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Popularity of the Baby Name Elisabetta

Number of Babies Named Elisabetta

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Elisabetta

Baby Girls Named Mona Lisa

nat king cole, mona lisa, songMany of us probably don’t know anything about the 1950 movie Captain Carey, U.S.A.

But I bet most of us could hum a few bars of the film’s theme song, “Mona Lisa” [vid].

The song, performed by Nat King Cole, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1950. It was also the #1 song in the nation for eight weeks straight in mid-1950.

Not surprisingly, the song inspired dozens of expectant parents to name their baby girls Monalisa in 1950:

  • 1954: 6 baby girls named Monalisa
  • 1953: 9 baby girls named Monalisa
  • 1952: 7 baby girls named Monalisa
  • 1951: 15 baby girls named Monalisa
  • 1950: 35 baby girls named Monalisa [debut]
  • 1949: unlisted

Monalisa became the top baby name debut that year, and it’s been on the list ever since.

Even more impressive? The jump in the number of babies named Mona that year:

  • 1952: 950 baby girls named Mona
  • 1951: 1,106 baby girls named Mona
  • 1950: 1,087 baby girls named Mona
  • 1949: 513 baby girls named Mona
  • 1948: 455 baby girls named Mona

You can bet many of those babies were given the middle name Lisa. :)

The song refers to Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Mona Lisa, a 16th-century portrait of Lisa Gherardini. Mona is a contraction of Madonna, Italian for “my lady,” and Lisa is a short form of Elisabetta, the Italian form of Elizabeth.


Baby Name Needed – Latin or Italian Name for Baby #1

A reader named Claudia is expecting her first baby (gender unknown). She’s looking for a Latin or Italian baby name.

She mentions that her middle name is Elisabetta, the baby’s father is named Simon Edmond, and the baby’s surname will be a 2-syllable D-name similar to Downie.

Here are some names that I think might work:

Adriana
Antonia
Augusta
Aurelia
Camilla
Clementina
Cecilia
Daria
Emilia
Eugenia
Fabia/Fabiana/Fabiola
Felicia
Frances/Francesca
Flora/Floriana
Julia
Isidora
Laura
Livia/Liviana
Lorenza
Lucia/Luciana
Marcella
Marina
Martina
Nunzia
Octavia/Ottavia
Paula/Paola
Philippa/Filippa
Piera/Pietra
Renata
Romana
Sabina
Sebastiana
Silvia/Silvana
Valentina
Victoria/Vittoria
Vincenza
Adrian
Antonio/Antony
Augusto
Aurelio
Camillo
Clemente
Cecil
Dario
Emilio/Emil
Eugene/Eugenio
Fabian/Fabiano
Felix
Francis/Francesco
Florian/Floriano
Julius/Julian
Isidore/Isidoro
Lauro
Livio
Lorenzo/Laurence
Lucian/Luciano
Marcello
Marino
Martin/Martino
Nunzio
Octavian/Ottavio
Paul/Paolo
Philip/Filippo
Piero/Pietro
Renato
Roman/Romano
Sabino
Sebastian/Sebastiano
Silvio/Silvano
Valentino/Valentine
Victor/Vittorio
Vincent/Vincenzo

Which of the above do you like best?

What other Latin and Italian names would you suggest to Claudia?

Baby Name Needed – Italian Name for Baby Girl #3

A reader named Tina is looking for an Italian name for her third baby girl. Her first two daughters are named Francesca and Caterina.

Here are some of the ideas I had for baby #3:

Alessandra
Angelica
Antonia
Arianna
Aurora
Domenica
Elisabetta
Eugenia
Fabiana
Gabriella
Giacinta
Giovanna
Giulia
Liliana
Luciana
Marcella
Margherita
Marianna
Raffaella
Rosalia
Sebastiana
Stefania
Teodora
Teresa
Valeria
Vincenza
Vittoria

I focused on names with 3 or more syllables that don’t end with -ina. (Both Caterina and Tina have that element in their names, so I thought it would be nice to explore other options.)

Do you like any of the above? What other names would you suggest?

Update: The baby has arrived! Scroll down to find out what name Tina chose…