South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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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]
MAICA f Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA
, 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.
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]
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.
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).
MARIÁNGEL f Spanish
Combination of MARIA
, mostly used in Spanish-speaking countries of Latin and Central America but occassionally used in Spain as well.
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]
MARIPAZ f Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA
, taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de la Paz
meaning "Mary of Perpetual Peace".
MARISABEL f Spanish
A blend of the names MARIA
. A known bearer of this name is Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez (b. 1964), ex-wife of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez (b... [more]
MAZIEL f Spanish
From Hebrew origins. The name means she who comes down from the stars.