Italian Dog Names

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Introduction

Italy, the home country of pizza, pasta, gelato and lively, expressive people earlier gave birth to the Romans, beautiful construction, and power and determination. This nation has a vast history that can be seen in every corner, and a strong culture and custom that are impossible not to recognize and admire. If you love the Mediterranean, the awe-inspiring Italian landscape, the beautiful Italian accent and people, and of course their great food, giving your dog an Italian name is a good choice. If his origins are Italian as well, then a moniker that reflects that is another way to honor this country.

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Italian Dog Name Considerations

Italy is a culture and history-rich country, and it is full of contrasts. There’s a city for every taste; from the colorful southern coasts to historical, ancient Rome, and of course the chic Milano, the capital of fashion. Every corner of this nation has its own allure. Plus, this country is the home of some of the greatest artists of all time like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Sandro Botticelli; this is definitely a country permeated with art. Moreover, its people are lively, loud, expressive, and fun, always looking to fully enjoy their lives. And if all of this is not enough, they also have some of the best food in the world! Because, who doesn’t love pizza, pasta, and gelatos!

An Italian name is a great option for a lively, confident dog like a Weimaraner, Jack Russell Terrier, or Labrador Retriever. Majestic, imposing dogs like the Great Dane or the Mastiff, with their strong presence and classic appearance, suit an Italian name. Additionally, dogs like the Spinone Italiano, the Bolognese, the Cane Corso, the Italian Pointer, the Neapolitan Mastiff, and the Sicilian Shepherd are great candidates for an Italian name that links them with their origins. 

Male Italian Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Bacio
Means kiss in Italian
7
Prato
Prato is a city in Tuscany
7
Trevi
The Trevi Fountain is the iconic fountain in Rome designed by Nicola Salvi
6
Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico was an Italian artist best known for its work in the Sistine Chapel
5
Nicola
Nicola Salvi is the Italian architect who designed the Fontana di Trevi
5
Vittorio
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is an iconic shopping mall in Milano
4
Fido
The loyal half-pointer dog that belonged to Carlo Soriani
4
Napoli
Napoli or Naples is a city in southern Italy
3
Bari
A port city in Puglia, southern Italy
3
Gianni
Gianni Versace was the designer and founder of the Italian luxury fashion company
3
Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci was a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance
3
Tivoli
Tivoli is a town in central Italy
3
Velletri
A municipality in the city of Rome
2
Donatello
Donatello was an Italian Renaissance sculptor
2
Faraglioni
It is a cliff, beach and cave in Capri
2
Gucci
The Italian luxury brand
2
Milano
Located in northern Italy, it is the capital of fashion and design
2
Vesuvius
Mont Vesuvius is a volcano located in Naples
1
Bagatti
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a historic museum in Milano
1
Como
Lake Como is a lake in Lombardy set at the foothills of the Alps
1
Marco
Piazza San Marco is the landmark basilica in Venice
1
Raffaello
Raffaello Sanzio was an architect and painter during the Renaissance
1
Rialto
Rialto Bridge is an ornate bridge over thr Grand Canal in Venice
1
Torino
Torino, or Turin is a city in northern Italy, known for its food and architecture
0
Sandro
Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance painter
0
Veneto
A northeastern region in Italia where Venice is located
-1
Caravaggio
Michelangelo Caravaggio was an Italian painter
-1
Lazio
A region in central Italy, where Roma is located
-2
Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance painter
-2
Lombardy
A region in Northern Italy, its capital is Milano

Female Italian Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Bella
Feminine for beautiful
7
Sicilia
The largest Mediterranean island
7
Stella
Means star in Italian
6
Gioia
As in Gioia del Colle, a town in south-western Italy
6
Margherita
Pizza Margherita is a typical Neapolitan pizza named after Queen Margherita of Savoy
5
Capri
Capri is an island on the south side of the Gulf of Naples
5
Chiara
Chiara Ferragni is a top influencer and a fashion entrepreneur
5
Elba
Elba is an Italian island in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park
5
Toscana
Toscana or Tuscany is a region in central Italy
5
Venezia
A city located in northern Italy and it is built on more than 100 small islands
4
Amore
It means love in Italian
4
Bianca
Italian given name, means white
4
Ludovica
Ludovica is an Italian given name, it is the feminine version of Louis
4
Viola
An Italian given name, it means violet
3
Amalfi
Amalfi Coast is a coastline on southern Italy, one of the most popular destinations in the country
3
Francesca
Francesca is an Italian given name
3
Padova
Padova, or Padua is a city in Veneto, northern Italy
2
Carlotta
Carlotta is an Italian given name meaning strong
2
Genoa
Genoa is a port city in north-west Italy, the capital of Liguria
2
Puglia
It is a southern region
2
Sienna
A city in the Tuscany region
1
Firenze
Firenze, or Florence is the capital of Italy's Tuscany
0
Assisi
Assisi is a town in central Italy; it is the home town of St. Francis, a patron saint
0
Donatella
Donatella Versace is the renowned Italian designer
0
Giulia
An Italian given name, it means youthful
0
Rome
Italy's capital city, center of the Roman Empire
-1
Ischia
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples
-1
Mia
An Italian feminine given name; it also means mine
-1
Vittoria
Vittoria Aganoor is a well-known Italian poet
-3
Isabella
Isabella is the Latinized form of Elizabeth

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