Most Common Italian Last Names -75 Quirky Surnames

Most Common Italian Last Names

You can’t have not heard at least one Italian last name in your lifetime, whether that be on screen, a friends or a neighbor’s. Italian last names not only sound cool when you say them out loud, but they have quite interesting meanings behind them.

Italian surnames are commonly of Latin origin, and each one of these names tells you a whole lot about the family. Whether that be where they have come from, a unique trait, or even their occupation. Did you know that many Italian last names came from a nick name? This is evidenced by the list compiled below, showing that a lot of the names relate to a characteristic of the person!

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20 Most Common Italian Last Names, In Italy

Listed below are the 20 most common last names found in Italy, along with their meanings.

  1. Rossi – Red Haired
  2. Russo – Red
  3. Ferrari – Blacksmith
  4. Esposito – Exposed
  5. Bianchi – White/Pale
  6. Romano – Roman or a person from Rome.
  7. Colombo – Dove
  8. Ricci – Curly-haired
  9. Marino – Of the sea
  10. Greco – Greek or a person from Greece.
  11. Bruno – Brown
  12. Gallo – A person with some of the attributes associated with a bird.
  13. Conti – Order or control
  14. De Luca – Son of Luca
  15. Mancini – Left Handed
  16. Costa – Dweller on a hillside, someone who comes from Costa.
  17. Giordano – Descend or flow down.
  18. Rizzo – Curly
  19. Lombardi – Someone who came from Lombardy
  20. Moretti – Dark Hair

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55 Popular Italian Last Names

Here are an additional 55 popular Italian last names that you may have heard of. Take a look!

  1. Fontana
  2. Santoro
  3. Mariani
  4. Rinaldi
  5. Ferrara
  6. Galli
  7. Martini
  8. Leone
  9. Longo
  10. Gentile
  11. Martinelli
  12. Vitale
  13. Lombardo
  14. Serra
  15. Coppola
  16. De Santis
  17. D’angelo
  18. Parisi
  19. Villa
  20. Ferraro
  21. Ferri
  22. Fabbri
  23. Bianco
  24. Marini
  25. Grasso
  26. Valentini
  27. Messina
  28. Sala
  29. De Angelis
  30. Gatti
  31. Pellegrini
  32. Palumbo
  33. Sanna
  34. Farina
  35. Rizzi
  36. Monti
  37. Morelli
  38. Silvestri
  39. Testa
  40. Carbone
  41. Giuliani
  42. Benedetti
  43. Rossetti
  44. Montanari
  45. Guerra
  46. Bernardi
  47. Martino
  48. Fiore
  49. De Rosa
  50. Ferretti
  51. Bellini
  52. Costantini
  53. Milani
  54. Ruggiero
  55. Orlando

 

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