AdamastormPortuguese Adamastor is a mythological character created by the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in his epic poem Os Lusíadas as a personification of the Cape of Good Hope.Also mentioned in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables and some works of Alexander Dumas,including Le Comte de Monte Cristo.The name Adamastor is an adaptation for the Portuguese language from the Greek word for "Untamed" or "Untameable" Adamastos
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]
AguinaldomSpanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian (Archaic) From the Latin expression hoc in anno meaning "during this year". Aguinaldo in Spain and Latin America is the thirteen salary. It is also a folk genre of Christmas music based on an archaic form of Spanish Christmas carols (also called villancicos).
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".
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]