South American Submitted Names

South American names include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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AAMOR f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
AARÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aaron.
ABDEL m Spanish, Arabic
Spanish form of Abdeel.
ABDERO m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Abderos.
ABDÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of Abdon.
ABELARDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Abelard.
ABELIA f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Feminine form of Abel. Abelia is also a type of flowering shrub in the honeysuckle family, named after British surgeon and naturalist Clarke Abel (1780-1826).
ABELINA f German (Rare), Spanish, Provençal
Spanish elaboration of Abelia, Niçard diminutive Abelìa as well as a German feminine form of Abel and a German elaboration of Abela.
ABIGAEL m Spanish
Variant of Abigail, primarily used on males in Spanish speaking countries.
ABISAY m Spanish
Spanish form of Abishai.
ABRAHÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Abraham.
ABRÁN m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram.
ABSALÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Absalom.
ABUNDANCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Abundantius.
ABÚNDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Abundius.
ACÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Akakios.
ACARDIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Archibald.
ACÉPSIMAS m Spanish
Spanish form of Acepsimas (see Akepsimas).
ACHIQ f Quechua
Means "light, bright" in Quechua.
ACHIYAKU f Quechua
Means "clear water, luminous water", from Quechua yaku meaning "water".
ACIANO m Spanish
Means "the blue bottle flower" in Spanish.
ACILINO m Spanish
Spanish variant of Aquilino.
ACILIO m Italian (Rare, Archaic), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian and Portuguese form of Acilius.
ACTEO m Spanish
Spanish form of Actaeus.
ACTEU m Catalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Actaeus.
AÇUCENA f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Azucena.
ADALBERTA f Spanish
Feminine form of Adalberto.
ADALUNA f Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ada and Luna. This was also the name given by the Romans for the river now known as Lune.
ADAMANTEIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adamanthea.
ADAMARIS f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), English
Either a combination of Ada and Maris, or a combination of the prefix a with Damaris, or from Latin adamō meaning "I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet".
ADAUCTO m Spanish
Spanish form of Adauctus.
ADAUTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adauctus. A bearer of this name was Adauto Puñales (1935-2009), a former Uruguayan politician.
ADELAR m Brazilian, German
From the German adelar meaning, "noble eagle."
ADELARA f Brazilian
Feminine form of Adelar.
ADELELMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via Adelelmus.... [more]
ADÉLIA f Hungarian (Rare), Portuguese
Hungarian and Portuguese form of Adelia. Also compare Amélia versus Amelia.... [more]
ADÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adelio.... [more]
ADELIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish masculinization of Adelia.... [more]
ADELMO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Old High German name elements ath, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, and helm "helmet; protection".
ADELYS f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Hispanic variant of Adelissa (compare Adelise).
ADEODATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adeodatus.
ADÍLIA f Portuguese
Variant of Adélia, which is the Hungarian and Portuguese form of Adelia.... [more]
ADÍLIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Adélio, which is the Portuguese form of Adelio. This name is not to be confused with Atílio.... [more]
ADILMA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
This name is probably a short form of Adilmara. But in other words, you could also say that this name is a (Brazilian) variant form of Adelma.
ADMETO m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (African, Rare), Theatre
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Admetus.
ADMIEL m Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
ADONAY m Spanish
Spanish variant of Adonai.
ADONAYA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Adonay.
ADONÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
ADÓNIS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adonis.
ADÔNIS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Adonis.
ADRASTO m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
ADRI f & m Italian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian, Adriana, and other names beginning with Adri.
ADROALDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from a Germanic name that was apparently composed of the elements odal or uodal "heritage, fatherland" and wald "rule". This name was borne by several Brazilian politicians, such as Adroaldo Mesquita da Costa (1894-1985) and Adroaldo Peixoto Garani (b... [more]
ADRYAN m Bulgarian, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Bulgarian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese variant of Adrian. A famous bearer of this name is Brazilian footballer Adryan Oliveira Tavares.
AÉCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aetius.
AECIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Aetius.
AFAREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphareus.
AFAREU m Catalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Aphareus.
AFONSINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of Afonso.
AFRANIA f Ancient Roman, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of Afranius. A bearer of this name was the ancient Roman woman Gaia Afrania, wife of the senator Licinius Buccio.
AFRÂNIO m Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Afranius. Bearers of this name include Brazilian medic, writer and politician Afrânio Peixoto (1876-1947) and Brazilian literary critic Afrânio Coutinho (1911-2000).
AFRANIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Afranius.
ÁFRICO m Spanish (Rare)
Masculine form of África.
AFRODÍSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
AFRODISIO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
AGÁPIO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Agapios.
AGAPIO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Agapios.
ÁGATA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Agatha.
AGATÂNGELO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Agathangelos.
ÁGATHA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of Agatha.
AGESANDRO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Agesander.
AGLAURO f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Aglaurus.
AGREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agreus.
AGRIPINA f Georgian (Rare), Spanish, Romanian
Georgian and Spanish form of Agrippina.
AGRIPINO m Spanish
Spanish masculine form of Agrippina.
AGUINALDO m Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian (Rare)
Meaning "A gift given at Christmas or at the Feast of the Epiphany". It is also a folk genre of Christmas music in several Latin American countries, based on an archaic form of Spanish Christmas carols or villancicos which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season.
AGUSTINE m Spanish, English
Variant of Augustine. Mexican army general and politician Augustine I of Mexico (1783 - 1824) is a notable bearer.
AHENOBARBO m Spanish
Spanish form of Ahenobarbus.
AIAN m Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of AIA or AINA or IAN.
AÍDA f Spanish
Spanish form of Ayda.
ÁIDANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aidan.
AIRAM f & m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
María (Spanish) or Maria (Portuguese) spelled backwards.
ÁJAX m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Ajax.
AKLLASISA f Quechua
Means "chosen flower" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sisa, "flower".
AKLLASUMAQ f Quechua
Means "beautiful chosen one" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sumaq, "beautiful".
ALADIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aladdin.
ALADINO m Italian (Rare), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aladdin.
ALAIZA f Basque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Belarusian
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
ALAMAR m Ancient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian), American (Hispanic)
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic alls "all" or from Gothic alhs (alah in Old High German) "temple." The second element is derived from Old High German mâri "famous."
ALARICO m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alaric.
ALAVIVO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alavivus.
ALBER m Spanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
ALBERTITO m Spanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
ALBIA f Basque, Spanish (Latin American)
Taken from the name of a grotto in the Aralar Range in the Basque Mountains where a dolmen was discovered in 1915, as well as from the name of a suburb of Bilbao where Sabino Arana Goiri was born. Goiri was a writer, creator of the Basque flag, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and is generally considered "the father of Basque nationalism".
ALBOÍNO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alboin.
ALBOINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alboin.
ALCEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcaeus.
ALCEU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sicilian
Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Sicilian form of Alcaeus. Known bearers of this name include Brazilian writer and journalist Alceu Amoroso Lima (1893-1983) and Brazilian soccer player Alceu Rodrigues Simoni Filho (b... [more]
ALCÍNIA f Portuguese (African)
Portuguese elaboration of Alcina.
ALCÍNOO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Alkínoös (see Alcinous).
ALCIONE f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Alcyone. This name is borne by Brazilian samba singer Alcione Dias Nazareth.
ALCIONEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcyoneus.
ALCIONEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Alcyoneus.
ALDRIX m South American, Filipino
Possibly a variant of Aldric, used rarely in South America and the Philippines.
ALECRIM m Portuguese
Alecrim is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.... [more]
ALEGNA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Angela (English) or Ángela (Spanish) spelled backwards (compare Spanish Legna).
ALEGRÍA f Spanish
Means "joy, happiness" in Spanish, taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, meaning "Our Lady of Joy".
ALEJA f Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandra. It might also be the feminine form of Alejo.
ALEJANDRINA f Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandrina.
ALEJANDRINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandrino.
ALEO m Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Aleus.
ALESSANDER m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Form of Alexander primarily used in Brazil.
ALEU m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Aleus.
ÁLEX m Spanish
Short form of Alejandro.
ALEXANDRINO m Portuguese
Elaborated form of Alexandre.
ALEXANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of Alexander.
ALEXSANDRA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese/ Brazilian form of Alexandra.
ALFO m Spanish, Lithuanian
Diminutive of Alfonso.
ALFON m Spanish
Diminutive of Alfonso.
ALICINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of Alice.
ALÍPIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alypius.
ALIPIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alypius.
ALÍRA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alira.
ALIRA f Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Aliria and feminine form of Aliro.
ALÍRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alirio.
ALIRIO m & f Spanish (Rare)
Origin uncertain, though it could be derived from the Roman name Hilarius or the Greek Hilarion, as suggested by Hanks and Hodges in 'A Dictionary of First Names' (they also go on to note a possible connection with Allyre, the name of a Gallo-Roman saint)... [more]
ALIRO m Spanish
Variant form of Alirio.
ALITA f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of Adelita. It means also "little wing" from the Spanish ala "wing" combined with the suffix -ita.
ALLIYMA f Quechua
Means "good person" or "good thing" in Quechua.
ALMEDA f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
ALMOR m Portuguese
Possibly the Portuguese form of Almoratel.
ALMU f Spanish
Diminutive of Almudena.
ALTAGRACIA f Spanish
Means "high grace", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia meaning "Our Lady of High Grace". She is considered the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.
ALTAIRA f English (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of a character in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. Altaira Morbius was the daughter of the scientist and space voyager Dr. Edward Morbius. The name Altaira is derived from Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle (Aquila).
ALTAMIRO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Literature
This name is either a variant form of Aldemaro or derived from the Spanish locational surname Altamira, which takes its name from a place called Altamiros or Altamira. Both mean "high view" in Spanish, as they consist of the words alta meaning "high" and mira meaning "view, sight"... [more]
ALTO m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus 'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton.
ALVAMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possible corruption of Alvina, oddly seems to be exclusively a masculine.
ÁLVARA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Álvaro.
ALVARITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvara.
ALVARITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvaro. A known bearer of this name is the Spanish retired soccer player Álvaro Rodríguez Ros (b. 1936), who is commonly known as Alvarito.
ALVES m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Alves.
ALVIM m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Alvin.
ALZIRA f Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Theatre
Latinate form of Alzire. This name was used in Verdi's opera Alzira (1845). It coincides with the name of a Spanish town.
AMÁBILE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Amabel.
AMADORA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of Amadore (Italian) and Amador (Spanish and Portuguese).
AMAIRANI f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of Amara.
AMALARICO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Amalaric.
AMALTEA f Catalan (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of Amalthea.
AMANCAY f Quechua, Native American, Spanish (Latin American)
From the Quechua amánkay which is the name of a yellow lily with red streaks native to South America. By extension, the word also means "yellow".
AMANCIA f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician feminine form of Amantius.
AMANECER f Spanish
Means "dawn" in Spanish.
AMANK’AY f Aymara
Derived from Aymara amankaya meaning "lily".
AMAPOLA f Spanish
Amapola is the name by which plants of the genus Papaver Hroeas are known, that is the poppies. One type of poppy to Papave Sonipherum is the plant with which makes up the opium and morphine, because its elements have hallucinogenic and anesthetic power... [more]
AMARALINA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine name with the combination of Amara and the suffix lina.
AMARANTO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of Amarantha.
AMARINCEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amarynceus.
AMARINCEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Amarynceus.
AMARIS f Spanish (Latin American), English (Modern)
Amaris is a modern Latin American elaboration of the Spanish name Amara, a feminine form of Amaro. Amaro comes from the Latin word amarus, meaning "bitter". Amaris coincides with the Latin word amaris, which means "you are loved"... [more]
AMATALÁ f Spanish
Variant form of Amatallah used by hispanophone muslims.
AMAURI m Brazilian
Variant of Amaury.
AMELINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of Amelia.
AMELITA f Spanish, Italian
Diminutive of Amelia.
AMERIS f English (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Amaris influenced by the Latin ameris, from amō meaning "I love".
AMIANA f Spanish (Archaic)
Spanish form of Ammiana. Also compare the masculine counterpart Amiano.
AMIANO m Spanish (Archaic), Portuguese (Archaic)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ammianus.
AMINANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amynander.
AMORA f English, Spanish, Popular Culture
Meaning, "love."
AMORA f & m Portuguese
Means "blackberry" in Portuguese.
AMOROSA f Spanish (Rare), Medieval Basque
As a Spanish name, Amorosa is derived from Spanish amoroso, amorosa "loving; caring; affectionate". ... [more]
AMOROSO m Spanish (Rare)
Means "loving (of god)" in Spanish.
AMÓS m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Amos.
AMPÉLIO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of Ampelios (see Ampelio).
ÁMPELO m Spanish
Spanish form of Ampelus via Ampelos.
ANACÃ m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Derived from anacã, which is the (Brazilian) Portuguese name for an Amazonian bird that is known as the red-fan parrot in English.... [more]
ANAHÍ f Guarani, Tupi, Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli)... [more]