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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HELENO m Portuguese
Masculine form of HELENA.
HÉLIA f Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of HÉLIO.
HELIANA f South American
Of unknown origin and meaning.
HÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HELIOS. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian auto racing driver Hélio Castroneves (b. 1975) and the Brazilian soccer player Neto (b... [more]
HELIODORA f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HELIODORO and Polish feminine form of HELIODOR.
HELOISA f Czech, German, Slovak, English, Spanish
Czech, German, and Slovak form of ELOISE.
HEMENGILDO m Spanish
This name was used by a male on the 1930 Censo México (Mexico Census).
HENAR f Spanish
Means "hayfield" in Spanish. It is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de El Henar, meaning "Our Lady of the Hayfield".
HENOC m Catalan, Spanish
Catalan and Spanish form of ENOCH.
HENRIQUETA f Portuguese (Rare), Galician
Portuguese and Galician feminine form of HENRIQUE.
HERÁCLITO m Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Herakleitos via its latinized form HERACLITUS.
HERADIO m Spanish (Archaic)
Combination of HERA and the element DIO.
HEREDIA f Spanish (Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname.
HERIKA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a Brazilian variant of ERIKA
HERMANARICO m Spanish
Spanish form of HERMANRIC.
HERMANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HERMAN.
HERMELANDO m Spanish
It is a Spanish name of Visigothic origin. Possibly a combination of Germanic elements ermen "whole, entire" and land "land".
HERMELINDA f Spanish, Galician (Archaic)
Spanish and Galician form of HERMELIND.
HERMERICO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of HERMERIC.
HERMILA f Spanish (Archaic)
Feminine form of HERMILO.
HERMILO m Spanish (Archaic)
Means "little Hermes". Derived from HERMES and ilo, a Spanish diminutive suffix.
HERMÍONE f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERMIONE.
HERMIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of HERMIPPOS.
HERMITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Probably a diminutive of given names containing -herm-, such as HERMENEGILDO, HERMÍNIO and GUILHERME.... [more]
HERMÓCRATES m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Hermocrates (see HERMOKRATES).
HERMÓGENES m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERMOGENES.
HERMOSA f Spanish
Hermosa is a spanish name meaning 'beautiful'
HERMOTIMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERMOTIMUS.
HERNÂNI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Presumably a Portuguese variant of HERNÁN.
HERNANI m & f Spanish, Theatre
Often considered a diminutive of HERNÁN or HERNANDO. The French author Victor Hugo used it for the title hero of his play Hernani (1830) (which Verdi adapted into the opera Ernani in 1844), though in this case it was taken from the Spanish place name Hernani, a town in the Basque Country, which allegedly means "top of an illuminated hill" from Basque.
HERODIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of HERODIAN.
HERÓDOTO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of HERODOTUS.
HESÍQUIO m Portuguese (Archaic)
Portuguese form of HESYCHIOS via its latinized form HESYCHIUS.
HESPERIA f Greek Mythology, Spanish
Derived from Greek hesperos "evening" (see HESPEROS). In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Hesperides, goddesses of the evening and sunsets... [more]
HÉSTIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of HESTIA.
HEX m Spanish
Diminutive of HECTOR.
HIGINIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HYGINUS.
HILDERALDO m Brazilian
Famous bearer of this name is footballer of Italian origin Hilderaldo Bellini.
HILDIBALDO m Spanish
Spanish form of ILDIBAD.
HILEO m Spanish
Spanish form of HYLAEUS.
HIPACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HYPATIUS.
HIPARCO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPARCHUS.
HIPARQUÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of HIPPARCHIA.
HIPÁTIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of HYPATIA.
HIPERIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HYPERION.
HIPERIÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of HYPERION.
HIPÓCRATES m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HIPPOCRATES.
HIPOLITA f Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish form of HIPPOLYTA.
HIPONACTE m Spanish
Spanish form of HIPPONAX.
HIPSEO m Spanish
Spanish form of HYPSEUS.
HIPSEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HYPSEUS.
HIROSHIMA f American (Hispanic, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
From the city in Japan derived from 広島, meaning "Broad Island" in Japanese. It is not used as a given name in Japan itself.
HISTIEO m Spanish
Spanish form of Histiaios via HISTIAEUS.
HITLER m South American, Indonesian, Indian, Filipino
From the German surname HITLER. Despite the strong negative connotations of the name Hitler, it is used as a given name in South America, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
HOMERO m Galician (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of HOMER.
HONORIO m Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Galician and Spanish form of HONORIUS.
HORACIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of HORATIA.
HORTEN f Spanish
Diminutive of HORTENSIA.
HORTÊNCIA f Portuguese, Brazilian
Means "hydrangea" in Portuguese.
HORTENSIO m Spanish
Spanish masculine form of HORTENSE.
HOSTILIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HOSTILIAN.
HOSTÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HOSTILIUS.
HOSTILIO m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of HOSTILIUS.
HUAN m Spanish (Rare), Extremaduran
Variant of Juan found in the Spanish region Extremadura.
HUCH’UYKILLA f Quechua
Feminine Quechua name derived from huchuy meaning "small" and killa meaning "moon".
HUCHUYSISA f Quechua
Means "little flower" in Quechua, from huchuy, "little" and sisa, "flower".
HUERTAS f & m Spanish
It means "orchards" in Spanish. This was the name of a Muslim converted to Catholicism. As he was given a fertile plot of land he chose this name to be known. This name is normally used by females as "huertas" is grammaticaly feminine.
HUGUETA f Catalan, Galician (Rare), Occitan, Portuguese, Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Galician, Occitan, Portuguese and Spanish form of HUGUETTE.
HUMILDAD f Spanish
Directly taken from Spanish humildad "humility".
HUNERICO m Spanish
Spanish form of HUNERIC.
HUSIY m Quechua
Quechua form of JOSEPH.
IANDARA f Tupi, Brazilian
Midday. Name of the singer, Iandara Brobecker. She is Swiss and Brazilian.
IAZÚA f Spanish, Native American
Meaning unknown, perhaps of Indigenous American origin. This name is borne by Mexican actress Iazúa Laríos.
IBIS f & m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare)
From Latin ibis, from Ancient Greek ἶβις ‎(ibis‎), from Egyptian hbj, referring to any of various long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, having long downcurved bills used to probe the mud for prey such as crustaceans.
ÍCARO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ikaros (see ICARUS).
IDAIRA f Spanish (Modern), Spanish (Canarian)
This was allegedly the name of a Guanche princess from the Canarian island of La Palma. It has perhaps been popularized in the Spanish-speaking world by the Canarian-born Spanish singer simply known as Idaira (1985-).
IDÁLIDA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly derived from the Germanic element idal (see IDALIA), or an elaboration of IDA.
IDALINA f English (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian (Rare)
Combination of IDA with the popular suffix -lina.
IDÍLIA f Portuguese (Archaic)
Portuguese form of IDILIA.
IDILIA f Spanish (Archaic)
Elaboration of IDILA.
IESENIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Yesenia.
IFÍCRATES m Spanish
Spanish form of IPHICRATES.
IFIGÉNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of IPHIGENIA.
ÍFITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of IPHITUS.
IGE m Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL ENRIQUE.
IGLESIAS m Spanish
Transferred use of the surname IGLESIAS.... [more]
IGNASIA f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Variant of IGNACIA and feminine form of IGNASI.
IGNATIO m Spanish
Variant of IGNACIO.
IGOA f Basque, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Derived from Basque igo "to ascend; to rise; to go up".... [more]
IKE m Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL ENRIQUE.
ILAIDE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a combination of any given name starting with I- (such as ILEANA) with ADELAIDE.... [more]
ILANE f South African, Brazilian
Problably a feminine form to ILAN.
ILDIBALDO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ILDIBAD.
ILDIBRANDO m Spanish
Spanish form of Hildebrandt.
ILICH m Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of the Russian patronymic Ilyich meaning "son of ILYA," given in honour of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), the founder of the former Soviet state.
ILIRIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Illyrius, which is the latinized form of ILLYRIOS.
ILLARI f Quechua
Quechua feminine given name derived from ilariy meaning "resplendent, radiant, aglow/alight, glittering" or, as a noun, "dawn".
ILLASISA f Quechua
Means "flower amulet" in Quechua.
ILUMINADA f Spanish (Rare), Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ILLUMINATA.
ILUMINADO m Spanish
Spanish form of ILLUMINATUS via ILLUMINATA.
IMASUMAQ f Quechua
Means "how beautiful!" in Quechua.
IMERIA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Imerio, ultimately from Greek Himerios.
IMOGENA f Spanish, Polish, Czech, Slovak
Spanish, Polish, Czech and Slovak form of IMOGEN.
IMPERATRIZ f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of EMPERATRIZ.
INA f Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIA.
INABELA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a combination of INÊS with ISABELA.
INÁCIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IÑAQUI m Spanish
Spain,Catalan
INARA f English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Popular Culture
The name of a leading female character from the TV show Firefly and Serenity movie created by Joss Whedon.... [more]
INDAIÁ f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Indaiá proceeds from ini'yá Tupi-Guarani language, meaning "thread fruit," by combining the terms in Tupi "INIM" (hammock) and YBA (fruit), a reference to the use of its fibers for the production of hammocks.
INDALECIO m Spanish, Galician, Aragonese
Spanish, Galician and Aragonese form of INDALETIUS.
INESINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of INÊS.
INGRIDE f Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic), Portuguese
Old Swedish variant of INGRID which was still occasionally recorded in the early 1900s, as well as the Portuguese form of INGRID.
INKASISA f Quechua
Means "royal flower" in Quechua from inka meaning "royal, king", and sisa meaning "flower".
INMA f Spanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
INOCA f Portuguese
Diminutive of INÊS.
INOCENCIA f Spanish (Rare), Galician, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese feminine form of INNOCENT.
INUECAS f Portuguese
Diminutive of INES.
IOVANNY m Spanish (Rare)
Hispanic origin, Is believed to be derived from Giovanni, and was given for its difference. Made for one that will become someone completely Amazing and Off the path of anybody else.
IPA f Indonesian, Brazilian
Short form of names ending in -ipa like PHILLIPA.
IQUE m Portuguese
Diminutive of HENRIQUE.
IRACHE f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of IRATXE. Likely taken from the Santa María la Real de Irache monastery.
IRAIDE f Spanish
Variant of IRAIDA.
IRASEMA f Tupi, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Mexican)
Means "lips of honey" in Tupi, from the Tupi words ira, "honey" and sema, "lips, mouth".
IRECÊ f Tupi
Means "Water Surface"
IRENEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of IRENEUS.
IRENEU m Catalan, Corsican, Romanian, Sicilian, Portuguese, Galician
Catalan, Corsican, Romanian, Sicilian, Galician and Portuguese form of IRENEUS.
IRENO m Italian, Spanish
Italian form of IRENAEUS.
IRERI f Native American, Tarascan, Spanish, New World Mythology
Means "the one and only" in Tarascan.
IRMO m Dutch, Brazilian
Masculine form of IRMA.
IRONALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Possibly a combination of a name starting with I- with RONALDO.
IRRA m Spanish
Diminutive of ISRAEL.
IRUPÉ f Guarani, Spanish (Latin American), Native American
Name of Guaraní origin, used in Paraguay and Argentina.... [more]
ISABELIA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Elaboration of ISABEL and ISABELA. In some cases, the name is apparently also inspired by the name of the mountain range in Nicaragua, Cordillera Isabelia.
ISABELINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ISABEL and ISABELA.
ISABELITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ISABEL.
ISABELO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish masculine form of ISABEL.
ISABETE f Brazilian
Truncated from of ELISABETE
ISABETH f English (American, Rare), Dutch (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Likely a truncated form of ELISABETH. As an English name, however, it might also be a transferred use of the French surname, which is ultimately a matronym derived from the given name.
ISACC m Spanish
Variant of ISAAC.
ISAÍ m Spanish
Spanish form of JESSE.
ISAIRIS f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a cognate of ISAIRE.
ISALINA f Portuguese
The name of the wives of Józef Boruwłaski, Daniel Lambert, and Ignace Nau.
ISAMAR f Spanish (Rare)
Contraction of ISABEL and MARÍA.
ISCO m Spanish
Shortening of FRANCISCO. A famous bearer is Spanish footballer Isco who is born as Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez.
ISELA f Spanish (Latin American)
Elaborated form of ISEL as well as a truncated form of MARISELA and GISELA... [more]
ISELI f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a contraction of ISABELI or otherwise a variant of ISABELA. Also see ISELA, ISEL.
ISELLA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Italian diminutive of Isa as well as a Latin American variant of ISELA.
ISEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Isaios via ISAEUS.
ISEU m Catalan (?), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Isaios via ISAEUS.
ÍSIS f Icelandic (Rare), Irish, Portuguese (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic, Irish and Portuguese form of ISIS.
ISITA f Spanish
Diminutive of ISABEL or ISIDORA or similar names.
ISLANA f Brazilian (Rare), Medieval German (Rare)
As a medieval German name, some academics consider this name to be derived from a Latin dative form of ISLA.
ISMA m Spanish, Finnish
Diminutive of ISMAEL.
ISMARIA f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese variant of ISMERIA.
ISMARY f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), American (Hispanic, Rare), Medieval English, English (Archaic)
Spanish variant of ISMARIA as well as a Medieval English vernacular form and Early Modern English variant of ISMERIA.
ISMERIA f Medieval English, Medieval German, Spanish
Quasi-Marian name connected to the devotion of Notre Dame de Liesse in Picardy. According to the legend, Ismeria ("the Black Madonna") was a Moorish girl who converted to Christianity and released the crusaders captivated by her father because of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.... [more]
ISÓCRATES m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISOCRATES.
ISORA f Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Rare)
Variant of ISAURA as well as a contracted form of ISIDORA.
ISRAELE f & m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Italian (Rare)
Italian form of ISRAEL, and a Brazilian feminine form.
ISRAELLE f American (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Feminization of ISRAEL using the French feminine diminutive suffix -elle modelled on DANIELLE and GABRIELLE.
ÍTALA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ITALA.
ITATÍ f South American, Spanish (Latin American)
From the name of a town in Argentina that contains a famous statue and shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "white stone" in Guaraní.
ITZAMAR f Spanish (Latin American)
Backward formation from MARITZA with the -itza suffix being placed first.
ITZAYANA f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of ITZEL, or a femininized elaboration form of ITZAL, with the name suffix -yana.
ÍULA f Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Greek variation of JULIA and Ioula.
IUNA f Tupi
"Iuna" is a term derived from the Tupi-Guarani language, meaning "black river", by combining the words' 'y' (water, river) and "un" (black).
IVÃ m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of IVAN.
IVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of IVAN.
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