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".
AARÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Aaron.
ABDELmSpanish, Arabic
Spanish form of Abdeel.
ABDÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of Abdon.
ABELARDAfItalian, Spanish
Feminine form of Abelardo.
ABELARDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Abelard.
ABELIAfSpanish
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.
ABIGAELmSpanish
Variant of Abigail, primarily used on males in Spanish speaking countries.
ABRAHÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Abraham.
ABRÁNmSpanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram.
ABRILfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
Spanish, Catalan, Italian and Portuguese form of April.
ABSALÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Absalom.
ABÚNDIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Abundius.
ACÁCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Akakios.
ACHIQfQuechua
Means "light, bright" in Quechua.
ACHIYAKUfQuechua
Means "clear water, luminous water", from Quechua yaku meaning "water".
ACIANOmSpanish
Means "the blue bottle flower" in Spanish.
ACILINOmSpanish
Spanish variant of Aquilino.
ACTEOmSpanish
Spanish form of Actaeus.
ACTEUmCatalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Actaeus.
AÇUCENAfPortuguese
Portuguese cognate of Azucena.
ADALBERTAfSpanish
Feminine form of Adalberto.
ADALIRAfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly a (rhotacized) variant of Adalida, a cognate of Adelaide.
ADALUNAfSpanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ada and Luna. This was also the name given by the Romans for the river now known as Lune.
ADAMANTEIAfPortuguese
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".
ADAUCTOmSpanish
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."
ADELARAfBrazilian
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]
ADÉLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Adelio.... [more]
ADELIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish masculinization of Adelia.... [more]
ADELITZAfSpanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of Adela used particularly in Latin America.
ADELMAfSpanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
This name is probably a short form of Adelmara.
ADEODATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adeodatus.
ADETANAfSpanish (Archaic)
Theoretical older form of Aitana.
ADÍLIAfPortuguese
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.
ADOLAYfSpanish
Variant of Adolet.
ADONAYmSpanish
Spanish variant of Adonai.
ADONAYAfSpanish
Feminine form of Adonay.
ADONÍASmSpanish
Spanish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
ADÓNISmPortuguese
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.
ADRIELAfSpanish
Feminine form of Adriel.
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.
AÉCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Aetius.
AECIOmSpanish
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.
AFRODÍSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
AGÁPIOmPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Agapios.
AGAPIOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Agapios.
ÁGATAfPortuguese
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.
AGRIPINOmSpanish
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.
AÍDAfSpanish
Spanish form of Ayda.
ÁIDANOmPortuguese
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.
AITANAfSpanish
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).
AIXAfAsturian (Rare, Archaic), Spanish
Asturian form of Aisha, recorded in the Middle Ages among the Moor community.
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.
AKLLASISAfQuechua
Means "chosen flower" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sisa, "flower".
AKLLASUMAQfQuechua
Means "beautiful chosen one" in Quechua, from akllakuy, "to choose" and sumaq, "beautiful".
ALADIMmPortuguese
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."
ALAMEDAfSpanish, Portuguese, English, Popular Culture
From the Spanish and Portuguese word referring to "an avenue lined with trees", from the Spanish and Portuguese álamo 'poplar'.... [more]
ALANDRAfSpanish
Variant of Alondra or a contracted form of Alejandra.
ALARICOmGalician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alaric.
ALAVIVOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alavivus.
ALBERmSpanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
ALBERTITOmSpanish
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".
ALBOÍNOmPortuguese
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]
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.
ALECRIMmPortuguese
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]
ALEGRÍAfSpanish
Means "joy, happiness" in Spanish, taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, meaning "Our Lady of Joy".
ALEJAfSpanish
Diminutive of Alejandra. It might also be the feminine form of Alejo.
ALEOmItalian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Aleus.
ALERAfSpanish (Latin American)
The name for a genus of South American butterflies.
ALEUmPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Aleus.
ÁLEXmSpanish
Spanish short form of Alejandro, influenced by the short form of Alexander
ALEXANDRINOmPortuguese
Elaborated form of Alexandre.
ALEXANDROmPortuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of Alexander.
ALEXSANDRAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese/ Brazilian form of Alexandra.
ALFONmSpanish
Diminutive of Alfonso.
ALICINHAfPortuguese
Diminutive of Alice.
ALÍPIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Alypius.
ALIPIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alypius.
ALÍRAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of Alira.
ALIRAfSpanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Aliria and feminine form of Aliro.
ALÍRIOmPortuguese
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]
ALIROmSpanish
Variant form of Alirio.
ALITAfSpanish
Means “little wing”. Can be a short form of Ala, which means “wing”.
ALLIYMAfQuechua
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]
ALMENDRAfSpanish
Means "almond nut" in Spanish.
ALMUfSpanish
Diminutive of Almudena.
ALTAGRACIAfSpanish
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.
ÁLVARAfSpanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Álvaro.
ALVARITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvara.
ALVARITOmSpanish
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.
ALYDIAfSpanish
Possibly a modern blend of Alida and Lydia.
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.
AMÁBILEfPortuguese
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
Spanish feminine form of Amantius.
AMANECERfSpanish
Means "dawn" in Spanish.
AMANK’AYfAymara
Derived from Aymara amankaya meaning "lily".
AMAPOLAfSpanish
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.
AMARINCEUmPortuguese
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]
AMAROmSpanish
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.
AMATALÁfSpanish
Variant form of Amatallah used by hispanophone muslims.
AMBARINAfSpanish
Feminization of Ambarino.
AMBROSANIAfSpanish
ambrosiaa variation of Ambrosia.
AMELINHAfPortuguese
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.
AMORITAfSpanish
Diminutive of Amor.
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.