Ranking of the best baby names 2022-2022

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Best baby names 2022-2022

Choose the name of the unborn child is one of the activities that most engage future parents, struggling with books of names, discussions on family names (such as those of grandparents) or on the choice of giving or not a particular or foreign name. We can start by taking a look at which are the most popular baby names in the country and the ranking of the best baby names 2022-2022.





In this article

  • Male names
  • Female names
  • Names for foreign babies
  • Special baby names
  • Names 2022
  • Baby names 2022
  • Meaning of the names
  • Names for girls and their meanings
  • Short names
  • Female and male names most used in the country
  • How many names can be given to a child
  • How to choose the name for the baby
  • Book of names
  • Male Noun Dictionary
  • Female names 2022
  • Original baby girl names
  • Original male names
  • Male names 2022

Male names

What are the most popular and loved male names in the country? here are the 10 most used names in the country for boy in 2022-2022:



  • Leonardo
  • Francesco
  • Lorenzo
  • Alessandro
  • Andrea
  • Mattia
  • Gabriele
  • Thomas
  • Riccardo
  • Edoardo

Female names

Sofia, Aurora and Giulia are the most popular and chosen names in the country and things will probably remain unchanged, even if we can expect some surprises from the last positions of the top twenty: for example the foreign name Nicole, currently in 15th position, he will probably move up a few more places this year. Here she is ranking of the most used female names in the country in 2022-2022:



  1. Sofia
  2. Aurora
  3. Giulia
  4. Geneva
  5. Alice
  6. Emma
  7. Giorgia
  8. Beatrice
  9. Greta
  10. Vittoria
Read also: How to choose the name of the first child

Names for foreign babies

Many new parents prefer to choose a foreign, unisex, original name or one that is a simple variant in another language of a classic village name.

  • If we look at the boys we have to go down to the 31st position in the ranking of the most popular names in the country to find the first foreign name: Gabriel. At the 37th we find Manual, followed by Thomas and Samuel, is in 45th position Daniel, finally in 48th position we find a new entry this year, Liam, who precedes Nathan by one position.
  • for sissies foreign names seem to be more popular: Nicole we find it already in 16th position. Then we have to go down to position 33 in the ranking to find Isabel, while in 36th there is a name that is rising year after year: Emily. In 42nd position there is Chloe which this year gains 8 positions.

Special baby names

Certainly, especially in younger and more modern couples of parents, there is the will to move away from family traditions and to choose original and less common names. Let's see a selection of proposals.

Special masculine names

If a few years ago the choice of Elisabetta Gregoraci and Flavio Briatore to call their child Nathan Falco increased the number of children who were called in this way, today the ranking of male names sees a return to tradition and simplicity. However, there is no shortage of parents who choose a foreign or particular name. Some idea? Lion, Brando (diminutive of Albobrando), Loris, Denis.

Particular female names

It has been above all showgirls and women from the entertainment world to dictate the trends in terms of particular names in recent years. Alessia Marcozzi he called his daughter Mia and this has contributed to greatly increase the popularity of this name which today is even at the 24th position in the ranking, with more than 1600 girls who were called this way last year. Michelle Hunziker, on the other hand, called the girls that Tomaso Trussardi had Sun and Celeste.

Names 2022

Every year, ISTAT publishes the ranking of the most popular names in the country. At the moment we are still stuck in 2022 which sees the standings composed as follows:

  1. Leonardo
  2. Francesco
  3. Lorenzo
  4. Alessandro
  5. Andrea
  6. Mattia
  7. Gabriele
  8. Thomas
  9. Riccardo
  10. Edoardo

for females here is the top ten

  1. Sofia
  2. Aurora
  3. Giulia
  4. Geneva
  5. Alice
  6. Emma
  7. Giorgia
  8. Beatrice
  9. Greta
  10. Vittoria

Baby names 2022

Among the male names that will be very fashionable and will be most popular in 2022 we still find Leonardo, who again this year took first place, Francesco, Alessandro and Mattia.

Bible names such as Luca and Gabriele.

Read also: American male names

Meaning of the names

We offer you the meanings of the 15 most popular and popular names and villages, with some ideas for those looking for a slightly particular name.

  1. Francesco: coming from France
  2. Leonardo: strong as a lion
  3. Alessandro: protector of men
  4. Lorenzo: he who is girded with laurel
  5. Mattia and Matteo: gift of the Lord
  6. Andrea: strong and courageous
  7. Gabriele: strong man of God
  8. Riccardo: valiant leader
  9. Thomas: twin
  10. Alessio: the one who saves or protects
  11. Roberto: shining with glory
  12. Valerio: strong and robust
  13. Maurizio: selfless and generous
  14. Emanuele: means God is with us
  15. Edward: guardian of prosperity

Names for girls and their meanings

Let's see what the names are, with theirs meaning, most popular at the moment and also some slightly different gems that could inspire you if you are expecting a baby girl.

  1. Sofia: she who loves science and is wise
  2. Geneva: white spirit, shining elf
  3. Nicole: winner with and for the people
  4. Greta: variant of the name Margherita, it means pearl, precious person.
  5. Emma: valiant, industrious and nurturer
  6. Matilde: strong and brave warrior
  7. Noemi: "my joy" or "my happiness", but also "sweetness".
  8. Sara: princess
  9. Alice: creature of the sea or woman of noble appearance
  10. Giulia: which descends from Jupiter or is devoted to Jupiter
  11. Aurora: bright, shining
  12. Giorgia: she who works the land
  13. Martina: consecrated and dedicated to Mars, god of war
  14. Blue: derives from the Persian and means "which has the color of a clear sky"
  15. Rebecca: “she who wins you over with her graces” and “beautiful”.

Short names

Short names, either male and female, undoubtedly have their own charm: they are elegant and sophisticated and are perfect if combined with a long surname. Furthermore, another advantage of choosing a short name is that it can hardly be crippled into bizarre nicknames.

Here is a selection of short names that will be all the rage in 2022 and 2022:

Short female names

  1. Anna
  2. Dora
  3. Lia
  4. Emma
  5. Gaia

Male short names

  1. Brando
  2. Luca
  3. Milo
  4. Noah
  5. Elia
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Female and male names most used in the country

Every year theISTAT draws up and publishes his report "Birth rate and fertility of the resident population"within which we find both the data relating to the birth rate in our country and the ranking of the most used female and male names in the country. At the moment the latest Report relates to the 2022 and so we know that the most popular and popular names are Leonardo e Sofia. Furthermore, ISTAT provides a useful calculator that allows us to know which are the most common names.

In the ranking of male names we find on the podium

  1. Leonardo: absolute value 7.786
  2. Francesco: absolute value 5.946
  3. Lorenzo: absolute value 5.264

In the ranking of female names we find:

  1. Sofia: absolute value 5.851
  2. Aurora: absolute value 5.467
  3. Giulia: absolute value 5.356

How many names can be given to a child

Let's start by saying what names cannot be given:

  • The country law and the registry regulations prohibit giving to ridiculous and / or shameful children's names and the choice of the admissibility of the name is up to the registry official;
  • you cannot give the name of father or brothers living, not even if followed by Jr, while another name can be added to make a compound one;
  • a female name cannot be given to a male and vice versa (the only exception is Andrea, now considered a unisex name).

According to the law they can give their children to the maximum three names: if they are separated from the comma there will be an obligation to report only the first name in the signature, if they are not separated by commas, all registered names must be reported.

How to choose the name for the baby

Finally here are some advice to make the right choice:

  • choose your favorite names and write them on a piece of paper;
  • go and search for the meaning of each one;
  • give the name to the surname and say them together several times to understand if they are harmonious and bond well;
  • avoid giving too long names with a surname that is also long, just as a short name does not go well with a surname that is also short.
Listen to "How to Choose a Baby Name" on Spreaker.

Book of names

There are several books on names on the market. We offer you this book published by Gribaudo which contains the meanings and curiosities about the most widespread and popular names in the country. It can be purchased on Mondadori Store.

Male Noun Dictionary

From classic to original names, from the most vintage to the most modern, foreign, trendy, long or short names, to choose the baby's name we often rely on family traditions, current fashions, VIP choices or books on names. Here you will find a dictionary of names for boys: a real guide to help you find the perfect name.

Female names 2022

Sofia, Giulia and Aurora are among the favorite names of the parents and the villagers, but if you are expecting a baby and are looking for the right name for her you could select some more original ideas, extravagant, perhaps also drawing on foreign names and intercepting the new trends for this year. Some idea?

  • Chloe,
  • Amelie
  • Emily
  • Zoe

But also traditional names with a vintage flavor such as:

  • Rebecca
  • Agnese
  • Nora

Original baby girl names

If you want to stand out with your choice you can opt for particular names but in any case of ancient tradition and in any case widespread and present in the country, such as:

  • Sveva
  • Petra
  • Frida

Or bet on something exotic or really unique, for example:

  • Sould
  • Elettra
  • Ludmilla
Read also: American female names

Original male names

Also for boys there is a wide choice of particular names such as:

  • Joel
  • Brando
  • Ascanio

While in the list of foreign names there are interesting proposals, for example:

  • Axel
  • Nathan
  • Saul

Male names 2022

We expect to see consolidated standings current, which sees Leonardo, Alessandro and Lorenzo at the first three steps of the podium, but we also foresee the ascent of classic names such as Valerio, Roberto. At the same time, foreign names like Liam or Nathan are likely to rise even further in the top 50.

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