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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AAMOR f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of AANOR influenced by Latin amor "love".
AARÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AARON.
ABARCA f Spanish (Archaic), American (Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname. In Spain, it used to be paired with SANCHO.
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.
ABEJUNDIO m Spanish (Rare, Archaic)
From Spanish abeja (meaning bee) and a suffix. It means "bee-like".
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
Spanish elaboration of ABELIA, Niçard diminutive ABELÌA as well as a German feminine form of ABEL and a German elaboration of ABELA.
ABÉRCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Abercius (see ABERKIOS).
ABERCIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Abercius (see ABERKIOS).
ABIGAEL m Spanish
Variant of ABIGAIL, primarily used on males in Spanish speaking countries.
ABISAY m Spanish
Spanish form of ABISHAI.
ABRAHÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of ABRAHAM.
ABRÁN m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram.
ABRIELA f Brazilian, American (Modern, Rare)
Strictly the feminine form of ABRIEL and a variant of AUBRIELLA.
ABRIELE f & m Brazilian (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Italian form of AVRIEL and a Brazilian variant of ABRIELLE and ABRIELA.
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.
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".
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 cognate of AZUCENA.
ADALUNA f Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of ADA and LUNA. This was also the name given by the Romans for the river now known as Lune.
ADAMANTEIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADAMANTHEA.
ADAMARIS f Spanish (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".
ADAMASTOR m Portuguese
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
ADAMAY f Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of ADAMARIS or a combination of ADA and MAY.
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.
ADELAR m Brazilian, German
From the German adelar meaning, "noble eagle."
ADELARA f Brazilian
Feminine form of ADELAR.
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]
ADELMO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Old High German name elements ath, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, and helm "helmet; protection".
ADELYS f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Hispanic variant of ADELISSA (compare ADELISE).
ADEODATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ADEODATUS.
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.
ADMETO m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (African, Rare), Theatre
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ADMETUS.
ADMIEL m Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
ADONAY m Spanish
Spanish variant of ADONAI.
ADONAYA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of ADONAY.
ADONÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of 'Adoniyah (see ADONIJAH) via its hellenized form ADONIAS.
ADÓNIS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADONIS.
ADÔNIS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ADONIS.
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.
ADRIELI f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian feminine form of ADRIEL.
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]
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).
AGÁPIO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of AGAPIOS.
AGAPIO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of AGAPIOS.
ÁGATA f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of AGATHA.
AGATÂNGELO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AGATHANGELOS.
ÁGATHA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of AGATHA.
AGATOCLIA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
The name of a saint, the patron saint of Mequinenza, derived from αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory".
AGATODORO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHODORUS via AGATHODOROS.
AGESANDRO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of AGESANDER.
AGLAURO f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of AGLAURUS.
AGREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AGREUS.
AGRIPINA f Galician (Rare), Georgian (Archaic), Romanian (Rare), Spanish
Galician, Georgian, Romanian and Spanish form of AGRIPPINA.... [more]
AGUINALDO m Spanish, 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).
AGUSTINE m Spanish, English
Variant of Augustine. Mexican army general and politician Augustine I of Mexico (1783 - 1824) is a notable bearer.
AHARÓN f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of AHARON.
AHENOBARBO m Spanish
Spanish form of AHENOBARBUS.
AIAN m Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of AIA or AINA or IAN.
AÍDA f Spanish
Spanish form of AYDA.
ÁIDANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AIDAN.
AIRAM f & m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
MARÍA (Spanish) or MARIA (Portuguese) spelled backwards.
AÍRTON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
More commonly used variant of AYRTON.
ÁJAX m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of AJAX.
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.
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."
ALARICO m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALARIC.
ALAVIVO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ALAVIVUS.
ALBER m Spanish
Diminutive of ALBERTO.
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.
ALCEO m Italian, Galician, Spanish
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of ALCAEUS.
ALCEU m Catalan, 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]
ALCÍNIA f Portuguese (African)
Portuguese elaboration of ALCINA.
ALCÍNOO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Alkínoös (see ALCINOUS).
ALCÍONE f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Spanish and Catalan form of ALCYONE.
ALCIONE f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of ALCYONE. This name is borne by Brazilian samba singer Alcione Dias Nazareth.
ALCIONEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ALCYONEUS.
ALCIONEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ALCYONEUS.
ALDECIR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of ALDEMIR, replaced by the suffix -cir, taken from names ending with that pattern, e.g. Moacir.
ALDRIX m South American, Filipino
Possibly a variant of ALDRIC, used rarely in South America and the Philippines.
ALECRIM m Portuguese
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]
ALEGNA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
ANGELA (English) or ÁNGELA (Spanish) spelled backwards (compare Spanish LEGNA).
ALEGRÍA f Spanish, Galician (Rare)
Derived from Spanish and Galician alegría "joy, happiness", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, meaning "Our Lady of Joy".
ALEJA f Spanish
Diminutive of ALEJANDRA. It might also be the feminine form of ALEJO.
ALEJANDRINA f Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRINA.
ALEJANDRINO m Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRINO.
ALEO m Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of ALEUS.
ALESSANDER m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Form of ALEXANDER primarily used in Brazil.
ALEU m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ALEUS.
ÁLEX m Spanish
Short form of ALEJANDRO.
ALEXANDRI m Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian variant of ALEXANDRE.
ALEXANDRINO m Portuguese
Elaborated form of ALEXANDRE.
ALEXANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXSANDRA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese/ Brazilian form of Alexandra.
ALFO m Spanish, Lithuanian
Diminutive of ALFONSO.
ALFON m Spanish
Diminutive of ALFONSO.
ALFONSA f Spanish, Italian, Polish, Sicilian
Spanish and Italian feminine form of ALFONSO and Polish feminine form of ALFONS.
ALFREDINA f Portuguese
FEMININE VERSION OF ALFREDO.
ALICINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ALICE.
ALINI f Brazilian
Brazilian phonetic variant of ALINE.
ALINO m Brazilian
Masculine form of ALINA and ALINE.
ALÍPIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALYPIUS.
ALIPIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ALYPIUS.
ALÍRA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALIRA.
ALIRA f Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of ALIRIA and feminine form of ALIRO.
ALÍRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALIRIO.
ALIRIO m & f Spanish (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]
ALIRO m Spanish
Variant form of ALIRIO.
ALLIYMA f Quechua
Means "good person" or "good thing" in Quechua.
ALMEDA f Spanish, 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]
ALMOR m Portuguese
Possibly the Portuguese form of ALMORATEL.
ALMU f Spanish
Diminutive of ALMUDENA.
ALTAIRA f English (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).
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... [more]
ALTO m Spanish, 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.
ALUHÉ f & m Spanish (Latin American), Mapuche
Derived from Mapudungun alwe (also used as am), referring to (the spirit/soul of) a dead person.
ALVAMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possible corruption of ALVINA, oddly seems to be exclusively a masculine.
ÁLVARA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of ÁLVARO.
ALVARITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ÁLVARA.
ALVARITO m Spanish
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.
ALVES m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname ALVES.
ALVIM m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ALVIN.
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