Are you a parent-to-be considering Italian girl names for your daughter? Luna, Elena and Mia are all popular contenders in the United States.
According to baby-naming consultant Pamela Redmond of the baby name website Nameberry, popular Italian girl names in the United States follow a unique trend.
"One particularly popular trend in the U.S. is using the Italian 'Gi' spelling for names that, in English, start with 'J,'" Redmond tells TODAY.com. "Examples rising in popularity include Gianna, Giuliana, Giovanna, Giana and Giavanna. All are in the top 1,000."
Redmond says the most popular girl names in Italy reflect a blend of European influence.
"The most popular girl names in Italy are a combination of Italian versions of traditional European names and English names such as Alice and Emma, which have been very stylish in recent years," Redmond says.
The top 10 girl names in Italy in 2020, the most recent year counted, include Sofia, Giulia, Aurora, Ginevra, Alice, Beatrice, Emma, Giorgia, Vittoria and Matilde.
Top 5 Italian Girl Names In The U.S.
"The top Italian names for girls in the U.S. are Sophia, though Sofia is the Italian variation, Isabella, and Mia," Redmond explains. "All are in the top 10."
The top five Italian girl names and their meanings, according to Nameberry’s popularity list, include:
- Luna — Moon
- Beatrice — She who brings happiness; blessed
- Elena — Bright, shining light
- Sienna — Color name meaning orange-red
- Mia — Mine
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