Surname Versace, Versaci

There are several theories about the origin of the surname Versace:

  • Versace derives from the Greek surname Bersàkis. The Greek letter β- (beta) is pronounced as the Italian v-.
  • There was also a street with that name in the communes of Motta San Giovanni and San Procopio in Reggio Calabria.
  • According to other authors, Versace could derive from the Greek form of the Latin word versus.


Despite being a rare surname in Italy, Versace is known worldwide from its influence in the fashion world.