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Updated June 10, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

What does Enzo mean and stand for?


  • Italian: Ruler of the household; winner
  • Germanic: Giant

Gender: Male

Syllables: 2

Pronunciation: The name Enzo is pronounced en-zoh

The name Enzo is believed to be a diminutive of the Italian names Vincenzo or Lorenzo, which means "ruler of the household" in Italian. Another possible origin is from the Germanic name Heinz, meaning "giant." Enzo is popular in Italy and has steadily gained international appeal, often associated with strength, leadership, and charisma.

How Popular Is The Name Enzo

Enzo in Pop Culture

Do you know these fictional characters that share this first name?

  • Enzo Matrix from ReBoot - Enzo is a spirited young guardian in the groundbreaking computer-animated television series.
  • Enzo St. John from The Vampire Diaries - A charming yet tortured vampire who finds redemption and love over the course of the series.
  • Enzo Molinari from The Big Blue - A free-spirited diver in the captivating film about deep-sea diving and friendship.
  • Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain - A philosophical dog who narrates this heartwarming story about life, love, and racing.
  • Enzo Ferrari from Ferrari  (biographical film) - The legendary founder of Ferrari, depicted in various biographical films and documentaries.

Popularity of the Name Enzo

According to Social Security Administration data, Enzo has seen a rise in popularity over recent years. It has frequently appeared within the top 100 baby names in the U.S., reflecting its growing appeal. The name Enzo is of Italian origin, and it is often used as a short form of Lorenzo or Vincenzo.

Historical figures with the name include Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the iconic car manufacturer Ferrari. In contemporary media, notable individuals named Enzo include actor Enzo Cilenti. Fictional characters named Enzo have appeared in series such as The Vampire Diaries and ReBoot.

Where Is the Name Enzo Popular?

This name is most popular across certain states in the U.S., including those highlighted on the map below.

Nicknames for Enzo

These shortened names can make great nicknames for your baby.

  • Enzino
  • Enzy
  • Zo
  • Zozo
  • E
  • Enz

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