If you’re a lover of all things Italian, look no further than this comprehensive list of beautiful Italian names for your new pup.

By Faith Brar
May 11, 2021
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Are you bringing home an Italian dog breed? Or are you just a lover of all things Italian? Either way, why not give your pup a name inspired by the country's heritage?

From names inspired by Italy's historical cities and delectable cuisine to its world-renowned artists and luxury fashion designers, we've fetched plenty of Italian names for dogs that will have you saying, Bellissimo!

Male Italian Dog Names

Your little bambino deserves a name just as handsome as he is. 

  • Bambi
  • Dante 
  • Baptiste
  • Arturo 
  • Enrico 
  • Ignazio 
  • Lucio 
  • Pascal 
  • Piero 
  • Fabio
  • Renzo
  • Giuseppe
  • Alessandro
  • Leone
  • Diego
  • Enzo
  • Pippino
  • Tommaso
  • Ilario
  • Ettore
  • Donatello
  • Ernesto
  • Lorenzo
  • Corrado
  • Matteo
  • Giuliano
  • Antonio
  • Flavio
  • Elmo
  • Ambrosi
  • Federico
  • Colombo
  • Luca
  • Giovanni
  • Angelo
  • Pietro
  • Carlo
  • Filippo
  • Tito
  • Aldo
  • Salvatore
  • Egidio
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Leone
  • Domenico
  • Paolo
  • Sergio
  • Primo
  • Ricardo
  • Gino
  • Romeo
  • Vincenzo
  • Guido
  • Rocco
  • Pasquale
  • Rinaldo
  • Ugo 
  • Tino
  • Vito
  • Fabio
  • Renzo
  • Francesco
  • Romano

Female Italian Dog Names

Ciao bella! These Italian girl dog names are definitely worth considering for your lovely lady. 

  • Volante 
  • Alonza 
  • Giulia
  • Elda 
  • Rosetta 
  • Elena
  • Olympia 
  • Lunetta
  • Giorgia
  • Carmela 
  • Martina
  • Trista
  • Flavia 
  • Rufina
  • Francesca
  • Cadenza 
  • Benedetta
  • Pippa
  • Cira
  • Alessia
  • Giada
  • Belinda 
  • Serena
  • Ginevra
  • Piapious 
  • Ludovica
  • Carlotta
  • Renata 
  • Rosalia 
  • Constanza
  • Federica
  • Bellissa
  • Catarina
  • Antonia
  • Rachele 
  • Pietra
  • Mona
  • Caprice
  • Dona
  • Giovanna
  • Clarice
  • Stella
  • Anita
  • Aria
  • Regina 
  • Viviana 
  • Gemma
  • Octavia
  • Amalea
  • Rosa
  • Grazia

Italian Dog Names Inspired By the Cuisine 

If there's one thing Italians are known for, it's their food. You can't go wrong with naming your dog after any one of these iconic dishes.

  • Gelato
  • Ravioli 
  • Gnocchi
  • Margherita
  • Nutella
  • Ziti
  • Vino
  • Mozzarella 
  • Tiramisu 
  • Linguine
  • Carmello
  • Venti
  • Cannoli 
  • Risotto
  • Budino
  • Espresso
  • Pesto
  • Mozzarella 
  • Prosecco
  • Biscotti
  • Ghirardelli
Three Italian greyhound puppies sit on white rug outside
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Italian Dog Names Based on Famous Places in Italy 

Along with being beautiful places to visit in Italy, these incredible destinations have a nice ring to them too.

  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Milan
  • Verona
  • Bologna
  • Amalfi
  • Siena
  • Pompeii
  • Sorrento
  • Positano
  • Lucca
  • Portofino
  • Rimini
  • Ravello
  • Trevi

Italian Dog Names Inspired By Fashion Designers 

Calling all fashion-lovers. These options are for you!

  • Gianni
  • Donatella
  • Valentino
  • Versace
  • Fendi
  • Ferragamo
  • Armani
  • Massimo
  • Dolce
  • Gabbana
  • Moschino
  • Cavalli
  • Pucci
  • Giorgio
  • Armani
  • Prada
  • Gucci

Italian Dog Names Inspired By Italian Cars

If you and your pet love the finer things in life, naming your dog after one of Italy's world-renowned luxury cars might be the way to go.

  • Maserati
  • Lamborghini
  • Ferrari
  • Pagani
  • Alfa
  • Romeo
  • Mazzanti
  • Lancia
  • Cisitalia
  • Bizzarini

Italian Dog Names Inspired by Famous Italian Artists 

Some of the world's greatest artists were born out of Italy. Here are some classic artist names to inspire you!

  • Leonardo
  • Lavinia
  • Fontana
  • Michelangelo 
  • Titian
  • Raphael
  • Botticelli
  • Bellini
  • Niccolò
  • Lorenzo
  • Bernini