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Italian Given Names and their English Equivalents


This list was compiled using the following sources:

Follett's "World-Wide Dictionary"
Fucilla's "Our Italian Surnames"
Cole's "Italian Genealogical Records"
INS's "Foreign Versions of English Names"

And the many posts from members of the PIE listserv. (With special thanks to Marie Roth - Pointer #766 who compiled the original lists.)
Send a note to Ken Johnston, irishkenj@comcast.netto have a name added to the list

An "=" means the name is unchanged in translation.
Last Updated 12 September 1996

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ItalianEnglish
AbramoAbraham
AchilleAchilles
Ada=
AdamoAdam
AddolorataDolores (derived from Our Lady of Sorrow)
AdelinaAdeline
AdrianoAdrian
AgataAgatha
AgneseAgnes
AgnesinaAggie
AgostinoAustin ('tho we have used Augustin or Augustus)
Alba,-AlbinaDawn
AlbertoAlbert
AldoDonald, (or=Arnaldo?)
AlesioAlexis
AlessandrinoAlex, Alec
AlessandroAlexander
AlfonsoAlphonse
AlfredoAlfred
Alice-(Alicia)Alice
AloisioAloysius (or Louis)
Amadea,-Amadeo_= (like Amadeus Mozart)
AmbrogioAmbrose
Anatina(=Anna or Antonia)
AndreaAndrew
Andreanna=
AndreuccioAndy
Angela=
Angelica=
AngelinaAngeline
AngeloAngelus (I would just leave it Angelo)
AnielloNeil
AnnaAnn (or Anne)
AnnettaAnnette, Nancy, Annie
AnninaNancy, Annie
Annunciatahonorific name derived from Annunciation to Mary, Nancy
Annunciato=
AnselmoAnselm
Antonia=
AntoniettaAntoinette
AntonioAnthony, Antoine, (Anton)
Antonino=
AraldoHarold
AriannaAriadne
Ario(=Rosario)
ArnaldoArnold
AronneAaron
ArrigoHenry
ArturoArthur
Assuntahonorific name derived from Assumption of Mary
AugustoAugust
Aurelia=
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BaldassarreBalthazar
BaldovinoBaldwin
Barbara=
BarnabaBarnaby
Bartolafem. form or Bartolomeo (=Bartholomew)
BartolomeoBartholomew
BasilioBasil
Bastiano(=Sebastian)
BattistaBaptiste, honorific derived from St. John the Baptist
Beatrice=
BenedettoBenedict
BeniaminoBenjamin
Beppe(=Giuseppe)
BereniceBernice
BernardinaBernadine (or Bernadette)
BernardinoBarney
BernardoBernard
BertaBertha
BertrandoBertram, Bertrand
Biaggia=
BiaggioBlaise or Blaze (like St. Blaise)
BiancaBlanche
Bina(=Albina or Sabina)
Bruno=
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Cajetano,-Cajatano(see Gaetano)
CalogeraLillian
Calogerohonorific from St. Calogero (sometimes = Charles)
CalvinoCalvin
CamillaCamille
Camillo= (often changed to Charles)
Candelora=
CarloCharles, Carlo
CarlottaCharlotte
CarlottoCharlie
Carmela,-Carmelohonorific name from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Millie
Carmina,-Carminehonorific name from Our Lady of Madonna della Carmine
CarolinaCaroline
Cataldo
CaterinaCatherine, Katherine, Kathie (etc.)
Cecilia=, Cecily
CecilioCecil
CelestinaCeleste
CelestinoCelestin
CesareCaesar
ChiaraClare, Clara, (Clair, Claire)
ChirroCyril or Cyrus
CiccioDiminutive of Francesco
CiprianoCyprian
ClariceClarissa
Clarissa=
Claudia=
ClaudianoClaudian
ClaudioClaude, (Claud)
ClementeClement
ClemenzaClemence (Clementine)
Clio=
CloeChloe
Coccino Diminutive of Francesco
ConcettaConstance, Connie
Cordelia=
CorinnaCorinne
Cornelia=
CornelioCornelius, Neil
CorradinoConrad
CorradoConrad
CosimoCosmos, Cosmo
CostanzaConstance
CostanzoConstantine
CrescenzaGrace
CristianoChristian
CristinaChristine
CristoforoChristopher
Crocehonorific name derived from the Cross
Crocifissa/ohonorific name derived from the Cross or Crucifix
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DafneDaphne
DamianoDamian
DamoneDamon
DanieleDaniel
Dante=
DarioDarien, (Darius)
DavideDavid
DavidinoDavy
DemetrioDemetrius
DesiderioDesi, literally "desired"
Diana=,( Dianna. Diane, Dianne)
DionigiDennis
Doloradasee Addolorata
DomenicaDominique, Mae
DomenicoDominic
DonatoDan, ,Don, Donatus
Dora=
DorideDoris
DoroteaDorothy
DuranteDurand
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EdgardoEdgar
EdittaEdith
EdmondoEdmund
EdoardoEdward
Egeziacahonorific name derived from St. Mary of Egypt
EgidioGiles
ElenaHelen, Ellen, Helena
ElenoraEleanor,(Elinor)
EliaElias, (Eli)
ElisaEliza, (Elise)
ElisabettaElizabeth, (Elisabeth)
EloisaEloise
Elvira=, (Vera)
EmiliaEmily, Emilia, (Amelia)
EmilioEmile
Emma=
EnrichettaHarriet, Hatty, Hetty, Henny, Rita, (Henrietta)
EnricoHenry
Epifania=
Epifanio=
ErbertoHerbert
EricoEric
ErminiaHermina
ErminioHerman
ErmioneHermione
ErnestinaErnestine
ErnestoErnest
EsmondoEsmond
EsterEsther
EttoreHector
Eugenia=, Jennifer, (Eugenie)
EugenioEugene, (Gene)
EvaEve (or Eva)
EvelinaEvelyn
EzechieleEzekiel
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FabianoFabian
FabrizioFabricius
FaustoFaust (derived from the Latin Faustus)
FedericaFrederica
FedericoFrederick, Fred, (Frederic)
FeliceFelix
Felicia=, Phyllis, (Felice)
FelicianoFelicius
FelicitaFelicity
Feo(might be from Federico)
FerdinandoFerdinand
FernandoFerdinand
Fifo(=Raffaele)
FilemonePhilemon
FilippaFannie
FilippoPhilip
FilomenaPhilomena
FioraFlora
FioralbaDawn (literally dawn flower)
FiorenzaFlorence
FlavianoFlavius, (Flavian)
FortunataFortune
FortunatoFotunatus
FrancaFrancie
FrancescaFrances
FrancescoFrancis, Frank
FrancoFrank
Fulvia=
FulvioFulvius
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GabrieleGabriel
GabriellaGabriella
GaetanaIda
GaetanoThomas, Guy, from the Latin Caius or Gaius
Galileo=
GeltrudeGertrude
GennaroGerald
GenoveffaGenevieve, (Geneva) (often Jennie)
GeraldinaGeraldine
GeraldoGerald
GerardoGerard
GeronimoJerome Yin Latin records, you'll see Hieronimus)
GervasioGervase
GiacintaHyacinth
GiacintoHyacinth - male form
GiacomaJenny
GiacobbeJacob
GiacominaJenny, Jackie, Jaclyn
GiacomoJames, Jacques (esp. fr. Latin, also = Jacob)
GiampietroJohn Peter
Gian-AndreaJohn Andrew
Gian-CarloJohn Charles
Gian-LorenzoJohn Lawrence
GianettaJeanette, Jenny
GianettoJack
GianmariaJohn Marion
GianniJohnny
GianoIan
GiasoneJason
GilbertoGilbert
Gina(=Regina)
GinoGene
GioacchinoJoachim
GiocondaJocunda
GionataJonathan
GiordanoJordan
GiorgettoGeorgie
GiorgianaGiorgiane (giorgianne, Georgiana)
GiorgioGeorge
Giosi(=Giuseppa)
GiovannaJane, Joan, Johanna, (Joannem Joanna)
GiovanniJohn
GiovanninaJean
GirolamaMamie, Gerry
GiudittaJudith
GiuliaJulia, Julie
GiulianaJuliana
GiulianoJulian
GiuliettaJuliet
GiulioJulius, Jules
GiuseppeJoseph
Giuseppa, GiussepinaJosephine, (Josepha)
GiustinaJustina
GiustinianoJustinian
GiustinoJustin
GoffredoGodfrey
GraziaGrace
GregorioGregory
GualtieroWalter
GuglielminoBill
GuglielmoWilliam
GuidoGuy
GunteroGunther
GustavoGustav, (Gustave)
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Ida=
IgnascoIgnace
IlarioHilary
Iolanda Yolanda
Irene=
IsabellaIsabel, (or Isabella)
IsaccoIsaac
IvoneYves
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LambertoLambert
Laura=
Lavinia=
LeaLeah
LeandroLeander
Lele(=Gabriele)
Lena(= Magdalena, Maddalena, Pasqualena, etc.)
LeonaraLeonore, (Lenore)
LeonardoLeonard
LeoneLeo
Leonia
LeopoldoLeopold
Letteria=
LetiziaLeticia
Lia(=Rosalia)
Libera,-LiberoFree, often translated as Lee
LidanoLeo
LidiaLydia
Lillo(=Calogero)
LionelloLionel
LisaBetty
LisettaBetsy
Litterio=
Livia=
LodovicoLewis, (Ludwig)
LorenaLorraine
LorenzoLawrence
LucaLucas, Luke
LucanoLucan
LuciaLucy, Lucia
LucianoLucian, Lucas
LucrezioLucretius
LuigiLouis
LuigiaLouise, Louisa
LuisaLouisa, (Louise)
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MaddalenaMadeleine, Madeline, (Magdalena)
MagdaMaud
ManfredoManfred
ManlioManlius
ManueleManuel, (Emanuel)
MarcantonioMark Anthony
MarcellinaMarcelline, (Marcy)
MarcellinoMarcellinus
MarcelloMarcel, (Marcellus)
MarcoMark
MargheritaMargaret, Margery, Margot, Madge, (Marguerite)
MariaMary, Marie, (Maria)
MariannaMarianne, (Marianna)
MariettaPeggy, Marion, May
MarioMarius
MartaMartha
MartinoMartin
MassimilianoMaximilian
MassimoMax
MatildeMathilda
MatteoMatthew
MattiaMatthias, Matthew
MaurizioMaurice
Melissa=
MercedeMercedes
MichelaMichelle
MichelangeloMichaelangelo
MicheleMichael
MichelinoMike
Mimma,-Mena,-Mina(=Domenica)
Mimmo,-Meno,-Mino(=Domenico)
Minerva=
Miranda=
ModestoModestus
Monica=, Monique
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NannettaNannette, (Nancy)
Nardo(=Leonardo or Bernardo)
NataleNoel
NataliaNatalie
NatanieleNathaniel, (Nathan)
NicolaNicholas
NicolettaNicoletta, Nicole
NicoloNicholas
NicoluccioNick
Nina=, Nan
Nina,-Ninuccia(diminutive of many names - see above)
Nino=
Nunzia,-Nunzio(see Annunciata)
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OfeliaOphelia
Olivia=,Olive (sometimes translated as Lee)
OlivieroOliver
OmeroHomer
OnofredoHumphrey
OnofrioHumphrey?
OnoratoHonore
OrazioHorace, Horatio
OrlandoOrlando
OrsolaUrsula
OrtensiaHortense, Hortensia
Oscar=
OsvaldoOswald
OttaviaOctavia
OttavianoOctavian
OttavioOctavius
OvidioOvid
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PanfiloPamphilus
PaolaPaula
PaolinaPaulina
PaolinoPaulinus, (Linus?)
PaoloPaul
PasqualePascal, (Patsy, Patrick)
PatriziaPatricia
PatrizioPatrick
Penelope=
PerrinoPerry
PetronillaPetronella
PetronioPetronius
Pia,-PioPio = Pius, Pia is the female form of this name
PieroPeter
PietroPeter
PietruccioPete
PindaroPindar
Pippo(=Filippo) (but I have also seen for Giuseppe!)
Placidia=, (Pleasantine)
Placido=
PlatonePlato
PlautoPlautus
PlinioPliny
PompeoPompey
PorfirioPorphyry
PorziaPortia
Prescilla=
ProsperoProsper
ProteoProteus
PrudenzaPrudence
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QuintillianoQuintiliam
QuintinoQuentin
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RacheleRachel
RaffaeleRaphael, (Ralph)
RaimondoRaymond
RaineroRainerd, (Reiner)
RandolfoRandolph
RauloRalph
ReaRhea
Rebecca=
Regina=, (Gina, Jean, Jenny)
ReginaldoReginald
ReinardoReinhard
RenataRenate
RenatoRenatus
Renzo(=Lorenzo)
RiccardinoDick
RiccardoRichard
Rina(=Caterina)
RinaldoReynold, (Reginald), Reggie, Ronald
Rita(=Margherita)
RobertoRobert
RodolfoRudolph, Ralph
RodrigoRoderick, (Roderic)
RolandoRoland
RomoloRomulus
RosaRose, (Rosa)
RosaliaRosalie
RosalindaRosalind
RosamondaRosamund
RosariaRose, Sadie, Sara
RosarioRoss, Russ, Roy, Sal
RosettaRosette
RosinaRosalie, (Rosie)
RossannaRoxanne
RufoRufus
RuggeroRoger
Ruth=
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Sabina=
SalamoneSolomon
Salvatore= (derived from "the Savior"), often Sam
SamueleSamuel
Sandra(=Alessandra)
Sandro(=Alessandro) or Andrew
SansoneSamson
Santa,Santo,Santina=(all derived from the word for "saint")
SaraSarah, Sally, (or Sara)
Sarina(=Rosaria)
Saul=
SaverioXavier, also Sam
SavinoSam
Sebastiana=
SebastianoSebastian
SemproniaSempronia
SempronioSempronius
SeveroSeverus
SibillaSibyl
SigfridoSiefried
SigismondoSigmund
SilvestroSilverter
SilviaSylvia
SilvioSylvius (or just Silvio)
SimeoneSimeon
SimoneSimon
SiroCyril or Cyrus
SofiaSophie
StefaniaStephanie
StefanoStephen (or Steven)
Stella=, Estelle
StentoreStentor
SusannaSusan, Sue, Susannah, Susanna
SusettaSusie
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TacitoTacitus
TaddeoThaddeus
Teo(might be from Matteo or Teodoro)
TeobaldoTheobald
TeodatoTheodatus
TeodoraTheodora
TeodoricoTheodoric
TeodoroTheodore
TeodosiaTheodosia
TeodosioTheodosius
TerenzioTerence
TeresaTherese, Teresa, (Theresa)
TibaldoTybald
TimeoTimaeus
TimoteoTimothy
TironeTyrone
TitoTitus
TommasinaThomasina
TommasinoTom
TommasoThomas
Toni(=Antonia)
Tonio(=Antonio)
Toto(=Salvatore), (=Antonio)
Turridu(=Salvatore)
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UbaldoHubaldus
UbertoHubert
UgoHugo
UlisseUlysses
UlricoUlric
UmbertoHumberto
Urania=, Ron
UrbanoUrban
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Valentina=
ValentinoValentine
ValeriaValerie
ValerieanoValerian
VenereVenus
Veronica=
VilfridoWilfred
VincenzaVincentia
VincenziusVinny
VincenzoVincent
VinfridoWinfred
ViolaViolet, (or =)
VirgilioVirgil
Virginia=
VitaleVitellius
VitoVitus
VittoreVic, (Victor)
VittoriaVictoria
VittorianoVictorian
VittorioVictor
VivianaVivian
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XaccheoZaccheus
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ZaccariaZachary
Zenobia=
ZenoneZeno
Zorzi(=Giorgio)
Zuanna(=Giovanna)
Zuanne(=Giovanni)
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