South American Submitted Names

South American names include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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Aadem m Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Adam
Aamor f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
Abadia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from Portuguese abadia "abbey", this name is usually used in reference to the title of the Virgin Mary Nossa Senhora da Abadia "Our Lady of the Abbey". The title itself goes back to a Marian apparition near the Abadia do Bouro in Braga, Portugal... [more]
Abdalá m Arabic (Hispanicized), Spanish
Spanish traditional transcription of the name Abdullah.
Abdel m Spanish, Arabic
Spanish form of Abdeel.
Abdero m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Abderos.
Abdías m Biblical Spanish, Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of Obadiah via Biblicas Latin Abdias.
Abdón m Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Kashubian
Spanish, Galician and Kashubian form of Abdon.
Abdona f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Abdón.
Abdulia f Spanish (Rare, Archaic)
Femenine form of Abdul or possibly a variation of Obdulia.
Abejundio m Spanish (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly from Spanish abeja (meaning "bee"), ending in a similar fashion to Abundio.
Abelarda f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Provençal, Niçard
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Abelardo and Niçard feminine form of Abelart.
Abelardo m Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Abelard.
Abelia f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Feminine form of Abel. Abelia is also a type of flowering shrub in the honeysuckle family, named after British surgeon and naturalist Clarke Abel (1780-1826).
Abelina f German (Rare), Spanish, Provençal, Niçard
Spanish elaboration of Abelia, Niçard diminutive Abelìa as well as a German feminine form of Abel and a German elaboration of Abela.
Abelino m Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a variant of Avelino.
Abella f Spanish
From the Spanish surname, which originated in the region of Galicia. The name was originally a Catalan nickname for a bee-keeper or person with bee-like behaviors. It is derived from the Spanish word ‘abeja,’ meaning "bee," which itself is derived from Latin apicula.
Abércio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Abercius (see Aberkios).
Abercio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Abercius (see Aberkios).
Abgaro m Spanish
Spanish form of Abgar.
Abibo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Abibus.
Abigael f & m English, English (African), Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Variant of Abigail. Masculine usage is mostly restricted to Latin America and the Philippines (though it is still more often used as a feminine name in that part of the world).
Abileyza f Popular Culture, Spanish (Rare, ?)
The name of a character (played by actress Geraldine Chaplin) in the 2011 movie There Be Dragons, a period drama set during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.
Abisay m Spanish
Spanish form of Abishai.
Abrán m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram 1.
Abriela f Brazilian, American (Modern, Rare)
Strictly the feminine form of Abriel and a variant of Aubriella.
Absalão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Absalom.
Abundancio m Spanish
Spanish form of Abundantius.
Abúndio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Abundius.
Acácio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Akakios.
Acardio m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Archibald.
Acario m Italian (Archaic), History (Ecclesiastical, Italianized), Theatre, Spanish (Rare, Archaic)
Italian and Spanish form of Acharius. The 7th-century Frankish saint Acharius, bishop of Noyon-Tournai, is known as Acario in Italian and Spanish. This was used by Gigio Artemio Giancarli for a character in his play La Zingana (1545)... [more]
Achanqara f Quechua
Means "begonia" in Quechua.
Achiq f Quechua
Means "light, bright" in Quechua.
Achirana f Quechua
Means "thanksgiving offering" in Quechua.
Achiyaku f Quechua
Means "clear water, luminous water", from Quechua yaku meaning "water".
Achu f Aymara
Means "fruit" in Aymara.
Aciana f Spanish
Feminine form of Aciano. Means “cornflower”
Aciano m Spanish
Means "the blue bottle flower" in Spanish.
Acilino m Spanish
Spanish variant of Aquilino.
Acilio m Italian (Rare, Archaic), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian and Portuguese form of Acilius.
Acteo m Spanish
Spanish form of Actaeus.
Acteu m Catalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Actaeus.
Açucena f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from Portuguese açucena "lily" (compare Azucena).
Ada f German, Biblical German, Croatian (Rare), Galician, Slovene, Polish, Kashubian, Hungarian, Spanish, Biblical Spanish
German, Croatian, Galician, Slovene, Hungarian, Polish, Kashubian and Spanish form of Adah.
Adabel f English, Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ada 1 and the popular name suffix bel.
Adaia f Hebrew, Spanish
Hebrew variant and Spanish form of Adaiah.
Adailson m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Probably a variant of Adeilson.
Adalgisa f Italian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Theatre
Feminine form of Adalgiso. Adalgisa is a character in Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma (1831).
Adaluna f Obscure, Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare, ?)
Combination of Ada 1 and Luna. This was also the Roman name of the River Lune in Cumbria and Lancashire, England.
Adamaris f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), English
Either a combination of Ada 1 and Maris 2, or a combination of the prefix a with Damaris, or from Latin adamō meaning "I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet".
Adamastor m Literature, Portuguese (Rare)
Derived from Greek ἀδάμαστος (adamastos) meaning "untamed" or "untameable" (also see Adamastos). The giant Adamastor is a personification of the Cape of Good Hope in the 16th-century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões' epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads)... [more]
Adãozinho m Portuguese
Diminutive of Adão.
Adaucto m Spanish
Spanish form of Adauctus.
Adauto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adauctus. A bearer of this name was Adauto Puñales (1935-2009), a former Uruguayan politician.
Adelara f Brazilian
Feminine form of Adelar.
Adelarda f Spanish
Feminine version of Adelardo
Adelelmo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via Adelelmus.... [more]
Adélia f Hungarian (Rare), Portuguese
Hungarian and Portuguese form of Adelia. Also compare Amélia versus Amelia.... [more]
Adélio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adelio.... [more]
Adelio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish masculinization of Adelia.... [more]
Adelys f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Hispanic variant of Adelissa (compare Adelise).
Adenir m & f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Apparently a rhyming variant of Ademir.
Adeodato m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adeodatus.
Adiel m & f Biblical, Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "ornament of God" or possibly "God passes by". This is the name of several characters in the Bible.
Adília f Portuguese
Variant of Adélia, which is the Hungarian and Portuguese form of Adelia.... [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.
Adilmar m Portuguese
variation of Adelmar
Adine f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Haitian Creole
Variant of Adina 2. As a Norwegian name, also possibly a feminine form of Adrian.
Admiel m Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
Adón m Spanish
Spanish form of Adon. It coincides with the Hebrew epithet for God אדון (Adón) meaning "lord".
Adonaya f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Adonay.
Adonías m Spanish
Spanish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
Adonias m Hebrew (Hellenized), Biblical Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Greek form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah), as it first appeared in the Septuagint.
Adónis m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adonis.
Adônis m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Adonis.
Adosinda f Gothic, Medieval Spanish, Spanish
Visigothic name possibly derived from the Germanic elements auds "wealth" and sinþs "path". This was the name of an 8th-century queen of Asturias, Spain... [more]
Adrasto m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
Adri f & m Italian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian, Adriana, and other names beginning with Adri.
Adrianny f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Adrianne reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French variant of Adrianna.
Adrião m Portuguese
Alternate Portuguese form of Adrian.
Adrieli f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian feminine form of Adriel.
Adrielson m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of Adriel and the suffix -son.
Adroaldo m Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from a Germanic name that was apparently composed of the elements odal or uodal "heritage, fatherland" and wald "rule". This name was borne by several Brazilian politicians, such as Adroaldo Mesquita da Costa (1894-1985) and Adroaldo Peixoto Garani (b... [more]
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.
Adryann m & f Brazilian, English (Rare)
In Brazil and France, this name is considered a variant of Adrian and Adryan.... [more]
Adson m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Adson.
Aécio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aetius.
Aecio m Spanish
Spanish form of Aetius.
Afareo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphareus.
Afareu m Catalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Aphareus.
Afonsinho m Portuguese
Diminutive of Afonso.
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).
Afranio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Afranius.
Áfrico m Spanish (Rare)
Masculine form of África.
Afrodísio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
Afrodisio m Italian (Archaic), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
Ágabo m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Agabus.
Agacio m Spanish
Spanish form of Agathios.
Agápio m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Agapios.
Agapio m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Agapios.
Agatângelo m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Agathangelos.
Agatão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Agathon.
Ágatha f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of Ágata.
Agátio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Agathios via Agathius.
Agatoclia f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Agathoclia. This is the name of a patron saint of Mequinenza, Aragón, Spain.
Agatodoro m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian Spanish and Portuguese form of Agathodorus via Agathodoros.
Ágda f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Contracted form of Ágata.
Ageo m Spanish, Italian, Biblical Spanish, Biblical Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Haggai and variant of Hageo and Aggeo.
Agerica f Spanish
Female version of Agerico
Agesandro m Italian (Archaic), Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Agesander.
Agesilao m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agesilaus.
Agesilau m Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Agesilaus.
Ageu m Portuguese, Catalan, Biblical Portuguese
Portuguese and Catalan form of Haggai.
Agilolfo m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Agilulf.
Agilulfo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of Agilulf and Italian and Portuguese variant of Agilolfo.
Aglauro f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Aglaurus.
Agnaldo m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Egionald.
Agostinha f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Augustina.
Agreo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agreus.
Agtton m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Ser único e inexistente, inexplicável, diferente
Aguedo m Spanish
Masculine form of Águeda.
Águila f Spanish
Means "eagle" in Spanish (see Aquila), taken from the titles of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen del Águila and Nuestra Señora del Águila, meaning "The Virgin of the Eagle" and "Our Lady of the Eagle" respectively.... [more]
Aguinalda f Spanish
Feminine version of Aguinaldo
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]
Agustine m Spanish, English
Variant of Augustine 1. Mexican army general and politician Augustine I of Mexico (1783 - 1824) is a notable bearer.
Agusto m Spanish
Variant of Augusto.
Aharón f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Aharon.
Ahenobarbo m Spanish
Spanish form of Ahenobarbus.
Ahinara f Spanish
Variant of Ainara.
Ahinoa f Spanish
Variant of Ainhoa.
Aian m Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of Aia or AINA or Ian.
Áidano m Portuguese (Modern)
Portuguese form of Aidan.
Aidê f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Haydée.
Aidee f Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Variant of Haidee. This name is borne by New Zealandish actress and director Aidee Walker in whose case it is a diminutive of Adrianne.
Ailed f Spanish (Latin American)
From the name Delia 1 written backwards.
Ailyn f Filipino, Spanish (Latin American, Modern), American (Hispanic, Modern)
Possibly a variant of Aylín; an Hispanic variant of Eileen (i.e. using Spanish spelling conventions). A known bearer is the Spanish singer Ailyn (1982-), real name Pilar Giménez García.
Ainoha f Spanish
Variant of Ainhoa.
Airam f & m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
María (Spanish) or Maria (Portuguese) spelled backwards.
Aires m Portuguese
Unknown origin, possibly a short form of Germanic names begining with the root hari meaning "army".
Airín f Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Spanish variant of Irene, reflecting the English pronunciation of the name.
Aírton m Portuguese (Brazilian)
More commonly used variant of Ayrton.
Ájax m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Ajax.
Ajayu f & m Aymara
Means "spirit" in Aymara.
Ajllita f Aymara
Means "selected, chosen" in Aymara.
Ajo f Spanish (Rare)
Short form of María José or María Josefa; also compare Mariajo and Majo... [more]
Ajuricaba m Brazilian, History
Ajuricaba (died c. 1728) was a leader of the Manaos indigenous nation in the early 18th century. He rebelled against the colonizers, refusing to serve as a slave where he became a symbol of resistance and freedom.
Akllasisa f Quechua
Means "chosen flower" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sisa, "flower".
Akllasumaq f Quechua
Means "beautiful chosen one" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sumaq, "beautiful".
Aladim m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aladdin.
Aladino m Italian (Rare), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aladdin.
Alaídes f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a variant of Alaíde.
Alamar m 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."
Alania f Portuguese (Brazilian), English (Modern)
As a Brazilian Portuguese name, the origin and meaning are unknown. As an English name, it is likely a feminine form of Alan.... [more]
Alarico m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alaric.
Alasaya f & m Aymara
Means "north" in Aymara.
Alavivo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alavivus.
Alber m Spanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
Albertino m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish masculine form of Albertina.
Albertito m Spanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
Albia f Basque, Spanish (Latin American)
Taken from the name of a grotto in the Aralar Range in the Basque Mountains where a dolmen was discovered in 1915, as well as from the name of a suburb of Bilbao where Sabino Arana Goiri was born. Goiri was a writer, creator of the Basque flag, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and is generally considered "the father of Basque nationalism".
Alboíno m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alboin.
Alboino m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alboin.
Alborada f Spanish (Rare)
From alborada meaning "dawn", which in turn comes from Latin albus meaning "white".
Alceo m Italian, Galician, Spanish
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of Alcaeus.
Alceu m Catalan, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Sicilian
Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Sicilian form of Alcaeus. Known bearers of this name include Brazilian writer and journalist Alceu Amoroso Lima (1893-1983) and Brazilian soccer player Alceu Rodrigues Simoni Filho (b... [more]
Alcibíades m Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish
Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Alcibiades.