help you", from dio "god" and aiutare "to help, assist". Most often given to foundlings and orphans.
Diodato Italian
From the given name Diodato.
Diogene Italian
From the given name Diogene
Diotallevi Italian
Means "god raise you", from Italian dio "god, deity" and allevi "to raise (children)". Often given to abandoned or orphaned children.
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]
Di Pietrantonio Italian
The surname Di Pietrantonio literally means "son of Pietro" and indicates in a reinforcing way the descent from the progenitor named Pietro.
Diroma Italian
From Rome or of Rome.
Disraeli Italian, Jewish
Originally denoted a person who came from Israel. This surname was borne by the British politician, statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; he is also the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish origin.
Di Stasio Italian
Means "son of Stasio", Stasio being a short form of Anastasio.
Di Taranto Italian
Habitational name for someone from the city of Taranto the provincial capital of Apulia. Variant of Taranto and Tarantino.
Divita Italian
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
Dolce Italian, Sicilian
From the medieval name Dolce meaning "sweet, pleasant" derived from Latin dulcis.
Dolfi Italian
From the given name Dolfo a diminutive or short form of Germanic names that end with dolfo Adolfo, Gandolfo, and Rodolfo making it a cognitive of Dolph.
Domenico Italian
From the given name Domenico
Domizio Italian
From the given name Domizio
Donatelli Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of Donato.
Donatello Italian
From the given name Donatello.
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 the given name Donato.
Doneddu Italian
From Sardinian doneddu "little gift".
Donna Italian
Probably a matronymic, from the given name Donna meaning "lady, mistress" in classical Italian and "woman" in modern Italian. May alternately derive from a place name.
Donnaloia Italian
A matronymic from Italian donna "lady, mistress" and Aloia.
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'
D'uva Italian
From Italian uva "grape", meaning "of the grapes". An occupational name for someone who produced grapes, or possibly a nickname.
Ecca Italian
From Sardinian ecca "gate".
Elardo Italian
Possibly from a variant of the given name Ilardo, which may be a form of the Germanic name Adalhard (see also Ilardi).
Eleuterio Spanish, Italian
From the given name Eleuterio.
Elia Italian, Assyrian, Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Elia.
Eligio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Eligio
Eliseo Italian, Spanish
From the given name Eliseo.
Elmo Italian
From the given name Elmo.
Emiliano Italian, Spanish
From the given name Emiliano.
Endrigo Venetian, Istriot, Italian
Derived from Endrigo, an Italian and Istriot variant of the given name Henry.
Enea Italian
From the given name Enea the Italian form of Aeneas.
Enrico Italian
From the given name Enrico.
Epifanio Spanish, Italian
From the given name Epifanio.
Ercolanese Italian
One who came from Ercolano.
Ercolani Italian
Means "son of Ercolano" in Italian.
Ercolano Italian
From the given name Ercolano
Ercole Italian
From the given name Ercole.
Espa Italian
From Sardinian espa "wasp", making this a cognate of Vespa.
Eugenio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Eugenio.
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.
Fabio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Fabio.
Fabrizio Italian
From the given name Fabrizio
Facente Italian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
Fadda Italian
Possibly from fada "fairy, fate", or from Sardinian fadda "error", itself from Latin falla "mistake, failure, trick".
Faggiano Italian
From Italian faggio "beech (tree)".
Falaguerra Italian
Possibly means "make war" in Italian, from fare "to make, to provoke" and guerra "war". Alternately, from a given name of the same origin. ... [more]
Falanga Italian
From Sicilian falanga "plank, temporary bridge; fence".
Falasca Italian
Possibly from a dialectical word falasca meaning "straw", referring to someone's build or hair, or possibly an occupation of making things out of straw.
Falconi Italian
Means "Falconer"
Falone Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a dialectical word for a row of grapes or tomatoes.
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]
Fanara Italian
A Sicilian occupational name from Greek φαναράς (fanarás) "lampmaker", ultimately from φανός (fanós) "torch, lamp".
Fanciulacci Italian
Probably means "bad child", from Italian fanciullo "child" and the pejorative suffix -accio.
Fanciulli Italian
Means "child" in Italian.
Fantasia Italian
From Italian fantasia meaning "imagination", possibly a nickname for a person who had a vivid imagination, or from the personal name Fantasia, the feminine form of Fantasio. Known bearers include American sociologist Rick Fantasia and Australian footballer Orazio Fantasia (1995-).
Fantauzzi Italian
Tuscanized form of a surname named for the eponymous settlement at the coordinates 42°28'9N, 12°52'36E.
Fantauzzo Italian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
Fanti Italian
Derived from the given name Fante, or another name containing the medieval element fante "child, boy".
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]
Farris Italian
From Sardinian farris "barley flour".
Fasano Italian
Probably from Italian fasani "pheasant", a nickname for someone who resembled the bird in appearance or (lack of) intelligence, who hunted them, or who lived in an area populated by them. ... [more]
Fata Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
Fatica Italian
From Italian fatica "hard work, effort, labour; fatigue".
Fauci Sicilian
Means "sickle" in Sicilian, originally an occupational name for a maker of sickles.
Fausett Italian
Man with Falsetto voice.
Fausto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the give name Fausto.
Favaro Italian, South American
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
Fazio Italian
From a short form of the given name Bonifazio.
Fazzi Italian
Variant of Fazio.
Febbraio Italian
Derived from Italian febbraio meaning "February", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Federico Spanish, Italian
From the given name Federico.
Fegatilli Italian
From Italian fegato "liver", figuratively used to denote courage. May be occupational, for someone who cooked liver, or a nickname for someone considered to be courageous.
Felice Italian
Given name Felice, which is the Italian form of Felix.... [more]
Felli Italian
Possibly derived from a nickname based on fello "criminal; evil, wretched; angry; sad, gloomy".
Fenu Italian
From Sardinian fenu "hay, marsh grass". A relation to Latin faenus "interest, profit" has been suggested, but seems unlikely.
Fera Italian
Probably related to modern Italian fiero "fierce, savage, raging; bold, daring; proud", by way of Latin ferus "wild, fierce; untamed" or fera "wild beast".
Ferdinando Italian
From the given name Ferdinando
Ferella Italian
Possibly an elaborate form of Fera.
Ferla Italian
Denoting someone from a town of the same name, from Latin ferula "stick, cane".
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]
Ferranti Italian
Derived from the Latin word ferrum, which means "iron". Originally an occupational name for a blacksmith or a worker in iron.
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 Italian 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
Fibonacci Italian
A notable bearer is the mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (1170-1240), the creator of the Fibonacci sequence.
Fichera Italian
From Sicilian fichera "fig tree", a nickname for someone who grew or sold figs, or perhaps lived near them.
Fico Italian
from fico "fig" (from Latin ficus) applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold figs a topographic name for someone who lived in an area where figs grew or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as the district so named in Valderice Trapani province Sicily.
Fieri Italian
A notable bearer is American restaurateur and television host Guy Fieri (1968-).
Filetto Italian
Means fillet fish in Italian
Filiberto Italian
From the given name Filiberto.
Filippelli Italian
Means "Son of Filippo." Italian form of Phillips.
Filippo Italian
From the given name Filippo.
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.
Finocchio Italian
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.
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.
Fischi Italian
Rare central Italian surname. Means “whistler” in Italian.
Fischioni Italian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
Flaminio Italian
From the given name Flaminio.
Flammia Italian
From Latin flammeus "flaming, fiery; flame-coloured", probably referring to the bearer's red hair.
Florimonte Italian
Roughly "flower mountain".
Florino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Florino.
Floris Italian
Cognate to Flores, or a toponym from Sardinian floris "flowers". Possibly from the Latin cognomen Florens meaning "prosperous, flourishing".
Floro Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Floro.
Foglia Italian
From Italian foglia "leaf".
Fogu Italian
From Sardinian fogu "fire", perhaps referring to the hearth of a home, or to the bearer's personality or hair colour.
Fois Italian
From a Sardinian nickname, related to Latin bos "bull, ox".
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".
Forconi Italian
From Italian forcone "pitchfork, fork".
Foresta Italian
Italian cognate of Forest, a derivative of Late Latin forestis "forest".
Formaggio Italian
Occupational name for someone who makes or sells cheese.
Formica Italian
Means "ant" in Italian. It used to indicate a humble or short and thin person but hardworker.
Fornari Italian
From Italian fornaio "baker", ultimately from Latin furnus "oven".
Forte Italian
Italian word for "Strong"
Fortuna Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "fortune" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Foschi Italian
From Italian fosco "dark, murky (colour); gloomy", a nickname referring to the bearer's hair colour or mood. May also stem from the given name Fuscus, of the same meaning.
Foti Italian, Sicilian
from the Greek personal name Photes Photios a derivative of Greek phos (genitive photos) "light".
Fragola Italian
apparently from fragola "strawberry" probably applied as either a topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of wild strawberries a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of soft fruits or a nickname for someone with a conspicuous strawberry mark.
Franceschini Italian
Most likely from the given name Francesco.
Francesco Italian
From the given name Francesco.
Francescoli Italian
Variant form of Francesco. This name is borne by the former Uruguayan soccer star Enzo Francescoli (1961-).
Francescone Italian
Ancient family of Navelli, which recognizes as its progenitor that Francis, called "Francescone", who, between 1227 and 1230, was awarded the title of Baron by Emperor Frederick II, for having juggled leveraging troops with success and honor in the Sixth Crusade.
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.
Francia Italian, Spanish
From Latin Francia "France" an ethnic name for a Frenchman.
Francoletti Italian
Probably means "son of Franco", or derives from a similar name.
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]
Fratello Italian
From Italian fratello meaning "brother".
Fratta Italian
Means "thicket, hedge".
Frattini Italian
Probably from Italian frate "monk, friar; brother". May also be from a place name.
Fredo Italian
From the given name Fredo.
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]
Frigerio Italian
Possibly from the Lombard name for hackberry.
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.
Fulvio Italian
From the given name Fulvio.
Fumagalli Italian
Means "smoke the rooster" in Italian, from fuma "to smoke" and gallo "rooster". Refers to filling a henhouse with smoke to keep the chickens quiet when stealing them, thus making this a name probably given to chicken thieves.
Furino Italian (Rare)
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Furio.
Fusi Italian
Italian: of uncertain origin; it could be Greek, compare modern Greek Soyses, or alternatively, Caracausi suggests, of Arabic or Hebrew origin.
Fusillo Italian
From Italian fuso "spindle", referring to their occupation, or a nickname based on the bearer's build. Also the name of a type of pasta.
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
Galano Italian
A Campanian name from Greek γαλανός (galanós) "light blue, pale blue", denoting someone with blue eyes.
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.
Galbusera Italian
From Latin gallicus albus agger, "white Gallic Field".
Galea Spanish, Italian, Maltese
From Spanish galea "galleon, warship" presumably a metonymic occupational name for a shipwright or a sailor. Italian habitational name from Galea in Calabria.