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.
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]
LEONARA f Brazilian
One possible etymology sees it as the combination of the English root leo
"lion", and an Arabic root nara
"fire." Another etymology would derive it from the Greek word leonora
LERYN f Spanish (Latin American)
South American variant of Loren, Lauryn or their variants. Leryn Dahiana Franco is famous paraguayan athlete (javelin thrower).
LOBO m Spanish (Modern, Rare), Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for wolf, receiving rare usage as a modern update of Lope, the archaic Spanish/Portuguese word for wolf and historically a very common name, as can be evidenced by the ubiquitous presence of the patronym: Lopez/Lopes... [more]
LORELEY f Germanic Mythology, Spanish
Older German form of LORELEI
. This was the pen name of Mexican writer María Luisa Garza (1887-1980). It is also borne by Argentine model and actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato (1987-), the wife of Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
LOVIDA f Spanish (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Possibly derived from Spanish lo vida
meaning "the life". Alternatively, this given name may possibly be a combination of the English word love
with the Spanish word vida
meaning "life", which would thus give this name the meaning of "love is life" or "loving life".
LOWGEN m & f South American (Rare)
the name lowgen is a unique way of the original name logan. it can be both male and female, it means you are strong and independent. You tend to be on the quiet side, but when it comes to friends then you are the loudest person around... [more]
LOYOLA f Spanish
Derived from the surname or place name LOYOLA
. Used in honour of Saint Ignatius of Loyola ˙(c. October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556) a Spanish Basque priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
LUCERO f Spanish
Derivative of LUZ
. The Spanish word lucero
has a variety of meanings including "luminary (light-giving body)", "morning star", "evening star" and "star or blaze marking on a horse"... [more]
LUCÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIDIUS
. Known bearers of this name include the Portuguese count Lucídio Vimaranes (died in 922 AD) and the Brazilian doctor and politician Lucídio Portela Nunes (1922-2015).
LUCIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIDIUS
. A known bearer of this name was the Italian soccer player Lucidio Sentimenti (1920-2014).
LUJÁN f & m Spanish
Taken from the Argentine Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de Luján
, meaning "Our Lady of Luján" (see LUJÁN
LUSCINDA f Spanish
An elaboration of LUCIA
created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666).