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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Portuguese.
gender
usage
ABEL m English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
ABÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AVILIUS.
ABRAÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
ADÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADAM.
ADELMAR m Ancient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and mari "famous".
ADEMAR m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMIR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ADEMAR.
ADRIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
AFONSO m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALFONSO.
AGOSTINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ALBANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
ALBERTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALBERT.
ALBINO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALCIDES m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλκείδης (Alkeides), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.
ALEIXO m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEX m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRE m French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER in several languages. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote The Three Musketeers.
ALFREDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
ALMIR (1) m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ALMIRO.
ALMIRO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADELMAR.
ALOÍSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALOYSIUS.
ALTAIR m Astronomy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "the flyer" in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Aquila.
ÁLVARO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of a Germanic name, perhaps ALFHER. Verdi used this name in his opera The Force of Destiny (1862).
AMÂNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AMANTIUS.
AMANDO m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of AMANDUS.
AMARO m Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from the Germanic name ADELMAR, maybe influenced by Latin amarus "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint who was said to have sailed across the Atlantic to a paradise. He is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias in Spain.
AMBRÓSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMÉRICO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of AMERIGO.
AMÍLCAR m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of HAMILCAR.
AMOR m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
ANACLETO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANDRÉ m French, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ÂNGELO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANÍBAL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HANNIBAL.
ANSELMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANSELM.
ANTELMO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ANTHELM.
ANTÓNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ARISTIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Portuguese
From the Greek name Ἀριστείδης (Aristeides), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARMANDO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of HERMAN.
ARNALDO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ARNOLD.
ARSÉNIO m Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÊNIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ATÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
AUGUSTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
AURÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
BALBINO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALDUÍNO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
BARTOLOMEU m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BENEDITO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENIGNO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Benignus, which meant "kind, friendly". This was the name of several saints including a 5th-century disciple of Saint Patrick who later became the chief Bishop of Ireland.
BENJAMIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BENJAMIN.
BENTO m Portuguese
Portuguese short form of BENEDITO.
BERNARDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BERNARD.
BOAVENTURA m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BONAVENTURA.
BONIFÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BRÁS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
BRENO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRENNUS.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
CAETANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAIO m Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of GAIUS.
CALISTO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CAMILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CÂNDIDO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CARLINHOS m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARMO m & f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CASIMIRO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
CECÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CELESTINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELSO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CÉSAR m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
CESÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAESARIUS.
CÉZAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZAR m Romanian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Romanian form of CAESAR, as well as a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZÁRIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CESÁRIO.
CHICO m Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CIPRIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIRÍACO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese form and Spanish variant of CYRIACUS.
CLÁUDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CLAUDIUS.
CLEMENTE m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CONSTANTINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CORNÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
COSME m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.
CRISÓSTOMO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRYSOSTOMOS.
CRISTIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRISTÓVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRUZ f & m Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CUSTÓDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CUSTODIO.
DADO (1) m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DAMIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DAMIAN.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANILO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
DAVI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DAVID.
DAVID m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DEMÉTRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DEMETRIUS.
DÊNIS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Brazil as opposed to Portugal (where Dinis is more common).
DEODATO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
DESIDÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DESIDERIO.
DIMAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
DINIS m Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common).
DINIZ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of DENIS.
DIOGO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DIEGO. This name was borne by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão.
DIONÍSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DIONYSIUS.
DOMINGOS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DOMINIC.
DONATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.
DU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUARTE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of EDWARD. This name was borne by a 15th-century king of Portugal, who was named after his maternal ancestor Edward III of England.
DUDA m & f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
DUDU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
EDGAR m English, French, Portuguese, German
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, Edgar the Peaceful. The name did not survive long after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 18th century, in part due to a character by this name in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), which tells of the tragic love between Edgar Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton. Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917), and author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).
EDMUNDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDU m Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of EDUARDO.
EDUARDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDWARD.
EDVALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a Portuguese form of EADWALD.
EGÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
ELDER m Portuguese
Variant of HÉLDER.
ELEUTÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELIAS m Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in several languages. This is also the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELIEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Finnish (Archaic), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "my God is God" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a number of characters in the Old Testament.
ELISEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELISHA.
ELPÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
EMÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ENÉAS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of AENEAS.
ERASMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
ÉRICO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERIC.
ERNESTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERNEST.
ESTEVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of STEPHEN.
EUGÊNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUSÉBIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSTÁQUIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUTÍMIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of EUTHYMIUS.
EVARISTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of EVARISTUS.
EZEQUIEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EZEKIEL.
FABIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FÁBIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of FABIUS.
FABRÍCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FAUSTINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Faustinus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FAUSTUS. Faustinus was the name of several early saints.
FAUSTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FAUSTUS.
FELICIANO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of the Roman name Felicianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FELIX.
FELIPE m Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of PHILIP.
FELIPINHO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese diminutive of FELIPE.
FÉLIX m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of FELIX.
FERNANDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of FERDINAND.
FERNÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of FERDINAND. This name was borne by the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (1480-1521), better known in English as Ferdinand Magellan.
FILIPE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of PHILIP.
FIRMINO m Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of FIRMIN.
FLÁVIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of FLAVIUS.
FLORÊNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
FORTUNATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FRANCISCO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). This is the Spanish name of Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). Other notable bearers include the Spanish painter and engraver Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) and the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975).
FRED m English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FREDERICO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of FREDERICK.
FÚLVIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
GABRIEL m French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad.... [more]
GALVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GAWAIN.
GASPAR m Spanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
GERALDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
GERMANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GERVÁSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GERVASIUS.
GIL (1) m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GILES.
GILBERTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
GLÁUCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLAUCO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GODOFREDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GODFREY.
GONÇALO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GONZALO.
GRACIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GREGÓRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gregorius (see GREGORY).
GUALBERTO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of WALDOBERT or WALHBERCT.
GUÁLTER m Portuguese
Portuguese form of WALTER.
GUI m Portuguese
Short form of GUILHERME.
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 mari "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.
HELIODORO m Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name Ἡλιόδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HENRIQUE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Heinrich (see HENRY). This was the name of a 15th-century Portuguese naval explorer (known as Henry the Navigator in English).
HERBERTO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERIBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERMENEGILDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name meaning "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.
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, French, 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.
HUMBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
IAGO m Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of Iacobus (see JAMES). 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).
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
INÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
ISAÍAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
ISAQUE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ISAAC.
ISMAEL m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
IVO (1) m German, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, 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).
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 Iacomus (see JAMES).
JAIR m Biblical, Biblical Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "he shines" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Manasseh and one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
JEREMIAS m German (Rare), Portuguese, Finnish
German, Portuguese and Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JERÓNIMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JERÔNIMO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JESUS m Theology, Biblical, Portuguese
English form of Ἰησοῦς (Iesous), which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a). Yeshu'a is itself a contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion. The four gospels state that he was the son of God and the Virgin Mary who fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. He preached for three years before being crucified in Jerusalem.
JOÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOÃO PAULO m Portuguese
Combination of JOÃO and PAULO.
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", from the elements יוֹ (yo) and אֵל ('el), both referring to the Hebrew 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.
JÓNATAS m Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of JONATHAN, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Jônatas is more common).
JÔNATAS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian 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 & f Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH, as well as a French variant. In Spanish-speaking regions it is occasionally used as a feminine middle name (or the second part of a double name), often paired with María. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain for the first half of the 20th century.
JOSÉ MARIA m Portuguese
Combination of JOSÉ and MARIA, the names of the parents of Jesus.
JOSUÉ m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JULIANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JÚLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JÚLIO CÉSAR m Portuguese
Combination of JÚLIO and CÉSAR, referring to the Roman general Julius Caesar.
JUSTINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUVENAL m History, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis, which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
LADISLAU m Romanian, Portuguese
Romanian and Portuguese form of VLADISLAV.
LEANDRO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LEONARDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
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 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-).
LEONEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of LIONEL.
LEOPOLDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LIBERATO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of LIBERATUS.
LINO (1) m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LOPO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Lupus (see LOUP).
LOURENÇO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LUCAS m English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Greek Λουκᾶς (see LUKE), as well as the form used in several other languages.
LUCIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LÚCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUÍS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUISINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
LUIZ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
MANOEL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANUEL m Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουήλ (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.
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.
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 Marcus (see 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 Marcus (see MARK).
MARIA f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Estonian, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρία, 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]
MARIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
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.
MAURÍCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
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.
MICAEL m Swedish, Portuguese
Swedish and Portuguese variant 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.
MODESTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MOISÉS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
NARCISO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NATANAEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NELINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUEL.
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.
NILO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NEILOS (and also of the Nile River).
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.
OCTÁVIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
ODILON m French (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
French masculine form of ODILIA.
OLAVO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
OLEGÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLEGARIO.
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.
OTÁVIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.