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What does Gennaro mean?

Gennaro Pronunciation of Gennaro [gen-naro] as a boys' name is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Gennaro is "of Janus". Janus was an ancient Roman god.

ASSOCIATED WITH ancient (old), roman


VARIANTS Gennarius, Gennaros, Januario, Januarius

OTHER FORMS VIA JANUS Gennadi, Jenaro, Jennaro



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How popular is Gennaro?

Gennaro is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#19537 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gennaro was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #1148 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Benjiro, Cesaro, Garnar, Gasparo, Gearard (see Gerard), Geary, Genio, Geno, Gentilo (see Gentile), Gentry, Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerhart, Germano, Gerrard, Gervaso (see Gervase), Glennard, Glennavon (see Glenavon), Gonzalo, Gunnar, Gunner, Gunners (see Gunther), Guntar, Guntero (see Gunther), Keitaro, Kenjiro, Kennard, Kentaro, Leandro, Lennard, Lennart, Montaro, Renjiro, Rennard, Seguaro (see Saguaro) and Venturo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gennaro.