Lists of Sicilian and Italian Given Names

       Knowing your relative’s name in his/her original language is very important. Before you start searching old records, take the time to determine the right name, including its correct spelling. Below is a list of given names in English, with the Sicilian/Italian names from which they may have been derived, and a pronunciation guide.  The emphasized syllable is shown in CAPITALS in this guide.  Note that vowels in both the Sicilian and Italian languages have the following sounds: A is “ah”; E is “eh” (“long a”); I is “ee”; O is “oh” (“long o), and U is “oo” (like the "oo" in "foot".. “ A, E, I, O, U” in Italian is “ah, eh, ee, oh, oo”!!  The English sound of I (“long i” as in “eye”) is given by the combination “ai” in Sicilian or Italian.   Sicilian/Italian have no letter "k", "y" or "w".  They have a letter written like "j", but this "j" is actually a form of the letter "i", and is pronounced as we would pronounce "y" in English.

       Many names were translated literally. Thus, Filippo (fee-LEE-poh) became Philip and Michele (mee-KEH-leh) is Michael.  Many novice researchers ask "What is the English translation of the Sicilian name _______?"  But names were not always translated literally, and sometimes there was simply no translation.  Often, names were 'Anglicized', that is, modified by American clerks, employers or neighbors into a more recognizable (or acceptable) name.

       Felice (feh-LEE-cheh) means Happy (literal translation: Felix), but often in America it was translated as Phil or Philip. Sometimes the name was too difficult for Americans to pronounce, or one syllable of the name was prominent and became the basis for the name in English. For example, Vincenzo (veen-CHEHN-zoh), literally translated as Vincent, became James. Sometimes the person was given a nickname and the nickname was later transmuted into a completely different name. Barbaro (BAR-buh-roh) became Bob, which then became Robert, and Alfonso became Al, which became Albert. Diego (dee-AY-goh) became Dick, which became Richard, etc. 

        Two very common Sicilian given names are Calogero and Salvatore (Salvaturi or Sarbaturi).  Calogero is from the Greek "kalos geron", meaning "good elder".  The name being difficult to pronounce and not very amenable to accurate translation, often it was simplified in the U. S. to Charley, which then was modified to Charles or Carl.  The feminine form, Calogera, was changed to Carrie and then often to CarolineSalvatore means "savior", again not amenable to translation.  Often in the U. S., it was shortened to Sal, but just as often to Sam, which then was assumed to be Samuel, a different name entirely.  The feminine form of Salvatore is Salvatrice, which got changed to Sally, Sarah, or Teresa in the U. S.

       In Italian, as in many languages, male and female names have different endings, signifying gender. This USUALLY means the man’s name ends in “o” and the woman’s in “a”, e.g.: Angelo and Angela; Vincenzo and Vincenza; Pietro and Pietra, etc.  Exceptions to this rule include: Giovanni and Giovanna; Michele and Michela; and Felice and Felicia.  Other exceptions include Andrea (Andrew), which is from the Greek root 'andros', meaning 'man'.  Andrea means 'manly', and in Sicily and Italy it was exclusively a man's name: there was no feminine form. Another exception is Nicolá (Nicholas), a variant of which is Nicoló.  The feminine form of Nicolá or Nicoló is Nicolina.

       The tables below are a general guide.  There are limitless possibilities for the Anglicization of Sicilian/Italian names, especially since in many cases, the first letter of the 'foreign' name was simply used as the first letter of a completely different 'American' name.  And in some cases the 'foreign' name was completely abandoned for names like 'Bud' or 'Jack'.

 
 

SICILIAN/ITALIAN GIVEN NAMES > ENGLISH NAMES

Masculine Names

Italian/
Sicilian

Pronunciation

In English

Agosto
Agostino
ah-GOOS-toh
ah-goos-TEE-noh
Gus
Alessandro ah-les-AHN-droh Al, Alexander
Alberto ahl-BAIR-toh Al, Albert
Alfonso
Alfunzu
ahl-FAHN-zoh
ahl-FOON-zoo
Fonzie, Funzie
Al, Albert
Aloisio ahl-oh-EE-zee-oh Al, Aloysius
Louis
Andrea ahn-DREH-uh Andy, Andrew
Angelo AHN-jel-oh Angelo
Andy, Andrew
Angilu AHN-jih-lu Angelo
Andy, Andrew
Antonio
Antonino
ahn-TOH-nee-oh
ahn-toh-NEE-noh
Anthony
Antonio
Antonino
ahn-TOH-nee-oh
ahn-toh-NEE-noh
Anthony
Barbaro BAR-buh-roh Robert, Bob
Bernardo bair-NAR-doh Bernard
Biagio, Biaggio bee-AH-joh Blaise,
Bill, William
Calogero kuh-LOH-jer-oh Charles, Carl
Claude
Carlo KAR-loh Carl
Carmelo kar-MEH-lo Carmen, Carmine
Carmine KAR-mih-neh Carmen, Carmine
Castrenze kahst-TREHN-zeh Charles, Castor
Chester, Renzo
Lawrence, Larry
Ciro CHEE-roh Cyrus
Gerald, Gerry
Carmine KAR-mih-neh Carmen, Carmine
Damiano dah-mee-AH-noh Damian
Desiderio dez-i-DAIR-ee-oh Sid, Sidney
Diego dee-EH-goh,
Sicilian:
DEH-goh
Richard, Dick
Domenico doh-MEH-nih-koh Dom, Dominic
Donato doh-NAH-toh Don, Donald
Eugenio eh-oo-JEHnee-oh Eugene
Fedele fed-EH-lee Fred, Frederick
Federico fed-uh-REE-koh Fred, Frederick
Felice feh-LEE-cheh Felix
Phil, Philip
Filippo fih-LEE-poh Philip, Phil
Francesco frahn-CHEH-skoh Frank, Francis
Gaetano gai-TAH-noh Guy
Tom, Thomas
Giacobbo jah-KOH-boh James
Jack, Jake
Giacomo JAH-koh-moh James, Jack, Jake
Gioachino joh-ah-KEE-noh Jack, Jake
Giovanni joh-VAH-nee John, Jack
Girolamo
Giro
jee-ROH-lah-moh
JEE-roh
Jerald, Jerry
Giuseppe joo-ZEPP-eh Joseph
Guglielmo gool-YELM-oh William, Bill
Guido GWEE-doh Guy
Ignazio
Ignaziu
NYAH-tzee-oh
NYAH-tzee-oo
Iggie, Ignatius
Nelson
Isidoro EE-see-DOH-roh Sid, Sidney
Leonardo lay-oh-NAR-doh Leo, Leon
Len, Leonard
Libertino lee-behr-TEE-noh Al, Albert
Liborio lee-BOHR-ee-oh Libby, Leo
Lorenzo loh-REHN-zoh Lawrence
Loreto loh-REH-toh Laurie, Lawrence
Ludie
Luciano loo-chee-AHN-oh Lucian, Louis
Luigi loo-EE-jee Louis
Luritu loo-RIH-too Laurie, Lawrence
Ludie
Mansueto mahn-SWEH-toh Manny, Manuel
Manuele mah-noo-EH-leh Manny, Manuel
Mariano
Marianu
mah-ree-AH-noh,
Sicilian:
mah-ree-AH-noo
Myron, Mike
Michael
Matteo mah-TEH-oh Matthew
Maurizio maow-REE-tzee-oh Maurice, Morris
Michele mee-KEH-leh Michael
Modesto moh-DEH-stoh Maurice, Morris
Natale nuh-TAH-leh Nat, Nathan
Nicolá
Nicolò
nee-koh-LAH
nee-koh-LOH
Nicholas,
Nick
Nunzio
Nunziu
NOON-zee-oh
NOON-zee-oo
Nelson
Orazio oh-RAH-tzee-oh Horace
Ottaviano
 
oh-tah-vee-AHN-oh
 
Otto
Tavie, Tovie
Paolo
Paolino
PAH-oh-loh
pah-oh-LEE-noh
Paul
Pasquale pahs-QUAH-leh Patrick, Patsy
Pietro p'YEH-troh,
Sicilian:
PEH-troh
Peter
Raffaele rah-fah-EH-leh Rafael. Ralph
Ramunnu rah-MOON-nu Raymond
Raimondo rai-MAWN-doh Raymond
Roberto roh-BEHR-toh Bob, Robert
Rosario roh-ZAH-ree-oh Ross, Russell
Rosolino ro-soh-LEE-noh Ross, Russell
Salvatore
Salvaturi
sahl-vuh-TOH-reh
sahl-vuh-TOO-rih
Sal, Sam
Samuel
Samuele sah-moo-EH-leh Sam, Samuel
Santo, Santu SAHN-toh, SAHN-too Sam, Samuel
Sarbaturi sahr-buh-TOO-rih Sam, Samuel, Sal
Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Sebastian
Sibby, Buster
Simone see-MOH-neh Simon
Stanislao stah-nees-LAH-oh Stan, Stanley
Stefano STEH-fah-noh Steven,
Stephen
Taviano tah-vee-AHN-oh Tavie, Otto
Tommaso toh-MAH-soh Tom, Thomas
Vincenzo
Vicenzu
veen-CHEHN-zoh
vee-CHEHN-zoo
Vincent, James
Vittorio vee-TOH-ree-oh Victor
 

Feminine Names

Italian/
Sicilian

Pronunciation

In English

Adolorata ah-doh-loh-RAH-tuh Dolores, Dorothy
Agostina ah-gohs-TEE-nuh Tina
Alessandra ah-les-SAHN-druh Sandra
Aloisia ah-loh-EE-zee-uh Louise, Lois
Lucy
Angela
Angelina
AHN-jel-uh
ahn-jel-EE-nuh
Angela, Angeline
Lina, Lena
Anna AHN-nuh Anna, Ann
Anne
Annunziata uh-noon-zee-AH-tuh Nancy
Antonia
Antonietta
Antonina
 
ahn-TOH-nee-ah
ahn-toh-nee-EHT-tuh
ahn-toh-NEE-nah
Antonia,
Antoinette,
Toni, Nina
Annette, Tina
Arcangela ark-AHN-jel-uh Angela,
Angeline
Assunta uh-SOON-tuh Sue, Susy
Susan
Biagia, Biaggia bee-AH-juh
suh-bahs-tee-AHN-uh
Bessie
Bianca bee-AHN-kuh Blanche
Brigida BREE-juh-duh Bridget
Calogera kuh-LOH-jer-uh Carrie,
Caroline
Camilla kuh-MEE-luh Millie, Mildred
Carolina kah-roh-LEE-nuh Caroline, Carrie
Lina, Lena
Carmela car-MEH-luh Carmela, Carmen
Mella, Nellie
Catarina
Caterina
kah-tuh-REE-nuh Catherine
Chiara KYAH-ruh Claire, Clara
Concetta
Cuncetta
cohn-CHEH-tuh
coon-CHEH-tuh
Connie, Constance
Costantina cost-ahn-TEE-nuh Connie, Constance, Tina
Costanza cost-AHN-zuh Connie, Constance
Crocifissa
Crucifissa
cro-chee-FEE-suh
croo-chee-FEE-suh
Gertrude
Domenica
Dumenica
doh-MEH-nee-kuh
doo-MEH-nih-kuh
Mamie, Maggie
Margaret
Nicky
Dorotea do-roh-TAY-uh Dorothy, Dora
Elena eh-LEH-nuh Ellen, Lena
Elisabella
Elisabetta
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
Elizabeth, Liz
Elisa, Elyse
Lisa, Betty
Emmanuela eh-mahn-oo-EH-lah Emma
Eugenia eh-oo-JEH-nee-uh Gene, Jean,
Jeannie
Felicia feh-LEE-shuh Phyllis
Filippa fih-LEE-puh Phyllis
Filomena fee-loh-MEH-nuh Mina, Phyllis
Florine
Francesca frahn-CHAY-skuh Frances
Gaetana gai-TAH-nuh Ida
Genuelfa jeh-noo-EH-fuh Genevieve, Jennie
Jennifer
Giacomina jock-oh-MEE-nuh Jacqueline, Jackie, Mina
Gina JEE-nuh Gina, Jean
Jeannie
Giovanna, joh-VAH-nuh Joan, JoAnn
Jennie
Giuseppa
Giuseppina
joo-SEH-puh
joo-seh-PEE-nuh
Josepha
Josephine
Grazia GRAH-zee-uh Grace
Ignazia NYAH-tzee-uh Nancy
Immaculata Imm-ah-koo-LAH-tuh Emma
Isabella ee-suh-BEH-luh Isabell, Bella
Belle, Betty
Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh Eleanor, Leonora
Leona, Lena
Lucia loo-CHEE-uh Lucy
Luigia loo-EE-juh Louise, Lucy
Maria muh-REE-uh Mary, Maria
Marie, Mamie
Marianna muh-rih-AHN-nuh Marianne, Marian
Margarita
Margherita
mahr-guh-REE-tuh Margaret, Rita
Michela
Michelina
mih-KEH-luh
mih-keh-LEE-nuh
Michaela, Mickey
Michele
Lena, Lina
Natala
Natalia
Natalizia
nuh-TAH-luh
nuh-TAH-lee-uh
nuh-tah-LEETS-ee-uh
Natalie
Nicolina nih-koh-LEE-nuh Nicole, Nicky
Lena, Lina
Nunzia NOON-zee-uh Nancy
Orazia oh-RAH-tzee-uh Grace
Paola PAH-oh-lah Paula
Paolina pah-oh-LEE-nuh Paula
Pauline, Lena
Pasquala
Pasqualina
pahs-QUAH-luh
pahs-quah-LEE-nuh
Pat, Patricia
Lena, Lina
Patrizia pah-TREETS-ee-uh Patricia
Petrina puh-TREE-nuh Patricia
Petronella peh-troh-NEHLL-uh Patricia
Nellie, Nel
Provvidenza proh-vee-DEHN-zuh Providence
Prudence
Rosa ROH-zuh Rose
Rosalia roh-zuh-LEE-uh Rosalie, Rose
Sally
Rosaria roh-ZAH-ree-uh Rosalie, Rose
Sara, Sally
Rosolia roh-zoh-LEE-uh Rosalie, Sally
Sabina suh-BEE-nuh Elizabeth
Salvatora
Salvatura
sahl-vuh-TOH-ruh
sahl-vuh-TOO-ruh
Sally
Salvatrice sahl-vuh-TREE-tcheh Sally, Teresa
Sarbatrici sahr-buh-TREE-tchih Sara, Teresa
Sebastiana suh-bahs-tee-AHN-uh Bessie
Serafina sah-rah-FEE-nuhh Sara, Irene
Stefana
Stefania
steh-FAH-nuh
steh-FAH-nee-uh
Stephana, Stephanie
Stella
Teresa tehr-EH-suh Terry, Therese,
Theresa
Vincenza veen-CHEHN-zuh Jenny, Jean
Jane
     
 
 

ENGLISH GIVEN NAMES > SICILIAN/ITALIAN NAMES

Masculine Names

In English

Pronunciation

Italian/
Sicilian

Al, Albert Alfonso
Alberto
Libertino
ahl-FAHN-zoh
ahl-BAIR-toh
lee-behr-TEE-noh
Al, Aloysius Aloisio
Luigi
ahl-oh-EE-zee-oh
loo-EE-jee
Al, Alexander Alessandro ah-les-AHN-droh
Andy, Andrew Andrea
Angelo
ahn-DREH-uh
AHN-jel-oh
Anthony Antonio
Antonino
ahn-TOH-nee-oh
ahn-toh-NEE-noh
Bernard Bernardo bair-NAR-doh
Bert Alberto
Libertino
ahl-BEHR-toh
lee-bair-TEE-noh
Bill, William
Blaze
Biagio, Biaggio bee-AH-joh
Blaise, Blase Biagio bee-AH-joh
Bob, Robert Roberto
Barbaro
roh-BEHR-toh
BAR-buh-roh
Buster Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Carl Carlo
Calogero
Carmelo
KAR-loh
kuh-LOH-jer-oh
kar-MEH-lo
Carmen Carmine
Carmelo
KAR-mih-neh
kar-MEH-lo
Charles Calogero
Carmelo
Castrenze
kuh-LOH-jer-oh
kar-MEH-lo
kahst-TREHN-zeh
Chester Castrenze kahst-TREHN-zeh
Claude Calogero kuh-LOH-jer-oh
Damian Damiano dah-mee-AH-noh
Dom, Dominic Domenico doh-MEH-nih-koh
Don, Donald Donato
Domenico
doh-NAH-toh
doh-MEH-nih-koh
Eugene Eugenio eh-oo-JEHnee-oh
Felix Felice feh-LEE-cheh
Fonzie,
Funzie
Alfonso
Alfunzu
ahl-FAHN-zoh
ahl-FOON-zoo
Frank, Francis Francesco frahn-CHEH-skoh
Fred, Frederick Federico
Fedele
fed-uh-REE-koh
fed-EH-lee
Gerald, Gerry Girolamo
Giro
Ciro
jee-ROH-lah-moh
JEE-roh
CHEE-roh
Gus Agosto
Agostino
ah-GOOS-toh
ah-goos-TEE-noh
Guy Gaetano
Guido
gai-TAH-noh
GWEE-doh
Horace Orazio oh-RAH-tzee-oh
Iggie, Ignatius Ignazio
Ignaziu
NYAH-tzee-oh
NYAH-tzee-oo
Jack Giacomo
Gioachino
Giovanni
JAH-koh-moh
joh-ah-KEE-noh
joh-VAH-nee
Jake, Jacob Giacomo
Giacobbo
JAH-koh-moh
jah-KOH-boh
Jerald, Jerry Girolamo
Giro
Ciro
jee-ROH-lah-moh
JEE-roh
CHEE-roh
Jim, James Vincenzo
Giacomo
veen-CHEHN-zoh
JAH-koh-moh
John Giovanni
Giacomo
joh-VAH-nee
JAH-koh-moh
Joseph Giuseppe joo-ZEPP-eh
Lawrence
Larry
Lorenzo
Loreto
Castrenze
loh-REHN-zoh
loh-REH-toh
kahst-TREHN-zeh
Len, Leonard Leonardo lay-oh-NAR-doh
Leo Leonardo
Liborio
lay-oh-NAR-doh
lee-BOHR-ee-oh
Leo Leonardo
Liborio
lay-oh-NAR-doh
lee-BOHR-ee-oh
Libby Liborio lee-BOHR-ee-oh
Louis Aloisio
Luigi
Luciano
ah-loh-EE-zee-oh
loo-EE-jee
loo-chee-AHN-oh
Lucian, Lucien Luciano loo-chee-AHN-oh
Manny, Manuel Manuele
Mansueto
mah-noo-EH-leh
mahn-SWEH-toh
Matthew Matteo mah-TEH-oh
Maurice,
Morris
Maurizio
Modesto
maow-REE-tzee-oh
moh-DEH-stoh
Michael Michele mee-KEH-leh
Myron Mariano
Marianu
mah-ree-AH-noh,
mah-ree-AH-noo
Nat
Nathan
Natale nuh-TAH-leh
Nelson Nunzio,
Nunziu
Ignazio
Ignaziu
NOON-zee-oh
NOON-zee-oo
NYAH-tzee-oh
NYAH-tzee-oo
Nicholas,
Nick
Nicolá
Nicolò
Domenico
nee-koh-LAH
nee-koh-LOH
doh-MEH-nee-koh
Otto Ottaviano
Taviano
Damiano
oh-tah-vee-AHN-oh
tah-vee-AHN-oh
dah-mee-AH-noh
Patrick Pasquale pahs-QUAH-leh
Paul Paolo
Paolino
PAH-oh-loh
pah-oh-LEE-noh
Peter Pietro p'YEH-troh,
Sicilian:
PEH-troh
Philip, Phil Felice
Filippo
feh-LEE-cheh
fih-LEE-poh
Ralph Raffaele rah-fah-EH-leh
Raymond Raimondo
Raimundu
rai-MAWN-doh
rah-MOON-du
Richard, Dick Diego dee-EH-goh,
Sicilian:
DEH-goh
Robert, Bob, Bert Roberto
Barbaro
Alberto
Libertino
roh-BEHR-toh
BAR-buh-roh
ahl-BEHR-toh
lee-behr-TEE-noh
Ross, Russell Rosario
Rosolino
roh-ZAH-ree-oh
ro-soh-LEE-noh
Sal Salvatore
Salvaturi
sahl-vuh-TOH-reh
sahl-vuh-TOO-rih
Sebastian Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Sam, Samuel Salvatore
Sarbaturi
Samuele
Santo, Santu
Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sahl-vuh-TOH-reh
sahr-buh-TOO-rih
sah-moo-EH-leh
SAHN-toh, SAHN-too
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Sandy Alessandro
Santo
ah-les-AHN-droh
SAHN-toh
Sibby Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Sid Sebastiano
Sebastianu
Desiderio
Isidoro
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
dez-i-DAIR-ee-oh
EE-see-DOH-roh
Simon Simone see-MOH-neh
Stan, Stanley Stanislao stah-nees-LAH-oh
Steven, Stephen Stefano STEH-fah-noh
Tom, Thomas Tommaso
Gaetano
Domenico
Donato
toh-MAH-soh
gai-TAH-noh
doh-MEH-nih-koh
Victor Vittorio vee-TOH-ree-oh
Vincent Vincenzo veen-CHEHN-zoh
William, Bill Guglielmo
Biagio, Biaggio
gool-YELM-oh
bee-AH-joh
     

Feminine Names

In English

Pronunciation

Italian/
Sicilian

Angela,
Angeline
Angela
Angelina
Arcangela
AHN-jel-uh
ahn-jel-EE-nuh
ark-AHN-jel-uh
Ann,
Anne,
Annie
Anna
Giovanna
AHN-nuh
joh-VAHN-nuh
Antonia,
Antoinette,
Toni,
Annette
Antonia
Antonina
Antonietta
ahn-TOH-nee-ah
ahn-toh-NEE-nah
ahn-toh-nee-ATE-tuh
Bessie Biagia, Biaggia
Sebastiana
bee-AH-juh
suh-bahs-tee-AHN-uh
Betty Elisabetta
Elisabella
Isabella
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
ee-suh-BEH-luh
Blanche Bianca bee-AHN-kuh
Bridget Brigida BREE-juh-duh
Carmela, Carmen Carmela car-MEH-luh
Carrie,
Caroline
Calogera
Carolina
kuh-LOH-jer-uh
kah-roh-LEE-nuh
Catherine Catarina
Caterina
kah-tuh-REE-nuh
Claire, Clara Chiara KYAH-ruh
Connie, Constance Concetta
Cuncetta
Costantina
Costanza
cohn-CHEH-tuh
coon-CHEH-tuh
cost-ahn-TEE-nuh
cost-AHN-zuh
Dolores
Dorothy
Adolorata
Dorotea
ah-doh-loh-RAH-tuh
do-roh-TAY-uh
Elizabeth Elisabetta
Elisabella
Isabella
Sabina
ee-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
ee-lee-suh-BEH-luh
ee-suh-BEH-luh
suh-BEE-nuh
Eleanor, Elinor Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh
Ellen Elena eh-LEH-nuh
Emma Emmanuela
Immaculata
eh-mahn-oo-EH-lah
Imm-ah-koo-LAH-tuh
Florence, Florine Filomena fee-loh-MEH-nuh
Frances Francesca frahn-CHAY-skuh
Genevieve Genuelfa jeh-noo-EH-fuh
Gertrude Crocifissa
Crucifissa
cro-chee-FEE-suh
croo-chee-FEE-suh
Grace Grazia GRAH-zee-uh
Helen Elena eh-LEH-nuh
Ida Gaetana gai-TAH-nuh
Irene Serafina sah-rah-FEE-nah
Isabel Isabella
Elisabella
Elisabetta
ee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
Jane Vincenza veen-CHEHN-zuh
Jean,
Jeannie
Gina
Eugenia
Vincenza
JEE-nuh
eh-oo-JEH-nee-uh
veen-CHEHN-zuh
Jennifer,
Jennie
Eugenia
Genuelfa
Giovanna
Vincenza
eh-oo-JEH-nee-uh
jeh-noo-EH-fuh
joh-VAH-nuh
veen-CHEHN-zuh
Joan,
JoAnn
Giovanna joh-VAH-nuh
Josephine Giuseppa
Giuseppina
joo-SEH-puh
joo-seh-PEE-nuh
Lena,
Lina
 
Angelina
Leonarda
Michelina
Nicolina
Pasqualina
Carolina
Calogera
ahn-jeh-LEE-nuh
leh-oh-NAR-duh
mih-keh-LEE-nuh
nih-koh-LEE-nuh
pahs-quah-LEE-nuh
kah-roh-LEE-nuh
kuh-LOH-jer-uh
Leonora,
Lenore, Leona
Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh
Lisa,
Liza
Elisabella
Elisabetta
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
Lois Aloisia
Luigia
ah-loh-EE-zee-uh
loo-EE-juh
Louise Luigia loo-EE-juh
Lucy Lucia
Luigia
loo-CHEE-uh
loo-EE-juh
Mamie,
Maggie
Domenica
Duminica
Maria
Margarita
Margherita
doh-MEH-nee-kuh
doo-MEE-nih-kuh
muh-REE-uh
mahr-guh-REE-tuh
Margaret Margarita
Margherita
mahr-guh-REE-tuh
Mella,
Mellie
Carmela
Camilla
car-MEH-luh
kuh-MEE-luh
Michelle Michela mih-KEH-luh
Millie,
Mildred
Carmela
Camilla
car-MEH-luh
kuh-MEE-luh
Mina Filomena
Giacomina
fee-loh-MEH-nuh
jock-oh-MEE-nuh
Nancy Annunziata
Nunzia
Ignazia
uh-noon-zee-AH-tuh
NOON-zee-uh
NYAH-tzee-uh
Natalie Natala
Natalia
nuh-TAH-luh
nuh-TAH-lee-uh
Nellie, Nel Carmela
Petronella
car-MEH-luh
peh-troh-NEHLL-uh
Nina Antonina
Antonia
ahn-TOH-nee-uh
ahn-toh-NEE-nah
Patricia Patrizia
Pasquala
Pasqualina
Petrina
Petronella
pah-TREETS-ee-uh
pahs-QUAH-luh
pahs-quah-LEE-nuh
puh-TREE-nuh
peh-troh-NEHLL-uh
Pauline Paola
Paolina
PAH-oh-lah
pah-oh-LEE-nuh
Phyllis Felicia
Filippa
Filomena
feh-LEE-shuh
fih-LEE-puh
fee-loh-MEH-nuh
Providence Provvidenza proh-vee-DEHN-zuh
Rosalie Rosalia
Rosaria
Rosolia
roh-zah-LEE-uh
roh-ZAH-ree-uh
roh-zoh-LEE-uh
Rose,
Rosalie
Rosa
Rosina
Rosaria
Rosalia
ROH-zuh
roh-ZEE-nuh
roh-ZAR-ree-uh
ROH-zuh-LEE-uh
Sally Rosalia
Rosaria
Salvatrice
ROH-zuh-lee-uh
roh-ZAH-ree-uh
sahl-vuh-TREE-tcheh
Sara Serafina
Rosaria
Salvatrice
Sarbatrici
sah-rah-FEE-nuh
roh-ZAH-ree-uh
sahl-vuh-TREE-tcheh
sahr-buh-TREE-tchih
Sandy Santa
Santina
Alessandra
SAHN-tuh
sahn-TEE-nuh
ah-les-SAHN-druh
Stephana Stefana steh-FAH-nuh
Stephanie Stefania steh-FAH-nee-uh
Stella Stella
Stefana
Stefania
STEH-lluh
steh-FAH-nuh
steh-FAH-nee-uh
Sue,
Susy,
Susan
Assunta uh-SOON-tuh
Terry,
Therese,
Theresa
Teresa
Salvatrice
Salvatora
Salvatura
tehr-EH-suh
sahl-vuh-TREE-cheh
sahl-vuh-TOH-ruh
sahl-vuh-TOO-ruh
Tina Antonia
Antonina
Agostina
Concettina
Cuncettina
Costantina
ahn-TOH-nee-uh
ahn-toh-NEE-nuh
ah-gohs-TEE-nuh
cohn-cheh-TEE-nuh
coon-cheh-TEE-nuh
cost-ahn-TEE-nuh
     
 

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