South American Names

South American names include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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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.
ABIGAÍL f Spanish
Spanish form of ABIGAIL.
ABÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AVILIUS.
ABILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of AVILIUS.
ABRAÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAM m English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
ABRIL f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of APRIL.
ADÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of ADAM.
ADÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADAM.
ADELA f English, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
ADELAIDA f Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of ADELAIDE.
ADELAIDE f English, Italian, Portuguese
Means "noble type", from the French form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and heid "kind, sort, type". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Otto the Great. In Britain the parallel form Alice, derived via Old French, has historically been more common, though this form did gain some currency in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.
ADELARDO m Spanish, Italian (Archaic)
Spanish and Italian form of ADALHARD.
ADELIA f English, Spanish
Elaborated form of ADELA.
ADELINA f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
ADELITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of ADELA. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.
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.
ADOLFITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ADOLFO.
ADOLFO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ADOLF.
ADORA f Spanish
Short form of ADORACIÓN.
ADORACIÓN f Spanish
Means "adoration" in Spanish. This name refers to the event that is known in Christian tradition as the Adoration of the Magi, which is when the three Magi presented gifts to the infant Jesus and worshipped him.
ADRIÁN m Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak
Spanish, Hungarian and Slovak form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).
ADRIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ADRIANA.
AFONSO m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALFONSO.
ÁFRICA f Spanish
Spanish form of AFRICA (1). It is usually taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de África, the patron saint of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa.
AGAPITO m Spanish, Italian
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus, which was derived from the Greek name Ἀγαπητός (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
AGATA f Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of AGATHA in various languages.
AGOSTINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÁGUEDA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AGUSTÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTINA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AINARA f Basque, Spanish
Variant of ENARA.
AINOA f Spanish
Spanish form of AINHOA.
AITANA f Spanish
From the name of a mountain range in Valencia, eastern Spain. The Spanish poet Rafael Alberti used it for his daughter in 1941.
AITOR m Basque, Spanish
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
ALBA (1) f Italian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
ALBANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
ALBERTA f English, Italian, Portuguese
Feminine form of ALBERT. This is the name of a Canadian province, which was named in honour of a daughter of Queen Victoria.
ALBERTINA f Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
ALBERTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALBERT.
ALBINA f Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
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.
ALDINA (1) f Portuguese
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALE (1) m & f Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALEIXO m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEJANDRA f Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEJANDRO m Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDER. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain from the 1990s until 2006 (and again in 2011).
ALEJO m Spanish
Spanish 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.
ALEXANDRA f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
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.
ALEXANDRINA f Portuguese, English (Rare)
Elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the first name of Queen Victoria; her middle name was Victoria.
ALFONSO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see ILDEFONSO), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. This was the name of six kings of Portugal and kings of several ancient regions of Spain.
ALFREDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
ALICE f English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Czech
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was among the most common names in England until the 16th century, when it began to decline. It was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ALÍCIA f Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.
ALICIA f Spanish, English, Swedish
Latinized form of ALICE.
ALINE f French, Portuguese (Brazilian), English
Medieval short form of ADELINE. As an English name, in modern times it has sometimes been regarded as a variant of EILEEN. This was the name of a popular 1965 song by the French singer Christophe.
ALMA (1) f English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with the Spanish word meaning "the soul".
ALMIR (1) m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ALMIRO.
ALMIRO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADELMAR.
ALMUDENA f Spanish
Derived from Arabic المدينة (al-mudaynah) meaning "the citadel". It was in a building by this name that a concealed statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered during the Reconquista in Madrid. The Virgin of Almudena, that is Mary, is the patron saint of Madrid.
ALOÍSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALOYSIUS.
ALONDRA f Spanish
Derived from Spanish alondra meaning "lark".
ALONSO m Spanish
Spanish variant of ALFONSO.
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).
AMADA f Spanish
Feminine form of AMADO.
AMADO m Spanish
Spanish form of AMATUS.
AMADOR m Spanish
Spanish form of AMATOR.
AMÁLIA f Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak
Hungarian, Portuguese and Slovak form of AMALIA.
AMALIA f Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".
AMÂNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AMANTIUS.
AMANCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of AMANTIUS.
AMANDA f English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play Love's Last Shift (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
AMANDO m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of AMANDUS.
AMARANTA f Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMARILIS f Spanish
Spanish form of AMARYLLIS.
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.
AMARU m Native American, Aymara
Means "snake" in Aymara.
AMAYA f Basque, Spanish
Variant of AMAIA.
ÁMBAR f Spanish
Spanish cognate of AMBER.
AMBRÓSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMÉLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of AMELIA.
AMELIA f English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of both George II and George III. The author Henry Fielding used it for the title character in his novel Amelia (1751). Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.... [more]
AMÉRICA f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of AMERIGO.
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.
AMPARO f Spanish
Means "protection, shelter" in Spanish.
ANA f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian
Form of ANNA used in various languages.
ANABEL f Spanish
Spanish form of ANNABEL.
ANABELA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANNABEL.
ANA BELÉN f Spanish
Combination of ANA and BELÉN.
ANACLETO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANA SOFÍA f Spanish
Combination of ANA and SOFÍA.
ANASTÁCIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIA f Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANDRÉ m French, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRÉA f French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
French and Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREA (2) f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDRÉIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ANDREIA.
ANDREIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉS m Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉS FELIPE m Spanish
Combination of ANDRÉS and FELIPE especially popular in Colombia.
ÁNGEL m Spanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÁNGELA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÂNGELA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÁNGELES f Spanish
Means "angels", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, meaning "Our Lady the Queen of the Angels".
ANGÉLICA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINA f Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGELITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ANGELA.
ÂNGELO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANÍBAL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HANNIBAL.
ANITA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANSELMA f German, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ANSELM.
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.
ANTÓNIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÓNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIO m Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). This has been a common name in Italy since the 14th century. In Spain it was the most popular name for boys in the 1950s and 60s.... [more]
ANUNCIACIÓN f Spanish
Spanish cognate of ANNUNZIATA.
APARECIDA f Portuguese
Means "appeared" in Portuguese, taken from the Brazilian title of the Virgin Mary Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, meaning "Our Lady of the Conception Who Appeared". It refers to a statue of the Virgin Mary that was said to have been pulled from a river by fishermen in the 18th century. Our Lady of Aparecida is regarded as the patron saint of Brazil.
APOLINAR m Spanish
Spanish form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLÓNIA f Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLÔNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIA f Spanish, Polish
Spanish and Polish form of APOLLONIA.
ARACELI f Spanish
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.
ARACELIS f Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARACELY f Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARÁNZAZU f Spanish
Spanish form of ARANTZAZU.
ARCELIA f Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARIADNA f Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of ARIADNE.
ARIEL m & f Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play The Tempest (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989).
ARÍSTIDES m Spanish
Spanish form of ARISTIDES.
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.
ARMIDA f Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.
AROA f Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque aro meaning "era, age, time".
ARSÉNIO m Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÊNIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ARSENIOS.
ARTEMIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTURO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
ASCENSIÓN f Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ASDRÚBAL m Spanish
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
ASSUNÇÃO f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASUN f Spanish
Short form of ASUNCIÓN.
ASUNCIÓN f Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
ATAHUALPA m Native American, Quechua
Means "hen of fortune", from Quechua ataw meaning "lucky, fortunate" and wallpa meaning "hen". This was the name of the last sovereign Inca emperor. He was executed by the Spanish in 1533.
ATÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
AUGUSTA f German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when King George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
AUGUSTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
AURA f English, Italian, Spanish, Finnish
From the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αὔρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.
ÁUREA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUREA.
AURELIANO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
AURELIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
AURORA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
AZAHAR f Spanish
Means "orange blossom" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "flower". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Azahar, meaning "Our Lady of the Orange Blossom", because of the citrus trees that surround a church devoted to her near Murcia.
AZAHARA f Spanish
Variant of AZAHAR. It can also be given in reference to the ruined Moorish city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba, which derives from the related Arabic root زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine".
AZENETH f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a Spanish variant of ASENATH.
AZUCENA f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
BALBINA f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare), Polish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Ancient Roman
Feminine form of BALBINUS. Saint Balbina was a 2nd-century Roman woman martyred with her father Quirinus.
BALBINO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALDO m Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDWIN and THEOBALD. In Italian it can also be short for the non-Germanic name BALDASSARE.
BALDOMERO m Spanish
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".
BALDUÍNO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
BALDUINO m Spanish
Spanish form of BALDWIN.
BALTASAR (1) m Spanish
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
BÁRBARA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BARBARA.
BARTOLOMÉ m Spanish
Spanish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEU m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASILIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BASIL (1).
BAUDELIO m Spanish
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
BAUTISTA m Spanish
Spanish form of BAPTISTE.
BEATRIZ f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of BEATRIX.
BELÉN f Spanish
Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born. The town's name is from Hebrew בֵּית־לֶחֶם (Beit-lechem) meaning "house of bread".
BELINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ISABEL.
BENEDITA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of BENEDICT.
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.
BENITA f Spanish
Feminine form of BENITO.
BENITO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
BENJAMIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMÍN m Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BENTO m Portuguese
Portuguese short form of BENEDITO.
BERNABÉ m Spanish
Spanish form of BARNABAS.
BERNARDA f Slovene, Croatian, Spanish
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDITA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BERNARD.
BERTA f Polish, Czech, Hungarian, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene
Form of BERTHA in several languages.
BERTO m Italian, Spanish
Short form of ROBERTO, ALBERTO, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BETHÂNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of BETHANY.
BETHANIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant form of BETHANY.
BIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
BIBIANA f Spanish, Italian, Late Roman
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.
BIENVENIDA f Spanish
Derived from Spanish bienvenido meaning "welcome".
BLANCA f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan cognate of BLANCHE.
BLAS m Spanish
Spanish form of BLAISE.
BOAVENTURA m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BONAVENTURA.
BOLÍVAR m Spanish (Latin American)
From a surname that was taken from the Basque place name Bolibar, which was derived from bolu "mill" and ibar "riverside". A famous bearer of the surname was Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), a South American revolutionary leader, after whom the country of Bolivia is named.
BONIFÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFACIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BORJA m Spanish
From a Spanish surname, used as a given name in honour of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Borja (1510-1572). The surname, also spelled Borgia, is derived from the name of a Spanish town, ultimately from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "tower".
BRANCA f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BLANCHE.
BRÁS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
BRAYAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of BRIAN.
BRENO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRENNUS.
BRÍGIDA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BRIDGET.
BRUNA f Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of BRUNO.
BRUNILDA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of BRÜNHILD.
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.
BUENAVENTURA m Spanish
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
CAETANA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAETANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAIO m Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of GAIUS.
CALISTA f English, Portuguese, Spanish
Feminine form of CALLISTUS. As an English name it might also be a variant of KALLISTO.
CALISTO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CAMILA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLA.
CAMILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CANDE f & m Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDELA f Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA.
CANDELARIA f Spanish
Means "Candlemas" in Spanish, ultimately derived from Spanish candela "candle". This name is given in honour of the church festival of Candlemas, which commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.
CANDELARIO m Spanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
CANDELAS f Spanish
Diminutive of CANDELARIA.
CÁNDIDA f Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDA.
CÂNDIDA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDO m Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CARIDAD f Spanish
Spanish cognate of CHARITY.
CARINA (1) f English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from cara meaning "dear, beloved". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr. It is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, though in this case it means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo.
CARLINHOS m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARLOTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLOTTE.
CARMELA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARMEL.
CARMELITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of CARMEL.
CARMELO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMEN f Spanish, English, Italian, Romanian
Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera Carmen (1875).
CARMINHO f Portuguese
Diminutive of CARMO. It has been popularized in Portugal by the singer simply known as Carminho (1984-).
CARMO m & f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROLINA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Swedish
Latinate feminine form of CAROLUS. This is the name of two American states: North and South Carolina. They were named for Charles I, king of England.
CASANDRA f Spanish, Romanian
Spanish and Romanian form of CASSANDRA.
CASIMIRO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
CASSANDRA f English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κασσάνδρα (Kassandra), derived from possibly κέκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). In Greek myth Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies.... [more]
CÁSSIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of CASSIUS.
CATALINA f Spanish, Corsican
Spanish and Corsican form of KATHERINE.
CATARINA f Portuguese, Occitan, Galician
Portuguese, Occitan and Galician form of KATHERINE.
CÁTIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CATARINA.
CAUÃ m Native American, Tupi
Means "hawk" in Tupi.
CAYETANA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAYETANO m Spanish
Spanish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CEBRIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CECÍLIA f Portuguese, Catalan, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan, Slovak and Hungarian form of CECILIA.
CECILIA f English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Romanian, Finnish, German
Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, which was derived from Latin caecus meaning "blind". Saint Cecilia was a semi-legendary 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods. After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded. She was later regarded as the patron saint of music and musicians.... [more]
CECÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CECILIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CEFERINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
CELESTINA f Spanish, Italian
Latinate feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CELIA.
CELIA f English, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play As You Like It (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.
CELINA f Polish, Portuguese
Polish and Portuguese feminine form of CAELINUS. This name can also function as a short form of MARCELINA.
CELINO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
CÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELIO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELIUS.
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