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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AAMORfBreton (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
Portuguese form of Aaron.
ABDELmSpanish, Arabic
Spanish form of Abdeel.
Spanish form of Abdon.
ABELARDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Abelard.
Feminine form of Abel. ... [more]
ABELINAfGerman (Rare), Spanish
Spanish elaboration of Abelia as well as a German feminine form of Abel and a German elaboration of Abela.
Variant of Abigail, primarily used on males in Spanish speaking countries.
Spanish form of Abishai.
Spanish form of Abraham.
ABRÁNmSpanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram.
ABRILfSpanish, Catalan, Portuguese
Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese form of April.
Portuguese form of Absalom.
Portuguese form of Abundius.
Portuguese form of Akakios.
Means "light, bright" in Quechua.
Means "clear water, luminous water", from Quechua yaku meaning "water".
Means "the blue bottle flower" in Spanish.
Spanish variant of Aquilino.
Spanish form of Actaeus.
ACTEUmCatalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Actaeus.
Portuguese cognate of Azucena.
Feminine form of Adalberto.
ADALUNAfSpanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ada and Luna. This was also the name given by the Romans for the river now known as Lune.
Portuguese form of Adamanthea.
ADAMARISfSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), English
Either a combination of Ada and Maris, or a combination of the prefix a with Damaris, or from Latin adamō meaning "I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet".
Spanish form of Adauctus.
ADAUTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adauctus. A bearer of this name was Adauto Puñales (1935-2009), a former Uruguayan politician.
ADELARmBrazilian, German
From the German adelar meaning, "noble eagle."
Feminine form of Adelar.
ADELELMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via Adelelmus.... [more]
ADÉLIAfHungarian (Rare), Portuguese
Hungarian and Portuguese form of Adelia. Also compare Amélia versus Amelia.... [more]
Portuguese form of Adelio.... [more]
ADELIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish masculinization of Adelia.... [more]
ADELMOmItalian, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Old High German name elements ath, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, and helm "helmet; protection".
ADEODATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adeodatus.
Variant of Adélia, which is the Hungarian and Portuguese form of Adelia.... [more]
ADÍLIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Adélio, which is the Portuguese form of Adelio. This name is not to be confused with Atílio.... [more]
ADILMAfPortuguese (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.
ADMIELmHebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
Spanish variant of Adonai.
ADONAYAfSpanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Adonay.
Spanish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
Portuguese form of Adonis.
ADÔNISmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Adonis.
ADRASTOmGalician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
ADRIf & mItalian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian and its various translations and Adriana and its various translations.
ADROALDOmSpanish, 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]
ADRYANmBulgarian, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Bulgarian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese variant of Adrian. A famous bearer of this name is Brazilian footballer Adryan Oliveira Tavares.
Portuguese form of Aetius.
Spanish form of Aetius.
AFAREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphareus.
AFAREUmCatalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Aphareus.
AFRANIAfAncient 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.
AFRÂNIOmPortuguese, 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).
AFRANIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Afranius.
ÁFRICOmSpanish (Rare)
Masculine form of África.
Portuguese form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
AFRODISIOmItalian (Archaic), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
AGÁPIOmPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Agapios.
AGAPIOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Agapios.
Portuguese form of Agatha.
ÁGATHAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of Agatha.
AGESANDROmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Agesander.
AGREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agreus.
AGRIPINAfGeorgian (Rare), Spanish, Romanian
Georgian and Spanish form of Agrippina.
Spanish masculine form of Agrippina.
AGUINALDOmSpanish, 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.
AGUSTINEmSpanish, English
Variant of Augustine. Mexican army general and politician Augustine I of Mexico (1783 - 1824) is a notable bearer.
AIANmSpanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of AIA or AINA or IAN.
Spanish form of Ayda.
Portuguese form of Aidan.
AIMARmMedieval Basque, Basque (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Medieval Basque name recorded in Navarre between the 1200s and 1400s.
AIRAMf & mSpanish (Modern)
Maria spelled backwards.
From Aitana, the name of a mountain range in the province of Alicante, Spain. It was first (?) used as a feminine name by the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti who named his daughter it in 1941. In was then popularised by Spanish-Italian actress Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (born in 1968).
ÁJAXmPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Ajax.
AJINOÁNfSpanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Ahinoam, occurring in several Spanish translations of the Bible. It is not commonly used as a given name.
Means "chosen flower" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sisa, "flower".
Means "beautiful chosen one" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sumaq, "beautiful".
Portuguese version of Aladdin. A famous bearer of this name is Aladim Luciano, a Brazilian footballer.
ALADINOmItalian (Rare), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aladdin.
ALAIZAfBasque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Belarusian
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
ALAMARmAncient 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."
ALARICOmGalician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alaric.
ALAVIVOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alavivus.
Diminutive of Alberto.
Diminutive of Alberto.
ALBIAfBasque, 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".
Portuguese form of Alboin.
ALBOINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alboin.
ALCEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcaeus.
ALCEUmCatalan, Portuguese, 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]
ALCÍNIAfPortuguese (African)
Portuguese elaboration of Alcina.
ALCÍNOOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Alkínoös (see Alcinous).
ALCIONEfPortuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Alcyone. This name is borne by Brazilian samba singer Alcione Dias Nazareth.
ALCIONEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcyoneus.
ALCIONEUmCatalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Alcyoneus.
ALDRIXmSouth American, Filipino
Possibly a variant of Aldric, used rarely in South America and the Philippines.
Alecrim is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.... [more]
Means "joy, happiness" in Spanish, taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, meaning "Our Lady of Joy".
Diminutive of Alejandra. It might also be the feminine form of Alejo.
ALEOmItalian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Aleus.
ALEUmPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Aleus.
Short form of Alejandro.
Elaborated form of Alexandre.
ALEXANDROmPortuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of Alexander.
ALEXSANDRAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese/ Brazilian form of Alexandra.
Diminutive of Alfonso.
Diminutive of Alice.
Portuguese form of Alypius.
ALIPIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alypius.
Portuguese form of Alira.
ALIRAfSpanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Aliria and feminine form of Aliro.
Portuguese form of Alirio.
ALIRIOm & fSpanish (Rare)
Origin uncertain, though it could be derived from the Roman name Hilarius or the Greek Hilarion, as suggested by Hanks and Hodges in 'A Dictionary of First Names' (they also go on to note a possible connection with Allyre, the name of a Gallo-Roman saint)... [more]
Variant form of Alirio.
Means "good person" or "good thing" in Quechua.
ALMEDAfSpanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
Diminutive of Almudena.
Means "high grace", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia meaning "Our Lady of High Grace". She is considered the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.
ALTAIRAfEnglish (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of a character in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. Altaira Morbius was the daughter of the scientist and space voyager Dr. Edward Morbius. The name Altaira is derived from Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle (Aquila).
ALTAMIROmSpanish (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]
ALTOmSpanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus 'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton.
ALVAMARmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Possible corruption of Alvina, oddly seems to be exclusively a masculine.
ÁLVARAfSpanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Álvaro.
Spanish diminutive of Álvara.
Spanish diminutive of Álvaro. A known bearer of this name is the Spanish retired soccer player Álvaro Rodríguez Ros (b. 1936), who is commonly known as Alvarito.
ALVESmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Alves.
ALVIMmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Alvin.
ALZIRAfPortuguese (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.
Portuguese form of Amabel.
AMADORAfItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of Amadore (Italian) and Amador (Spanish and Portuguese).
AMAIRANIfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of Amara.
AMALARICOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Amalaric.
AMALTEAfCatalan (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of Amalthea.
AMANCAYfQuechua, Native American, Spanish (Latin American)
The name Amancay comes from the quechua "amánkay". It is the name given to a yellow lily with red streaks native to South America. By extension, the word also means "yellow".... [more]
AMANCIAfSpanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician feminine form of Amantius.
Means "dawn" in Spanish.
Derived from Aymara amankaya meaning "lily".
Amapola is the name by which plants of the genus Papaver Hroeas are known, that is the poppies. One type of poppy to Papave Sonipherum is the plant with which makes up the opium and morphine, because its elements have hallucinogenic and anesthetic power... [more]
AMARALINAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine name with the combination of Amara and the suffix lina.
AMARANTOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of Amarantha.
AMARINCEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amarynceus.
Portuguese form of Amarynceus.
AMARISfSpanish (Latin American), English (Modern)
Amaris is a modern Latin American elaboration of the Spanish name Amara, a feminine form of Amaro. Amaro comes from the Latin word amarus, meaning "bitter". Amaris coincides with the Latin word amaris, which means "you are loved"... [more]
Either a Spanish form of the Germanic name Audamar or from Latin amarus meaning "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint whose cult is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias. It is said that he travelled on his boat to heaven.
Variant form of Amatallah used by hispanophone muslims.
Diminutive of Amelia.
AMELITAfSpanish, Italian
Diminutive of Amelia.
AMERISfEnglish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Amaris influenced by the Latin ameris, from amō meaning "I love".
AMIANAfSpanish (Archaic)
Spanish form of Ammiana. Also compare the masculine counterpart Amiano.
AMIANOmSpanish (Archaic), Portuguese (Archaic)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ammianus.
AMINANDROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amynander.
AMORAf & mPortuguese
Means "blackberry" in Portuguese.
AMOROSAfSpanish (Rare), Medieval Basque
As a Spanish name, Amorosa is derived from Spanish amoroso, amorosa "loving; caring; affectionate". ... [more]
AMOROSOmSpanish (Rare)
Means "loving (of god)" in Spanish.
AMÓSmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Amos.
AMPÉLIOmPortuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of Ampelios (see Ampelio).
ANACÃmPortuguese (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]
ANAHÍfGuarani, Tupi, Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli)... [more]
ANAIDAfSpanish (Latin American)
This name is probably either a combination of the names Ana and Ida, or the Spanish form of Anaïs.
ANAÍSfSpanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan variant form of Anaïs.
Short form of the compound name Analucía, which is a combination of Ana and Lucía.