South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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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]
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".
HERMELANDO m Spanish
It is a Spanish name of Visigothic origin. Possibly a combination of Germanic elements ermen
"whole, entire" and land
HERNANI m & f Spanish, Theatre
Often considered a diminutive of HERNÁN
. 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.
HILDERALDO m Brazilian
Famous bearer of this name is footballer of Italian origin Hilderaldo Bellini.
HUCH’UYKILLA f Quechua
Feminine Quechua name derived from huchuy
meaning "small" and killa
HUCHUYSISA f Quechua
Means "little flower" in Quechua, from huchuy
, "little" and sisa
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.
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
), 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.
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-).
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.
ILLARI f Quechua
Quechua feminine given name derived from ilariy
meaning "resplendent, radiant, aglow/alight, glittering" or, as a noun, "dawn".
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.
INKASISA f Quechua
Means "royal flower" in Quechua from inka
meaning "royal, king", and sisa
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.
ISALINA f Portuguese
The name of the wives of Józef Boruwłaski, Daniel Lambert, and Ignace Nau.
ISCO m Spanish
Shortening of FRANCISCO
. A famous bearer is Spanish footballer Isco who is born as Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez.
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]
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).