Portuguese (Brazilian) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of Portuguese names used more often in Brazil. See also about Portuguese names.
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ADELELMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via Adelelmus.... [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.
ADÔNIS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Adonis.
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.
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).
ÁGATHA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of Agatha.
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.
AIMAR m Medieval Basque, Basque (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Medieval Basque name recorded in Navarre between the 1200s and 1400s.
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."
ALCIONE f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Alcyone. This name is borne by Brazilian samba singer Alcione Dias Nazareth.
ALESSANDER m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Form of Alexander primarily used in Brazil.
ALEXANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of Alexander.
ALEXSANDRA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese/ Brazilian form of Alexandra.
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]
ALVAMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possible corruption of Alvina, oddly seems to be exclusively a masculine.
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.
AMARALINA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine name with the combination of Amara and the suffix lina.
AMPÉLIO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of Ampelios (see Ampelio).
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]
ANASTÁSIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of Anastácia.
ANDRESA f Medieval Basque, Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Medieval Basque feminine form of Andres as well as a Portuguese variant of Andressa.
ANDRESSA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
This feminine name is common in Brazil, where it is a more elaborate form of Andréa. It might even have been influenced by the Spanish Andrés, since a logical feminization of that name would be Andrésa (which does exist in Spanish, but is rare).
APARECIDA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
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". The legend is based on a statue of the Virgin Mary (specifically Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) which is associated with miraculous healings... [more]
ARACI f Portuguese (Brazilian), Tupi
Means "dawn, morning" in Tupi, though in some instances, it may be a contracted form of Araceli.
ARACY f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of Araci. A known bearer of this name was Aracy de Almeida (1914-1988), a Brazilian singer.
ARILDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This given name is predominantly in use in Brazil. It is probably the (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Arild. Also compare Araldo and Aroldo.... [more]
ARIMATEIA m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Biblical Portuguese
Portuguese form of the biblical place name Arimathea, given in reference to Joseph of Arimathea (José de Arimateia in Portuguese), a disciple of Jesus.
ASTRUD f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Filipino, Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
A famous bearer is Brazilian vocalist Astrud Gilberto (1940-).
ÁTICO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Atticus.
AULO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aulus.
AYRTON m Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Scottish
From a surname which was originally taken from the name of Airton in Yorkshire, which meant "farmstead on the (river) Aire" (Aire itself was probably a Celtic or pre-Celtic river-name meaning literally "strongly flowing")... [more]
BELISE f English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
English and Brazilian Portuguese adoption of Bélise.
BENÍCIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of Benedict.
BERENILDE f Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare)
Portuguese and French form of Bernhild.... [more]
BETANIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese masculine form of Bethany.
BETTÂNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Betânia, the Portuguese form of Bethania.
CAFU m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Famous bearer of this name is Cafu (Born as Marcos Evangelista de Morais).
CALHANDRA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Portuguese cognate of Alondra, occasionally used in Brazil.
CALÍOPE f Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Calliope (see Kalliope).
CELÉSTIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of Caelestia. Also compare the masculine counterpart Celéstio.
CHEIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant form of Cheiene. Also compare Cheyanne.
CHEIENE f & m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Derived from Portuguese cheiene meaning "Cheyenne" (singular). So, in other words, you could say that this name is the Portuguese cognate of Cheyenne.... [more]
CHILDERICO m Italian (Rare), Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Childeric.
CÍCERO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Cicero. It became popular because of Padre Cícero, a Brazilian priest who became a spiritual leader to the people of the Northeast Region of Brazil.
CLAUDEMIR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either a Brazilian Portuguese variant of Clodomiro or a combination of Cláudio (or even Claude) with a Portuguese given name that ends in -mir, such as Ademir and Almir(1).... [more]
CLAUDENIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese elaborated from Claudia.
CLAUDIR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Contracted form of Claudemir. Also compare the somewhat similar-looking name Clotário.
CORBINIANO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Corbinianus (see Korbinian).
CRISTOVAM m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Christopher. A famous bearer of the name is Cristovam Buarque (1944-), politician and Brazilian senator.
DANIELLY f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Danielle, reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French form of Daniella.
DEDÉ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (Brazilian) diminutive of Anderson. A famous bearer is Brazilian footballer Anderson Vital da Silva who is known as Dedé. He plays as a centre back or sweeper for Cruzeiro and the Brazilian national football team.
DENÍLSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Denilson.... [more]
DERALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning of this name is not wholly certain; it may be a combination of two existing, separate names. What name the first part of Deraldo could have come from, I don't know - but the second part could be either from the name Aldo or it could come from a Germanic name with the element wald "rule"... [more]
DERCY f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a variant of Darcy or a diminutive of Dolores. A famous bearer was Brazilian actress Dercy Gonçalves (1907-2008), whose given name was Dolores.
DEUSANA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from Latin deus meaning "god, deity". Latin deus and dīvus "divine" are descended from Proto-Indo-European deiwos, from the same root as Dyēus, the reconstructed chief god of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon... [more]
DILMA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a form of Delma. This name is borne by Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff.
DINORÁ f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Dinora, mostly found in Brazil.
DINORAH f English, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Theatre
Possibly derived from Aramaic dinur (also denur) meaning "of fire", derived from di "of" and nur "fire, light". Because of the similarity with the Hebrew word din "trial, judgement", this name is sometimes seen as a more elaborate form of the name Dinah... [more]
DITOSA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Means "happy, blessed".
DOMICIANO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Domitian.
DORALINE f English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Elaboration of Dora combining it with the productive name suffix -line or else a combination of Dora and Line.
DORIVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Probably derived from the French surname d'Orival, which literally means "from Orival". In France, there are three communes that are named Orival, some of which had their name spelled Aureval or Aurival in older times (as a result, the surnames d'Aureval and d'Aurival also exist)... [more]
DORVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Shorter form or variant form of Dorival. A known bearer of this name is the former Brazilian soccer player Dorval Rodrigues (b. 1935).
DURIVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant form of Dorival. A known bearer of this name was Durival Britto e Silva (1895-1954), a Brazilian military man who eventually became a director in charge of the Brazilian railroads. In Brazil, there is a soccer stadium named after him.
DURVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Shorter form or variant form of Durival. Also compare Dorval. A known bearer of this name is Durval Lélys (b. 1957), lead singer of the Brazilian music band Asa de Águia.
EALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Evaldo, mostly found in Brazil.
EDEL m & f Galician, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of names starting with Edel-, such as Edelmiro (for males) and Edelmira (for females).... [more]
EDELA f East Frisian (Archaic), Old Danish, Old Swedish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of names containing the East Frisian name element ethel-, a cognate of Old High German adal-.
EDELTRUDES f & m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Edeltrudis, which is the latinized form of Edeltrud, a variant form of the feminine Germanic name Adaltrud. Also compare the Anglo-Saxon name Æðelþryð, which is a cognate of Adaltrud.... [more]
EDMÍLSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of Edmilson. José Edmílson Gomes de Moraes, known simply as Edmílson, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
EDSON m English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Edson.
EITHEL m Antillean Creole (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Also compare the similar-looking name Eitel.
ELIANDER m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
This given name is predominantly used in South America. In the Spanish-speaking countries of that continent, it is probably a combination of a name starting with Eli- (such as Elisa) with a name ending in -ander (such as Alexander)... [more]
ELIANDERSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Probably a modern combination of a given name starting with Eli- (such as Elias and Elisa) with the English surname Anderson. This given name seems to have originated in Brazil, which is also where it is most often used.
ELIANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This given name is predominantly used in Brazil. Seeing as it is fairly common in especially Latin-American countries for parents to give their child a name that is a combination of their own names, this name is probably a combination of a name starting with Eli- (such as Elisabete) with a name ending in -andro (such as Leandro).... [more]
ELIZETE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Elizabeth. Very common in Northeast Brazil.
ELOÁ f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (Brazilian) form of Eloah.
ELOAH m & f Theology, Portuguese (Brazilian)
A variant of Elah or a singular form of Elohim, typically occurring only in poetry and prose. This unusual singular form of Elohim is used in six places for heathen deities (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:15; Daniel 11:37, 38)... [more]
ELOIZA f Russian, Azerbaijani, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Russian and Azerbaijani form of Eloise.
ELZO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning of this name is unknown.... [more]
ENOQUE m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Enoch.
ERIKON m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Possibly a transferred use of the surname Erikon.