Bellissima! 14 Beautiful Italian Girl Names

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There’s something just so romantic and lovely about an Italian girl name. Here are 14 that may just have you waving ciao to the rest of your baby name list.

Isabella

It’s no surprise this Italian name meaning “beautiful” is hot, hot, hot right now. Although it’s dropped slightly from its #1 spot in 2010, this is a lovely moniker that’s still firmly ensconced in the Top 10 girl names year after year.

Aria

Expecting a future songster? This lyrical “melody” of a name  is quickly becoming a popular choice among parents thanks in part to popular (and strong!) female characters in TV shows like Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones.

Alessandra

There’s something so…. feminine about Alessandra and the lilting way it just rolls off the tongue. Combine that with its fierce meaning “defender of mankind,” and you’ve got one powerhouse of a name.

Liliana

This Italian version of Lilian, makes a great alternative for the way-too-trendy Lily.

Carina

Ah, mi Carina (“little darling”), what a sweet endearment of a name for a sweet little girl. As an added bonus (if such things matter to you), this name is nowhere near the top of the name charts and you’d pretty much be guaranteed to have the only Carina at the playground.

Valentina

Bold and exotic, Valentina is gaining ground as a mainstream name thanks to Salma Hayek, who chose it for her firstborn daughter. And, hey, if it’s good enough for Salma’s little girl, it’s good enough for you!

Siena

The name of a charming Tuscan town, Siena, makes for a romantic name for any little girl. And thanks to hipster actress Sienna Miller, this moniker is really coming into its own.

Caterina

Can’t you just picture the Godfather saying this elegant name? A quintessentially Italian girl name, Caterina, is a version of the classic Katherine, both meaning “pure,” but with a tad more bombshell added in.

Adriana

Referring to the Northern Italian city of Adria, Adriana (sister to the boy name Adrian), is an understated and refined moniker fit for any precious bambina.

Chiara

This  beautiful Italian name meaning “light” is a fresh alternative to the far more popular Kiera, Claire, or Cara.

Luciana

Who needs cute and sweet Lucy when you’ve got fiery and strong Luciana?

Rosa

Rosa may sound a bit matronly at first, but like it’s English counterpart, Rose, holds a certain amount of vintage charm that just may appeal to parents looking for something  a little more exotic.

Gianna

This popular girl name in Italy is finally making waves here in the US and has quickly become a Top 100 name.  Even Kobe Bryant has a daughter named Gianna now. Talk about making it big time.

Lia

A—dare we say—prettier spelling variation of the classic Leah, Lia holds the cheerfully optimistic meaning “bringer of good news.” It’s also a gorgeous alternative to the super-popular Amelia.

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