Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)

© 2011-2012 by Julia Smith. All rights reserved.
Version 1.0, updated 29 February 2012


Florence

Florence was not dominated by one large convent, like the Venetian La Virgine. As such, the names here come from multiple locations. The kind of Italian spoken in Florence is the ancestor of modern Italian. The spelling variants found here often reflect one relatively Latinized spelling and one vernacular spelling. Women's names appear as given names alone, as given names followed by a single patronymic or a family name. Some more complicated names are found as well. Examples of those names include:

Some examples of complete names:
Nannina di Niccolo di Messer Donato Cocchi
Lucrezia d'Antonio d'Antonio da Rabatta


Feminine Given Names

Agata
Agnesa / Agnese
Agnola
Agostina / Austina
Albiera
Albiera
Alessandra
Alfonsina
Anastasia
Andrea
Angela
Angela Caterina
Angela Vittoria
Angeletta
Angelica / Angelicha
Angelina / Angnolina
Anna
Annalena
Antonia*
Antonina / Anthonina
Apollonia / Appollonia
Arcagnola / Arcangela
Argentina
Aurelia
Baccia
Barbara
Bartolomea / Bartolommea
Batista
Beatrice
Benedetta / Benedicta
Benigna
Biagia
Bianca
Bicia*
Bonifazia
Brigida
Buona
Camilla / Chamilla
Cananea
Candida
Carita
Cassandra
Caterina Angelica
Caterina / Catherina
Cecilia
Cherubina
Chiara
[Clara]
Clementia / Clemenzia
Cleofe
Columba
Concordia
Cornelia
Cosa
Cosma
Costanza / Gostanza
Dadda*
Daniella
Daria
Diamante
Dianora
Dimitilla
Domenica
Domitilla
Dorotea
Dragoncina*
Elena / Helena
Emerentiana
Emiliana
Eufrosina
Eugenia
Eustochia
Faustina
Felice
Felicita
Fiammetta
Filippa
Fina
Francesca
Gabriella
Gherardesca
Ghingha*
Giana / Gianna
Ginevra
Girolama
Giuletta
Giulia / Julia
Giustina
Helia
Humiliana
Humilta
Inghilesca*
Innocentia
Ippolita
[Isaiah]
Jacoba / Jacopa*
Lapaccia*
Laudomina
Laura
Laurentia
Lauretta
Lelia
Lena
Leonora
Lessandra
Lionarda
Lisa*
Lisabetta
Lodovica
Loisia
Lucia
Lucida
Lucretia / Lucrezia
Maddalena
Margherita
Maria
Maria Benedetta
Maria Benigna
Maria Cleophe
Maria Electa
Maria Maddelena / Maria Magdelena
Maria Margherita
Maria Salome / Maria Psalome
Marietta
Marta
Maura
Michaela
Modesta
Nanna
Nannina
Nera
Niccolosa
Nicola
Obedientia
Oretta
Orsina
Ostilia
Pace
Papera
Patientia
[Paola / Paula]
Pellegrina
Perpetua
Perseverantia
Philippa
Piccarda
Piera
Pieta
Plautilla
Prudenzia
Purita
Rafaella / Raffaella
Ricciarda
Sapienza
Scholastica / Scolastica
Serafina
Sibilla
Silvana
Simona
Smeralda
Speranza
Stella
Susana / Susanna
Tecla
Teda
Temperantia
Tessina*
Theodesia / Teodesia
Tita
Tommasa
Ubidienza
Umiliata
Verdiana
Veronica
Vespasiana
Villana*
Vincentia
[Zacharia]
Zelante

* Some additional women's names dated to the late 14th/early 15th c.


Masculine Given Names

Alessandro
Andrea
Antonio
Baccio
Bacco
Benedetto
Calandro
Carlo
Chammillo
Chimente
Cosimo
Donato
Francesco
Giovanbattista
Giovanni
Girolamo
Lando
Lionardo
Marco
Nicola
Pagolo
Papi
Piero
Salvino
Smeraldo
Stiatta

Masculine Given Names That Appear Only As Patronyms

Barla
Cambio
Giunta
Jacopo
Michele
Niccolo
Santi
Stefano


Family Names

Albizzi / degli Albizi
Aldobrandi
Antinori
Baldini
Barbadori
de' Bardi
Benci
Bernardi
Bevilacqua
Biffoli
Bini
Boncianni
Bonsi
Bonvanni
Boscholi
Buondelmonti
Calandri
Cambini
Canigiani
Carducci / de Carducci
Carnesecchi
Cavalcanti
Cavalieri
Cibo
Cini
Cinozzi
Cocchi
da Canal
da Lucca
da Poppi
da Terni
dal Ponte a Signa
de Haro
de Morra
de Zati
del Fantone
del Fede
del Guiggola
della Casa
della Rovere
della Torre
dell'Antella
Desi
Doffi
Fidele
Gianfigliazzi / de' Gianfigliazzi
Ginori
Granacci
de' Grassi
Lenzi
Magalotti
Malaspina
Malatesta
Martelli
Medici / de'Medici
Muti
Muti di Cesarini
Neroni
Niccolini
Orsini (also Latinized as Ursina for a woman)
Pazzi
Pepi
Perini
Piccardi
Pierozzi
Puccini
Rabatta / da Rabatta
de' Rabatti
Rambatti
Ricasoli
Rinuccini
Risaliti
Rondinelli
Rosselli
Rucellai
Saltarelli
Salvestri
Salvini
Sapiti
Sforza/Sfortia
Signorini
Strozzi
Subatara
Tornaparte
Tosinghi
Ubaldini


Literal Bynames

Hebrea "Hebrew/Jew"


HTML editing by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada.

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