are used by the Tupi people of Brazil.
IARA f Native American, Tupi
Means "lady of the water"
, from Tupi y
"water" and îara
"lady, mistress". In Brazilian folklore this is the name of a beautiful river nymph who would lure men into the water. She may have been based upon earlier Tupi legends.
IRACEMA f Native American, Tupi
Means "honey lips"
in Tupi. This is the name of an 1865 novel by José de Alencar, about the relationship between a Tupi woman and a Portuguese man during the early colonial period. Alencar may have constructed the name so that it would be an anagram of America
MOACIR m Native American, Tupi
Possibly means "son of pain"
in Tupi. This is the name of the son of Iracema
and Martim in the novel Iracema
(1865) by José de Alencar.