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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JU f & m Portuguese
Diminutive of JÚLIA, JOANA, JOÃO and other similar-sounding names.
JUACO m Spanish
Diminutive of JOAQUIN.
JUAMI m Spanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1) and MIGUEL, which is formed by combining the two given names.
JUAMPA m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan PABLO.
JUAMPI m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan and Juan PABLO.
JUAMPIS m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan PABLO.
JUANAN m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan ANDRES.
JUANCA m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan CAMILO and Juan CARLOS.
JUÁNCAR m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan CARLOS.
JUANCHI m South American, Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of the compound name Juan JOSÉ, as well as other compound names beginning with Juan, perhaps via Juanchito; also compare JUANCHO... [more]
JUANCRI m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan CRISTOBAL.
JUANCRIS m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan CRISTOBAL.
JUANELO m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan.
JUÁNER m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan ERNESTO.
JUANES m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan ESTEBAN.
JUANFE m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan FELIPE.
JUÁNFER m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan FERNANDO.
JUANFRAN m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan FRANCISCO.
JUANGUI m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan MIGUEL.
JUANÍN m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan.
JUANJA m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan JAVIER.
JUANJO m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan JOSE.
JUANJO m Spanish (Hispanicized)
Diminutive of Juan José... [more]
JUANLE m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan LEONARDO.
JUANLU m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan LUIS.
JUANMA m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan MANUEL.
JUANMI m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan MIGUEL.
JUANQUI m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan CAMILO and Juan CARLOS.
JUANQUIS m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan CAMILO.
JUANRA m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan RAFAEL.
JUANSA m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan SALVADOR.
JUANTXO m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan.
JUANVI m Spanish
Diminutive of Juan VINCENTE.
JUCA f & m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOANA and JOÃO.
JUCI f Tupi
Means "moon" in Tupi.
JUDIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of YUDIER.
JUJU f English, Portuguese
Short form of names that start with Ju-, such as JUNE, JUDITH, and JÚLIA.... [more]
JULI m & f Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of names starting with Juli-.
JULIANI f & m Brazilian (Rare), American, Various
In Brazilian Portuguese, this name is a variant of JULIANE/JULIANNE reflecting the Brazilian pronunciation of the French version of JULIANA.... [more]
JULIANILLO m Spanish
Diminutive of JULIAN.
JULIANITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JULIAN.
JULIANNY f Brazilian
Variant of JULIANNE reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French variant of JULIANNA.
JULIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). Known bearers of this name include the Portuguese multimedia artist and painter Julião Sarmento (b. 1948) and the Brazilian amateur flyweight boxer Julião Henriques Neto (b... [more]
JULIELE f Brazilian
Combination of JULIA and the popular Brazilian name suffix -ele found in names such as ISABELE.
JULÍN m Spanish
Diminutive of JULIO.
JULISSA f American (Hispanic), Spanish (Latin American)
Elaboration of JULIA by way of adding the name suffix -issa.
JULITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JULIO.
JÚNIA f Spanish
Spanish form of JUNIA.
JUNIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of JUNIANUS.
JUNIETH f Spanish (Latin American), Filipino (Rare)
Probably based around the names JULIETH and JUNE. It is mostly used in Nicaragua.
JURACI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This is apparently a name that originated from the Tupi people, an indigenous people of Brazil. In the now extinct Tupi language, the name apparently means "one who speaks well". However, it is also possible that in some instances, the name is derived from Latin juratio, which in turn comes from the Latin verb jurare "to swear, to vow"... [more]
JURACY m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant spelling of JURACI. A known bearer of this name was Brazilian politician Juracy Magalhães (1905-2001).
JUREMA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
A Brazilian name.
JUSCELINO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of the Germanic name JOSCELIN. This name was borne by Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961.
JUSEPE m Spanish
Variant of JOSEPE.
JUSSARA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
From ii'sara, means "sting", "burn" or "itch" in Tupi. Ii'sara and asaí are the Tupi names to the tree Euterpe oleracea.
JUSTÍN m Spanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of JUSTIN.
JUTAÍ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning and origin of this name is uncertain. It may be derived from the Brazilian river of the same name.
JUTO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of XUTHUS.
JUVENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Iuventius (see JUVENTIUS). A known bearer of this name was the Chilean poet Juvencio Valle (1900-1999).
JUVENTINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Juventius.
JUVIA f Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Based off of the Spanish word lluvia "rain".
KAHLO m Spanish (Latin American)
From the surname of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican surrealist painter of the 20th century.
KAIANE f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Kaiane Aldorino Lopez (born 1986) is a Gibraltarian politician, dancer and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2009.
K’AJAQ f Quechua
Means "one who shines" in Quechua.
KAKÁ m Brazilian
Diminutive of RICARDO, CLAUDIANO and DAVID. ... [more]
KALIDA f Brazilian
Meaning, "warm, ardent."
KARLEN m & f English (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Variant of CARLIN/CARLINE or an elaboration of KARL.
KARWASISA f Quechua
Means "yellow flower" in Quechua, from Quechua karwa, "yellow" and sisa, "flower".
KÁSSIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of CÁSSIA. A known bearer of this name is the Brazilian television presenter, singer and actress Kássia Franco.
KÁSSIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of CÁSSIO. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian soccer players Kassio Rinaldo de Lima Gomes (b. 1987) and Kassio Rocha Martins (b... [more]
KATHELLEN f Brazilian
A blend of KATHARINA and Ellen or a variant of KATHLYN.... [more]
KAUAN m Guarani, Tupi
Means "hawk" in Tupi-Guarani.
KAUANE f Guarani, Tupi, Brazilian
Feminine form of KAUÃ and KAUAN.
KAUÊ m Tupi, Native American, Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
The meaning: A Tupi ''greeting'', but also understood as "kind man" or "intelligent".... [more]
KAWAHIB m Tupi
A popular name in Argentina and in Eastern Paraguay among Guarani people, also the name of a dialect of the language.
KÉKÉ m French, Spanish
Diminutive of KÉVIN.
KELLIANA f American (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either a variant of KELIANA, an elaboration of KELLIA or an elaboration of KELLY.
KELSON m Brazilian, English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname KELSON.
KENA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA EUGENIA.
KENITA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA EUGENIA.
KERON m & f English (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of CHARON, CARON and Karen.
KÉVIM m Portuguese
Portuguese variant of KEVIN.
KEYLI f South American, English (Rare)
Variant spelling of KAYLEE.
KEYLOR m Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly from the surname Keylor. Popularised internationally (especially in Costa Rica) by the Costa Rican footballer/goalie Keylor Navas.
KHALLWA f Quechua
Means "swallow" in Quechua.
KHAUAN m Portuguese (Brazilian)
It originates in the native tribes of pre-colonial Brazil. Its meaning can be divided into two: black hawk or one that brings misfortune.
KHUYAQ f Quechua
Means "support" in Quechua.
KICHKA m & f Quechua
Means "thorn" of Quechua.
KIKA f Portuguese
Variant of QUICA.
KIKI m Spanish
Short form of JOAQUIN or JOAQUÍN.
KÍLE m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of KYLE.
KÍLIAN m Spanish
Spanish form of KILIAN.
KILLARI f Quechua
Means "moonlight" in Quechua from the word killa meaning "moon".
KILLASISA f Quechua
Means "moon flower" in Quechua, from killa "moon" (also means "month") and sisa "flower".
KILLASUMAQ f Quechua
Means "beautiful moon" in Quechua, from killa "moon" (also means "month") and sumaq "beautiful".
KILLAY f Quechua
Means "my moon" in Quechua from the word killa meaning "moon".
KIMPA f South American
A famous bearer of this name is Kimpa Vita.
KIRIA f English (Rare), South American (Rare)
Variant of CYRIA (via its other variant forms CIRIA and KYRIA).
KITÉRIA f Portuguese, Hungarian (Rare)
Portuguese variant and Hungarian normal form of QUITERIA. This name is probably not normally used in Hungary, but it's employed there to refer to bearers of other nationalities.
KITERIA f Basque (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Bulgarian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Basque, Bulgarian, and Ukrainian form of QUITERIA. This is also the French transcription of the Ukrainian form, although French-speaking parents probably don't normally use it as an actual personal name (cf... [more]
KOKE m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE and SERGIO. ... [more]
KRISTHIELEE f Spanish
Kristhielee Caride is a Puerto Rican Actres, model and beauty pageant holder
KRISTIANO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of CRISTIANO.
KUKULÍ f Quechua
Means "white-winged dove" in Quechua. This was the name of the title character in the Quechua-language Peruvian film 'Kukuli' (1961).
KUKUYU f Quechua
Means "firefly" in Quechua.
KUSIÑAWI f Quechua
Means "cheerful eyes" in Quechua.
KUSI-QUYLLUR f Quechua, Theatre
Means "joyful star" in Quechua, from Quechua kusi "joyful, happy" and quyllur "star". Kusi Quyllur is the name of the princess in the Quechua-language play 'Ollantay' (the oldest known manuscript of which dates to the 18th century).
KUSIRIMAY f Quechua
Means "of cheerful talk" in Quechua.
K’UYCHI f Quechua
Means "rainbow" in Quechua.
KUYMI f Quechua
Means "amaranth flower" in Quechua.
KUZCO m Popular Culture, Quechua
Emperor Kuzco is the main protagonist of the Disney animated film and television series "The Emperor's New Groove". His name was inspired by the ancient Incan city of Cuzco in modern Peru. The name of the city is derived from the Quechua name for it, Qusqu, with its origin in the Aymara language... [more]
LAERTE m Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian and Portuguese form of LAERTES.
LAÍS f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of LAÏS.
LALA f Portuguese
Diminutive of LAURA.
LALÁ f Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of LAURA.
LALAU m Portuguese
Diminutive of NICOLAU.
LALITA f Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of LAURA.
LANCHA f Spanish
Diminutive of ESPERANZA.
LANDELINO m Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of Landelin.
LANDINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ROLANDO. A known bearer of this name is the Portuguese soccer player Rolando "Landinho" Pereira Rocha Almeida (b. 1993).
LANFRANCO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Lanfank.
LANSCILO m Spanish
The middle name of American singer Pharrell Williams (1973-).
LARITA f Spanish
Diminutive form of LARA... [more]
LARO m Spanish
Cantabria (Spain) S.II BC Punic War, cantabrian warrior figth on cartagines band, refeer by poeta Silio Itálico as "the Cantabrian Laro was formidable still lacking darts by the nature of its members and its bulk" ... [more]
LASTA m & f Quechua
Means "snow" in Quechua.
LAU f Spanish
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAUDO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Polish (Archaic)
Portuguese and Polish form of LAUD.
LAUREANO m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of LAURIANUS.
LAURÊNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurence.
LAURENTINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LAURENTINUS.
LAURI f Spanish
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of LAURO.
LAUTARO m Mapuche (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Hispanicized form of the Mapudungun given name Lef-Traru, which means "swift hawk", derived from lef meaning "swift" combined with traru meaning "hawk".... [more]
LAUTI m Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of LAUTARO. A known bearer of this name is Lautaro "Lauti" Suárez (b. 2018), the son of the Uruguayan professional soccer player Luis Suárez (b... [more]
LAVERAN m Brazilian
Transferred use of the French surname Laveran.... [more]
LAVÍNIA f Catalan, Portuguese, Hungarian
Hungarian, Portuguese and Catalan form of LAVINIA.
f Portuguese
Diminutive of LETICIA.
LEANIA f American (South, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Either a variant of LEONIA, influenced by LEAH, or an elaboration of LEANA.
LEÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of LEO and/or LEON.
LECA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive for the feminine given name LETICIA.
LEDIÇA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of LETICIA.
LEIRA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of LEIRE.
LEITICIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LETITIA.
LELÊ f Portuguese
Diminutive of HELENA and ELENA.
LELIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LAELIANUS.
LENCHA f Spanish
Diminutive of FLORENCIA.
LENCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of FLORENCIO and LORENZO.
LENI f Spanish
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
LENIN m Spanish (Latin American), Indian, English (American), Italian (Rare)
The given name is derived from the name of the Russian revolutionist Lenin.
LENINA f Literature, Spanish (Latin American)
This name was invented by the British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), who apparently intended it to be a feminine form of the surname Lenin, Lenin being the founder of the former Soviet state... [more]
LENINHA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese diminutive of LENA and HELENA.
LENINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of HELENO and ELENO.
LENITA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Indonesian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Diminutive of LENA and various names that end in -lena.
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