Meaning:Friend to Antonio
If you have a love for literature, then picking a Shakespearean baby name could feel like a no-brainer. Bassanio, an Italian boy's name, comes from The Merchant of Venice. In the play, he borrows money from Antonio, one of his closest friends, so that he can pursue the intelligent heiress Portia. Bassanio mightn't exactly be known for being smart with his money, but baby can use their namesake as a cautionary tale to appreciate all of the riches in their life.

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