Portuguese (African) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of Portuguese names used more often in Africa (in regions where Portuguese is spoken as a first or second language). See also about Portuguese names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Admeto m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (African, Rare), Theatre
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Admetus.
Aguinaldo m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Italian (Archaic)
Possibly a form of Aginald. It coincides with a Spanish vocabulary word which refers to the thirteenth salary or end-of-year bonus in Latin America, as well as a folk genre of Christmas carols (also called villancicos); the earlier form was aguilando, allegedly from the Latin phrase hoc in anno meaning "during this year"... [more]
Alcínia f Portuguese (African)
Portuguese elaboration of Alcina.
Apolinário m Portuguese (African), Louisiana Creole (Rare)
Portuguese and Louisiana Spanish form of Apollinaris.
Aquino m American (Hispanic, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Philippines), South American (Rare), Portuguese (African, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Aquino. Likely in some cases it has been used as a given name in honour of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas.
Bendito m Portuguese (African)
Means "blessed" in Portuguese.
Creusa f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Italian (Rare)
Latinized form of Greek Κρέουσα (Kreousa) meaning "princess", from κρέων (kreon) "king, royal" (compare Kreon). This was the name of the first wife of Aeneas, who was killed in the sack of Troy and then appeared to her husband as a ghost, encouraging him to move on without her and seek a new city.
Dalilo m Portuguese (African)
Possibly a masculine form of Dalila, popular in Mozambique.
Dirce f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African)
Latinized form of Greek Δίρκη (Dirkê), which is of uncertain meaning, possibly derived from Greek δι- (di-) "two, twofold, in two" and ῥήγνυμι (rhêgnumi) "to break asunder, rend, shatter"... [more]
Edilson m Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a variant of Edison inspired by the name element adal, meaning "noble".
Egas m Medieval Portuguese, Portuguese (African)
Medieval Portuguese name, probably of Visigothic origin. It is likely from Proto-Germanic *agjō meaning "blade" (compare Ago and Egon).
Elizeth f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Portuguese (African, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a contraction of Elizabeth used in Latin America and Angola; also compare Lizeth. A famous bearer of this name was Elizeth Cardoso (1920-1990), a Brazilian singer and actress... [more]
Evalina f Portuguese (African), English, Dutch (Rare), Dutch (Antillean), Flemish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Evelina. It can also be interpreted as a combination of Eva and Lina 2.
Fiambre f & m Portuguese (African)
Europe and Africa. Isnt more used.
Gerson m Catalan (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Judeo-Provençal
Catalan and Judeo-Provençal form of Gershon and African and Brazilian Portuguese variant of Gérson.
Inocência f Portuguese (African)
Portuguese feminine form of Innocentius (see Innocent).
Inocêncio m Portuguese (African)
Portuguese form of Innocentius (see Innocent).
Ireneu m Catalan, Corsican, Sicilian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Galician
Catalan, Corsican, Sicilian, Galician and Portuguese form of Ireneus.
Janeiro m Portuguese (African), Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Portuguese janeiro "January".
Josimar m Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Josmar. A famous bearer of this name is Brazilian soccer player Josimar Higino Pereira, who popularized "Josimar" as an independent name.
Lindalva f Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African)
Contraction of Linda and Dalva. This name was borne by Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira.
Miquelina f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Gascon, Provençal
Portuguese diminutive of Micaela and Gascon and Provençal form of Micheline.
Neurite f Portuguese (African)
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
Neusa f Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African)
Possibly from Ancient Greek νέουσα (neousa), a participle of the verb νέω (neo) meaning "to flow, to swim".
Ofelio m Portuguese (African), Spanish (Mexican)
Likely a masculine form of Ofelia.
Páscoa f Portuguese (African, Rare)
Derived from Portuguese Páscoa "Easter", ultimately derived from Vulgar Latin pascua via Old Galician-Portuguese Pascoa (compare Italian Pasqua).
Rosiliria f Portuguese (African, Rare)
Possibly from Portuguese rosa "rose" and lírio "lily" (cf. Alíria).
Senhorinha f Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African, Rare)
Diminutive of Portuguese senhora "mistress, lady".
Stiviandra f Obscure, Portuguese (African, Rare)
Stiviandra Oliveira (born 1989) is an Angolan model and winner of Miss Angola 2006.
Talili f & m Portuguese (African, Rare), French (Caribbean, Rare)
Combination between Talie and Lili, also a surname for Taliana.
Tomázia f Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African), Hungarian
Portuguese feminine form of Tomás and Hungarian feminine form of Tamás.
Valdemiro m Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African)
Portuguese form of Waldemar. Also compare Valdomiro. A known bearer of this name is the Brazilian evangelical pastor Valdemiro Santiago (b... [more]
Xadreque m Portuguese (African)
Portuguese form of Shadreck. It is mostly used in Mozambique.
Zenilda f Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (African)
Combination of and Nilda or else a variant of Zeneide.
Zinha f Portuguese (African)
Likely a short form of names ending in -zinha such as Mariazinha and Florazinha.