• 1k Italy
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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Italy" mean? The list below shows things modernly associated with the name Italy such as celebrities named Italy.

Origin and Meaning of Italy

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  1. A republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD

From Middle English Italy, Italie, from Old English Italia (“Italy”), from Latin Ītalia (“Italy”), via Ancient Greek Ἰταλία (Italía), from Oscan 𐌅𐌝𐌕𐌄𐌋𐌉𐌞 (Víteliú) (meaning "land of bulls" in Oscan; usually assumed to be a cognate of vitulus (“calf”), despite the different length of the i).

  1. A country in southern Europe, one of the states of the European Union. Official name: The Italian Republic (in Italian, la Repubblica Italiana).
  2. Synonym of Apennine Peninsula

Notable Persons With the Last Name Italy

Saint Adelaide of Italy was a saint. She holds the title Holy Roman Empress. Saint was born in 931 in Upper Burgundy. She left this life on December 16th, 0999.


Rozala of Italy was an influential individual. She was most active from 968 to 987. Rozala was born as the child of Berengar II of Italy and Willa of Tuscany in 937. Rozala is also known as Rozala of Provence; Rozala of Lombardy; Rozala of Ivrea; Susannah of Italy. She passed away in 1003.


Emma of Italy was an influential human. Her most notable accomplishments were from 965 to 965. Emma was born as the child of Lothair II of Italy and Adelaide of Italy in 948 in Kingdom of Italy (Holy Roman Empire). Emma is also known as Emma Of Mělník. She breathed her last breath on March 2nd, 0986.


Ratold of Italy is a famous person.


Lil Italy is a hip hop music and west coast hip hop rapping. He was most active from 1994 to 2011. Lil was given the name Clifton Ray Dixon . Lil is also known as G-Note and Funk Mobb.


How popular is the baby name Italy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 5 5 0
1919 5 5 0
1922 5 0 5
1989 7 7 0
1990 7 7 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 11 11 0
1995 7 7 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 22 22 0
1999 15 15 0
2000 28 28 0
2001 40 40 0
2002 37 37 0
2003 34 34 0
2004 37 37 0
2005 41 41 0
2006 43 43 0
2007 59 59 0
2008 52 52 0
2009 54 54 0
2010 60 60 0
2011 55 55 0
2012 78 78 0
2013 86 86 0
2014 84 84 0
2015 99 99 0

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Popularity of Italy as a first name

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Common last names for Italy

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Fun Facts about the name Italy

  • How Popular is the name Italy? Italy is the 10,084th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Italy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,022 babies born with the first name Italy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Italy to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Italy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Italy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Italy is Friday, September 6th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Italy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Italy was in 2015 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Italy Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Italy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Italy: Your name in reverse order is Ylati. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atliy. How do you pronounce that?

What Italy's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Italy mean?

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Tis for treat, that you always are.

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Lis for lucky, who is more?

Yis for young, the years never show!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.