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Origin and popularity of the name VITALE


Vitale : Italian and Jewish (from Italy): from the personal name Vitale (from Latin Vitalis a derivative of vita ‘life’). The name Vitalis was popular with early Christians as a symbol of their belief in eternal life and was borne by a dozen early saints; it became especially popular in Emilia-Romagna because of two saints known in Italian as San Vitale (of Bologna and Ravenna). As a Jewish personal name it represents a calque of the Hebrew name Chayim ‘life’.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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