Rizzo (surname)

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Not to be confused with Rizzi.

Rizzo (Italian pronunciation: [rittso]) is a surname of Italian origin. Usually mispronounced, this name should be pronounced like the word "pizza" and like all other Italian words with a double "z". Like "Ricci", it is derived from the adjective riccio, meaning curly, as a way to describe someone with curly hair.[1] It may refer to:


Fictional characters


  1. ^ "Rizzo" entry on genealogy.about.com