Most times we come across last names that are popular in our local communities but we don’t know the meaning. Even with foreign names, it has been discovered that most people use last names even without knowing what they mean. In this situation, last names are adopted based on sentiments, likes, or because a popular celebrity answers the name. Sometimes, it could be because one either doesn’t understand the language, even though one is an indigene, or one is an immigrant to the country.

In Italy also, there are Italian last names that are really popular and have deep meanings. But the question is, do you know what these names mean? To test your knowledge on this subject, here are 50 Common Italian last names and their Meanings.

Italian Last Names

Italian last names

1. Vitali: Italian last name which means “Life”.

2. Ferrari: Italian name which means “Blacksmith”.

3. Angelo: An Italian masculine given name that means “Angel”.

4. Amato: A family name of Italian origin that means “Beloved” or “Dear one”.

5. Venturi: Italian last name which means “Good luck”.

6. Tedesco: Italian last name which means “German”.

7. Riva: Italian last name which means “Someone who lived by a wharf in a port or on a bank or a river”.

8. Zappa: Italian last name which means “Farmer”.

9. Guerriero: The name is derived from the word “Guerre” which means “War”.

10. Ricci: Italian last name which means “Curly.”

Really Good Italian Last Names

Italian last names

11. Fontana: Italian last name which means “Someone who lived near a spring”.

12. Zunino: Italian last name which means “A person from northern Italy”.

13. Barone: Italian last name which means “Free man”.

14. Nicastro: Italian last name which means “New camp”.

15. Trevisan: Italian last name which means “Alchemist”.

16. Bruno: Italian last name which means “Brown”.

17. Favero: Italian last name which means “Craftsman”.

18. Quattrocchi: From the Italian Quattro meaning “Four”, and “Occhi” meaning “Eyes”.

19. Conti: Italian last name which means “Order” or “Control”.

20. Schiavone: Italian last name which means “Slavs”.

21. Rana: Italian last name which means “Frog”.

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22. Uberti: Italian last name which means “Manufacturer”.

23. Pedrotti: Italian name derived from “Rock”.

24. Carbone: Italian for a person with dark features, a name that means “Coal”.

25. Pecora: It refers to someone from Southern Italy”

26. Desantis: Italian last name which means “Holy”.

27. Nicotera: Italian last name which means “Miracle of victory”.

28. Paternoster: Derived from the Latin “Pater Noster” that means “Our father”.

29. Ferrari: Italian last name which means “Blacksmith”.

30. Milano: It refers to someone who is from “Milan”.

Popular Italian Last Names

 

31. Luciano: Italian name derived from Latin”s Lucianus meaning “Light”.

32. Udine: It means “A city in northeastern Italy”.

33. Viola: Italian last name which means “Violet”.

34. Bianchi: Italian last name which means “White”.

35. Colombo: Italian last name which means “Dove or Dove keeper”.

36. Vestri: A diminutive form of Silvestro”.

37. Messana: It means “From the Ancient Italian island of Sicily”.

38. Orlando: From Italian origin, there is an Italian former football player who holds the surname.

39. Farina: The Italian word for “Flour”.

40. Russo: Italian name which means “Nobility”.

More Italian Last Names

Italian last names

41. Napolitano: Italian name used to refer to someone who is from Napoli (Naples)”.

42. Tocci: An Italian personal name”.

43. Siciliano: Derived from Sicilia”.

44. Evangelista: The Italian form of “Evangelist”.

45. Lambo: Italian last name which means “Realm”.

46. Fiore: Italian last name which means “Flower”.

47. Orsini: Italian last name which means “Bear like or strong”.

48. Vinci: It means “of Vinci”.

49. Notaro: From Southern Italy, an occupational name for “A clerk”.

50. Longo: Italian last name which means “Tall”.

If you think you know what the true meaning of some popular Italian names, above are 50 Common Italian last names and their Meanings to see if you always knew the correct meaning. Cheers!

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