Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)

Names of Italian Origin

The large number of Italian immigrants to America has led to some of their names becoming popular with English speakers.


Napoleon 'from Naples'

Nap Napoleone Nappie

Rocco 'rock?'

Rocca Rocio Rock
Rockey Rockie Rocky
Roko Roque  


Chiara cognate of Clare

Ceaira Ceara Ciarah
Ciarra Khiara Khirei
Khirra Kiaira Kiara
Kiarae Kiarah Kiaria
Kiarra Qiara Quierra

Gianna from Giovanna

Geanna Geona Geonna
Giana Gianella Gianetta
Gianina Giannella Giannetta
Gianni Giannina Gianny

Gina diminutive of Georgina etc

Geena Geenah Gena
Genah Genea Jena

Lucretia 'rich?'

Acrecia Lakresha Lucrece
Lucreecia Lucresha Lucreshia
Lucrisha Lucrishia  

This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.

Copies may be made for personal use only.

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