Whether you hail from the land of pizza and pasta yourself or simply have a deep love for the culture, Italian baby names are an excellent choice. Here are 50 of our favorite Italian boy names that are perfect for your little bambino.
50 Italian Boy Names for Your Precious Bambino
The name may mean “silver,” but he’s pure gold in your heart.
This gender neutral Italian name has a not so gender neutral meaning of “manly” and “virile.”
This popular Italian boy name has a humble meaning of “farmer,” but decidedly fancier ties to a certain high-end fashion designer. (Armani, anyone?)
Here, a masculine name meaning “free man” that’s as fun to say as your little one is to play with.
Salvatore, or Sal for short, is a sophisticated sounding boy name with a religious meaning of “savior.”
Equal parts sweet and strong—Frederico means “peaceful ruler.”
Come all ye faithful: This Italian boy's name means “lord.”
Raphael, an Italian riff on a Hebrew name meaning “God has healed,” is a winning moniker with artsy vibes. (Bonus points if you can schedule playdates with Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello.)
This one means “God is gracious,” but we think it’s a perfect fit for a mini Versace.
Meaning “victory.” Not to be confused with vino, meaning “mommy’s favorite beverage.”
Aka Joseph aka Joey aka “How you doin’?”
Stephen? Steven? Been there, done that. Bring Stefano stateside for a moniker with the same meaning of “garland” and “crown,” plus a decidedly fresh sound.
Meaning “brother of Mario.” Only joking, the name really means “famous warrior.”
Jacob (Hebrew) and James (English) are great…but Giacomo, an Italian twist on the biblical moniker meaning “God protects,” boasts extra cosmopolitan flair.
Here, a name with a strong meaning (“brave as a lion”) and quite a bit of star power behind it (DiCaprio and da Vinci come to mind).
This masculine name of Latin origin has a humble meaning of “bean grower.”
Sometimes spelled Mateo—this soft and melodic name, the Italian version of Matthew, means “gift from God.”
Luca is a short, gender neutral name with a meaning that’s just right for your bundle of joy: “Bringer of light.” (Seriously, you’re about to see a lot of sunrises.)
An Italian variant of Alexander, this one has a soft, romantic sound and a strong meaning of “defender of the people.”
If you’re looking for something short and sweet, this two syllable moniker meaning “free man” fits the bill.
Sometimes used as a shortened version of Lorenzo, Enzo is a name in its own right with ties to the name Henry and a similar meaning of “prince of home” or “home ruler.”
The Italian version of Mark has a more pleasant ring to it and the same powerful meaning of “warlike.”
Fun to say and undeniably charming, this sweet moniker (pronounced POW-lo) means “small” and “humble.”
We get too-cool-for-school vibes from this Italian boy’s name meaning “rest” and “repose.”
This name meaning “old and noble” has German origins, but it’s a popular choice throughout Italy nevertheless.
This name has Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese origins, a promising meaning of “powerful leader,” plus ties to a favorite character from the beloved TV show “I Love Lucy.” (Ricky Ricardo, duh.)
Needless to say, Shakespeare turned this Italian name into a swoon worthy symbol of romance. Its real meaning, “pilgrim to Rome,” is a bit lackluster by comparison.
The Italian version of Adrian has a melodic sound and the same straightforward meaning of “from Adria.”
Serious, goofy, cool in a Fonzie kind of way (aaaay)...we’ll let you be the judge, but this name of Spanish origin means “ready for battle.”
Aside from being the name of Italian writer Dante Alighieri (of Inferno fame), this soft and vibrant moniker has artsy vibes and a solid meaning of “steadfast and enduring.”
Or Emilio if you prefer a shorter version. This name has Spanish roots and a positive, energetic meaning of “eager.”
Gino is an Italian classic (think: owner of your local red sauce joint) with multiple meanings, including “noble,” “well-born,” “earth worker” and “ever-living.”
This timeless name of Spanish origin has a manly vibe that’s in keeping with its meaning of “brave” and “strong with the spear.”
Another timeless classic of Italian origin—Antonio boasts plenty of Euro appeal and a meaning of “priceless” and “flower.”
This vowel-heavy Italian name is a cheery and spirited pick that means “sun.”
Popular in both Italy and Spain, this elegant moniker and artsy vibe and a meaning of “wise,” “strong” and “victorious.”
Hollywood stud Orlando Bloom’s given name has Italian origins and a fitting meaning of “famed throughout the land.”
This Italian name has some unfortunate mobster ties (i.e., Lucky Luciano), but its meaning of “shining light” is positively radiant.
Bosco is an Italian name with a topographical meaning that refers to someone who lives or works in the woods.
This name of Latin origin—derived from the name of Mars, the Roman god of war—has a rich history and a meaning of “little warrior.”
A Spanish and Italian variant of an Irish name—Arturo has a fierce meaning of “bear man.”
This gender neutral name of Italian and Spanish origin has a beautiful, melodic sound and a meaning of “sky.”
This refined name is just right for a particularly polished ragazzo; it means “servant,” “attendant” and “guardian.”
The Italian form of Nicholas has an oh-so energetic sound and the same meaning of “people of victory.” (A blessing for your family, perhaps?)
Fabrizio is an occupational given name meaning “smith.” It’s well-suited to a hard worker—provided you can get past the fact that it sounds a bit like an air freshener or fabric softener.
In the romance languages, Caro is a gender neutral name that means “endearing” and “beloved.” We’re also fans of the moniker for its fresh and modern flavor.
Romantic and polished, this Italian boy’s name has a soft sound and a bright, vibrant meaning of “sun.”
This gender neutral Italian name has a peppy sound to match its meaning of “vivacious” and “zest.” It might also be a predictor of your tot’s favorite toy.
Tomasso, tomato…let’s call the whole thing off. Just kidding—this one is actually the Italian form of (you guessed it) Thomas and has the same meaning of “twin.”
The meaning of this classic Italian name, “golden one,” will certainly strike a chord with doting parents.