Ciao, Bella! 120 Perfect Italian Names For Dogs

By Travis Greenwood

Everything sounds sweeter in a Romance language — and pet names (for either your partner or four-legged BFF) are no exception.

If you're looking to give your furbaby a distinctive, Old World moniker that rolls off the tongue with a measure of panache and can be accompanied with expressive gesticulations, consider dipping into the Italian playbook.

From Popes to pastries, we've found inspo in the 120+ wildly colorful handles below, some for gentiluomos (gents), some for damas (dames), and others applicable to any doggo gender.

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Boy names for Italian dogs.

  • Adolfo
  • Antonio
  • Apollo
  • Arturo
  • Augustus
  • Bartolomeo
  • Benito
  • Brando
  • Bruno

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  • Cesare
  • Cicero
  • Dante
  • Domenico
  • Donatello
  • Drago
  • Eduardo
  • Emilio
  • Enzo
  • Fausto
  • Fabio
  • Fido
  • Giancarlo
  • Giorgio
  • Giuseppe
  • Hannibal
  • Julius
  • Lorenzo
  • Luciano
  • Luigi
  • Lupo
  • Marco
  • Mario
  • Massimo
  • Michelangelo
  • Nano
  • Pietro
  • Pluto
  • Raphael
  • Renato
  • Roberto
  • Rocco
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Sergio
  • Stefano
  • Tito
  • Toro
  • Ugo
  • Valentino
  • Vincenzo

Girl names for Italian dogs.

  • Andria
  • Aria
  • Baronessa
  • Bella
  • Bianca
  • Celeste
  • Charity
  • Contessa
  • Desdemona
  • Donatella
  • Elda
  • Elisabetta
  • Florence
  • Fortuna
  • Francesco
  • Frida
  • Gaia
  • Gemma
  • Giuliana
  • Iniga
  • Isabella
  • Leona
  • Liliana
  • Lunetta
  • Madonna
  • Marie
  • Mercedes
  • Mona
  • Nicola
  • Nives
  • Nocciolina
  • Olivia
  • Olympia
  • Perla
  • Pietra
  • Pippa
  • Puci
  • Ramona
  • Renata
  • Rossella
  • Serena
  • Silvana
  • Sofia
  • Stella
  • Teresa
  • Trista
  • Valeria
  • Viola
  • Viviana
  • Zaza

Dog names inspired by Italian food.

  • Amore
  • Biscotto
  • Cannoli
  • Caramello
  • Dolce
  • Espresso
  • Ghirardelli
  • Noodle
  • Oro
  • Pesto
  • Piccolo
  • Pisello
  • Pisa
  • Salame
  • Sausage
  • Scampi
  • Trevi
  • Uffizi
  • Venice
  • Vespa

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