Italian Dog Names

Italian Dog Names

"A collection of great Italian Names."

Caio! If you've just adopted a Spinone, a Maltese, a Cane Corso or any other Italian breed you may want to consider an Italian name for your dog.

Or you may just want a name that says proudly Italian and celebrates your pride in your national identity. Either way, you'll find a ton of famous Italian names that will work really well for your dog.

Here are a few examples? What about?;

GALILEO: Honoring the great scientist and astronomer.

LEONARDO: In honor of the great painter and sculptor, Leonardo Da Vinci.

ZOFF: After Italy's great soccer goalkeeper, Dino Zoff.

There are lots more names like this on the list of Italian Dog names below. Just browse and pick, it's that easy.

p.s. Want to see just the names, without the detail? Click here to visit our Italian Puppy Names Quicklist.

ADAMO Giovanni Adamo, violinist
ADELINA Adelina Patti, opera singer
ADRIANA Adriana Volpe, model and TV presenter
ADRIANO Adriano Celentano, pop singer
AGONSTINI Giacomo Agostini, motorcycle racer
AGOSTINO Agostino Carracci, painter
ALBERTO Alberto Tomba, alpine skier
ALDO Aldo Moro, politician
ALFREDO Alfredo Catalani, opera composer
ALLESANDRO Alessandro Del Piero, footballer
AMEDEO Amedeo Modigliani, sculptor and painter
AMERIGO Amerigo Vespucci, explorer
ANDREA Andrea Bocelli, tenor
ANDRETTI Mario Andretti, F1 driver
ANGELO Angelo Bronzino, painter
ANTONIA Antonia Donatiello, poet and writer
ANTONIO Antonio Stradivari, luthier
AQUINAS Thomas Aquinas, philosopher and theologian
ARMANDO Armando Pierucci, composer
ARMANI Giorgio Armani, fashion designer

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ARRIGO Arrigo Boito, composer
ARTURO Arturo Toscanini, orchestra conductor
ASSISI Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals
BAGGIO Roberto Baggio, footballer
BENVENUTO Benvenuto Cellini, painter and sculptor
BERNADO Bernardo Bertolucci, filmaker
BIAGGI Max Biaggi, motorcycle racer
BIANCA Bianca Balti, model
BIANCHI Luigi Bianchi, mathematician
BOSCO John Bosco, Catholic priest, educator
BOSSI Umberto Bossi, politician
BOTTICELLI Sandro Botticelli, painter
BRUNO Bruno de Finetti, mathematician, statistician
BUGATTI Rembrandt Bugatti, sculptor
CAMPARI Giuseppe Campari, racing driver
CAPRA Frank Capra, filmaker
CARDUCCI Giosue Carducci, poet
CARLO Carlo Ancelotti, football player & manager
CARUSO Enrico Caruso, tenor
CASANOVA Giacomo Casanova, adventurer and womanizer



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CESARE Cesare Beccaria, philosopher and politician
CLAUDIO Claudio Monteverdi, composer
COLLINA Pierluigi Collina, football referee
COLOMBO Giuseppe Colombo, mathematician
CORRADO Corrado Gini, statistician
COZZI Luigi Cozzi, filmaker
CRISTINA Cristina Scabbia, rock singer
DA VINCI Leonardo da Vinci, painter, sculptor and inventor
DANTE Dante Alighieri, poet
DARIO Dario Fo, dramatist and actor
DELIA Delia Scala, ballerina, actress
DINO Dino Buzzati, novelist and journalist
DONATELLO Donatello, artist
ECO Umberto Eco, writer
EMILIO Emilio Segre, physicist
ENRICO Enrico De Angelis, singer
ENZO Enzo Ferrari,founder of Ferrari
FABIO Fabio Cannavaro, footballer
FABRIZIO Fabrizio Accatino, cartoonist
FALCONE Giovanni Falcone, judge

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FAUSTO Fausto Coppi, cyclist
FEDERICO Federico Faggin, designed first microprocessor
FELICE Felice Matteucci, co-inventor of the Internal combustion engine
FELLINI Federico Fellini, filmaker
FONTANA Carlo Fontana, architect
FRANCESCA Francesca Martinez, model
FRANCESCO Francesco Totti, footballer
FRANCO Franco Malerba, astronaut
FRANKIE Frankie Dettori, jockey
GABRIELE Gabriele D'Annunzio, poet, dramatist and adventurer
GAETANO Gaetano Donizetti, composer
GALILEO Galileo Galilei, astronomy pioneer and physicist
GARIBALDI Giuseppe Garibaldi, proponent of Italian unification
GATTUSO Gennaro Ivan Gattuso, footballer
GIANCARLO Giancarlo Fisichella, F1 driver
GIANCOMO Giacomo Carissimi, composer
GIANFRANCO Gianfranco Fini, politician
GIANLUCA Gianluca Zambrotta, footballer
GIANNI Gianni Agnelli, industrialist
GIGLI Beniamino Gigli, tenor


GINO Gino Bartali, cyclist
GIOVANNI Giovanni Guareschi, novelist and satirist
GIUSEPPE Giuseppe Castiglione, painter
GORGIO Giorgio Moroder, record producer, songwriter and performer
GRECO Gioachino Greco, chess player
GUCCI Mateo Gucci, architect and sculptor
GUIDO Guido of Arezzo, inventor of modern musical notation
ISABELLA Isabella Rossellini, actress
JACOMELLI Iacopo Jacomelli, singer
LAURA Laura Pausini, singer
LAZZARO Lazzaro Spallanzani, biologist
LEO Leo Levi, musicologist
LEONARDO Leonardo Fibonacci, mathematician
LINA Lina Cavalieri, opera singer
LISA Lisa del Giocondo, namesake of the Mona Lisa
LORENZO Lorenzo Bernardi, volleyball player
LOTTO Lorenzo Lotto, painter
LUCA Luca Pacioli, mathematician
LUCIA Lucia Mannucci, singer
LUCIANO Luciano Berio, composer

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LUCIO Lucio Battisti, singer-songwriter
LUIGI Luigi Pirandello, playwright
MALDINI Paolo Maldini, footballer
MARCELLO Marcello Malpighi, anatomist
MARCO Marco Polo, explorer
MARCONI Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the telegraph
MARIO Mario Cipollini, cyclist
MARTINI Alessandro Martini, founder of Martini & Rossi distillery
MASSIMO Massimo Troisi actor, director
MATTEO Matteo Thun, architect and designer
MAURIZIO Maurizio Pollini, pianist
MAURO Mauro Giuliani, composer
MICHELANGELO Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor, & architect
MILO Milo Manara, cartoonist
MONTE Guido Monte, writer
NEGRI Paolo Negri, jazz organist
NICCOLO Niccolo Piccinni, opera composer
NICOLA Nicola Abbagnano, philosopher
NINO Nino Benvenuti, boxer
NONO Luigi Nono, composer



ORIANA Oriana Fallaci, journalist and author
PACINI Giovanni Pacini, composer
PAGANINI Niccolo Paganini, composer
PANNINI Giovanni Paolo Pannini, painter and architect
PAOLO Paolo Uccello, painter
PAVAROTTI Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
PEPPINO Peppino Gagliardi, singer
PIERO Piero Sraffa, economist
PIETRO Pietro Bembo, cardinal and poet
PRIMO Primo Carnera, boxer
PUCCINI Giacomo Puccini, composer
QUADRO Giovanni Battista di Quadro
RAPHAEL Raphael, (Raffaello Sanzio), painter
RENATA Renata Tebaldi, soprano
RENATO Renato Carosone, pop musician
RENZO Renzo Piano, architect
RICCARDO Riccardo Patrese, F1 racing driver
ROBERTO Roberto Vittori, astronaut
ROMANO Giulio Romano, painter
ROSSELLINI Roberto Rossellini, filmaker

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ROSSI Paolo Rossi, footballer
ROSSINI Gioacchino Rossini, composer
RUGGERO Ruggero Leoncavallo, opera composer
SABATINI Rafael Sabatini, writer
SALVADOR Salvador Luria, microbiologist
SALVATORE Salvatore Accardo, violinist and conductor
SANDRO Sandro Pertini, former president of Italy
SANTI Santi di Tito, painter
SCARLATTI Domenico Scarlatti, composer
SCARPA Carlo Scarpa, architect
SERGIO Sergio Leone, filmaker
SILVANA Silvana Mangano, actress
SILVIO Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister
SIMONE Simone Martini, painter
STEFANO Stefano Baldini, marathoner
TATA Tata Giacobetti, singer
TAZIO Tazio Nuvolari, racing driver
TITO Tito Schipa, tenor
TOMMASO Tommaso Marchesi, composer
TONI Luca Toni, footballer

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TOTO Actor and songwriter
TULLIO Tullio Campagnolo, cyclist
UGO Ugo Foscolo, writer
UMBERTO Umberto Giordano, composer
VALENTINO Valentino Rossi, motorcycle world champion
VALERIO Valerio Evangelisti, science fiction writer
VASCO Vasco Rossi, singer / songwriter
VENTURI Giovanni Battista Venturi, physicist
VERONICA Veronica Franco, poet and courtesan
VIALLI Gianluca Vialli, footballer
VIERI Christian Vieri, footballer
VINCENZO Vincenzo Bellini, composer
VIRGILIO Virgilio Savona, singer and songwriter
VITO Vito Volterra, mathematician and physicist
VIVALDI Antonio Vivaldi, composer
VIVIANO Viviano Codazzi, painter
VOLTA Alessandro Volta, electricity pioneer
ZANARDI Alex Zanardi, racing driver
ZEFFIRELLI Franco Zeffirelli, filmaker
ZOFF Dino Zoff, footballer
ZOLA Gianfranco Zola, footballer
ZUCCHERO Zucchero, singer / songwriter


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