I nomi per i bambini sono davvero tantissimi e scegliere quello giusto per il futuro nascituro o la futura nascitura non e sempre cosi facile. Se non si e ancora decisi su quello perfetto ecco che in questo articolo troverete una lista di quelli piu belli da utilizzare per i maschietti e le femminucce di casa.
Se vi siete chiesti quali sono i nomi piu diffusi per i bambini e possibile scoprirlo proprio leggendo questo articolo.
In questo modo potrete sapere se quello scelto per il bambino o la bambina e diffuso o meno nel nostro Paese. Ma l’utilizzo o meno di un dato nome non deve essere l’unico punto da analizzare. Infatti e altrettanto importante conoscere il significato che si cela e l’origine della parola. In questo modo non si avranno dubbi sia per i nomi maschili sia per quelli femminili.
Scopriamo insieme quali sono i nomi piu belli da dare ai propri figli:
Il nome Luna deriva dal latino, con il significato proprio del corpo celeste del sistema solare la Luna. Nel 1400 il nome era usato in alchimia per indicare l’argento. Invece, nella mitologia romana era il nome di una divinita corrispondente a Selene. L’onomastico si festeggia il 1° novembre, festa di Ognissanti. Poiche anche questo nome e adespota, cioe non e portato da alcuna santa e si celebra in questa giornata.
Luna: quant’e diffuso?
Questo e un nome davvero originale da dare a una bambina, infatti, in Italia e diffuso poco, mentre lo stato in cui e piu usato e la Danimarca. Chiamare la propria figlia con questo nome significa augurarsi che sia bella e luminosa proprio come il satellite del nostro pianeta. Si tratta quindi di un nome molto bello proprio per questa sua peculiarita. Tra i personaggi famosi che portano questo nome, c’e l’attrice Lunetta Savino e la pallavolista italiana Luna Carocci.
Secondo per diffusione in Italia, il nome Giovanni vuole dire “grazia di Dio“, ma anche “il Signore e misericordioso“. L’onomastico e celebrato in memoria dei due santi maggiori che portarono questo nome: Giovanni Battista, il 24 giugno e il 29 agosto e Giovanni apostolo ed evangelista, il 27 dicembre. Questo nome e diffuso in tutte le regioni d’Italia e la forma Giovannico e quella utilizzata in Sardegna.
Giovanni: origine e diffusione
Di origine ebraica, poi traslato attraverso il greco Ἰωάννης, fino ad arrivare ai nomi latini Joannes o Johannes, il nome era composto da Yah, abbreviazione di Yahweh, ovvero “Dio” nella tradizione ebraica, e Hanan (stessa radice di Anna) che significa “avere misericordia/essere misericordioso”. Si tratta dunque un nome biblico, che deve la sua fortuna proprio ai due importanti personaggi neo-testamentari, Giovanni Battista considerato precursore di Gesu e l’apostolo Giovanni. Fu grazie a loro che venne adottato gia dai primi cristiani. Basti pensare che in ambito religioso, sono piu di 500 i santi omonimi! Ricordiamo San Giovanni Bosco, fondatore dei Salesiani, e oltre 23 Papi, dei quali l’ultimo Giovanni Paolo II.
Benedetta is the feminine form of the name Benedict. The name has in itself the meaning of “who wishes good, who speaks well”, but it also has the meaning and obvious and means precisely “blessed by God”. The name day can be celebrated in memory of various saints and blessed and its diffusion in Italy is concentrated in Sicily, even in the abbreviated form of Bettina, also used as the abbreviated form of Elisabetta.
Benedetta: how widespread is it?
Benedetta is not a very common name in Italy and, for this reason, it could be an original choice. It is a name that carries a positive meaning . Among the most important women who bear this name are the architect Benedetta Tagliabue, the journalist Benedetta Tobagi and the queen of home-made cooking shows Benedetta Parodi. Among the famous people with this name, Pope Benedict XVI who chose him after his election as Holy Father deserves a mention.
The name Pietro is of Latin origin and literally means: ” stone “, ” rock “. The name day is traditionally celebrated on June 29 in honor of St. Peter , apostle of Jesus and first Pope , martyr in Rome under Nero. The female variant of this name is Pietra, not very common in our country among girls.
The name Pietro is very popular in Italy , in 2017, for example, it was among the top 30 names for children most chosen by parents. This name spread especially after the advent and affirmation of Christianity. It is one of the most beautiful names to use for your child. Among the great characters in history who had this name it is impossible not to remember the apostle Peter, the great director Pietro Germi, the painter Pietro Perugino and the grammarian and writer Pietro Bembo.
The name Sara is of Hebrew origin and means princess , queen , lady . The name day is celebrated on 20 April for Sarah of Antioch and on 9 October for Biblical Sarah , Abraham ‘s wife . In Germany, during the Nazi period, from 1938 onwards, all Jewish women and girls who did not already have a name considered typically Hebrew were forced to change their name to this. The name day is celebrated on 10 December. As for its meaning, in the Old Testament and the name that Abraham’s wife bore and in Hebrewmeans “princess”, “noblewoman” .
Sara: how widespread is it?
Sara was one of the most popular names in 2004 , when it was the fourth most chosen name by parents in Italy, and in 2006, when it was even the second most popular name for girls. Now, it is no longer so common and, for this reason, it can also be an original choice for your daughter. There are several famous people who bear this name, there are the writers Sara Coleridge and Sara Marconi, the great actress Sara Allgood and the dancer Sara Renda.
The name Leo is of Germanic origin and its meaning is imposing: ” lion ” and ” strong, courageous “. The name day of this name is generally celebrated on November 6, in memory of Saint Leonard of Noblac or of Limoges, abbot and hermit. In fact, from this derive other names such as Leonardo which expresses the same concept.
The name Rebecca is of Hebrew origin. It means: bond or snare , therefore the one who unites but also the one who fascinates and enchants with her graces. The name day is traditionally celebrated on 23 September . In 2012 this name entered the ranking of the 30 most numerous female names registered in the registry, immediately after Elena.
The name Rebecca has become very popular in recent years , especially in northern Italy. Until the 90s it was almost unknown, but thanks to its sound that makes it sound a bit exotic it is increasingly chosen by new parents. The name is widespread in the States and in all English-speaking countries. Among the famous people who were called this way it is impossible to forget the director and actress Rebecca Miller and the singer Rebecca Ferguson.
The name Ludovico, thanks to the prestige of various sovereigns and the cult of some saints who bore it, has spread throughout the country and being one of the most beautiful names and is back in fashion among the smallest. It is of Germanic origin and means: ” illustrious fighter “. The name day is generally celebrated on June 21st.
The name Egle derives from the Greek and its meaning can be interpreted as shining and shining . This is found in numerous characters of Greek mythology, including a daughter of Elio. This name is also adhespota, because there are no saints who have borne it. The name day can be celebrated on November 1st for the feast of All Saints.
The name Alessio, much appreciated and used in our country, is of Greek-Byzantine origin and means: ” he who protects or saves “. The name day is usually celebrated on July 17, in memory of Sant’Alessio di Roma, a beggar. The variants of this name are: Alesso and Alessi and the diminutives Alex or simply Ale.
The name Andrea and its Greek origin derives from the term “Ανήρ” which means “male” but its origin is also attributable to the concepts of ” strength “, ” value “, ” courage ” and ” virility “. The name day is traditionally celebrated on November 30 on the occasion of the memory of St. Andrew the Apostle, brother of St. Peter.
Andrea is one of the most popular names, also because it is often chosen by new parents even for girls. It is one of the most common names, but it seems to be slightly down compared to the 90s when there was a kind of boom that this name was chosen a lot. However, the period of maximum diffusion seems to be the Middle Ages.
The meaning of the name Agnes is pure , chaste . This was later associated with the Latin term agnus, lamb, which is why Saint Agnes is depicted in her iconography with this animal. In fact, it was thanks to the cult of the saint that the name spread widely in Christian Europe, especially in medieval England. The name day is celebrated on January 21st . Small curiosity: its Spanish variant and Ines.
One of the most beautiful and also the most classic names to give to a child is Gabriele. This comes from two Hebrew words meaning ” strong man ” and ” God ” respectively. The name day is generally celebrated by the Catholic Church on September 29 and by the Orthodox Church on November 8, in memory of the archangel Gabriel .
The origin of this name is uncertain despite the certainty that its diffusion has been attested since the Middle Ages. There are many saints who have borne this name; the name day is generally celebrated in honor of one of the three most important ones : on 9 August in memory of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross , on 1 October for Saint Teresa of Lisieux and on 15 October for Saint Teresa of Avila .
This name derives from the Latin Greogorius, through the ancient Greek name Gregorios, based on gregoros, which means “to be awake”. So Gregory means: ” careful “, ” cautious “, but, in some cases, it has been confused with the Latin term gregarius “gregarious”, “who is in a group”. The name day is celebrated on September 3, in memory of the holy Pope Gregory the Great .
The name Beatrice was very common among the early Christians regarding its meaning, referring to celestial and soul bliss . The name day can be celebrated in memory of the most holy and blessed. In Italy and widespread throughout the country. In addition to the religious figures we remember Beatrice Portinari , the woman loved by Dante .
The name Lorenzo derives from the Latin ‘Laurentius’, “inhabitant of Laurento” or “city of laurel”. The name day is celebrated on 10 August in memory of Saint Lawrence of Rome, martyr. In Italy Lorenzo was, according to ISTAT, the fifth most used male name for new born in the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The name Lucia , which was one of the most popular in Italy, derives from the Latin and means bright and luminous . The name day is traditionally celebrated on December 13 in memory of Saint Lucia, virgin and martyr in Syracuse, patron saint of sight but other saints and blessed with this name are remembered on other different dates.
Are you looking for the right name for your little one and was he born right under the zodiac sign of Gemini? Thomas, which derives from Aramaic , really means ” twin “! The name day can be celebrated on different dates, including: July 3 and December 21 for Saint Thomas the Apostle , protector of carpenters, surveyors and masons, March 7 for Saint Thomas Aquinas , protector of the school and students and December 29 for St. Thomas Becket archbishop of Canterbury, patron saint of brewers.
The name Celeste derives from the Latin noun caelum, sky, from which the adjective celestial derives but it can also refer to color. The name day can be celebrated both on October 14 in memory of Saint Celeste and on September 14 , in memory of Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa , recently proclaimed a saint in 2016.
The name Emanuele has Hebrew origin and means: ” God and with us “. The name day is generally celebrated on March 26 in memory of St. Emmanuel the martyr. For the Manuele variant, it is possible to celebrate on June 17, in memory of San Manuel, martyr with Ishmael and Sabele in Chalcedon. In Spanish and Portuguese, the name is present in the forms Manuel and Manoel.
The name Dora derives from the Greek and means gift , gift . The name day falls on April 1st . This name can also be the diminutive of the older ones. For example as: Theodora, Diodora, Isidora. The English name Doreen is a derivative of it and in Italy it is, according to the data, more widespread in the central regions.
Frederick derives from the Germanic Frithurik, composed of frid “peace” and ric “sovereign”, “king”, “lord”, “powerful”. The precise meaning, as often happens in Germanic onomastics, is quite uncertain. Among the possible meanings: among the interpretations there are ” powerful in peace “, ” peaceful governor ” and ” powerful protector “. The name day can be celebrated in memory of St. Frederick, bishop of Liège, remembered on May 27, or on July 18 in memory of St. Frederick , bishop of Utrecht.
This name is of Germanic origin and its meaning is noble . The name day is celebrated on December 24th . Both in Italian and in other languages the pronunciation is very similar. Adele has found more success in recent years among the choice of female names, thanks also to the British singer -songwriter of the same name.
The name David derives from the Hebrew name Dawid and means: ” beloved “, ” beloved “. Erasmus and Amato have a similar meaning to this name. The name day is generally celebrated on December 29, in memory of King David .
Sveva is a name of unknown origin and meaning. In fact, it is believed that it is a name referring to a people , in this case the Suebi, also known as Svevi. To date this population is the inhabitants of Sweden . This name celebrates the name day on November 1st , All Saints’ Day being adhespota, like many other names widely used in our country . Small curiosity: Sveva Casati Modignani and the pseudonym used by the writers Bice and Nullo Cantaroni .
Among the most beautiful names you can also find Mattia . This name is of Greek origin and means ” gift of the Lord “. The name day is celebrated on May 14 in memory of St. Matthias the Apostle, the protector of engineers and blacksmiths.
A name with a Nordic flavor that of Frida who in fact can boast Germanic origins. It derives from the German Frieda where frieden means peace . The name day is celebrated on November 1st , All Saints’ Day. In our country it is most widespread in the province of Bolzano, in Trentino Alto Adige and in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Among the most beautiful names there is also the variant of Cristiano : Christian. This masculine name means ” devoted and consecrated to Christ “.