Sicilian and Italian Name Contractions

       Knowing your relatives given 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. The page Sicilian and Italian Given Names covers conversion from Sicilian to English names and from English to Sicilian names.
 
       It was common for given names to be shortened by family and friends.  I avoid calling these shortened names 'nicknames', because nicknames in Sicily have a somewhat different connotation.  Say you have a friend whose name is Nicholas.  You might call him "Nick" for short, or "Fatty, if he's fat.  In America, both "Nick" and "Fatty" would be called nicknames.    In Sicily, the equivalent of Nicholas is Nicola, which could be shortened to "Nico".    But "Lo Grasso", meaning "the fat one" would be the person's "Ngiuria" or nickname.  See the page Sicilian Nicknames.

      Below is a list of Sicilian/Italian given names and the short versions of the names, with pronunciations  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..

     A  variation of name treatment was to 'familiarize' them with descriptive endings (suffixes).  The most common of these was to add the suffix "ino" (masculine or "ina" (feminine) to a name to make it a diminutive: Angelino means "little Angelo", Angelina means "little Angela"; Giuseppina means "little Giuseppa". and so on.  These diminutive names themselves are then often "shortened", e.g. as Giuseppino, meaning "little Giuseppe" gets shortened to Pino, etc.  This is why, below, you may see the short name Tina for Concetta Concetta morphs to Concettina, which is then shortened to Tina.

     Another popular suffix is "uzzo" ("uzzu" in Sicilian) or "uzza", a diminutive of endearment best translated as "my dear little one": Mariuzza means "my dear little Maria"; Tanuzzu means "my dear little Gaetano", etc.  The endings "uccio" and "uccia"  are variations.  These and other suffixes may be applied to virtually any name, but I have shown them below in selected cases. 

NOTE:  There is a difference between a contracted or 'short' name and a 'diminutive' name.  'Short' refers to the length of the name. while 'diminutive' refers to the age or size of the person named.  Thus, short for Giuseppe is 'Pepe'.  A diminutive of Giuseppe meaning 'little Giuseppe' would be 'Giuseppino'.  However, more commonly, Sicilians would say 'Peppino', which means 'little Pepe'.  And then to complicate it further, they may shorten that to simply 'Pino' ~ a shortening of a diminutive of the short name for Giuseppe!

                          The tables below mostly show 'short' names, but a few diminutives and endearments are also included.

 

 
 
 

SICILIAN/ITALIAN NAMES > SHORT NAMES

Masculine Names

Name

Pronunciation

Short
or diminutive

Pronunciation

Agosto
Agostino
ah-GOOS-toh
ah-goos-TEE-noh
   
Alessandro ah-les-AHN-droh Sandro SAHN-droh
Alberto ahl-BAIR-toh Bertino behr-TEE-noh
Alfonso
Alfunzu
ahl-FAHN-zoh
ahl-FOON-zoo

 
 
Aloisio ahl-oh-EE-zee-oh    
Andrea ahn-DREH-uh Andr
Ndria
ahn-DREH
n-DREE-uh
Angelo AHN-jel-oh A AH
Angilu AHN-jih-lu A AH
Antonio
Antonino
ahn-TOH-nee-oh
ahn-toh-NEE-noh
Ant
Nino
ahn-TOH
NEE-noh
Barbaro BAR-buh-roh    
Bernardo bair-NAR-doh Nardu NAR-doo
Biagio, Biaggio bee-AH-joh    
Calogero kuh-LOH-jer-oh Cal, Gero, Lillo kuh-LOH, jer-OH
LEE-loh
Carlo KAR-loh    
Carmelo kar-MEH-lo Mlo MEH-lo
Carmine KAR-mih-neh    
Castrenze kahst-TREHN-zeh    
Cateno kuh-TEH-noh Tino
Agatino
TEE-noh
ah-guh-TEE-noh
Ciro CHEE-roh    
Damiano dah-mee-AH-noh Dami dah-mee-AH
Desiderio dez-i-DAIR-ee-oh    
Diego dee-EH-goh,
Sicilian:
DEH-goh
Dgo DEH-goh
Domenico doh-MEH-nih-koh Nico
Mico
Mimo
Minico
NEE-koh
MEE-koh
MEE-moh
MEE-nih-koh
Donato doh-NAH-toh    
Enrico ahn-REE-koh Rico REE-koh
Eugenio eh-oo-JEH-nee-oh Eug eh-oo-JEH
Fedele fed-EH-lee    
Federico fed-uh-REE-koh Rico REE-koh
Felice feh-LEE-cheh Fel
Lillo
feh-LEE
LEE-loh
Filippo fih-LEE-poh Fil fih-LEE
Francesco frahn-CHEH-skoh Cicciu CHEE-choo
Gaetano
Gaetanu
gai-TAH-noh
gai-TAH-noo
Tano, Tanuzzo
Tanu, Tanuzzu
TAH-noh
tah-NOOTS-oh
TAH-noo
tah-NOOTS-oo
Giacobbo jah-KOH-boh Giac jah-KOH
Giacomo JAH-koh-moh Giac jah-KOH
Gioachino joh-ah-KEE-noh Giacchi jee-AHK-ih
Giovanni joh-VAH-nee Gio
Giov
JOH
joh-VAH
Giro JEE-roh Giro, Giru JEE-roh
JEE-roo
Girolamo
 
jee-ROH-lah-moh
 
Giro, Giru
Mommino
JEE-roh, JEE-roo
moh-MEE-noh
Giuseppe joo-ZEPP-eh Peppe, Pippinu, Pinu PEPP-eh
pih-PEE-noo
PEE-noo
Guglielmo gool-YELM-oh    
Guido GWEE-doh    
Ignazio
Ignaziu
NYAH-tzee-oh
NYAH-tzee-oo

 
 
Isidoro EE-see-DOH-roh    
Leonardo
Lunardu
lay-oh-NAR-doh
luh-NAR-doo
Nardo, Nardozzo
Nardu, Narduzzu
NAR-doh
nar-DOHTS-oh
NAR-doo
nar-DOHTS-oo
Libertino lee-behr-TEE-noh Bertino, Tino behr-TEE-noh
TEE-noh
Liborio lee-BOHR-ee-oh    
Lorenzo loh-REHN-zoh Renzo REHN-zoh
Loreto loh-REH-toh Lor loh-REH
Luciano loo-chee-AHN-oh Lucio LOO-choh
Luigi loo-EE-jee Luigino, Gino loo-EE-jee-noh
GEE-noh
Luritu loo-RIH-too Lur loo-REE
Mansueto mahn-SWEH-toh    
Manuele mah-noo-EH-leh Manu mah-noo-EH
Mariano
Marianu
mah-ree-AH-noh,
Sicilian:
mah-ree-AH-noo
   
Matteo mah-TEH-oh Matt mah-TEH
Maurizio maow-REE-tzee-oh    
Michele mee-KEH-leh Mich mee-KEH
Modesto moh-DEH-stoh    
Natale nuh-TAH-leh    
Nicol
Nicol
nee-koh-LAH
nee-koh-LOH
Nico
Cola
NEE-koh
KOH-luh
Nunzio
Nunziu
NOON-zee-oh
NOON-zee-oo
   
Orazio oh-RAH-tzee-oh    
Ottaviano
 
oh-tah-vee-AHN-oh
 
Taviano
 
tah-vee-AHN-oh
Paolo
Paolino
PAH-oh-loh
pah-oh-LEE-noh
   
Pasquale pahs-QUAH-leh Pasqu pahs-QUAH
Pietro p'YEH-troh,
Sicilian:
PEH-troh
Pitruzzu pih-TROO-tzoo
Raffaele rah-fah-EH-leh    
Raimondo rai-MAWN-doh Ram rah-MOO
Ramunnu rah-MOON-nu Ram rah-MOO
Riccardo ree-CARD-oh Rico REE-koh
Roberto roh-BEHR-toh Bertino behr-TEE-noh
Rosario roh-ZAH-ree-oh Saro SAH-roh
Rosolino ro-soh-LEE-noh    
Salvatore
Salvaturi
sahl-vuh-TOH-reh
sahl-vuh-TOO-rih
Tot, Tureddo
Turiddu
toh-TOH
too-REH-doo
too-RIH-doo
Samuele sah-moo-EH-leh    
Santo, Santu SAHN-toh, SAHN-too    
Sarbaturi sahr-buh-TOO-rih    
Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Bastiano
Bastianu
bahs-tee-AH-noh
bahs-tee-AH-noo
Simone see-MOH-neh Sim see-MOH
Stanislao stah-nees-LAH-oh    
Stefano STEH-fah-noh
 
 
Taviano tah-vee-AHN-oh    
Tommaso toh-MAH-soh Tomm toh-MAH
Vincenzo

Vicenzu
vihn-CHAINS-oh
vihn-JANES-oh
vih-CHAINS-oo
Vinc, Cenzo
Vic
, Cenzu
vihn-CHEH
CHAINS-oh
vih-CHEH
CHAINS-oo
Vittorio vih-TOH-ree-oh Vitt, Vito vih-TOH,
VEE-toh
   

Feminine Names

Name

Pronunciation

Short
or diminutive

Pronunciation

Adolorata ah-doh-loh-RAH-tuh    
Agata
Agatina
AH-guh-tuh
ah-guh-TEE-nuh
Tina TEE-nuh
Agostina ah-gohs-TEE-nuh Tina TEE-nuh
Alessandra ah-les-SAHN-druh Sandra SAHN-druh
Aloisia ah-loh-EE-zee-uh    
Angela
Angelina
AHN-jel-uh
ahn-jel-EE-nuh
Lina LEE-nuh
Anna AHN-nuh    
Annunziata uh-noon-zee-AH-tuh Nunzia NOON-zee-uh
Antonia
Antonietta
Antonina
 
ahn-TOH-nee-ah
ahn-toh-nee-EHT-tuh
ahn-toh-NEE-nah
Nina
Tina
Lina
NEE-nuh
TEE-nuh
LEE-nuh
Arcangela ark-AHN-jel-uh    
Assunta uh-SOON-tuh    
Biagia, Biaggia bee-AH-juh
suh-bahs-tee-AHN-uh
   
Bianca bee-AHN-kuh    
Brigida BREE-juh-duh    
Calogera kuh-LOH-jer-uh Lilla LEE-luh
Camilla kuh-MEE-luh Mela
Milluzza
MEH-luh
mih-LOOTS-uh
Carolina kah-roh-LEE-nuh Lina LEE-nuh
Carmela car-MEH-luh Mela
Milluzza
MEH-luh
mih-LOOTS-uh
Catarina
Caterina
kah-tuh-REE-nuh Catar
Rina
kah-tuh-REE
REE-nuh
Catena kuh-TEH-nuh Tina
Agatin
a
TEE-nuh
ah-guh-TEE-nuh
Chiara KYAH-ruh    
Concetta
Cuncetta
cohn-CHEH-tuh
coon-CHEH-tuh
Cunc
Concettina
coon-CHEH
coon-cheh-TEE-nuh
TEE-nuh
Costantina cost-ahn-TEE-nuh Tina TEE-nuh
Costanza cost-AHN-zuh Costantina
Tina
cost-ahn-TEE-nuh
Crocefissa
Crucifissa
cro-cheh-FEE-suh
croo-chee-FEE-suh
Cruci CROO-chee
Domenica
Dumenica
doh-MEH-nee-kuh
doo-MEH-nih-kuh
Dum
Mica
Nica
doo-MEH
MEE-kuh
NEE-kuh
Dorotea do-roh-TAY-uh    
Elena eh-LEH-nuh    
Elisabella
Elisabetta
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
Lisab
Sab
Sabina
lee-suh-BEH
suh-BEH
suh-BEE-nuh
Emmanuela eh-mahn-oo-EH-lah    
Eugenia eh-oo-JEH-nee-uh
 
 
Felicia feh-LEE-shuh    
Filippa fih-LEE-puh    
Filomena fee-loh-MEH-nuh Filum
Mina
fee-loo-MEH
MEE-nuh
Francesca frahn-CHAY-skuh    
Gaetana gai-TAH-nuh Tana
Tanidda
Tanuzza
Ida
Agata
Agatina
TAH-nuh
tah-NEED-duh
tah-NOOTS-uh
EYE-duh
AH-guh-tuh
ah-guh-TEE-nuh
Genoeffa, Genueffa,
Genuelfa
jeh-noo-EH-fuh Genu jeh-noo-EH
Giacomina jock-oh-MEE-nuh Mina MEE-nuh
Gina JEE-nuh    
Giovanna, joh-VAH-nuh    
Giuseppa
Giuseppina
joo-SEH-puh
joo-seh-PEE-nuh
Pippina
Pina
pih-PEE-nuh
PEE-nuh
Grazia GRAH-zee-uh    
Ignazia NYAH-tzee-uh    
Immaculata Imm-ah-koo-LAH-tuh    
Isabella ee-suh-BEH-luh Sab
Sabina
suh-BEH
suh-BEE-nuh
Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh Lena
Leonora
Narda Narduzza
LEH-nuh
leh-oh-NOR-uh
NAR-duh
nar-DOOTS-uh
Liboria lih-BOH-ree-uh Boria
Bo
Bona
BOH-ree-uh
BOH
BOH-nuh
Lucia loo-CHEE-uh    
Luigia loo-EE-juh Luigina loo-ee-JEE-nuh
Maria muh-REE-uh Mari,
Mariuccia,
Mariuzza
muh-rih-OO
muh-ree-OO-chuh
muh-ree-OOTS-uh
Marianna muh-rih-AHN-nuh    
Margarita
Margherita
mahr-guh-REE-tuh Rita REE-tuh
Michela
Michelina
mih-KEH-luh
mih-keh-LEE-nuh
Lina
Mica
LEE-nuh
MEE-kuh
Natala
Natalia
Natalizia
nuh-TAH-luh
nuh-TAH-lee-uh
nuh-tah-LEETS-ee-uh
   
Nicolina nih-koh-LEE-nuh Lina LEE-nuh
Nunzia NOON-zee-uh    
Orazia oh-RAH-tzee-uh    
Paola PAH-oh-lah    
Paolina pah-oh-LEE-nuh    
Pasquala
Pasqualina
pahs-QUAH-luh
pahs-quah-LEE-nuh
Lina LEE-nuh
Patrizia pah-TREETS-ee-uh    
Petrina puh-TREE-nuh Pitruzza pih-TROO-tzuh
Petronella peh-troh-NEHLL-uh Pitruzza pih-TROO-tzuh
Pietra p'YEH-truh
Sicilian: PEH-truh
Pitruzza pih-TROO-tzuh
Provvidenza roh-vee-DEHN-zuh    
Rosa ROH-zuh Rosina roh-ZEE-nuh
Rosalia roh-zuh-LEE-uh    
Rosaria roh-ZAH-ree-uh Sara SAH-ruh
Rosolia roh-zoh-LEE-uh    
Sabina suh-BEE-nuh    
Salvatora
Salvatura
sahl-vuh-TOH-ruh
sahl-vuh-TOO-ruh
Turrida too-REE-duh
Salvatrice sahl-vuh-TREE-tcheh    
Sarbatrici sahr-buh-TREE-tchih Sara SAH-ruh
Sarbatura sahr-buh-TOO-ruh Sara SAH-ruh
Sebastiana suh-bahs-tee-AHN-uh Bastiana bahs-tee-AHN-uh
Serafina seh-rah-FEE-nuh Sara SAH-ruh
Stefana
Stefania
steh-FAH-nuh
steh-FAH-nee-uh
   
Teresa teh-REH-suh Teresina teh-reh-SEE-nuh
Vincenza veen-CHEHN-zuh    
     
 
 

SHORT NAMES > SICILIAN/ITALIAN GIVEN NAMES

Masculine Names

Short

Pronunciation

Full

 Pronunciation

A AH Angelo AHN-jel-oh
Andr ahn-DREH-uh Andrea ahn-DREH-uh
Ant ahn-TOH Antonio
Antonino
ahn-TOH-nee-oh
ahn-toh-NEE-noh
Bastiano
Bastianu
bahs-tee-AH-noh
bahs-tee-AH-noo
Sebastiano
Sebastianu
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noh
sih-bahs-tee-AH-noo
Bertino behr-TEE-noh
 
Alberto
Libertino
Roberto
ahl-BEHR-toh
lee-behr-TEE-noh
roh-BEHR-toh
Cal kuh-LOH Calogero kuh-LOH-jer-oh
Cenzo CHAINS-oh Vincenzo
 
vihn-CHAINS-oh
vihn-JANES-oh
Cenzu CHAINS-oo Vicenzu vee-CHAINS-oo
Ciccio, Cicciu CHEE-choh
CHEE-choo
Francesco frahn-CHEH-skoh
Dami dah-mee-AH Damiano dah-mee-AH-noh
Dgo DEH-goh Diego dee-EH-goh,
Sicilian:
DEH-goh
Eug eh-oo-JEH Eugenio eh-oo-JEH-nee-oh
Fel feh-LEE Felice feh-LEE-cheh
Fil fih-LEE Filippo fih-LEE-poh
Gero JER-oh Calogero kuh-LOH-jer-oh
Giac jah-KOH Giacobbo
Giacomo
jah-KOH-boh
JAH-koh-moh
Gino GEE-noh Luigi loo-EE-jee
Giacchi jee-AHK-ih Gioachino joh-ah-KEE-noh
Giov joh-VAH Giovanni joh-VAH-nee
Giro
Giru
JEE-roh
JEE-roo
Girolamo
 
jee-ROH-lah-moh
 
Lillo LEE-loh Calogero
Felice
kuh-LOH-jer-oh
feh-LEE-cheh
Lor loh-REH Loreto loh-REH-toh
Luigino loo-EE-jee-noh Luigi loo-EE-jee
Lur loo-REE Luritu loo-RIH-too
Manu mah-noo-EH Manuele mah-noo-EH-leh
Matt mah-TEH Matteo mah-TEH-oh
Mlo MEH-lo Carmelo kar-MEH-lo
Mich mee-KEH Michele mih-KEH-leh
Nardu
Narduzzu
NAR-doo
nar-DOOTS-oo
Bernardo
Leonardo
Lunardu
bair-NAR-doh
lay-oh-NAR-doh
luh-NAR-doo
Ndria n-DREE-uh Andrea ahn-DREH-uh
Mico MEE-koh Domenico doh-MEH-nih-koh
Nico NEE-koh Domenico
Nicola
Nicolo
doh-MEH-nih-koh
nee-KOH-lah
nee-KOH-loh
Nino NEE-noh Antonio
Antonino
ahn-TOH-nee-oh
ahn-toh-NEE-noh
Pasqu pahs-QUAH Pasquale pahs-QUAH-leh
Peppe PEPP-eh Giuseppe joo-ZEPP-eh
Pinu PEE-noo Giuseppe joo-ZEPP-eh
Pippinu pih-PEE-noo Giuseppe joo-ZEPP-eh
Pitruzzu pih-TROO-tzoo Pietro p'YEH-troh,
Sicilian:
PEH-troh
Ram rah-MOO Raimondo
Ramunno
rai-MAWN-doh
ruh-MOO-noh
Rico REE-koh Enrico
Federico
Riccardo
ahn-REE-koh
fed-uh-REE-koh
ree-CARD-oh
Sandro SAHN-droh Alessandro ah-les-AHN-droh
Saro SAH-roh Rosario roh-ZAH-ree-oh
Sim see-MOH Simone see-MOH-neh
Tano
Tanuzzo
Tanu
Tanuzzu
TAH-noh
tah-NOOTS-oh
TAH-noo
tah-NOOTS-oo
Gaetano
Gaetanu
gai-TAH-noh
gai-TAH-noo
Taviano tah-vee-AHN-oh Ottaviano oh-tah-vee-AHN-oh
Tino TEE-noh Libertino lee-behr-TEE-noh
Tomm toh-MAH Tommaso toh-MAH-soh
Tot toh-TOH Salvatore
Salvaturi
Sarbaturi
sahl-vuh-TOH-reh
sahl-vuh-TOO-rih
sahr-buh-TOO-rih
Tureddo
Turiddu
too-REH-doo
too-RIH-doo
Salvatore
Salvaturi
Sarbaturi
sahl-vuh-TOH-reh
sahl-vuh-TOO-rih
sahr-buh-TOO-rih
Vic vih-CHEH Vicenzu vee-CHAINS-oo
Vinc vihn-CHEH Vincenzo vihn-CHAINS-oh
vihn-JANES-oh
Vito
Vitt

 
VEE-toh
vih-TOH
 
Vittorio vih-TOH-ree-oh

Feminine Names

Short

Pronunciation

Full

 Pronunciation

Bastiana bahs-tee-AHN-uh Sebastiana suh-bahs-tee-AHN-uh
Bo
Bona
BOH
BOH-nuh
Liboria lih-BOH-ree-uh
Boria BOH-ree-uh Liboria lih-BOH-ree-uh
Catar
 
kah-tuh-REE
 
Catarina
Caterina
kah-tuh-REE-nuh
Concettina coon-cheh-TEE-nuh
 
Concetta
Cuncetta
cohn-CHEH-tuh
coon-CHEH-tuh
Cruci CROO-chee Crocefissa
Crucifissa
cro-cheh-FEE-suh
croo-chee-FEE-suh
Cunc coon-CHEH Concetta
Cuncetta
cohn-CHEH-tuh
coon-CHEH-tuh
Dum doo-MEH Domenica
Dumenica
doh-MEH-nee-kuh
doo-MEH-nih-kuh
Filum fee-loo-MEH Filomena fee-loh-MEH-nuh
Genu jeh-noo-EH Genoeffa, Genueffa,
Genuelfa
jeh-noo-EH-fuh
Ida EYE-duh Gaetana gai-TAH-nuh
Lena LEH-nuh Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh
Leonora leh-oh-NOR-uh Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh
Lilla LEE-luh Calogera kuh-LOH-jer-uh
Lina LEE-nuh Angela
Angelina
Antonina
Carolina
Michela
Michelina
Nicolina
Pasquala
Pasqualina
AHN-jel-uh
ahn-jel-EE-nuh
ahn-toh-NEE-nuh
car-oh-LEE-nuh
mih-KEH-luh
mih-keh-LEE-nuh
nih-koh-LEE-nuh
pahs-QUAH-luh
pahs-quah-LEE-nuh
Lisab
 
lee-suh-BEH
 
Elisabella
Elisabetta
Isabella
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
ee-suh-BEH-luh
Mariuzza muh-ree-OOTS-uh Maria muh-REE-uh
Mela
 
MEH-luh
 
Camilla
Carmela
kuh-MEE-luh
car-MEH-luh
Mica MEE-kuh Domenica doh-MEH-nih-kuh.
Milluzza mih-LOOTS-uh Camilla
Carmela
kuh-MEE-luh
car-MEH-luh
Mina MEE-nuh Filomena
Giacomina
fee-loh-MEH-nuh
jock-oh-MEE-nuh
Narda Narduzza NAR-duh
nar-DOOTS-uh
Leonarda leh-oh-NAR-duh
Nica NEE-kuh Domenica. doh-MEH-nih-kuh.
Nina NEE-nuh Antonina
Antonia
ahn-TOH-nee-uh
ahn-toh-NEE-nuh
Petra PEH-truh Petrina
Petronella
Pietra
peh-TREE-nuh
peh-troh-NEHLL-uh
pee-EH-truh
Pina
Pippina
PEE-nuh
pih-PEE-nuh
Giuseppa
Giuseppina
joo-SEH-puh
joo-seh-PEE-nuh
Pitruzza pih-TROO-tzuh Petrina
Petronella
Pietra
peh-TREE-nuh
peh-troh-NEHLL-uh
pee-EH-truh
Rina REE-nuh Catarina
Caterina
kah-tuh-REE-nuh
Rita REE-tuh Margarita
Margherita
mahr-guh-REE-tuh
Rosa ROH-zuh Rosalia
Rosaria
Rosolia
roh-zuh-LEE-uh
roh-ZAH-ree-uh
roh-zoh-LEE-uh
Rosina roh-ZEE-nuh Rosa
Rosalia
Rosaria
Rosolia
ROH-zuh
roh-zuh-LEE-uh
roh-ZAH-ree-uh
roh-zoh-LEE-uh
Sab suh-BEH Elisabella
Elisabetta
Isabella
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
ee-suh-BEH-luh
Sabina suh-BEE-nuh Elisabella
Elisabetta
Isabella
eh-lee-suh-BEH-luh
eh-lee-suh-BEH-tuh
ee-suh-BEH-luh
Sandra SAHN-druh Alessandra ah-les-SAHN-druh
Sara SAH-ruh Rosaria
Sarbatura
Serafina
roh-ZAH-ree-uh
sahr-buh-TOO-ruh
seh-rah-FEE-nuh
Tana
Tanuzza
TAH-nuh
tah-NOOTS-uh
Gaetana gai-TAH-nuh
Teresina teh-reh-SEE-nuh Teresa teh-REH-suh
Tina TEE-nuh Agata Agatina
Agostina
Antonia
Antonietta
Antonina
Concetta
Costantina
Costanza
Cuncetta
AH-guh-tuh
ah-guh-TEE-nuh
ah-gohs-TEE-nuh
ahn-TOH-nee-ah
ahn-toh-nee-EHT-tuh
ahn-toh-NEE-nah
cohn-CHEH-tuh
cost-ahn-TEE-nuh
cost-AHN-zuh
coon-CHEH-tuh
Turrida too-REE-duh Sarbatura
Salvatora
Salvatura
Salvatrice
sahr-buh-TOO-ruh
sahl-vuh-TOH-ruh
sahl-vuh-TOO-ruh
sahl-vuh-TREE-che
 
 
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