Wrong Italian Baby Names

There are a lot of websites regarding baby names and they always have an Italian baby names list: but very often quite a few of those names are NOT Italian names!

For example, almost 70% of "supposed" Italian names on www.babynology.com is incorrect, very unusual or just wrongly spelled!

Here you can find a list of wrong Italian names, baby names that seem Italian but they are not actually used in Italy (we are Italian, we know it!).

WRONG ITALIAN BOY NAMES

Wrong NameReason
AdalfieriVery rare, almost unusual
AffonsoIncorrect, the right name is Alfonso
AgapetoWrong spelling, Agapito is correct but very uncommon
Agosto This is just the Italian word for the month of "august"
AlbericoVery rare, almost unusual
AldobrandinoNever heard as a name
AlfeoIncorrect, the right name is Alfio
Allighiero It seems the surname of Italian poet Dante (Alighieri)
AlphonsoIncorrect, the right name is Alfonso
AmandoIt means "loving" in Italian but it's not a name. A similar name is Armando
AmpelioVery unusual, almost unique
AngiolettoIt means "little angel" in Italian but it's not used as a name
Angiolo Incorrect, the right name is Angelo
Armo Never heard as a name
AzzoIt sounds like a bad word in Italian! "Cazzo" means "cock"...
BenignoIt means "benign" and it's really uncommon
Berengar Never heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
BiaggioIncorrect, the right name is Biagio
BrizioIncorrect, the right name is Fabrizio (Brizio could be a surname)
BuonfiglioNever heard as a name ("buon figlio" means "good son")
Croccifixio Incorrect, the right name is Crocifisso but it's rare
Drago It means "dragon" in Italian but it's not used as a name
Ehno Never heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
ElarioWrong spelling, Ilario is a correct name
Este Never heard as a name. "Este" is a town and a very famous place on lake Como (Villa D'Este)
Ezzelin Ezzelino is an obsolete and very uncommon name
FaramundoNever heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
Filipo or Fillipo Wrong spelling, the right name is Filippo
FonsieNever heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
FredoIncorrect, the right name is Alfredo
GaddoIt's an unusual and obsolete Tuscan name
GaleottoIt means "convict" in Italian and of course it's not used as a name!
GeovannyWrong spelling, the right name is Giovanni
GiovacchinoNever heard as a name; Gioacchino is an outdated name
Giraldo Never heard as a name
Gugliehno Wrong spelling, the right name is Guglielmo
JovanniIncorrect, the right name is Giovanni
Lothario Never heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
Luzio Incorrect, the right name is Lucio
NatanaeleIt seems the Italian for Nathaniel but it's really unusual, almost unique
NeroIt means "black" in Italian but it's not used as a name; Neri is rare but used
Neroli Never heard as a name; "Neroli oil" is a plant oil produced from the bitter orange tree
Nuncio Incorrect, the right name is Nunzio (unusual) or maybe Lucio
Othello Incorrect, the right name is Otello (very rare)
PoldiNever heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
Roderigo Incorrect, the right name is Rodrigo (very rare)
Saviero Incorrect, the right name is Saverio
Serge Incorrect, the right name is Sergio
Stephano Wrong spelling, the right name is Stefano
Taddeo Very unusual name
TorelloIt means "little bull": Torello is a very old and unusual Tuscan name
Trilby Never heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
Vencentio Incorrect, the right name is Vincenzo
Vincentio Incorrect, the right name is Vincenzo
Vittore Very uncommon, Vittorio is more popular
Zanebono Never heard as a name, it's not even an Italian word!
Zanipolo Never heard as a name (it's Venetian for John Paul)

 

Wrong spelled Italian baby names
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