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  1. ABELE: Italian form of Hebrew Hebel, meaning "breath, breathing."
  2. ABRAMO: Italian form of Latin Abrahamus, meaning "father of a multitude." 
  3. ACHILLE: French and Italian form of Latin Achilles, possibly meaning "he who embodies the grief of the people."
  4. ADALBERTO: Italian and Spanish form of Old High German Adalbert, meaning "bright nobility." 
  5. ADALFIERI: Italian name meaning "noble oath."
  6. ADAMO: Italian form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
  7. ADOLFO: Italian form of Latin Adolfus, meaning "noble wolf."
  8. ADONE: Italian form of Hebrew Adoniyah, meaning "my lord."
  9. ADRIANO: Italian form of Latin Adrianus, meaning "from Hadria." 
  10. AFFONSO: Italian form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."
  11. AGAPETO: Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Agapito, meaning "beloved."
  12. AGAPITO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Agapitus, meaning "beloved."
  13. AGOSTINO: Italian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."
  14. ALBERICO: Italian form of Latin Albericus, meaning "elf ruler."
  15. ALBERTO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Albertus, meaning "bright nobility."
  16. ALDO: Short form of Italian Aldobrandino, meaning "little old sword." Compare with another form of Aldo.

  17. ALDOBRANDINO: Italian name of Germanic origin, meaning "little old sword."

  18. ALESSANDRO: Italian form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."

  19. ALESSIO: Italian form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."

  20. ALFEO: Pet form of Italian Alfredo, meaning "elf counsel."

  21. ALFIERI: Italian surname transferred to forename use, derived from Spanish alférez, meaning "standard bearer." The Spanish word, alférez, was borrowed from Arabic al-fris, meaning "mounted fighter" or "knight," but the original meaning was not retained.

  22. ALFONSO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."

  23. ALFREDO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Alfredus, meaning "elf counsel."

  24. ALONSO: Italian variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready." 

  25. ALPHONSO: Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."

  26. ALVISE: Italian name derived from the patronymic surname Alvisio, which ultimately derived from Germanic Hlodovic, thus sharing the same etymology as French Louis, meaning "famous warrior."

  27. AMADEO: Italian form of Latin Amadeus, meaning "to love God."

  28. AMADORE: Italian form of Latin Amator, meaning "lover."

  29. AMANDO: Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Amandus, meaning "lovable."

  30. AMATO: Italian name derived from Roman Latin Amatus, meaning "beloved."

  31. AMBROGINO: Pet form of Italian Ambrogio, meaning "little immortal one."

  32. AMBROGIO: Italian form of Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."

  33. AMEDEO: Italian form of Latin Amadeus, meaning "to love God."

  34. AMERIGO: Italian form of Latin Americus, meaning "work-power." 

  35. AMPELIO: Italian form of Latin Ampelius, meaning "vine."

  36. ANACLETO:  Italian and Spanish form of Latin Anacletus, meaning "called back; invoked."

  37. ANASTASIO: Italian form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."

  38. ANATOLIO: Italian form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

  39. ANDREA: Italian form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."

  40. ANGELICO: Italian form of Latin Angelicus, meaning "angelic."

  41. ANGELO: Italian form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."

  42. ANGIOLETTO: Pet form of Italian Angiolo, meaning "angel, messenger."

  43. ANGIOLO: Florentine Italian form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."

  44. ANJELO: Variant spelling of Italian Angelo, meaning "angel, messenger."

  45. ANSELMO: Italian and Spanish form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."

  46. ANTONELLO: Pet form of Italian and Spanish Antonio, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  47. ANTONINO: Italian form of Latin Antoninus, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  48. ANTONIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  49. ARCANGELO: Italian name meaning "archangel."

  50. ARDUINO: Italian form of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend." 

  51. ARMO:  Italian name meaning "crew." Compare with another form of Armo.

  52. ARNOLDO: Italian form of Latin Arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."

  53. AROLDO: Italian form of English Harold, meaning "army leader."

  54. ARRIGO: Italian form of German Hariric, meaning "army ruler."

  55. ARSENIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Arsenius, meaning "virile."

  56. ARTURO: Italian and Spanish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  57. ATTILIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Attilius, possibly meaning "father."

  58. AUGOSTINO: Italian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  59. AUGUSTO: Italian and Spanish Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

  60. AURELIO: Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Aurelius, meaning "golden."

  61. AZZO: Italian name derived from Latin Accius, meaning "from Acca." Compare with another form of Azzo.

  62. AZZOLINO: Pet form of Italian Azzo, meaning "from Acca."

  63. BALDASSARE: Italian form of Greek Baltasar, meaning "Ba'al protect the king."

  64. BALDOVINO: Italian form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."

  65. BÀRTOLO: Short form of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."

  66. BARTOLOMEO: Italian form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."

  67. BARTOLOMMEO: Variant spelling of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."

  68. BASILIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."

  69. BATTISTA: Italian name derived from the Greek word bapto, "to dip," hence "baptist."

  70. BENEDETTO: Italian form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 

  71. BENIAMINO: Italian form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."

  72. BENIGNO: Italian form of Latin Benignus, meaning "kind."

  73. BENVENUTO: Medieval Italian name composed of the elements bene "well" and venuto "arrived," hence "well-arrived," i.e. "welcome."

  74. BEPPE: Pet form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 

  75. BERENGAR: Italian form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."

  76. BERNARDINO: Pet form of Italian Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."

  77. BERNARDO:  Italian and Spanish form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."

  78. BERTOLDO: Italian form of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."

  79. BERTRANDO: Italian form of Latin Bertramus, meaning "bright raven." 

  80. BETTINO: Pet form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."

  81. BIAGGIO: Variant spelling of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."

  82. BIAGINO: Pet form of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."

  83. BIAGIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."

  84. BONAVENTURA: Italian name meaning "good fortune."
  85. BONAVENTURE: Variant spelling of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
  86. BONFILIO: Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
  87. BONIFACIO: Italian form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
  88. BRIZIO: Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
  89. BUONFIGLIO: Italian name meaning "good son."
  90. CAJ: Short form of Italian Cajetan, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)." Compare with another form of Caj.
  91. CAJETAN: Italian form of Roman Latin Caietanus, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)."
  92. CALLISTO: Italian form of Latin Callistus, meaning "most beautiful." Compare with feminine Callisto.
  93. CALOGERO: Italian form of Latin Calogerus, meaning "beautiful elder."
  94. CALVINO: Italian form of Latin Calvinus, meaning "little bald one."
  95. CAMILLO: Italian form of Roman Latin Camillus, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  96. CARLO: Italian form of Latin Carolus, meaning "man."
  97. CASIMIRO: Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Latin Casimiria, meaning "commands peace."
  98. CECILIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Cæcilius, meaning "blind."
  99. CELESTINO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Cælestinus, meaning "heavenly."
  100. CELINO: Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Cælinus, meaning "heaven."
  101. CELIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Cælius, meaning "heaven."
  102. CELSO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Celsus, meaning "upright, stately."
  103. CESARE: Italian form of Roman Latin Cæsar, meaning "severed."
  104. CESARINO: Pet form of Italian Cesare, meaning "severed."
  105. CIPRIANO: Italian form of Latin Cyprianus, meaning "from Cyprus."
  106. CIRIACO: Italian and Spanish form of Roman Cyriacus, meaning "of the lord."
  107. CIRILLO: Italian form of Latin Cyrillus, meaning "lord."
  108. CIRINO: Pet form of Italian Ciro, meaning "like the sun."
  109. CIRO: Italian form of Latin Cyrus, meaning "like the sun."
  110. CLAUDIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."
  111. CLEMENTE: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  112. CLETO: Short form of Italian/Spanish Anacleto, meaning "called back, invoked."
  113. COLOMBANO: Italian form of Latin Columbanus, meaning "dove."
  114. COLOMBO: Italian form of Latin Columba, meaning "dove."
  115. CONCETTO: Masculine form of Italian Concetta, meaning "conception."
  116. CORRADO: Italian form of German Conrad, meaning "bold counsel."
  117. COSIMO: Italian form of Latin Cosmo, meaning "order, beauty."
  118. COSTANTINO: Italian form of Latin Constantinus, meaning "steadfast."
  119. COSTANZO: Italian form of Latin Constans, meaning "steadfast." 
  120. CRESCENZO: Italian form of Latin Crescentius, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  121. CRISPINO: Italian form of Latin Crispinus, meaning "curly(-headed)."
  122. CRISTIANO: Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Christianus, meaning "Christian."
  123. CRISTOFORO: Italian form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
  124. CROCCIFIXIO: Variant spelling of Italian Crocifisso, meaning "cross; crucifix" or "way of the cross."
  125. CROCIFISSO: Old Italian name meaning "cross; crucifix" or "way of the cross." 
  126. CROSS: Short form of Italian Crocifisso, or Croccifixio, meaning "cross; crucifix" or "way of the cross."
  127. DAMIANO: Italian form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  128. DANIELE: Italian form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge."
  129. DANTE: Contracted form of Italian Durante, meaning "steadfast."
  130. DARIO: Italian form of Latin Darius, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  131. DAVIDE: Italian form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  132. DEMETRIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  133. DESI: Short form of Italian/Spanish Desiderio, meaning "longing." This name was borne by the Cuban actor Desi Arnaz, husband of Lucille Ball. 
  134. DESIDERIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
  135. DINO: Short form of Italian Aldobrandino, meaning "little old sword," and other Italian names ending with -dino.
  136. DOMENICO: Italian form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  137. DONATELLO: Pet form of Italian Donato, meaning "given (by God)."
  138. DONATO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Donatus, meaning "given (by God)."
  139. DORIANO: Italian form of Latin Dorianus, meaning "of the Dorian tribe."
  140. DRAGO: Italian form of Latin Draco, meaning "dragon." Compare with another form of Drago.
  141. DUILIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Duilius, meaning "war."
  142. DURANTE: Italian name derived from Latin durantis, meaning "enduring, lasting, steadfast."
  143. EDMONDO: Italian form of Anglo-Saxon Eadmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  144. EDOARDO: Italian form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  145. EFISIO: Italian form of Latin Ephesius, meaning "from Ephesus."
  146. EGIDIO: Italian form of Latin Egidius, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."
  147. ELARIO: Variant spelling of Italian Ilario, meaning "joyful, happy."
  148. ELIA: Italian form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
  149. ELIGIO: Italian form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
  150. ELIODORO: Italian form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."

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