Type Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LAHM-bər-dee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Italian Lombardia, from Late Latin Langobardia, the name of a region in northern Italy, which was named after the Germanic Langobards (or Lombards as they are more often called), a people who invaded and occupied Italy in the 6th century. The Lombards' name is derived from lang "long" and bart "beard". In modern Italy this is now an administrative region, with a capital at Milan.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLombardia(Italian) Langobardia(Late Roman)
Entry updated December 7, 2022