Meaning and Origin of: Garbo

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : apparently a nickname from Italian garbo‘polite’, ‘kind’; ‘kindness’, ‘graciousness’; or alternatively from the same word in Venetian dialect meaning ‘curt’, ‘abrupt’.
  • Italian : Sicilian variant of Galbo.
  • Italian : The medieval Florentine doctors Dino and Tommaso Garbo took their surname from the via del Garbo in Florence.