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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MAELS m Spanish
Meaning unknown.
MAFÊ f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese nickname, a contraction of MARIA FERNANDA.
MAFER f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA FERNANDA.
MAGALY f English (Rare), French (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of MAGALI, predominantly found in Spanish-speaking countries.
MAGALYS f Caribbean, Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of MAGALY using the suffix -lys found in MARLYS, IVELYS and similar names.
MAGDALA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), Biblical Hebrew, Literature
From the biblical, historic village on the Sea of Galilee, whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. It is where Mary Magdalene was from.... [more]
MAGDALENO m Spanish
Masculine form of MAGDALENA.
MAGDINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MAGDA.
MAGÊNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAXENTIUS.
MAGNÊNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAGNENTIUS.
MAGNENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of MAGNENTIUS.
MAGNETO m Popular Culture, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Magneto is the 'mutant' name of an antagonist, and sometimes protagonist, of Marvel's X-Men line of comics. His real name is Max Eisenhardt, and he's used the alias of Erik Lehnsherr many times, though he is more frequently known simply as Magneto... [more]
MAGUE f Spanish
Diminutive of MARGARITA.
MAGUI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARGARITA and MARIA LUISA.
MAGUINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MAGDA.
MAHOMA m Catalan, Spanish
Catalan and Spanish form of MUHAMMAD.
MAICA f Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CARMEN, often used as a diminutive of the compound name María del Carmen (or María Carmen).
MAICON m Brazilian
Maicon is a variant of MICHAEL originally referring to, and made popular in reference to, American singer Michael Jackson in the 1980s.
MAIDIS f Danish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Modern coinage from a combination of Maja and the Old Norse name element dís meaning "goddess".
MAIELLA f Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), American (Rare, Archaic)
Possible form of MAYELLA but it could be used as a combination of Maia and Ella.
MAIJO f Spanish
Diminutive of MARÍA JOSÉ.
MAITÊ f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Maite.
MAITENA f Basque, Spanish (Latin American), Theatre
Maitena is the title of a Basque-language opera written and composed by Étienne Decrept and Charles Colin.
MAJANDRA f Spanish (Latin American)
Contraction of MARÍA and ALEJANDRA. A known bearer is Venezuelan-American actress María Alejandra "Majandra" Delfino (1981-), known for starring on the television series 'Roswell' (1999-2002).
MAJENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of MAXENTIUS.
MAJO f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MAJORIANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAJORIAN.
MAJU f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA JÚLIA.
MALALA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA LAURA.
MALAQUÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of MALACHI.
MALAQUIAS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MALACHI.
MALARICO m Galician, Italian, Spanish
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of MALARIC.
MÁLIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of AMÁLIA.
MALU f Portuguese, Spanish, German
Portuguese contraction of MARIA LUÍSA, MARIA de LURDES and MARIA LÚCIA, Spanish contraction of MARÍA LUISA and German contraction of MARIE LUISE... [more]
MALULA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA de LOURDES.
MALULI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA LUISA.
MALVA f Swedish, Finnish (Rare), German, Danish, Spanish (Latin American)
Short form of MALVINA. It may be partly inspired by Latin, Swedish and Finnish malva "mallow, hollyhock (flower)".
MALVINA f Spanish (Latin American)
From ISLAS MALVINAS, the Spanish name for the Falkland Islands.... [more]
MALVINAS f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
From ISLAS MALVINAS, the Spanish name for the Falkland Islands.
MAMBO m Spanish (Latin American)
From The Name of a Latin dance of Cuba. Mambo was invented during the 1930s by the native Cuban musician and composer Arsenio Rodríguez, developed in Havana by Cachao and made popular by Dámaso Pérez Prado and Benny Moré.... [more]
MANASSÉS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MANASSES.
MANCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of GERMÁN.
MANDINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of names ending in -mando, such as AMANDO and ARMANDO.... [more]
MANE f Spanish
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
MANÉ m Portuguese
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANECAS m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of MANUEL or MANUELA.
MANECO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANELA f Catalan, Portuguese
Feminine form of MANEL.
MANELINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANELOCAS m Portuguese
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANENA f Spanish
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
MANI f & m English, Croatian, Spanish
Diminutives of names beginning with Man-
MANNI f Spanish
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MANOCAS f Portuguese
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MANOELE f Brazilian
Feminine form of MANOEL (Compare MANOELA).
MANOLILLO m Spanish
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOLÍN m Spanish
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOLITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUELA.
MANOLITO m Spanish
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MANQU m & f Quechua
Means "ferret" in Quechua.
MANRIQUE m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of MANRIC.
MANUÉ m Spanish
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MAOMÉ m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MUHAMMAD.
MAPI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA PILAR.
MAR f Portuguese
Means "sea" in Portuguese.
MARALINA f Portuguese (Brazilian), South American
Variant of Mara with diminutive -lina.
MARANDA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), English
Possibly a variant of MIRANDA influenced by names such as Mara and MARY.
MARAVILLA f Spanish
Singular form of MARAVILLAS.
MARAVILLAS f Spanish
Means "marvels, wonders" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas, which means "Our Lady of Wonders". A known bearer was María de las Maravillas de Jesús (1891-1974), a Spanish nun who has been canonized as a saint.
MARBELY f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Likely derived from a combination of Mar- (any name with that pattern, e.g. MARÍA) and -bel (mainly stemming from ISABEL), suffixed with -ly(s).
MARCÃO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MARCOS and MARCO.
MARCE m & f English, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Indonesian
Short form of names that derive from the name MARCELLUS.
MARCELI f Portuguese (Rare)
Altered form of MARCELA and a variant of MARCELLY.
MARCELIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLIANUS. Known bearers of this name were the Spanish painter Marceliano Santa María (1866-1952) and the Portuguese sculptor Marceliano de Araújo (1690-1769).
MARCOLFO m Medieval Italian, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant form of MARCULFO, which has become the modern form of the name. Also, it should be noted that given how combining names is a very common practice in Latin America, it is quite possible that there are cases there where Marcolfo is a combination of MARCO with a name ending in -olfo, such as ADOLFO and RODOLFO.
MARDOQUEO m Spanish
Spanish form of MORDECAI.
MARELVIS f Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of Mar-, from names beginning with this pattern like MARÍA or MARTHA, and ELVIS or the infix -el(v)- (e.g. ELVIN) combined with the suffix -is.
MARELY f English (Modern), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of MARLEY, or an elaboration of MARY or MERYL.
MAREYA f Spanish (Rare), English (Modern, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Spanish MIREYA or possibly a variant of MARIA.
MARGA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARGARITA.
MARGARI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARGARITA.
MARGARITO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish masculine form of MARGARET.
MARI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARÍA.
MARIABEL f Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Contraction of MARÍA and ISABEL which retains the full version of Maria (unlike MARIBEL).
MARÍADOLORES f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and DOLORES.
MARIAISABEL f Spanish, American (Hispanic, Rare)
Combination of MARIA and ISABELLA in its full forms. Also see its contracted form: MARIBEL and it's other versions MARIABEL and MARISABEL.
MARIAJO f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MARIALMA f Spanish
Combination of MARIA and Alma.
MARIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare), English (Rare)
Variant of MARIANNE, mostly used in Brazil. A notable bearer is French journalist and reporter Mariane Pearl.
MARIÁNGEL f Spanish
Combination of MARIA and ÁNGEL, mostly used in Spanish-speaking countries of Latin and Central America but occassionally used in Spain as well.
MARIATE f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA TERESA.
MARICAR f Spanish, Filipino
Short form of María del Carmen (see Mari-Carmen).
MARICARMEN f Spanish
Contracted form of MARÍA and CARMEN (i.e., contraction of the compound name María del Carmen).
MARICEL f Spanish, Filipino
Contraction of MARÍA and CELIA or CECILIA.
MARICOCO f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA del SOCORRO.
MARICOTA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA and cognate diminutive of MARIA da Conceição.
MARIELLY f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian variant form of MARIELLE reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French version of MARIELLA.
MARIELOS f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA de los Angeles.
MARIETI f Brazilian (Rare)
Phonetic variant of MARIETE.
MARIFÉ f Spanish, Filipino
Contraction of MARÍA and FE (or other names that begin with Fe, such as FELISA).
MARIFER f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA FERNANDA.
MARIH f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a Portuguese form of MARY.
MARIJÓ f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MARIJÔ f Portuguese
Portuguese nick name, a contraction of MARIA JOAO.
MARIJOSE f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MARÍLIA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Literature
Poetic variant form of MARIA. It was introduced by the Lusitan-Brazilian poet Tomás Antônio Gonzaga (1744-1810), who invented the name for his lyric poem "Marília de Dirceu", which he wrote under the pseudonym of Dirceu... [more]
MARILÍN f Spanish
Spanish form of MARILYN.
MARILÚ f Spanish
Combination of MARIA and names that begin with L(o)u-, like LUISA, LUCÍA and LOURDES.
MARILUISA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA LUISA.
MARILUZ f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA de la LUZ.
MARIMILI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA MILAGROS.
MARINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA.
MARINIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINIANUS.
MARINIEVES f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA de las NIEVES.
MARIONE f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian variant of MARION (1).
MARIPAZ f Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and Paz, taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de la Paz meaning "Mary of Perpetual Peace".
MARIPEPA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MARIPEPI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MARIPÍ f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA PILAR.
MARIPILI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA del PILAR.
MARIPOSA f Spanish
From the Spanish word meaning "butterfly".
MARIQUILLA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA.
MARIQUITA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA.
MARISABEL f Spanish
A blend of the names MARIA and ISABEL. A known bearer of this name is Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez (b. 1964), ex-wife of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez (b... [more]
MARISO m Brazilian (Rare)
Creative masculinization of MARISA.
MARISSE f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian variant of MARISE.
MARITERE f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA THERESA.
MARIVÍ f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA VICTORIA.
MARLIA f English (American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Elaboration of MARLEY and MARLA in the style of JULIA (See also MARLEA).
MARLIANA f American (Modern, Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Elaboration of MARLIA or a double elaboration of MARLA/MARLEY. It may be also be interpreted as a blend of MARLENE and JULIANA.
MARNEY f & m English (Rare), Brazilian
Variant of MARNIE, while a Feminine name in English, in Brazil, it's typically masculine. It could also be transferred from the surname Marney.
MAROLO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MAROLUS.
MARORA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA AURORA.
MARQUITO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MARCOS.
MARSILIO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of MARSILIUS.
MARTIKA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARTA.
MARTINCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of MARTÍN.
MARTINHA f Portuguese
Feminine form of Martinho or Martim (Martin)... [more]
MARTINIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARTINIAN.
MARTITZA f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of MARTA, using the popular -itza suffix found in MARITZA.
MARTUQUI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARTA.
MARU f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA EUGENIA.
MARUCA f Portuguese, Galician
Diminutive of MARIA and MARÍA.
MARUGENIA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA EUGENIA.
MARUJA f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Filipino, Catalan (Rare)
Diminutive of MARÍA. The name coincides with the colloquial and derogatory word that is used in Spain to refer to a gossipy housewife, hence mainly why the name has been increasingly concentrated in Latin America since the middle of the 20th century.
MARUJITA f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA.
MARXLENIN f Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
A revolutionary name used in Cuba formed from the surname of the German philosopher KARL MARX and from the name of the Russian revolutionist VLADIMIR LENIN.
MÁRYORI f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of MARJORIE, reflecting the English pronounciation.
MÁRYURI f Spanish (Latin American)
More common variant of MÁRYORI.
MASHICHU m Quechua
Quechua translation of MARCELO.
MATUSALÉM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of METHUSELAH via its latinized form MATHUSALEM.
MAU m Spanish
Diminutive of MAURICIO.
MAURI m Spanish
Diminutive of MAURICIO.
MAURI m & f English (American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname MAURI.
MAURICIA f Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician feminine form of MAURICIO.
MAURINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAURINUS.
MAURO m Spanish
Diminutive of MAURICIO.
MAUSI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA AUXILIADORA.
MAUSOLO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MAUSOLUS.
MAUXI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA AUXILIADORA.
MAVI f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA VICTORIA.
MAXANDER m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Probably a blend of any name starting with Max- (such as MAXIMILIAN) with any name ending in -ander (such as ALEXANDER).
MAXIMILANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Variant spelling of MAXIMILIANO.
MAXIMINIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINIANUS.
MAYALETH f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Hispanic variant of MAELETH influenced by MAYA.
MAYELA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of MAJELLA.
MAYITO m Spanish
Diminutive of MARIO.
MAYJO f Spanish
Variant of MAIJO.
MAYKA f Spanish
Variant of MAICA.
MAYORIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of MAJORIAN.
MAYRITA f Spanish
Diminutive of MAYRA.
MAZÉ f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
MAZIEL f Spanish
From Hebrew origins. The name means she who comes down from the stars.
MEANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MEANDER.
MECHE f Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MECHES f Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MEDARDO m Italian, Spanish, Galician
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of MEDARDUS.
MEDIADORA f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
From the title of the Virgin Mary, referring to her intercessory role as a mediator in the salvific redemption by her son Jesus Christ (compare English Mediatrix, French Médiatrice and Spanish/Portuguese Mediatriz alongside Portuguese Medianeira).
MEDIANEIRA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
From the title of the Virgin Mary, referring to her intercessory role as a mediator in the salvific redemption by her son Jesus Christ (compare English Mediatrix, French Médiatrice and Spanish/Portuguese Mediatriz alongside Spanish/Portuguese Mediadora).
MEDIATRIZ f Filipino (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
From the title of the Virgin Mary, referring to her intercessory role as a mediator in the salvific redemption by her son Jesus Christ (compare English and French equivalents Mediatrix and Médiatrice, Portuguese Medianeira and Spanish/Portuguese Mediadora).
MEL f & m Catalan (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish
Means "honey" in Catalan and Portuguese.... [more]
MELANCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Melanthios via MELANTHIUS.
MELANEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MELANEUS.
MELANEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of MELANEUS.
MÉLANI f Spanish
Spanish form of MELANIE, reflecting the English pronounciation.
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