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.
ALVARITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ÁLVARO
. A known bearer of this name is the Spanish retired soccer player Álvaro Rodríguez Ros (b. 1936), who is commonly known as Alvarito.
AMAPOLA f Spanish
Amapola is the name by which plants of the genus Papaver Hroeas are known, that is the poppies. One type of poppy to Papave Sonipherum is the plant with which makes up the opium and morphine, because its elements have hallucinogenic and anesthetic power... [more]
ANAHÍ f Guarani, Tupi, Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli)... [more]
ANDES m & f Quechua
From the Quechua word anti
meaning "east". This is the name of a mountain range in South America.
ANDRESSA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
This feminine name is common in Brazil, where it is a more elaborate form of ANDRÉA
. It might even have been influenced by the Spanish ANDRÉS
, since a logical feminization of that name would be Andrésa
(which does exist in Spanish, but is rare).
ANGUSTIAS f Spanish (Rare)
Means "anguishes", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Angustias
, meaning "Our Lady of Anguishes".
ARDON m Spanish
Several cities and locations in Europe are named Ardon. You will find it in France (in Loiret and Jura), Switzerland (Valais), Spain (a village in the province of Leon), Russia, and the US.
ARGELIA f Spanish
Derived from Argelia
, which is the Spanish name for the North African country Algeria. The country's name is in turn derived from the name of its capital city, namely Algiers (which is known as Argel
in Spanish)... [more]
ARGENTINA f Spanish, Medieval English
, the name of a country in South America. It is derived from the Latin argentum
(silver), which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek ἀργήντος
(argēntos), from ἀργήεις
(argēeis), "white, shining"... [more]