Portuguese Names

Portuguese names are used in Portugal, Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking areas. See also about Portuguese names.
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GUÁLTER   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of WALTER.
GUILHERME   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of WILLIAM.
GUIOMAR   f & m   Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and meri "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GUSTAVO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
HAROLDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HEITOR   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
HÉLDER   m   Portuguese
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by the Brazilian archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) who was noted for his charity. It could be from the name of the Dutch town of Den Helder (possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch). Alternatively, it might be derived from the Germanic given name HULDERIC.
HELDER   m   Portuguese
Variant of HÉLDER.
HELIODORO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HENRIQUE   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HENRY. This was the name of a 15th-century Portuguese naval explorer (known as Henry the Navigator in English).
HERBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERIBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERMENEGILDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name which meant "complete sacrifice" from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, entire" and gild "sacrifice, value". It was borne by a 6th-century saint, the son of Liuvigild the Visigothic king of Hispania.
HERMÍNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMÍNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
HIPÓLITO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HORÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HUGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
IAGO   m   Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello' (1603).
IDA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IMACULADA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of INMACULADA.
INÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
INÊS   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of AGNES.
IOLANDA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IRENE   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
IRIA   f   Portuguese, Galician
Possibly a Portuguese and Galician form of IRENE. This was the name of a 7th-century saint (also known as Irene) from Tomar in Portugal. This is also the name of an ancient town in Galicia (now a district of Padrón).
ÍRIS   f   Portuguese, Icelandic
Portuguese and Icelandic form of IRIS.
ISABEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.... [more]
ISABELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL.
ISAÍAS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
ISAURA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISIDORA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
IVO (1)   m   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IZABEL   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) variant of ISABEL.
JACINTA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JACINTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
JACÓ   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JACOB.
JAIME (1)   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JAMES.
JEREMIAS   m   German, Portuguese, Finnish
German, Portuguese and Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JERÓNIMO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERÔNIMO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of JEROME.
JÉSSICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JESSICA.
JOANA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOANINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOANA.
JOÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOÃOZINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOÃO.
JOAQUIM   m   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of JOACHIM.
JOEL   m   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God". Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
JÔNATAS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
JORDÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JORDAN.
JORGE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JORGINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JORGE.
JOSÉ   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Czech
Spanish, Portuguese and Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish
Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSUÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOVITA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the Roman name Iovita (masculine), which was derived from the name of the god JOVE. This was the name of an early saint and martyr, the brother of Faustinus.
JUDITE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JUDITH.
JÚLIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIANA   f   Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JÚLIA.
JÚLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JUVENAL   m   History, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARISSA   f   English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant of LARISA. It has been commonly used as an English given name only since the 20th century. In 1991 this name was given to one of the moons of Neptune, in honour of the mythological character.
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LEANDRA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LEANDER.
LEANDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LENA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LEOCÁDIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LEOCADIA.
LEONARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, History
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is also known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci, a 13th-century Italian mathematician. A more recent bearer is American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-).
LEONOR   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ELEANOR. It was brought to Spain in the 12th-century by Eleanor of England, who married king Alfonso VIII of Castile.
LEOPOLDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LETÍCIA   f   Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of LETITIA.
LIA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LIANA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LÍDIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan and Hungarian form of LYDIA.
LÍGIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LIGEIA.
LÍLIAN   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of LILLIAN.
LINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of LIVIA (1).
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LOURENÇO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LUANA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
LUCAS   m   English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).
LÚCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIA.
LUCIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCÍLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCINDA   f   English, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of LUCIA created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666).
LÚCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUÍS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUÍSA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of LUÍS.
LUISINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
LUIZ   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUIZA   f   Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian feminine form of LOUIS.
LURDES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
LUZIA   f   Portuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
MADALENA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAGDALENA.
MAFALDA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of MATILDA.
MAIA (1)   f   Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology, Portuguese, Georgian
Meaning unknown. In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.
MANOEL   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANOELA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine form of MANOEL.
MANUEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Italian
Feminine form of MANUEL.
MARCELINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
MARCELINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MÁRCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIA.
MARCIANE   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of MARCIANA.
MARCIANO   m   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MÁRCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
MARCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of MARK. During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARCOS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK.
MARGARIDA   f   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIA   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIANA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Czech, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIAZINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARIA.
MARINHO   m   Portuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
MARISA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of MARIA and LUISA.
MARISTELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
From the title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea" in Latin. It can also be a combination of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARQUINHOS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCOS.
MARTIM   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATEUS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MATTHEW.
MATIAS   m   Finnish, Portuguese
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
MATILDE   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
MAURÍCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURO   m   Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian form of MAURUS.
MAXIMIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMILIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MICAELA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIGUEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote 'Don Quixote'.
MIGUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MIGUELITO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MODESTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MOEMA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "lies" in Tupí. This name appears in the poem 'Caramuru' (1781) by the Brazilian poet Santa Rita Durão.
MOISÉS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
MÔNICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MONICA.
MONICA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, most likely of North African or Phoenician origin. In the 4th century this name was borne by the North African saint Monica of Hippo, the mother of Saint Augustine, whom she converted to Christianity. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Latin moneo "advisor" and Greek monos "one". As an English name, Monica has been in general use since the 18th century.
NARCISA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Romanian
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NATACHA   f   French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATÁLIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATANAEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATHÁLIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NELA   f   Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NELINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUELA.
NELINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUEL.
NETUNO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NEVES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NICO   m   Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODEMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICOLAU   m   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
NILDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NOÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1).
NOÉMIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÊMIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NORBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NUNO   m   Portuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
NÚRIA   f   Catalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
OCTÁVIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OCTÁVIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
ODILON   m   French (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
French masculine form of ODILIA.
OFÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
OLAVO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
OLEGÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLEGARIO.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
ONDINA   f   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of UNDINE.
ONOFRE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ONUPHRIUS.
ÓSCAR   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
OSCAR   m   English, Irish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "deer friend", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "friend". Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name OSGAR or its Old Norse cognate ÁSGEIRR, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. In Irish legend Oscar was the son of the poet Oisín and the grandson of the hero Fionn mac Cumhail.... [more]
OSVALDO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of OSWALD.
OTÁVIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OTÁVIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OVÍDIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ovidius (see OVID).
PALMIRA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of PALMIRO.
PATRÍCIA   f   Slovak, Portuguese, Hungarian
Slovak, Portuguese and Hungarian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRÍCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULA.
PAULINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
PAULINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a 5th-century nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealthy lifestyle and became bishop of Nola. He was also noted for his poetry. Another saint by this name was a 7th-century missionary to England who became the first bishop of York.
PAULO   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PEDRINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PEDRO.
PEDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PERPÉTUA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of PERPETUA.
PIO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
PLÁCIDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLÍNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Plinius (see PLINY).
PRISCILA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
QUIM   m   Portuguese, Catalan
Short form of JOAQUIM.
QUINTINO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of QUINTINUS.
QUIRINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
RAFAELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFINHA   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of RAFAEL.
RAIMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAMIRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, a Latinized form of a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements ragin "advice" and meri "famous". Saint Ramirus was a 6th-century prior of the Saint Claudius Monastery in Leon. He and several others were executed by the Arian Visigoths, who opposed orthodox Christianity. This name was subsequently borne by kings of León, Asturias and Aragon.
RAQUEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RAUL   m   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAYMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
REBECA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
REGINA   f   English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
RÉGULO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REINALDO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of REYNOLD.
REMIGIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
RENATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
REYNALDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REYNOLD.
RICARDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RICHARD.
RITA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
ROBERTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ROBERT. Saint Roberto Bellarmine was a 16th-century cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Another famous bearer was Roberto de Nobili, a Jesuit missionary to India in the 17th century.
RODOLFO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUDOLF. This is the name of the hero in Puccini's opera 'La Bohème' (1896).
RODRIGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of RODERICK. A notable bearer was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid, an 11th-century Spanish military commander.
ROGÉRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROGER.
ROLANDO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROLDÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
RONALDO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RONALD. A notable bearer is the retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (1976-), who is commonly known only by his first name.
ROQUE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSÁLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
ROSALINA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of ROSALINE.
ROSANA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROXANA.
ROSÁRIO   f   Portuguese
Portuguese (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ROSA (1).
RUBEM   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of REUBEN.
RÚBEN   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of REUBEN.
RUBENS   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant form of REUBEN.
RUBINHO   m   Portuguese
Diminutive of RÚBEN, RUBEM or RUBENS.
RUFINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
RUI   m   Portuguese
Variant of RUY.
RUTE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
RUY   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish short form of RODRIGO. It is another name of the 11th-century Spanish military commander Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.
SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SALOMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
SALOMÉ   f   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANTIAGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of JAMES, the patron saint of Spain. This is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.
SATURNINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SEBASTIÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SERAFINA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SÉRGIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SERGIUS.
SEVERINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SEVERINUS.
SILVESTRE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
SILVIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SIMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SIMON (1).
SOL (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SUSANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
TACITO   m   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TACITUS.
TADEU   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of THADDEUS.
TALITA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of TALITHA, popular in Brazil.
TÂNIA   f   Portuguese
Short form of TATIANA.
TATIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TELMA   f   Portuguese
Either a Portuguese form of THELMA or a feminine form of TELMO.
TELMO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from a misdivision of Spanish Santelmo meaning "saint ELMO". This name is given in honour of Pedro González Telmo, a 13th-century Spanish priest.
TÉO   m   Portuguese
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEOBALDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of THEOBALD.
TEODORA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Feminine form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODORO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODÓSIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of THEODOSIUS.
TEÓFILO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of THEOPHILUS.
TERESA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Cognate of THERESA. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the beatified Albanian missionary Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who worked with the poor in Calcutta. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.
TERESINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of TERESA.
TEREZA   f   Czech, Portuguese (Brazilian), Bulgarian, Romanian
Czech, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Romanian form of THERESA.
TEREZINHA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese diminutive of TEREZA.
THAÍS   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) form of THAÏS.
TIAGO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JAMES, derived from SANTIAGO.
TIBURCIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Tiburtius which meant "of Tibur". Tibur (now called Tivoli) was a resort town near Rome. Saint Tiburtius was a 3rd-century martyr from Rome.
TIMOTEO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TIMOTHY.
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