Bologna Family History
14-Day Free Trial
Bologna Name Meaning
Italian: habitational name from the city of Bologna in northern Italy. In early classical times this was an independent Tuscan city called Felsina, but was renamed Bononia (a derivative of Celtic bona ‘foundation’, ‘settlement’) when it became a Roman colony in 190 bc.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Celona, Bolton, Colonna, Borgia, Alagna, Brogna, Bolotin, Bona, Boron