Galileo Name Meaning & Origin

Galileo

Pronunciation: GA-li-LAY-oh (key)

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Nicknames for Galileo

Leo, Gale

Meanings and history of the name Galileo

Italian origin meaning "from Galilee". Honors Jesus Christ, who was also called "the Galilean" in the New Testament.

The French form is Galilée, the Greek form is Galilaios, and the Polish form is Galileusz.

Famous real-life people named Galileo

Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who is best known for proving and promoting a heliocentric model of the solar system
Galileo Beghi, Italian politican
Galileo Bonaiuti, Italian physician
Galileo Chini, Italian artist, architect and ceramicist
Galileo Emendabili, Italian sculptor
Galileo Ferraris, Italian engineer and scientist

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Galileo Regio is a large, dark surface feature on Ganymede, one of Jupiter's moons.

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