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    Updated on Nov 8, 2018. Posted on Oct 6, 2015

    19 Strikingly Beautiful Italian Baby Names That Are About To Take Over

    Bellisimi boy, girl, and gender-neutral names.

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    It translates to "air" in Italian, but it also means "lioness" in Hebrew (which is pretty baller). Spell it "Arya" and you've got a unisex Sanskrit name that means "noble".

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    It's after a beautiful Tuscan town—and "Luke" can be such a cute nickname!

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    "Alessio" is the Italian form of Alexis—"Alessia" is a popular girl's name in Italy.

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    "Siena" is named after the romantic Tuscan town of your dreams.

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    It's a much more beautiful way to say "industrious".

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    This name is of Greek and Italian origin meaning "most beautiful". Also, you can use Calli as a nickname? Sighhhhh.

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    Yup. It means gem or jewel. So pretty.

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    Popular in Greece and Italy, "Nico" means victorious.

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    This poetic name means "ardent" and also "angelic"—a pretty sweet combo.

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    A shortened version of the given name Giovanni, which means "a gift from God".

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    This lyrical moniker actually means "sad", a feeling your child won't have when people call their name out loud and relish in its beauty.

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    This name stands for strength and fortification.

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    This is a twist on a more commonly spelled "Gianna", which means "God is gracious".

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    Did you think it meant "lion"? You're right!

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    This name is a twist on Madeleine, so your baby can bear both Italian and French sophistication.

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    This name comes from Sicily, meaning "cove". It also serves as a nickname for the medieval Greek "kalas", which means "good".

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    This name (which is also spelled "Marchesa") means "royalty", which would totes be fit for your baby.

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    This name means "enduring", which makes sense since your baby would share the moniker with timeless poet Dante Alighieri.

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    This name means "saint", which is the perfect amount of shoes to fill to your babe.

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