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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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.
MELÂNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of MELANIA.
MELANTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Melanthos via its latinized form MELANTHUS.
MELÉAGRO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MELEAGER.
MELEAGRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MELEAGER.
MELÉCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Meletios via MELETIUS.
MELECIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Meletios via MELETIUS.
MELETO m Spanish
Spanish form of MELETUS.
MELIBEA f Spanish (Rare), Literature
Spanish form of MELIBOEA. This is the name of the female protagonist in the Spanish novel 'La Celestina' (1499).
MELISEO m Spanish
Spanish form of MELISSEUS.
MELISO m Spanish
Spanish form of Melissos via its latinized form MELISSUS.
MELISSEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MELISSEUS.
MELISSO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Melissos via its latinized form MELISSUS.
MELITA f Portuguese
Diminutive of AMÉLIA.
MELITÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of MELITON.
MELITÓN m Spanish (Rare), Galician
Spanish and Galician form of MELITON. A known bearer of this name was the Peruvian naval commander and government official Melitón Carvajal (1847-1935).
MELIZZA f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of MELISSA.
MELODIA f English (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Latinate variant of MELODY, perhaps inspired by the Italian and Late Latin word.
MELOSA f History, Spanish
The name of an obscure saint martyred in Thessalonica. It coincides with a Spanish word meaning "honeyed, sweet, tender".
MELQUÍADES m Spanish
Spanish form of MELCHIADES.
MELQUIOR m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MELCHIOR.
MEME m Spanish
Diminutive of GUILLERMO.
MEMO m Spanish
Diminutive of GUILLERMO.
MENA f Italian, Sardinian, Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of FILOMENA and Italian diminutive of names containing the element -mena-, such as FILOMENA and DOMENICA.
MENANDRO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of MENANDER.
MENCHU f Spanish
Diminutive of CARMEN.
MENDI f Spanish
Reference to the Virgin Mary.
MENELAO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MENELAUS.
MENELAU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MENELAUS.
MENESTEO m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of MENESTHEUS.
MENIPO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Menippos via its latinized form MENIPPUS.
MEÑO m Spanish
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MENODORO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MENODOROS via Menodorus.
MENUELITO m Spanish
Diminutive of MANUEL.
MEQUITA f Spanish
Perhaps a variant of Mezquita, also called the Great Mosque of Córdoba or the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, a medieval Islamic mosque that was converted into a Roman Catholic Christian cathedral in the Spanish city of Córdoba, Andalusia.
MERCHI f Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCÚRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mercurius (see MERCURY).
MEROSLAO m Spanish
Probably a variant form of MIROSLAO.
MERYSOL f Spanish (Latin American, Anglicized, Modern, Rare), American (Hispanic, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Marysol (see MARISOL), reflecting the English pronunciation.
MESSALINA f Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Catalan
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name Messalla, which was originally an agnomen derived from the place name Messana, applied to the 3rd-century BC Roman general Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus to commemorate his victory at the city of Messana in Sicily... [more]
MESSÊNIA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Messene.
METRODORO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of METRODORUS.
METRÓFANES m Portuguese
Portuguese form of METROPHANES.
MI m & f English, Portuguese, Swedish
A diminutive of Maria. ... [more]
MI f Portuguese (Rare)
A diminutive of Maria. It is often used to form diminutives of composed names, such as Milu or Zemi.
MÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of MIA.
MIA f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
European Portuguese diminutive of CAMILA and Brazilian Portuguese diminutive of EMÍLIA.
MICA f Spanish
Diminutive of MICAELA.
MICÁ f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA do CARMO, MARIA CARLOS, and other similar composed names.
MICAL f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Michal.
MICAS m Portuguese
Short form of MIGUEL.
MICCHEL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian version of MICHAEL and an alternative version of MICHEL.
MICHE f & m American (Modern, Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Perhaps a diminutive of MICHEL or MICHELLE (See also MISH). It's a feminine name in the USA and a masculine name in Brazil.
MICHELLY f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of MICHELLE influenced by similar names such as DANIELLY.
MIGDALIA f Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps a derivative of Hebrew מִגְדָּל (migdal) "tower" which is cognate with the place name Magdala (see MAGDALENE).
MIGE m Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL ENRIQUE.
MIGO m Filipino, Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MIGUE m Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MIGUELINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MIGUELA.
MIGUELINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MÍGUI m Portuguese
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MIJU f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA de JESUS, MARIA JOÃO, MARIA JÚLIA and other similar compound names, formed by combining MI and JU.
MIKI m Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MIKO m Spanish
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MILA f Galician, Portuguese
Short form of EMÍLIA, CAMILA or the composed name MARIA EMÍLIA.
MILADY f English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the word, now used in historical or humorous contexts, referring to an English noblewoman or gentlewoman, the form of address to such a person or a lady. It came partly from a colloquial pronunciation of my Lady and partly from French milady (from my Lady).
MILAGRE f Portuguese
Singular form of MILAGRES.
MILAGRES f Portuguese (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Portuguese and Galician cognate of MILAGROS.
MILAGRO f & m Spanish
Singular form of MILAGROS.
MILAI f Portuguese
A diminutive of the composed name MARIA ADELAIDE.
MILANE f & m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), French (Rare)
Variant of MILAN. While a unisex name in France, it's exclusively used as a feminine name in Brazil.
MILENA f Portuguese
Diminutive of the double name MARIA HELENA, formed by combining MI and LENA.
MILENI f Greek (Rare), Brazilian
Greek variant of MILENA. It is also mixed with MARIA and ELENI.
MILEXY f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of YAMILEX, or perhaps a combination of Spanish mi "my" and the name LEXY.
MILHO f Portuguese
Diminutive of EMILIA that literally means, "maize."
MILINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of EMILIA.
MILIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Milius. In modern times it may be occasionally used as a short form of EMILIO.
MILLÁN m Spanish (Rare), Galician
Spanish and Galician variant of EMILIANO.
MILÚ f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA LUÍSA, MARIA de LURDES, and MARIA LÚCIA.
MIMOSA f English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Danish, Filipino, Italian
From Mimosa, a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch. The best known plant from that genus is the Mimosa pudica, better known in English as the touch-me-not. The plant genus derives its name from Spanish mimosa, which is the feminine form of the Spanish adjective mimoso meaning "cuddly".
MINCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of FERMÍN or BENJAMÍN.
MINE f Spanish
Diminutive of MINERVA.
MÍNER f Spanish
Diminutive of MINERVA.
MINGO m Spanish
Short form of DOMINGO.
MINGUITO m Spanish
Diminutive of MINGO, via DOMINGO.
MINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of Jaime.
MINO m Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of GIACOMO, GUGLIELMO, or MAXIMO.
MIOSOTIS f Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean)
Spanish form of MYOSOTIS, used especially in the Dominican Republic.
MIQUEAS m Spanish
Spanish form of MICAH.
MIQUEIAS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MICAIAH.
MIQUELINA f Portuguese
Portuguese variant of MICAELA.
MIRABELA f Romanian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Latinate and Romanian form of MIRABELLA.
MIRAILDES f Brazilian
The given name of the women football player known as FORMIGA.
MIRAMAR f Spanish
Means "look to the sea" in Spanish.
MIRANOVA f Spanish
Combination of Mira and NOVA.
MIREIE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of MIREILLE.
MIRELVA f Dutch, Italian, Spanish
The meaning of this name is still uncertain to me at this moment; it may be a blend of two existing names (perhaps Mira and ELVIRA) or possibly etymologically related to MIRELLA... [more]
MIRIÃ f Portuguese
Portuguese form of MIRIAM.
MÍRIAM f Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of MIRIAM, though it should be noted that the main Portuguese form of the name is actually MIRIÃ.
MIRINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of names ending in -miro, such as ALMIRO, CASIMIRO, CLODOMIRO and RAMIRO.
MIROSLAO m Spanish
Spanish form of MIROSLAV via its latinized form MIROSLAUS.
MIRTHA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of MIRTA. Rosa María Juana Martínez Suárez (1927-), known by her stage name Mirtha Legrand, is an Argentine actress and television presenter.
MIRTIS f Portuguese
Portuguese form of MYRTIS.
MISERICORDIA f Spanish, Roman Mythology
Means "compassion" in Latin, ultimately from miser "poor, wretched" and cor "heart". In Roman mythology Misericordia was the personification of mercy, pity and compassion, equivalent to the Greek goddess ELEOS... [more]
MISK'I f Quechua
Means "honey" and "sweet" in Quechua.
MÍSTICA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Means "mystical" in Portuguese and Spanish. Occasionally used as a given name.
MITÉ f Portuguese
Diminutive of the composed name MARIA TERESA, formed by combining MI and .
MITÓ f Portuguese
Cognate diminutive of MARIA ANTONIA.
MIZÉ f Portuguese
Cognate diminutive of MARIA JOSÉ.
MIZRAIM f & m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Biblical
The Hebrew and Aramaic name for Egypt. In the Bible, this was the name of a son of Ham.
MNEMOSINA f Basque (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Basque and Spanish form of MNEMOSYNE.
MOMO m Spanish
Diminutive of GUILLERMO.
MON f & m Spanish
Diminutive of MONTSERRAT and RAMON.
MONCERATH f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Variant of MONSERRAT. Moncerath was given to 5 girls in 2004 according to the SSA.
MONCHI m Spanish
Diminutive of RAMON.
MONCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of RAMON.
MÓNICO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish masculine form of MONICA.
MONIMA f Ancient Greek, Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Variant transcription and Spanish and Catalan form of MONIME.
MONITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of feminine given names that contain -mon-, such as MÓNICA, MONSERRAT and RAMONA... [more]
MONO m Spanish
Means "monkey" in Spanish.
MONÓMACO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of MONOMACHOS.
MONSALUD f Spanish (Rare)
From the Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de Monsalud and Nuestra Señora de Monsalud, meaning "The Virgin of Monsalud" and "Our Lady of Monsalud" respectively, venerated at a hermitage located in the municipality of Alfarnate in Andalusia's Málaga province in southern Spain.
MONSE f Spanish
Diminutive of MONTSERRAT.
MONSERRATE m & f Spanish
Spanish form of MONTSERRAT, usually taken from from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Monserrate, the patron saint of Orihuela in the Province of Alicante in Spain.
MONSI m Spanish
Diminutive of Simon.
MONSITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of MONTSERRAT and its variant MONSERRAT. A known bearer of this name is Monsita Ferrer (b. 1958), a daughter of the Puerto Rican actor José Ferrer (1912-1992) and the American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002).
MONTANO m Theatre, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
A character in Shakespeare's 'Othello'. ... [more]
MONTEVIRGEN f Spanish (Rare)
From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Montevirgen, meaning "Our Lady of Mount Virgin," dedicated at the Convento de Montevirgen (Convent of Mount Virgin) in the municipality of Villalba de los Barros, located in Extremadura's Badajoz province in western Spain.
MONTSERRATE m & f Spanish
Variant of MONSERRATE.
MORADA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of MORADO.
MORADO m Spanish (Rare)
means “purple” in Spanish.
MORFEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MORPHEUS.
MORFEU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian
Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian form of MORPHEUS.
MOYA f Spanish
Meaning "estate of Modius" from the Latin Modianus, with Modius derived from the Latin modus meaning 'measure'. Traditionally a Spanish surname deriving from Moya, in Cuenca, or similarly named places in Valencia, Lugo, and the Canary Island.
MOZART m English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the German surname MOZART, most likely in honour of the Austrian composer WOLFGANG AMADEUS Mozart.
MUHNO m Portuguese
medieval name. masculine form of MONICA.
MUMADONA f Portuguese (Archaic)
Portuguese form of the compound name Muniadomna, which is likely not genuinely Latin but instead a latinization of a name that was probably of either Basque or Germanic origin. Even so, compare the Latin words munia meaning "duties, functions" and domna meaning "lady, mistress".... [more]
MUNDINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of names ending in -mundo, such as EDMUNDO and RAIMUNDO.
MUNDO m Portuguese, Spanish
Short form of names ending in -mundo such as RAYMUNDO or EDMUNDO.
MUNHO m Portuguese
Name of medieval Portuguese man. Masculine form of MONICA.
MURILO m Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "small wall" in Spanish.
MURYEL f & m French (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of MURIEL. In Brazil, it's also used as a masculine name alongisde Muriel and Mariel and possibly Maryel.
MUSEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MUSAEUS.
MUSEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of MUSAEUS.
MUSSASA f South American
A famous bearer of this name is Queen Mussasa, who was a 17th century Jaga queen.
MYOSOTIS f French (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), American (Hispanic, Rare)
Derived from the Greek μυοσωτίς meaning "mouse's ear," referring to the leaves of flowering plants belonging to a genus more commonly known as forget-me-nots.
MYRENA f Spanish
Spanish variant of MARINA.
MYRIBEL f Spanish
Altered form of MIRABELLE.
MYRTA f English (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare), Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
English and German cognate of MYRTLE and Spanish and Italian variant of MIRTA.
NACHA f Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIA.
NACHITO m Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACO m Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NAHILA f Arabic, Spanish
Variant transcription of NAJLA or NAILA.
NAIRELY f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of NAIRA.
NAIRO m Spanish (Latin American)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nairo_Quintana
NÁLIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ANÁLIA.
ÑAMANDU m Tupi
Meaning "God" in Tupí, this name is popular in North-Eastern Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
NANA f Spanish
Diminutive of ORIANA.
NANA f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
European Portuguese diminutive of ANA and Brazilian Portuguese diminutive of DAIANA.
NANDINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of FERNANDA.
NANDINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of FERNANDO. Also compare FERNANDINHO.... [more]
NANITA f Spanish
Diminutive of ORIANA.
NANO m Spanish
Diminutive of FERNANDO.
NAPOLEÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of NAPOLEON.
NAPOLEÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of NAPOLEON.
NARCISCO m Spanish
Variant of NARCISO, probably influenced by FRANCISCO.
NARDA f English, Spanish, Popular Culture
Perhaps derived from the English word "nard", referring to "a fragrant oil formerly much prized from the plant (spikenard)". From the Latin nardus, from the Ancient Greek nardos (νάρδος)... [more]
NARDOS f Ethiopian, Biblical, Spanish
"An amazing scent. Appears in the bible as a perfume used on Jesus."... [more]
NATA f Portuguese
Diminutive of RENATA.
NATÃ m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of NATHAN.
NATÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of NATHAN.
NATANA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Allegedly a feminine form of NATAN.
NATERCIA f Portuguese
Natercia is the anagram of the name Caterina ( old form. of modern Catarina) createart by the portuguese famoso poét. Luis de Camões in 16th century. ... [more]
NATI f Spanish
Diminutive of NATIVIDAD.
NATIVIDADE f Portuguese, Galician
Derived from Portuguese and Galician natividade, ultimately from Latin nativitas "birth, nativity; Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ".
NATO m Portuguese
Diminutive of RENATO.
NÁUPLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of NAUPLIUS.
NAUSÍCAA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of NAUSICAA.
NAYA f Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Name came from the river in Colombia.
NÁYADE f Spanish (Rare)
From the Spanish word náyade meaning "Naiad", which is a river nymph in Greek and Roman mythology; it derives from Greek Ναιάς (Naias) (plural Ναϊάδες (Naiades)), itself a derivative of the verb νάω (nao) "to flow".
NAYARAQ f Quechua
Means "who has many desires" in Quechua.
NAYIB m Spanish (Latin American)
Hispanic variant of Arabic name NAJIB.
NAZARÉ f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of NAZARETH.
NAZARENA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of NAZARENUS.
NAZARIA f Spanish
Feminine form of NAZARIUS.
f Portuguese
Diminutive of INÊS.
NEANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Neandros via NEANDER. A known bearer of this name was Neandro Schilling Campos (1875-1949), a prominent Chilean educator... [more]
NECTÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nektarios via NECTARIUS.
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