Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)

Italian Names

The substitution of 'z' or 'x' for 'g' is common in Venice and Emilia-Romagna (Zanfrancesco, Zohane, Zohanbaptista) The Latin ending '-us' is generally replaced by '-o'. Most male names have their feminine form, using an '-a' ending instead of the masculine '-o'. Diminutive forms include '-ino', '-etto', '-ello', '-iano' for males, '-ella', '-etta' and '-ina', for females.

Main index Contents of Onomastikon
Western Europe index Other western European names
History A short historical background
Latin Names of Latin origin
Greek Names of Greek origin
Germanic Names of Germanic origin
Biblical Names of Biblical origin
Various Names of various foreign origins
Surnames Italian surnames
Medieval Medieval first names
Rulers Kings of Italy, Sardinia, Salerno, Venice, Florence, Padua, Genoa, Milan, Mantua, Verona, Urbina, Ferara/Modena, Rome, Piedmont, Naples, Parma
Popes Chronological list of papal reigns 

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

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