Friday, January 11, 2013

Bi-cultural Names--Italian/English (girls)

Spelled the same, but with slight pronunciation difference (usually):
  • Ada--English, AY-dah; Italian, AH-dah
  • Adelaide--English, AD-el-ayd; Italian, ah-del-EYE-deh
  • Adele--English, ah-DEL; Italian, ah-DEH-leh
  • Adriana--English, ay-dree-AH-nah, ay-dree-AN-ah; Italian, ah-dree-AH-nah
  • Alberta--English, al-BER-tah; Italian, al-BEHR-tah
  • Alice--English, AL-is; Italian, ah-LEE-cheh
  • Alina--English & Italian, ah-LEE-nah
  • Amanda--English, ah-MAN-dah; Italian, ah-MAHN-dah
  • Amelia--English, ah-MEE-lee-ah; Italian, ah-MEHL-yah
  • Angela--English, AN-jel-ah; Italian, AHN-jel-ah
  • Angelica--English, an-JEL-ih-kah; Italian, ah-JEH-lee-kah
  • Angelina--English, an-jel-EE-nah; Italian, ahn-jeh-LEE-nah
  • Anna--English, AN-nah, Italian, AH-nah
  • Annabella--English, an-nah-BEL-lah; Italian, ah-nah-BEL-lah
  • Arianna--English, ah-ree-AN-nah, ah-ree-AH-nah; Italian, ah-ree-AH-nah
  • Asia--English, AY-zhah; Italian, AHZ-yah
  • Augusta--English, aw-GUS-tah; Italian, ow-GOOS-tah
  • Aurora--English, aw-ROHR-ah; Italian, ow-ROH-rah
  • Barbara--English & Italian, BAHR-bar-ah
  • Beatrice--English, BEE-ah-tris; Italian, beh-ah-TREE-cheh
  • Bianca--English & Italian, bee-AHN-kah
  • Camilla--English, kah-MIL-lah; Italian, kah-MEE-lah
  • Carla--English & Italian, KAHR-lah
  • Carmen--English & Italian, KAHR-men
  • Carolina--English, kehr-oh-LYE-nah; Italian, kah-roh-LEE-nah
  • Cecilia--English, seh-SEEL-yah; Italian, cheh-CHEEL-yah
  • Celeste--English, seh-LEST; Italian, cheh-LES-teh
  • Celia--English, SEE-lee-ah; Italian, CHEL-yah
  • Clara--English, KLEHR-ah; Italian, KLAH-rah
  • Clarissa--English, klah-RIS-sah; Italian, klah-REE-sah
  • Claudia--English, KLAW-dee-ah; Italian CLOWD-yah
  • Cornelia--English, kor-NEE-lee-ah; Italian, kor-NEH-lyah
  • Daniela--English, dan-YEL-ah; Italian, dahn-YEH-lah
  • Daria--English & Italian, DAHR-ee-ah
  • Delia--English, DEEL-yah; Italian, DEH-lyah
  • Diana--English, dye-AN-ah; Italian, dee-AH-nah
  • Elena--English, eh-LEH-nah, Italian, EH-leh-nah
  • Eliana--English & Italian, eh-lee-AH-nah
  • Elisa--English, el-EE-sah; Italian, eh-LEE-zah 
  • Elsa--English & Italian, EL-sah
  • Emilia--English & Italian, eh-MEEL-yah
  • Emma--English & Italian, EM-mah
  • Eugenia--English, yoo-JEEN-ee-ah; Italian, yoo-JEN-yah
  • Eva--English, EE-vah, EV-ah, EH-vah; Italian, EH-vah
  • Flora--English & Italian, FLOH-rah
  • Francesca--English & Italian, frahn-CHES-kah
  • Gabriella--English, gab-ree-EL-lah; Italian, gah-bree-EL-lah
  • Gemma--English & Italian, JEM-mah
  • Gianna--English, jee-AH-nah, Italian, JAH-nah
  • Gina--English & Italian, JEE-nah
  • Ida--English, EYE-dah; Italian, EE-dah
  • Irene--English, eye-REEN, Italian, ee-REH-neh
  • Isabella--English, iz-ah-BEL-lah; Italian, ee-zah-BEL-lah
  • Lara--English & Italian, LAH-rah
  • Laura--English, LAW-rah, LOR-ah; Italian, LOW-rah
  • Lena--English, LEE-nah, LEH-nah; Italian, LEH-nah
  • Liliana--English, lil-ee-AN-ah, lil-ee-AH-nah; Italian, leel-YAH-nah
  • Lina--English & Italian, LEE-nah
  • Linda--English, LIN-dah; Italian, LEEN-dah
  • Lisa--English, LEE-sah; Italian, LEE-zah
  • Lorena--English, loh-REE-nah, loh-REH-nah; Italian, loh-REH-nah
  • Loretta--English & Italian, loh-RET-tah
  • Lucia--English, LOO-shah, loo-SEE-ah; Italian, loo-CHEE-ah
  • Marcella--English, mar-SEL-lah; Italian, mar-CHEL-lah
  • Maria--English & Italian, mah-REE-ah
  • Marina--English & Italian, mah-REE-nah
  • Martina--English & Italian, mar-TEE-nah
  • Monica--English, MON-ih-kah; Italian, MON-ee-kah
  • Nadia--English & Italian, NAHD-ee-ah
  • Nina--English & Italian, NEE-nah
  • Nora--English & Italian, NOR-ah
  • Norma--English & Italian, NOR-mah
  • Olivia--English, oh-LIV-ee-ah; Italian, oh-LEEV-yah
  • Priscilla--English, pris-SIL-lah; Italian, pree-SHEE-lah
  • Rebecca--English & Italian, reh-BEK-kah
  • Regina--English & Italian, reh-JEE-nah
  • Rita--English & Italian, REE-tah
  • Roberta--English, rob-ER-tah; Italian, roh-BEHR-tah
  • Rosa--English & Italian, ROH-zah
  • Rosanna--English, rohz-AN-nah; Italian, roh-ZAHN-nah
  • Sabrina--English & Italian, sah-BREE-nah
  • Samantha--English, sah-MAN-thah; Italian, sah-MAHN-tah
  • Serena--English, seh-REE-nah; Italian, seh-REH-nah
  • Sonia--English, SOHN-yah; SAHN-yah; Italian, SOHN-yah
  • Susanna--English, soo-ZAN-nah; Italian, soo-ZAHN-nah
  • Tamara--English, TAM-ah-rah, tah-MAH-rah; Italian, tah-MAH-rah
  • Teresa--English, teh-REE-sah; Italian, teh-REH-zah
  • Tina--English & Italian, TEE-nah
  • Valentina--English, val-en-TEE-nah; Italian, vah-len-TEE-nah
  • Vanessa--English & Italian, vah-NES-sah
  • Veronica--English, ver-ON-ih-kah; Italian, veh-RON-ee-kah
  • Viola--English, vee-OH-lah, vye-OH-lah; Italian, vee-OH-lah
  • Virginia--English, vir-JIN-yah; Italian, veer-JEEN-yah
  • Zoe--English, ZOH-ee; Italian, DZOH-eh

One/two-letter difference:
  • Agatha--English, AG-ah-thah; Agata--Italian, ah-GAH-tah
  • Agnes--English, AG-nes; Agnese--Italian, ahn-YEZ-eh
  • Alexandra--English, al-eks-AN-drah; Alessandra--Italian, ahl-es-SAHN-drah
  • Amber--English, AM-ber; Ambra--Italian, AHM-brah
  • Andrea--English, AN-dree-ah; Andreina--ahn-DREH-ee-nah
  • Christina--English, kris-TEE-nah; Cristina--Italian, krees-TEE-nah
  • Clementine--English, KLEM-en-tine; Clementina--Italian, klem-en-TEE-nah
  • Daphne--English, DAF-nee; Dafne--Italian, DAHF-neh
  • Deborah--English, DEB-er-ah; Debora--Italian, DEH-boh-rah
  • Eleanor--English, EL-en-or, EL-en-er; Eleonora--Italian, EH-leh-oh-NOH-rah
  • Eloise--English, EL-oh-eez; Eloisa--Italian, eh-loh-EE-zah
  • Erma--English, ER-mah; Irma--Italian, EER-mah
  • Felicity--English, feh-LIS-ih-tee; Felicita--Italian, feh-LEE-chee-tah
  • Georgia--English, JOR-jah; Giorgia--Italian, JOR-jah
  • Gertrude--English, GER-trood; Geltrude--Italian, jel-TROO-deh
  • Giselle--English, jiz-EL; Gisella--Italian, jee-ZEL-lah
  • Isadora--English, iz-ah-DOR-ah; Isidora--Italian, ee-zee-DOH-rah
  • Julia--English, JOO-lee-ah; Giulia--Italian, JOOL-yah
  • Juliana--English, joo-lee-AH-nah; Giuliana--Italian, jool-YAH-nah
  • Letitia--English, le-TEE-shah; Letizia--Italian, leh-TEETS-yah
  • Louisa--English, loo-EEZ-ah; Luisa--Italian, LWEE-zah
  • Lucille--English, loo-SEEL; Lucilla--Italian, loo-CHEE-lah
  • Lydia--English, LID-ee-ah; Lidia--Italian, LEED-yah
  • Marcia--English, MAR-shah, MAR-see-ah; Marzia--Italian, MARTS-yah
  • Marissa--English, mah-RIS-sah; Marisa--Italian, mah-REE-sah
  • Martha--English, MAR-thah; Marta--Italian, MAR-tah
  • Matilda--English, mah-TIL-dah; Matilde--Italian, mah-TEEL-deh
  • Melanie--English, MEL-an-ee; Melania--Italian, meh-LAHN-yah
  • Michaela--English, mih-KAY-lah; Micaela--Italian, mih-KYE-lah
  • Mirabelle--English, MEER-ah-bel; Mirabella--Italian, meer-ah-BEL-lah
  • Naomi--English, nah-OH-nee, nay-OH-mee; Noemi--Italian, noh-EH-mee
  • Natalie--English, NAT-ah-lee; Natalia--Italian, nah-TAHL-yah
  • Octavia--English, ok-TAY-vee-ah; Ottavia--Italian, oh-TAV-yah
  • Ophelia--English, oh-FEEL-yah; Ofelia--Italian, oh-FEH-lyah
  • Patricia--English, pah-TRISH-ah; Patrizia--Italian, pah-TREETS-yah
  • Paula--English, PAW-lah; Paola--Italian, POW-lah
  • Paulina--English, paw-LEE-nah; Paolina--Italian, pow-LEE-nah
  • Pearl--English, PERL; Perla--Italian, PEHR-lah
  • Philippa--English, FIL-ip-pah; Filippa--Italian, fee-LEE-pah
  • Rachel--English, RAY-chel; Rachele--Italian, rah-KEL-eh
  • Rosalie--English, ROHZ-ah-lee; Rosalia--Italian, roh-zah-LEE-ah
  • Roxana--English, roks-AN-ah; Rossana--Italian, rohs-SAHN-ah
  • Sarah--English, SEHR-ah; Sara--Italian, SAH-rah
  • Simone--English, sih-MOHN; Simona--Italian, see-MOH-nah
  • Sophia--English, soh-FEE-ah; Sofia--Italian, soh-FEE-ah
  • Sylvia--English, SIL-vee-ah; Silvia--Italian, SEEL-vyah
  • Tanya--English, TAHN-yah; Tania--Italian, TAHN-yah
  • Ursula--English, UR-soo-lah; Orsola--Italian, OR-soh-lah
  • Valerie--English, VAL-er-ee; Valeria--Italian, vah-LEHR-yah
  • Victoria--English, vik-TOR-ee-ah; Vittoria--Italian, veet-TOHR-yah
  • Violet--English, VYE-oh-let; Violetta--Italian, vee-oh-LET-tah
  • Vivian--English, VIV-ee-an; Viviana--Italian, veev-YAH-nah
  • Yolanda--English, yoh-LAHN-dah; Iolanda--Italian, yoh-LAHN-dah

Larger difference, but still recognizable:
  • Bridget--English, BRID-jet; Brigida--Italian, BREE-jee-dah
  • Dorothy--English, DOR-oh-thee; Dorotea--Italian, doh-roh-TEH-ah
  • Elizabeth--English, eh-LIZ-ah-beth; Elisabetta--Italian, eh-lee-zah-BET-tah
  • Genevieve--English, JEN-eh-veev; Genoveffa--Italian, jeh-noh-VEF-fah
  • Grace--English, GRAYS; Grazia--Italian, GRAHTS-yah
  • Hillary--English, HIL-lah-ree; Ilaria--Italian, ee-LAHR-yah
  • Joy--English, JOY; Gioia--Italian, JOY-ah
  • Judith--English, JOO-dith; Giuditta--Italian, joo-DEET-ah
  • Juliette--English, joo-lee-ET; Giuletta--Italian, jool-YET-tah
  • Leah--English, LEE-ah; Lia--Italian, LEE-ah
  • Madelyn--English, MAD-eh-lin; Maddalena--Italian, mah-dah-LEH-nah
  • Margaret--English, MAR-gah-ret; Margherita--Italian, mar-geh-REE-tah
  • Stephanie--English, STEF-an-ee; Stefania--Italian, steh-FAHN-yah