Whether you have a little (or a lot!) of Italian ancestry in you, have an Italian dog breed, or simply just love Italian culture, these Italian dog names will be perfect for your new pup.
Buongiorno! Here in the United States, we have so many influences from Italy: pasta, cars, gelato, and who can forget pizza! Yes, we really do love everything Italian. We also love Italian dog breeds. Whether your new puppy is a small dog like an Italian Greyhound, or the loyal Cane Corso, or if you plan to hunt truffles with your Lagotto Romagnolo, Italian dog breeds comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Look for the perfect name for your new Italian pup in our list of Italian dog names, and embrace that inner (or not so inner) Italian in you. Bellisima!
41 Dog Names Your Nonna Will Approve Of
2. Amore (we all know Italian is the love language!)
5. Brando (also a great name for fans of the late Marlon Brando!)
7. Bianca (meaning white in Italian, this name will be great for a white dog!)
9. Cannoli (ok I MIGHT be impartial to this Italian name since it's my own pup's name!)
11. Carina (means cute in Italian)
14. Dolce (Italian word for sweet, this is the perfect name for any sweet dog breed...so any dog really!)
19. Faro (Italian word for lighthouse)
21. Fabio (we all know who this is named after!)
25. Luigi (Mario brothers anyone?)
30. Nero (Italian word for black -- this one would be perfect for an Italian black dog!)
32. Primo (means first in Italian)
33. Piccolo (meaning small in Italian, this is such a cute name for a small dog!)
35. Sorriso (Italian word for smile)
44. Vito/Vita (Latin word for life)
46. Romeo (cute name for your little Romeo!)
47. Meatball (um, of course!)
Do you have a favorite Italian dog name? Do you live with an Italian dog breed? Share your pooch on our Wide Open Pets Facebook page!