The world is literally your oyster when it comes to choosing a name for your baby.

 

From French to classic, Irish to modern there are so many names that it can actually be a little overwhelming when it comes to finding the right one for your little one.

 

And while the choice is completely yours (unless you go for something that is banned...), have you ever considered looking to the beautiful country of Italy as a source of inspiration?

 

Here are 40 boy and girl names that we absolutely love!

 

Girls:

 

1. Alessia – meaning defending warrior

 

2. Aurelia – meaning gold

 

3. Benedetta – meaning to speak well

 

4. Camilla – meaning young ceremonial attendant

 

5. Carmela – meaning garden

 

6. Donatella – meaning gift of God

 

7. Elenora – meaning light

 

8. Fabiana – meaning bean grower

 

9. Filomena – meaning loved one

 

10. Gabriela – meaning God is my strength

 

11. Gina – meaning well born

 

12. Isabella – meaning consecrated to God

 

13. Letizia – meaning joyful or happy

 

14. Lucia – meaning bringer of light

 

15. Martina – meaning warlike

 

16. Marea – meaning sea of bitterness

 

17. Rosa – meaning rose

 

18. Serafina – meaning firey one

 

19. Silvana – meaning forest

 

20. Sofia – meaning wisdom

 

 

Boys:

 

1. Alfonso – meaning noble and eager

 

2. Alessandro – meaning defender of mankind

 

3. Carlo – meaning strong

 

4. Cecilio – meaning dim sighted or blind

 

5. Donato – meaning gift of God

 

6. Edmondo – meaning prosperous protector

 

7. Fabiano – meaning bean grower

 

8. Filippo – meaning lover of horses

 

9. Francesco – meaning free

 

10. Georgio – meaning farmer

 

11. Gian – meaning God is gracious

 

12. Ilario – meaning cheerful or merry

 

13. Luigi – meaning famous warrior

 

14. Martino – meaning warlike

 

15. Marino – meaning of the sea or sailor

 

16. Rico – meaning brave ruler

 

17. Silvestro – meaning from the woods

 

18. Tito – meaning of the giants

 

19. Tomasso – meaning twin

 

20. Vincenzo – meaning conqueror

 

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