Home > Galileo


What does Galileo mean?

Galileo Pronunciation of Galileo [galileo] as a boys' name is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Galileo is "from Galilee". The name of the great 16th and 17th-century Italian astronomer, who built the first astronomical telescope and confirmed Copernicus' theory that the planets revolve around the sun.

Associated with: great, 16th century, 17th century, sun (star).


Creative forms:
(male) Galial, Galleo, ..

(female) Galige, Galine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Galileo Jakari (G.J.), ..

How popular is Galileo?

Galileo is a rare given name for men and an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Galileo has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Galileo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Galileo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Eliseo, Gabie, Gable, Gadiel, Gaelle, Gaige, Gail, Gaile, Gaill, Gaille, Gaillen, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gale, Galen, Galeno, Galil, Galin, Gall, Gallo, Gallton (see Galton), Gallven (see Galvin), Galo, Galten, Galtero (see Gauthier), Galven, Gamble, Gamblen (see Gamble), Gamliel (see Gamaliel), Garlen, Gavino, Gavrilo, Gayle, Gaylen, Gayler, Gildo, Giles, Gillen, Gilleon, Gilles, Gilley and Meliseo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Galileo.