22 of the most popular Italian girl names

Italian girl names

by Georgia Aspinall |
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Looking for a baby name that is beautiful, stylish and irresistibly adorable? Look no further. Whether you're embracing your Italian roots or just want a charmingly sophisticated name for your new baby girl, we've got 22 beauitful Italian girl names to choose from.

  1. Alessia - A fresh spin on Alexa or Alyssa, Alessia is a beautiful modern name meaning defending warrior making it both feminine and strong.

  2. Aria - An aria is an expressive melody performed as part of an Opera, but literally means ‘air’ in Italian. It has grown in popularity with the success of teen drama Pretty Little Liars, in which one of the main characters is called Aria.

  3. Bella - A traditional Italian name, Bella literally translates as beautiful. Deriving from Isabella, Bella is the less over-used variation compared to Ella and Arabella.

  4. Carlotta - An Italian variation on Charlotte, Carlotta is an exotic name used in The Little Mermaid and The Phantom of the Opera.

  5. Donatella - Got a future fashion icon on your hands? Donatella is the perfect name for your stylish little new-born. Popular due to Donatella Versace, this name is one no one will forget.

  6. Elettra - The more serene and beautiful version of Electra, Elettra means shining bright. It is also the name of Elletra Lamborghini- heir to Lamborghini and reality star.

  7. Emilia - We are obsessed with this gorgeous name, partly due to the rise of the amazing Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones. It means rival which is fitting since other parents will surely be jealous of your beautiful baby name.

  8. Grazia - The Italian variation of Grace, the meaning of this name is as literal as grace. It is a modern, more exotic way to pay homage to the late great Grace Kelly.

  9. Aurelia - One of the most unusual names on the list, Aurelia is the female form of Aurelius - a Roman classic. Meaning the golden one, it also has historical meaning as the name of Julius Caesar’s mother.

  10. Laguna - Famous for teen reality show and California hotspot, Laguna Beach, the name Laguna is extremely rare. It’s perfect for beach-lovers, or if you see a future professional surfer in your baby girl.

  11. Lia - A modern, prettier twist on popular English name Leah, Lia means bearer of good news and is derived from Italian baby girl names like Amalia and Rosalia. Naming your baby this adorable name will not only be super cute, it may also destine her to a life on-stage, as many famous Lia’s are actors!

  12. Milana - With the same grace and sophistication as the city Milan, the name Milana is as beautiful as it is popular. A line of supermodels share the name, and it has a bunch of adorable nicknames - Mila, Millie, Lana or Lani!

  13. Orsa - The Italian variation of Ursula, Orsa is the version that doesn’t remind us of The Little Mermaid’s main villain. Meaning little female bear, we love how this name invokes feelings of strength and independence.

  14. Pippa - As popular as it is adorable, Pippa burst into the baby name limelight in 2010 with the rise of the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton. It means lover of horses, and is the much cuter version of Philippa.

  15. Sicily - Naming your baby after a city is controversial but also unique - and when the city is as beautiful as Sicily it is a risk worth taking.

  16. Zeta - We are obsessed with this strong, sassy name. Reminiscent of the stunning Catherine Zeta Jones, this name means born last - so it’s a good one to keep on the books if you plan to have more children!

  17. Alba - Using a famous last name as a first name is a trend on the rise. Alba has increased in popularity not only because its adorable but also due to the fabulous actor Jessica Alba. Meaning dawn, this distinctive name is beautiful.

  18. Caterina - An Italian classic, Caterina is a popular form of English name Katherine. Its elegance has kept it in the baby name books for over a century. Meaning pure, it is also the name of many famous Italian musicians.

  19. Viola - Meaning violet, Viola was an old classic thanks to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night where it was the name of the lead character. Brought back onto the baby name map by the amazing actor Viola Davis, it is rising in popularity.

  20. Roma - A gender-neutral name, Roma is Italian for Rome and is a unique choice for those who wish to name their baby girl after the beautiful city. It also has significance in Hundi mythology, as the alternate name for Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity.

  21. Serena - This old classic Italian baby girl name has been popular since Roman times. Still known for its association with legendary tennis player Serena Williams and as the lead character on Gossip Girl, it is a beautiful choice. Meaning calm and tranquil, it could act as a good omen to avoid those sleepless nights with your new-born!

  22. Claudia - Another common name in ancient Rome, Claudia has been a charming choice for centuries. It has kept its appeal more recently thanks to supermodel Claudia Schiffer. A beautiful choice for your Italian belle!

Don’t worry if your due date is fast approaching and you still haven’t found a name that feels like the one. Head to our baby name generator where you’ll find thousands of names to fall in love with, from more traditional sounding names, to unique baby names from all around the world.

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