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  1. GIULIANA: Feminine form of Italian Giuliano, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  2. GIULIETTA: Diminutive form of Italian Giulia, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  3. GIUSEPPA: Feminine form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  4. GIUSEPPINA: Elaborated form of Italian Giuseppa, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  5. GIUSTINA: Feminine form of Italian Giustino, meaning "fair, just."
  6. GRAZIA: Italian form of Latin Gratia, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  7. GRAZIANA: Feminine form of Italian Graziano, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  8. GRAZIELLA: Pet form of Italian Graziana, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  9. GUIDITTA: Italian form of Hebrew Yehuwdiyth, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
  10. ILARIA: Feminine form of Italian Ilario, meaning "joyful; happy." 
  11. IMELDA: Italian and Spanish form of Teutonic Erminhild, meaning "all warrior." 
  12. IMMACOLATA: Italian form of Latin Immaculata, meaning "immaculate."
  13. INES: Italian form of English Agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."
  14. ITALIA: From the Italian name for Italy, possibly derived from Latin vitulus, meaning "calf." 
  15. JEMMA: Variant spelling of Italian Gemma, meaning "precious stone."
  16. JOLANDA: Italian form of English Yolanda, meaning "violet flower."
  17. LALIA: Short form of Italian Eulalia, meaning "well-spoken."
  18. LAURETTA: Italian diminutive form of Latin Laura ("laurel"), meaning "little laurel tree."
  19. LEONORA: Short form of Italian Eleonora, meaning "foreign; the other."
  20. LETIZIA: Italian form of Latin Lætitia, meaning "happiness."
  21. LIA: Italian form of Hebrew Leah, meaning "weary."
  22. LISA: Short form of Italian Elisabetta, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Lisa.
  23. LOREDANA: This name was invented by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli for the heroine of his novel L'amore de Loredana. Apparently, it is a feminine form of the surname Loredan, meaning "laurel grove."
  24. LORENZA: Feminine form of Italian Lorenzo, meaning "of Laurentum."
  25. LORETO: From the Italian city name, Loreto, meaning "laurel wood." The city has been a Catholic place of pilgrimage since the 14th century, for it is where the Shrine of the Holy House is. According to legend, after the fall of Jerusalem, a basilica was erected over the Virgin Mary's house. After a threat of destruction by the Turks, angels carried the house from Nazareth to Tersatto, Croatia, then across the Adriatic to a forest near Recantai, and finally to Loreto. In use by the English and Irish.
  26. LUCIANA: Feminine form of Italian Luciano, meaning "light."
  27. LUCREZIA: Italian form of Roman Latin Lucretia, possibly meaning "wealthy." 
  28. LUDOVICA: Feminine form of Italian Ludovico, meaning "famous warrior."
  29. LUIGIA: Feminine form of Italian Luigi, meaning "famous warrior."
  30. LUIGINA: Pet form of Italian Luigia, meaning "famous warrior."
  31. LUISA: Feminine form of Spanish Luis, meaning "famous warrior." Also in use by the Italians and Portuguese.
  32. LUISELLA: Italian pet form of Spanish Luisa, meaning "famous warrior."
  33. MADDALENA: Italian form of Latin Madelina, meaning "of Magdala."
  34. MAFALDA: Italian form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
  35. MALVOLIA: Feminine form of Italian Malvolio, meaning "ill-will."
  36. MARCELLA: Feminine form of Italian Marcello, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." Compare with another form of Marcella.
  37. MARGHERITA: Italian form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl."
  38. MARÍA: Galician-Portuguese, Italian and Spanish form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  39. MARIELLA: Italian pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  40. MARIETTA: Italian diminutive form of Latin Maria, meaning "little rebel."
  41. MARINELLA: Italian pet form of Roman Latin Marina, meaning "of the sea." 
  42. MARTA: Italian and Spanish form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  43. MARZIA: Italian form of Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  44. MAURA: Feminine form of Italian Mauro, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor." Compare with another form of Maura.
  45. MELANIA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Melaena, meaning "black, dark."
  46. MICHELA: Feminine form of Italian Michele, meaning "who is like God?"
  47. MICHELANGELA: Feminine form of Italian Michelangelo, meaning "who is like God?" and "angel, messenger."
  48. MICHELINA: Pet form of Italian Michela, meaning "who is like God?"
  49. MILANA: Feminine form of Czech Milan, a short form of Slavic names containing the element mil, meaning "favor, grace." Compare with Milada. This name was adopted by the Italians in the early 1900s, and eventually came to be used as a contracted form of María Elena.
  50. MIMI: Pet form of Italian María, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  51. MIRELLA: Italian form of French Mireille, meaning "to admire."
  52. MONA: Short form of Italian Simona, meaning "hearkening." Compare with other forms of Mona.
  53. NATALE: Italian form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
  54. NEREZA: Variant spelling of Italian Nerezza, meaning "darkness." 
  55. NEREZZA: Modern Italian name derived from the word nerezza, meaning "darkness." 
  56. NERINA: Feminine form of Italian Nerio, meaning "water."
  57. NICOLA: Feminine form of Italian Nicolò, meaning "victor of the people."
  58. NICOLETTA: Pet form of Italian Nicola, meaning "victor of the people."
  59. NICOLINA: Pet form of Italian Nicola, meaning "victor of the people."
  60. NILDA: Short form of Italian/Spanish Brunilda, meaning "armored warrior woman."
  61. NOELIA: Italian and Spanish form of French Noëlle, meaning "day of birth."
  62. NOEMI: Italian form of Hebrew No'omiy, meaning "my delight, my pleasantness."
  63. NORA: Short form of Italian names ending with -nora, such as Eleonora and Leonora. Compare with another form of Nora.
  64. NORINA: Diminutive form of Italian Nora, a short form of Italian names ending with -nora, such as Eleonora and Leonora.
  65. NORMA: Italian name invented by Felice Romani in his libretto for Belini's opera of the same name, derived from Latin norma, meaning "standard, rule." Compare with another form of Norma.
  66. NUNZIA: Short form of Italian Annunziata, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. Sometimes considered a month name for March.
  67. NUNZIATELLA: Pet form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. 
  68. NUNZIATINA: Pet form of Italian Nunzia, meaning "announces," referring to the Annunciation. 
  69. ORABELLA: Italian name meaning "golden beautiful."
  70. ORLANDA: Feminine form of Italian Orlando, meaning "famous land." 
  71. ORNELLA: Italian name derived from the word ornello, meaning "flowering ash tree."
  72. ORSINA: Feminine form of Italian Orsino, meaning "bear-like."
  73. ORSOLA: Italian form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."
  74. OTTAVIA: Feminine form of Italian Ottavio, meaning "eighth."
  75. PALMIRA: Feminine form of Italian Palmiro, meaning "pilgrim." This name is sometimes given to babies born on Palm Sunday.
  76. PAOLA: Feminine form of Italian Paolo, meaning "small."
  77. PAOLINA: Feminine form of Italian Paolino, meaning "small."
  78. PASQUALINA: Feminine form of Italian Pasqualino, meaning "Passover; Easter."
  79. PATRIZIA: Feminine form of Italian Patrizio, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  80. PERLA: Italian and Spanish form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
  81. PERLITA: Pet form of Italian/Spanish Perla, meaning "pearl."
  82. PETRONEL: Short form of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
  83. PETRONELLA: Variant spelling of Italian Pietronella, meaning "little rock."
  84. PIERA: Feminine form of Italian Piero, meaning "rock, stone."
  85. PIERINA: Pet form of Italian Piera, meaning "rock, stone."
  86. PIETRINA: Feminine form of Italian Pietro, meaning "rock, stone."
  87. PIETRONELLA: Italian form of Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
  88. PINA: Short form of Italian names ending with -pina.
  89. RACHELE: Italian form of Hebrew Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  90. RAFFAELA: Variant spelling of Italian Raffaella, meaning "healed of God" or "whom God has healed."
  91. RAFFAELLA: Feminine form of Italian Raffaello, meaning "healed of God" or "whom God has healed." 
  92. RAIMONDA: Feminine form of Italian Raimondo, meaning "wise protector."
  93. RAVENNA: Either from the Italian city name, of unknown meaning, or a feminine form of English unisex Raven, meaning "raven (the bird)."
  94. RENATA: Feminine form of Latin Renatus, meaning "reborn." In use by the Italians, Portuguese and Spanish.
  95. RICCARDA: Feminine form of Italian Riccardo, meaning "powerful ruler."
  96. ROBERTA: Feminine form of Latin Robertus, meaning "bright fame." In use by the Italians, Portuguese and Spanish. Compare with another form of Roberta.
  97. ROBERTINA: Italian and Spanish diminutive form of Latin Roberta, meaning "bright fame."
  98. ROMANA: Feminine form of Italian Romano, meaning "Roman." 
  99. ROMHILDA: Lombardic Italian name composed of the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle," hence "famous battle."
  100. ROMILDA: Variant spelling of Lombardic Italian Romhilda, meaning "famous battle."
  101. ROMOLA: Feminine form of Italian Romolo, meaning "from Rome."
  102. ROSABELLA: Italian compound name composed of Latin Rosa "rose" and Bella "beautiful," hence "beautiful rose."
  103. ROSALBA: Italian compound name composed of Latin Rosa "rose" and Alba "dawn," hence "rose of dawn."
  104. ROSALVA: Variant spelling of Italian Rosalba, meaning "rose of dawn."
  105. ROSANGELA: Italian compound name composed of Rosa "rose" and Angela "angel," hence "rose-angel."
  106. ROSANNA: Italian compound name composed of Rosa "rose" and Anna "favor, grace," hence "rose of grace."
  107. ROSANNAH: Variant spelling of Italian Rosanna, meaning "rose of grace."
  108. ROSARIA: Italian feminine form of Spanish unisex Rosario, meaning "rosary."
  109. ROSELLA: Italian pet form of Latin Rosa, meaning "rose."
  110. ROSETTA: Italian diminutive form of Latin Rosa, meaning "little rose."
  111. ROSINA: Italian pet form of Latin Rosa, meaning "rose."
  112. ROSSELLA: Variant spelling of Italian Rosella, meaning "rose."
  113. SALVATRICE: Italian form of Latin Salvatrix, meaning "savior."
  114. SAMANTA: Italian form of English Samantha, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  115. SAMUELA: Feminine form of Italian Samuele, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  116. SANDRA: Short form of Italian Alessandra, meaning "defender of mankind."
  117. SANTA: Feminine form of Italian Santo, meaning "holy."
  118. SANTUZZA: Pet form of Italian Santa, meaning "holy."
  119. SAVERIA: Feminine form of Italian Saverio, meaning "a new house."
  120. SAVINA: Feminine form of Italian Savino, meaning "Sabine; a follower of another religion."
  121. SEBASTIANA: Feminine form of Italian Sebastiano, meaning "from Sebaste," a town in Asia Minor. 
  122. SELVAGGIA: Italian name meaning "wild."
  123. SERAFINA: Feminine form of Italian Serafino, meaning "burning one" or "serpent." Compare with other forms of Serafina.
  124. SILVANA: Feminine form of Italian Silvano, meaning "from the forest." 
  125. SILVIA: Feminine form of Italian Silvio, meaning "from the forest." Compare with another form of Silvia.
  126. SIMONA: Feminine form of Italian Simone, meaning "hearkening."
  127. SIMONETTA: Pet form of Italian Simona, meaning "hearkening."
  128. SOFIA: Variant spelling of Greek Sophia, meaning "wisdom." This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe by the Finnish, Italians, Germans, Norwegians, Portuguese and Swedish.
  129. SONIA: Italian and Portuguese form of Russian Sonya, meaning "wisdom." 
  130. STEFANIA: Feminine form of Italian Stefano, meaning "crown." Compare with other forms of Stefania.
  131. SUSANA: Variant spelling of Latin Susanna, meaning "lily." In use by the Italians, Portuguese and Spanish.
  132. SYLVANA: Variant spelling of Italian Silvana, meaning "from the forest."
  133. TATIANA (Russian: Татьяна): Feminine form of Latin Tatianus, probably meaning "father." In use by the Italians, Portuguese, Romanians, Russians and Spanish.
  134. TECLA: Italian and Spanish form of Greek Thekla, meaning "glory of God."
  135. TEOFILA: Feminine form of Italian Teofilo, meaning "God's friend."
  136. TINA: Short form of Italian names ending with -tina.
  137. TIZIANA: Feminine form of Italian Tiziano, meaning "of the Titans."
  138. TONIA: Italian and Spanish short form of Latin Antonia, possibly meaning "invaluable."
  139. VALERIA: Feminine form of Italian Valerio, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." Compare with another form of Valeria.
  140. VANDA: Italian equivalent of German Wanda, meaning "a Wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
  141. VANNA: Short form of Italian Giovanna, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Vanna.
  142. VELIA: Italian name derived from the Roman family name Velius, meaning "concealed."
  143. VINCENZA: Feminine form of Italian Vincenzo, meaning "conquering."
  144. VIOLETTA: Italian diminutive form of Latin Viola, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower."
  145. VITALIA: Feminine form of Italian Vitale, meaning "of life; vital." Compare with another form of Vitalia.
  146. VITTORIA: Italian form of Roman Latin Victoria, meaning "conqueror" or "victory."
  147. XAVIERA: Feminine form of Italian Xaviero, meaning "a new house."
  148. ZETA: Variant spelling of Italian Zita, meaning "little girl." Compare with another form of Zeta.
  149. ZITA: Italian name meaning "little girl." 

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