Italian name and gender database

The Italian database contains 25.788 first names categorized by gender and 118.955 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Italy and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Italy we received a name and gender dataset from the Italian government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 248.108 public profiles that we found in Italian open data sources.

Popular Italian first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Andrea 6.483 3.9% American British German
Marco 6.236 3.8% American German Dutch
Francesco 5.296 3.2% American British Luxembourger
Alessandro 4.459 2.7% American Brazilian British
Luca 4.442 2.7% American German British
Giuseppe 3.701 2.2% American Luxembourger British
Antonio 3.500 2.1% Spanish American Brazilian
Stefano 3.439 2.1% American British Luxembourger
Paolo 3.042 1.8% American British Filipino
Matteo 3.020 1.8% American British Luxembourger
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 248.108 Italian profiles from which 165.181 (67%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Italian first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Francesca 2.364 2.9% American British Luxembourger
Chiara 1.681 2.0% American British German
Giulia 1.581 1.9% American British Brazilian
Valentina 1.463 1.8% American Colombian Chilean
Silvia 1.427 1.7% Spanish American Brazilian
Laura 1.422 1.7% American British Spanish
Sara 1.408 1.7% American British Spanish
Gabriele 1.379 1.7% German American British
Federica 1.285 1.5% American British Luxembourger
Elena 1.223 1.5% American Spanish British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 248.108 Italian profiles from which 82.927 (33%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Italian last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Rossi 897 0.4% American British Luxembourger
Russo 674 0.3% American British Luxembourger
Esposito 509 0.2% American British Luxembourger
Ferrari 431 0.2% American British Luxembourger
Romano 410 0.2% American British Luxembourger
Bianchi 377 0.2% American British Luxembourger
Ricci 288 0.1% American British Luxembourger
Greco 288 0.1% American British Luxembourger
Giordano 277 0.1% American British Luxembourger
Marino 269 0.1% American British Luxembourger
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 248.108 Italian profiles having 118.955 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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