Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:January; of Janus
Of Italian origin, Gennaro is a boy's name with Latin roots. This traditional name has been used in Italian culture for centuries. It's derived from the name Januarius and means "January" or "of Janus." The month was named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. In Italy, the name is associated with Saint Januarius, also known as San Gennaro, who was a 3rd-century bishop of Naples. He is highly venerated in the region, and his feast day is celebrated on September 19th. If you want to give your little one a name that evokes ideas of new beginnings, Gennaro is a great pick.
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