www.BabelNation.com
     Italian Language and Culture
© 2005-2012 ducandu GmbH, all rights reserved
for Marlene
Study Italian Online - An Online Italian Course for Adults and Children
Lesson 1: Getting Started

Page 10 of 12 previous       next

This page contains some audio files. You can press this button here to test your sound settings. Read our help pages for more information in case our sound feature does not work for you.

Some typical Italian Names

When you travel to Italy or to another country, in which Italian is partly spoken, you will probably hear Italian names, which might sound strange to you. Yet, some names will sound familiar because they are very similar to common English names. Here is a list with commonly used Italian first names (male and female):

Male namesFemale names
AlessandroAndreaAdrianaAlessandra
BattistaBeppeAndreaAnna
CarloClaudioBarbaraBianca
CristianoDinoCarlaClaudia
EmilioFabioDanielaDiana
GianniGinoEvaFrancesca
GiovanniLeonardoGabriellaGina
LinoLuigiGiuliaIsabella
MarcoMarioLorenaMaria
NinoOttavioNinaOfelia
PaoloPietroPamelaPaola
RaffaelloRobertoPiaRita
SergioStefanoRosaSabrina
UmbertoVittoreSilviaSofia
TeresaVanessa

Similar to English, nicknames are quite common in Italian. For example, you can change Giuseppe to Peppino or even Beppe. Also, Elisa could be called Eli and Salvatore would be Toto. Ana could become Anita, and so on.

Exercise
Now apply your knowledge about the Italian sounds and pronunciation and try to correctly speak out the following names in Italian:

Example:
Adolfo


Click on Play-buttons ()
to hear correct answers
Cristina
Silvio
Anita



previous page           next page


pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12        vocabularies       Exercises [A] [B] [C] [D]

 You are currently
 not logged in.
  login or register

Courses Overview
    Course 1
       Lesson 1
      Lesson 2
      Lesson 3
      Lesson 4
      Lesson 5
      Lesson 6
      Lesson 7
      Epilogue I
    Course 2
    Course 3
Quick Help
Click to listen to the audio-files.
Spread the word
Tell your friends about our new site.

Click here to notify them.
Color Scheme
back to top