South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
JULIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iulianus
). 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]
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]
JUSSARA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
, means "sting", "burn" or "itch" in Tupi. Ii'sara
are the Tupi names to the tree Euterpe oleracea
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.
JUVENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Iuventius
). A known bearer of this name was the Chilean poet Juvencio Valle (1900-1999).
KARWASISA f Quechua
Means "yellow flower" in Quechua, from Quechua karwa
, "yellow" and sisa
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]
KAWAHIB m Tupi
A popular name in Argentina and in Eastern Paraguay among Guarani people, also the name of a dialect of the language.
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.
KILLARI f Quechua
Means "moonlight" in Quechua from the word killa
KILLASISA f Quechua
Means "moon flower" in Quechua, from killa
"moon" (also means "month") and sisa
KILLASUMAQ f Quechua
Means "beautiful moon" in Quechua, from killa
"moon" (also means "month") and sumaq
KILLAY f Quechua
Means "my moon" in Quechua from the word killa
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.
KRISTHIELEE f Spanish
Kristhielee Caride is a Puerto Rican Actres, model and beauty pageant holder
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).
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).
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]
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).
LANSCILO m Spanish
The middle name of American singer Pharrell Williams (1973-).
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]
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]