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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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.
IVELYS f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Variant of IVELISE using the suffix -lys, found in MARLYS, CORALYS and similar names.
IVETE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of YVETTE.
IVETH f Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Possibly a variant of YVETTE.
IVI m Spanish
Diminutive of IVAN.
IVIAN f Spanish (Latin American)
Ivian Sarcos (born 1989) is a Venezuelan model and beauty queen who won Miss World 2011.
IVÓN m Spanish
Spanish variant of IVO (1)
IXE m & f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a diminutive or variant of IXEL or IXCHEL
IXEL f & m Spanish (Latin American)
Possible form or spelling of the name IXCHEL.
IZABETH f South American (Rare)
Variant of ISABETH and a truncated form of ELIZABETH.
IZARA f Basque (Rare), French (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
In the Basque country and French-speaking areas, this name is now generally considered a variant of IZAR and IZARRA... [more]
IZARBE f Spanish (?)
From Basque izar "star" and -be "beneath, under", taken from the Marian title Nuestra Señora de Izarbe, meaning "Our Lady of Izarbe". Izarbe is a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary located in the province of Huesca, Spain.
IZECSON m Brazilian
This is the second given name of Brazilian footballer Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká (born 1982-)
IZHI f Quechua
Means "fog, mist" in Quechua.
IZILDA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Isilda. This was borne by Maria Izilda de Castro Ribeiro (1897-1911), a Portuguese girl who died aged 13; she is known to Brazilian Catholics as "Menina Izildinha", and is venerated as a Brazilian folk saint.
JABIER m Basque (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Hispanicized form of XABIER. Also a variant.
JACARÉ m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Means "alligator" or "cayman" in Portuguese.
JACIA f English (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly an elaborated form of Jaci, which itself is considered an Anglicized form of Tupí îá "moon" and sy "mother". ... [more]
JACINTHO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Medieval Portuguese
Archaic Portuguese form of JACINTO. It is still used in Brazil.
JACQSON m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Variant of JACKSON (the spelling influenced by that of JACQUES).
JACQUELINI f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian dialectical variant of JACQUELINE.
JACQUEZ m Spanish
Spanish form of JACQUES.
JADIEL m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of YADIEL. In the case of English-speaking bearers, the name can be an invented name, where the name JADEN is combined with any Hebrew name that ends in -iel (such as DANIEL and GABRIEL).
JADIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of YADIER. A known bearer of this name is Jadier Valladares (b. 1982), a Cuban weightlifter.
JADITH f South American (Modern)
Possibly a variant of JUDITH.
JADÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of JADON.
JÁDSON m Brazilian
A famous bearer is Brazilian footballer Jádson Rodrigues da Silva, professionally known as Jádson (born 1983-).
JAELE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Italian (Rare)
Brazilian form of JAEL as well as an Italian variant of GIAELE.
JAIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Meaning uncertain. It might possibly be a variant of CHAIANE, which itself is a variant form of CHEIENE.
JAIMA f Occitan, Catalan, Spanish
Feminine form of JAIME (1).
JAIMÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jaromil.
JAIMINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of Jaime.
JAIMITO m Spanish
Diminutive of Jaime.
JAIMÓN m Spanish
Diminutive of Jaime.
JAKELYNE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of JACQUELINE. A famous bearer is Brazilian beauty pageant titleholder Jakelyne Oliveira (Miss Brasil 2013).
JAMIN m Spanish
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
JAMYLETH f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Presumably a rare variant of YAMILETH.
JANA f Spanish
Diminutive of ALEJANDRA.
JANA f Portuguese
Diminutive of JOANA.
JANAÍNA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Tupi, Afro-American Mythology
From Tupi îandá una, referring to a type of black bird. This is also another name of the Yoruba goddess Yemaja, e.g. in the Afro-Brazilian cult of Candomblé, used as a given name in Brazil.
JANDIRA f Portuguese (Brazilian), New World Mythology
From the name of a sea goddess worshipped by the Bakairi people of Brazil, who speak a Carib language. This has been used as Brazilian given name since the 20th century.
JANDRA f Spanish
Diminutive of ALEJANDRA.
JANDRO m Spanish
Diminutive of ALEJANDRO.
JANDRY m Spanish
Spanish, Cuban. 19th century.
JANETE f Portuguese (Brazilian), American (Rare)
Variant of JANET and JANETTE primarily used in Brazil.... [more]
JANEU m Portuguese (Archaic)
Portuguese form of JANNAEUS.
JANGO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DJANGO.
JANICIA f American (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Elaboration of JANICE influenced by ALICIA or else a variant of JANISHA.
JANIEL m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of YANIEL (in the Spanish Caribbean) and the Portuguese form of YANIEL (in Brazil). A known bearer of this name is Janiel Simon (b... [more]
JANIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of YANIER. A known bearer of this name is Janier Acevedo (b. 1985), a Colombian professional road racing cyclist.
JANIRA f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of IANEIRA.
JANJÃO m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOÃO.
JANNEO m Spanish
Spanish form of JANNAEUS.
JANNY m South American (Rare), French
Possibly a diminutive of JAN (1). Columbian football player: Janny RIVERA (born 16 August 1988) is a masculine bearer of this name.... [more]
JANO m Spanish
Diminutive of ALEJANDRO.
JANOCAS m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of JOANA and JOÃO.
JANTIPA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of XANTHIPPE.
JANTIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of Xanthippos via its latinized form XANTHIPPUS.
JANUÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese forma of JANUARIUS.
JÃO m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOÃO.
JAQUIM m Portuguese
Short form of JOAQUIM.
JARA f Spanish (Modern)
Directly taken from Spanish jara "rockrose".
JARDENIA f Portuguese (Brazilian), English
Allegedly either a variant of Hebrew YARDENA or of GARDENIA.
JAROLIN f & m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of JÁROL, based on Carolin (compare Harolin)... [more]
JASLENE f English (Modern), Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Combination of the popular name elements Jas (compare JAZLYN) and lene (compare JOLENE). It was brought to some public attention in 2007 by Puerto Rican-born model Jaslene Gonzalez (1986-), the eighth winner of the modeling competition/reality television series 'America's Next Top Model'.
JASMÍN f Spanish
Variant of JAZMÍN.
JASÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of JASON.
JASY f Tupi (Rare), Guarani, New World Mythology
A Tupi name derived from îá "moon" and sy "mother". Its Guarani cognate jasy means "moon".... [more]
JAVIERITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JAVIER.
JAVITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JAVIER.
JAVO m Spanish
Diminutive of JAVIER.
JAYLLI f Quechua
Means "victory song" in Quechua.
JAZMÍN f Spanish
Spanish form of JASMINE.
JEANETE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of JEANNETTE primarily used in Brazil.
JECITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE.
JEISON m Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Used by Columbian soccer player Jeison Murrilo.
JEMERSON m Brazilian
Transferred use of the surname Jemerson.... [more]
JENCARLOS m Spanish
A combination of Jean and CARLOS. ... [more]
JENNER m & f English (Rare), Brazilian
Transferred use of the surname JENNER. As a feminine name, it can also be a contracted form of JENNIFER.
JENÓCRATES m Spanish
Spanish form of Xenokrates via XENOCRATES.
JENÓFANES m Spanish
Spanish form of XENOPHANES.
JENOFONTE m Spanish
Spanish form of XENOPHON.
JÉRED m Spanish
Spanish form of Jared.
JERICÓ m Spanish
"jericho"
JERJES m Spanish
Spanish form of XERXES.
JEROTEO m Spanish (Archaic)
Variant of Hieroteo, which is an older Spanish form of HIEROTHEOS via its latinized form Hierotheus.
JERUSALÉN f & m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of JERUSALEM.
JESELENA f Spanish (Latin American), English
Either a combination of JESSICA and LENA or a variant of YELENA influenced by Jessica.
JESIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of JESÚS with any name ending in -iel, such as DANIEL and GABRIEL... [more]
JESU m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS.
JESUALDO m Spanish (Latin American)
Maybe a variant spelling of GESUALDO.
JESUEL m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Combination of JESÚS with any name ending in -uel, such as MANUEL and MIGUEL... [more]
JESULIN m Spanish
The professional name of Spanish bullfighter, Jesulin de Ubrique. Apparently, a form of his given name Jesus.
JESUSBETO m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS ALBERTO.
JESÚSITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JESÚS.
JESUSMA m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS MANUEL.
JESUSMARI m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS MARIA.
JESUSRA m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS RAMON.
JETRO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of JETHRO.
JHENIFER f Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of JENNIFER used primarily in Latin America.
m Portuguese
Diminutive of JORGE.
m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOSE.
JOACO m Spanish
Diminutive of JOAQUIN.
JOANY f & m French (Rare), Brazilian (Rare), English (Rare)
Variant or French Masculine variant and Brazilian and English variant of JOANIE.
JOAO m Portuguese (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of JOÃO.
JOÁS m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of JOASH.
JOCA m Portuguese
Diminutive of names beginning with Jo-, such as JOÃO, JORGE and JOSÉ.
JOCE m & f Brazilian (Rare)
Variant of JOSS and JOSE.
JOCELMO m Brazilian (Modern, Rare)
Blend of two names, e.g. JOSÉ for the initial part and GUGLIELMO for the final part.
JODECI m & f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Combination of Jo-, from names beginning with that pattern like José and João, -de-, likely taken from names like Valdemiro and Aldemiro, and -ci, taken from names ending with that pattern, e.g. Juraci.
JODIEL m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of YODIEL.
JOELIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Allegedly coined as a feminine form of JOEL.
JOELMA f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
feminine portuguese version of JOEL.
JOHNNI f & m English (Rare), Brazilian
Variant of JOHNNIE (See also JONNIE).
JOMI m Spanish, Portuguese
Cognate diminutive of JOSÉ MIGUEL and JOÃO MIGUEL.
JONÁS m Spanish
Spanish form of JONAH.
JONATA m & f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian unisex variant of JONATAN.
JONATÁS m Spanish
Spanish form of JONATHAN.
JONATHANA f & m English (Rare), German (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Brazilian
Rare feminine form of JONATHAN. It was also used, in Latin America and Brazil, as a variant of JONATAN.
JONATHAS m Biblical (All), Literature, Popular Culture, English (Archaic), French (Archaic), German (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
This is a form of JONATHAN that is used in older translations of the Bible. It ultimately comes from IONATHAS, which is the form found in both the Septuagint and the Vulgate.... [more]
JONE m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOÃO.
JONEY m American (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Most likely a variant of JOHNNY/JONNY or a diminutive of JONAS (2).
JONIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Filipino
Combination of JOSÉ or JOSUÉ with any name ending in -iel, such as DANIEL and GABRIEL... [more]
JONIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of YONIER.
JONUEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of JOSÉ or JOSUÉ with any name ending in -uel, such as MANUEL and MIGUEL... [more]
JOQUEBEDE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of JOCHEBED.
JORACY m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant spelling of JORACI. A known bearer of this name was Joracy Camargo (1898-1973), a Brazilian journalist and playwright.
JORÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of JORAM.
JORBY m & f Spanish (Latin American)
Probably a diminutive of (usually invented) given names that start with Jorb-. Also compare YORBE and even the Catalan name JORDI and its variant spelling JORDY.
JORGECITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE.
JORGELINA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of JORGE.
JORGINO m Spanish (Caribbean), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Elaborated form of JORGE or a variant of JORGINHO.
JORGIS m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE.
JORGITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE.
JORJE m Spanish (Archaic)
Corrupted form of JORGE.
JOSAN m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE ANGEL and JOSE ANTONIO.
JOSEAN m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE ANGEL and JOSE ANTONIO.
JOSECA m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE CARLOS.
JOSEFITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEFA.
JOSÉJUAN m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and JUAN (1).
JOSELITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSÉ.
JOSELMA f Brazilian
A blend of two names, e.g. JOSEFA and Selma.
JOSELU m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE LUIS.
JOSEMA m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE MANUEL and JOSE MARIA.
JOSEMI m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE MIGUEL.
JOSÉMIGUEL m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MIGUEL.
JOSERRA m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE RAMON.
JOSÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of JOSIAH.
JOSIEL m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of JOSÉ or JOSUÉ with any name ending in -iel, such as DANIEL and GABRIEL... [more]
JOSIMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Spanish
Variant of JOSMAR. A famous bearer of this name, who popularized the use of Josimar as an independent name, is the Brazilian soccer player Josimar Higino Pereira.
JOSITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSÉ.
JOSMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Contraction of JOSÉ MARIA (Portuguese) or José MARÍA (Spanish), a compound name traditionally given in honour of the parents of Jesus... [more]
JOSMARY f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Feminine variant of JOSMAR, perhaps influenced by English ROSEMARY.
JOSUEL m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of JOSÉ or JOSUÉ with any name ending in -uel, such as MANUEL and MIGUEL... [more]
JOTA m Portuguese, Spanish
Hypocoristic form of JOÃO or JOSÉ.... [more]
JOTÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Yotam (see JOTHAM).
JOTÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Yotam (see JOTHAM).
JOTAPIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of JOTAPIANUS.
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