Quick Facts on Enzo
- French, Italian
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Ruler of the home; Giant
Etymology & Historical Origin - Enzo
The Italian and French name Enzo has three possible etymologies. In Italy, the name could have originated as an old Italian form of the German Heinz, a pet form of Heinrich (the old German masculine name which gave the English Henry). From this perspective, Enzo would mean “ruler of the home”, from the Germanic elements “heim” (home) and “rīc” (power, rule). Secondly, both the French and the Italians could have developed Enzo from another ancient German name Anzo, from the Germanic element “ant” meaning (ironically) ‘giant’. More modern beliefs suggest Enzo is simply a short form of Italian names like Lorenzo and Vincenzo. The name Enzo is ultra-popular in France where it holds a position on the Top 5 most favored names for little garçons. Lorenzo is a top choice in Italy, but Enzo doesn’t appear on the Top 30.
Popularity of the Name Enzo
Believe it or not, Enzo has only been on the U.S. male naming charts since 2003. Suffice it to say, American parents are a couple centuries behind their European friends in the embrace of this pint-sized charmer. Even though Enzo has been on the charts for less than 10 years, it has shown remarkable increased usage over a short period of time. The name has advanced over 500 positions already, landing in a position of low but moderate usage. Thanks to France and Italy, Enzo has that “Euro-politan” worldly feel while retaining a certain relaxed and informal sensibility. It’s fashionable in France but still an off-beat choice for Americans.
Popularity of the Boy Name Enzo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Enzo
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Enzo
Enzo We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Enzo.
Popular Songs on Enzo
Enzo - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Enzo.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Enzo
Enzo the Racing Car (Diane Fox) - Today is Race Day—the most exciting day in the WheelyWorld calendar. Enzo the Racing Car is the favorite to win, but his best friend, Roddy, plans to give him the race of his life. And they're not the only ones who want to win the Cup. Jake the Snake is revving his engine—and he's a car who NEVER plays by the rules. Recommended for ages 3-6.
In Enzo's Splendid Garden (Patricia Polacco) - A series of hysterically chaotic events begin when a bee stops on a tree in Enzo's Italian restaurant, causing the boy who looks at it to drop his book and inadvertently trip a passing waiter carrying spaghetti. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Enzo
Famous People Named Enzo - Enzo Ferrari (Italian sports car company founder); Enzo Francescoli (Uruguayan soccer player); Enzo Maccarinelli (Welsh boxer); Enzo Hernández (baseball player)
Children of Famous People Named Enzo
Famous People Who Named Their Son Enzo - Patricia Arquette (actress); Zinedine Zidane (French soccer superstar)
Enzo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Enzo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Enzo.
Personality of the Boy Name Enzo
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Enzo