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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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.
Gamberini Italian
Possibly from the given name Gambrinus or Gambarus. The Italian word gambero "prawn, shrimp" has also been suggested as an origin.
Gambino Italian
from a diminutive of gamba ‘leg’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with short legs.
Gandolfi Italian
Means "son of Gandolf".
Gandolfini Italian
Means "son of Gandolfo", which is derived from the Germanic name Gandolf... [more]
Gandolfo Italian
From the given name Gandolfo.
Gangemi Sicilian, Italian
Arab origin meaning healer
Garau Italian
Possibly from a Sardinian modification of the given name Gherardo. Alternately, it may be from a Spanish surname derived from Basque garau "grain, wheat".
Garufi Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to the Germanic given name Garulf, or to Arabic qaruf "hard, cruel".
Garzia Italian
Italian variant of García.
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.
Gattini Italian
Means "kitten, little cat" in Italian.
Gatto Italian
Derived from Old Italian gatto meaning "cat", ultimately from Late Latin cattus. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a cat in some way.
Gattuso Italian, Sicilian
Sicilian and Calabrian variant of Gatto, notably borne by the Italian former soccer player Gennaro Gattuso (1978-).
Gaudioso Italian, Spanish
From the given name Gaudioso.
Gavazzi Italian
Means "revelry, merrymaking, riot" in Italian.
Gavino Italian
From the given name Gavino.
Gebbia Italian
From Sicilian gebbia "irrigation cistern", itself from Arabic جُبّ‎ (jubb) "cistern, well".
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".
Gemito Italian
From a misspelling of genito "to be born", given to sculptor Vincenzo Gemito upon being abandoned at an orphanage as an infant.
Gennarelli Italian
Ancient and illustrious Piedmontese family, originally from Polonghera but residing in Cherasco, which is decorated with the titles of: Counts of Cocconato, Lords of Cocconito and Consignori of Marcorengo.
Gennaro Italian
From the given name Gennaro
Genova Italian
habitational name from Genoa (Italian Genova) in Liguria which during the Middle Ages was one of the great seaports of the Mediterranean and a flourishing mercantile and financial center. The origin of the name of the city is uncertain... [more]
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).
Gerosa Italian
Denoted someone from the town of Gerosa in Lombardy, or perhaps a nickname from geros (modern ghiaioso) "gravelly".
Gervasio Italian
Derived from the given name Gervasio.
Gessa Italian
Possibly a variant of Chessa. Alternately, may be from a Sardinian term for "mulberry".
Ghezzi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of a nickname from Old Italian ghezzo ‘dark’
Ghio Italian
From the given name Guido
Ghioni Italian
Possibly from the given name Guido.
Ghirardelli Italian (Tuscan)
The surname of the legendary chocolate-maker comes from the given name Gerard
Ghislanzoni Italian
Possibly from the Germanic name Guislan.
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.
Giamatti Italian (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Giammattei. Famous bearers include brothers Paul Giamatti (1967-) and Marcus Giamatti (1961-), both American actors.
Giambattista Italian
From the given name Giambattista.
Giammattei Italian
Patronymic form of Giammatteo.
Giammatteo Italian
Derived from the given name Giammatteo.
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.
Gianni Italian, Romansh
Derived from the given name Gianni.
Giannone Italian
From a diminutive meaning "big Gianni" formed by combining the personal name Gianni with -one, a suffix used to form augmentatives.
Giano Italian
From the given name Giano.
Gianola Italian, Italian (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a diminutive form of Gianni and Gian.
Gianossi Romansh, Italian (Swiss)
Derived from a diminutive form of the given names Gian and Gianni.
Giardiniere Italian
Italian form of Gardener.
Giarratana Italian
Sicilian habitational name from a place so named in Ragusa.
Giarrizzo Italian
From the given name Giovanni and riccio "curly".
Giarrusso Italian
From the given name Giovanni and rosso "red", a nickname for someone with red hair.
Gigante Italian
Means "giant" in Italian.
Giglio Italian
From the personal name Giglio, from giglio "lily" (from Latin lilium), a plant considered to symbolize the qualities of candor and purity.
Gilardi Italian
Means "son of Gilardo", a rare Italian form of the Germanic given name Gerard.
Gilca Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
Gildo Italian
From the given name Gildo.
Gilio Italian
Tuscany. One variation of the surname Giglio meaning ""lily"". ... [more]
Gilli Italian
Patronymic form of the personal name Gillio, a vernacular derivative of Aegilius, which itself is a later form of the given name Aegidius.
Gino Italian
From the given name Gino.
Gioè Italian
This is a short form of given name Gioele used as surname.
Gioi Italian
Possibly from Sardinian angioi "lamb", a nickname for a shepherd, or from gioi "Thursday".
Giorgi Italian
From the given name Giorgio.
Giorgio Italian
From the given name Giorgio
Giorno Italian
From a short form of the name Bongiorno and means "day" in Italian.
Giovanni Italian
From the given name Giovanni.
Giovanoli Romansh, Italian (Swiss)
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Giovannes.
Giove Italian
from Giòve ("Jupiter") the name of the chief Roman deity perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually swore per Giove "by Jove". from Sicilian ggiòve iòvi "Thursday" applied as a personal name for someone born or baptized on that day of the week... [more]
Giraldo Italian
From the given name Giraldo.
Girgenti Italian, Sicilian
Habitational name for someone from Agrigento in Sicily which was called Girgenti until 1927.
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.
Giugno Italian
Derived from Italian giugno meaning "June", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
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
Glorioso Spanish (Philippines), Italian
Means "glorious" in Spanish and Italian.
Goffredo Italian
From the given name Goffredo.
Goglia Italian
Nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a person who used leaves from a kind of plant to bind grafts, derived from the Italian dialectal goglia.
Gola Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
Gonella Italian
Means "short skirt," in Italian, as in a piece of armor.
Gonzaga Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (Archaic)
Habitational name for someone from a location called Gonzaga in Mantua, Italy. This was the name of an Italian family that ruled Mantua from 1328 to 1708.
Gorga Italian
Topographic name from Sicilian gorga, Catalan gorg(a) ‘place where water collects’, ‘mill pond’, ‘gorge’.
Gozzi Italian, Venetian
Meaning unknown.
Graceffa Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a southern Italian place name in the comune of Aragona in the province of Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.
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.
Grano Italian, Spanish
from grano "grain" (from Latin granum) probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or grain merchant.
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.
Guarino Italian
From the given name Guarino.
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
Guarracino Italian (Americanized, Modern)
from a diminutive of a personal name derived from Guerra ‘war’.
Guasti Italian
Meaning uncertain, may denote someone from the town of Guasto. Alternately, it may be an occupational name from gastaldo "chamberlain", from Latin gastaldus "manager, bailiff, steward", or be a nickname from guasto "broken, crippled".
Gucci Italian
Patronymic or plural form of the given name Guccio, a late medieval Italian diminutive of various names ending in go, such as Arrigo (via Arriguccio) or Ugo (via 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'.
Gucciardo Italian, Sicilian
from the personal name Gucciardo a cognate of French Guichard of ancient Germanic origin probably composed of the elements wig "battle" or wisa "experience" and hard "strong brave hardy"... [more]
Guccione Italian, Sicilian
Derived from the given name Guccio, a diminutive of Arriguccio, Uguccio and other names ending in guccio.
Guercio Italian
Probably a variant of Guerzoni, though it may derive from a Germanic given name.
Guerino Italian
From the given name Guerino.
Guerzoni Italian
From guercio "cross-eyed, one-eyed; blind in one eye".
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.
Gusmeroli Italian
Possibly from an alternate form of Cosma.
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]
Iacono Italian
From Sicilian jacunu "deacon".
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”.
Iannucci Italian
From a pet form of the given name Ianni. A famous bearer of the name is the Scottish filmmaker and satirist Armando Iannucci (1963-).
Iavarone Italian
Possibly from a shortened form of the personal name Ianni + varone, a variant of barone ‘baron’; literally ‘baron John’.
Ibba Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Sardinian v-ibba "settlement" (compare Deidda), or from Latin ibi "that place, there".
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".
Imperato Italian
From the personal name Imperato from the past participle of imperare "to rule to command".
Imperatore Italian
from a personal name or nickname from imperatore "emperor".
Imperiale Italian
Derived from Latin imperialis meaning "imperial", either denoting someone of aristocratic lineage or a nickname for a haughty person.
Imperioli Italian
Variant spelling of Imperiale. A famous bearer is American actor Michael Imperioli (1966-).
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, Spanish
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
Ingoglia Italian
Means "belonging to the family of Goglia" in Italian, derived from the prefix in- meaning "belonging to the family of" combined with the name Goglia... [more]
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.
Insigne Italian
Meaning "great".
Inutile Italian
Means "useless" in Italian.
Invernizzi Italian
Probably denoted someone from Inverno e Monteleone, a municipality in Lombardy. Inverno itself is Italian for "winter".
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.
Isotta Italian
From the given name Isotta.
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.
La Cognata Italian
From Sicilian cugnata "hatchet". Compare Cugno.
Laghi Italian
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
Lago Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Topographic name for someone living by a lake from lago "lake" (from Latin lacus) or a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word.
Lai Italian
Possibly denoting someone from Alà dei Sardi, or derived from the given name Nicola. Alternately, it may derive from lai, a type of lyrical poem.
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".
Lamendola Italian, Sicilian
nickname or more often a habitational name from places named with the dialect term amendola, mendola, mendula "almond" (also "almond tree").
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.
Lanese Italian
Habitational name from a place called Lana from an adjectival form of the placename.
Lanfranchi Romansh, Italian
Italian variant of Lanfranco.
Langiu Italian
From Sardinian langiu "slim, thin", cognate to Long.
Lanza Italian, Spanish
From the places named "Lanzada".
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.
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.