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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ÁLVARA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of ÁLVARO.
ALVARITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ÁLVARA.
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.
ALVES m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname ALVES.
ALVIM m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ALVIN.
ALZIRA f Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Theatre
Latinate form of ALZIRE. This name was used in Verdi's opera Alzira (1845). It coincides with the name of a Spanish town.
AMÁBILE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of AMABEL.
AMABILIDAD f Spanish
Spanish word for "kindness".
AMADORA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Galician, Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of AMADORE (Italian) and AMADOR (Spanish, Galician, Portuguese).
AMAIRANI f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of AMARA.
AMALARICO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of AMALARIC.
AMALFI f & m Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the place name AMALFI. It is mainly used in Colombia.
AMALIO m Spanish
Masculine form of Amalia.
AMALTEA f Catalan (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of AMALTHEA.
AMANCAY f Quechua, Native American, Spanish (Latin American)
From the Quechua amánkay which is the name of a yellow lily with red streaks native to South America. By extension, the word also means "yellow".
AMANCIA f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician feminine form of AMANTIUS.
AMANDINA f Portuguese, Dutch, Flemish, Gascon, Corsican, Hungarian
Cognate of AMANDINE. Amandina of Schakkebroek is a saint in the Catholic Church. She was martyred during the Boxer Rebellion.
AMANECER f Spanish
Means "dawn" in Spanish.
AMANK’AY f Aymara
Derived from Aymara amankaya meaning "lily".
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]
AMARALINA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine name with the combination of AMARA and the suffix lina.
AMARANTO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of AMARANTHA.
AMARINCEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AMARYNCEUS.
AMARINCEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AMARYNCEUS.
AMARIS f Spanish (Latin American), English (Modern)
Amaris is a modern Latin American elaboration of the Spanish name AMARA, a feminine form of AMARO. Amaro comes from the Latin word amarus, meaning "bitter"... [more]
AMATALÁ f Spanish
Variant form of Amatallah used by hispanophone muslims.
AMATISTA f Greek (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Greek and Spanish form of AMETHYST.
AMAURI m Brazilian
Variant of AMAURY.
AMELINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of AMELIA.
AMERIS f English (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AMARIS influenced by the Latin ameris, from amō meaning "I love".
AMIANA f Spanish (Archaic)
Spanish form of AMMIANA. Also compare the masculine counterpart AMIANO.
AMIANO m Spanish (Archaic), Portuguese (Archaic)
Spanish and Portuguese form of AMMIANUS.
AMINANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AMYNANDER.
AMORA f English, Spanish, Popular Culture
Meaning, "love."
AMORA f & m Portuguese
Means "blackberry" in Portuguese.
AMOROSA f Spanish (Rare), Medieval Basque
As a Spanish name, Amorosa is derived from Spanish amoroso, amorosa "loving; caring; affectionate". ... [more]
AMOROSO m Spanish (Rare)
Means "loving (of god)" in Spanish.
AMÓS m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of AMOS.
AMPÉLIO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
ÁMPELO m Spanish
Spanish form of AMPELUS via AMPELOS.
ANACÃ m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Derived from anacã, which is the (Brazilian) Portuguese name for an Amazonian bird that is known as the red-fan parrot in English.... [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]
ANAIDA f Spanish (Latin American)
This name is probably either a combination of the names ANA and IDA, or the Spanish form of ANAÏS.
ANAÍS f Catalan, Spanish (Latin American), Occitan
Catalan form and Occitan variant of ANAÏS.
ANAIS f Catalan, Galician, Spanish (Latin American), Occitan
Catalan and Galician form and Occitan variant of ANAÏS.
ANALENA f English, Spanish
Combination of ANA and LENA.
ANALÍA f Spanish
Short form of the compound name Analucía, which is a combination of ANA and LUCÍA.
ANARDA f Spanish, Literature
An elaboration of ANA created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605).
ANASTÁSIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of ANASTÁCIA.
ANATALIA f Filipino, Spanish (Latin American)
Alteration of ANATOLIA, perhaps influenced by NATALIA. In some cases it may be a combination of ANA and Talia.
ANATÓLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIO m Italian, Galician, Spanish
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANAXÁGORAS m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANAXAGORAS.
ANAXANDRO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANAXANDER.
ANAXARCO m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of ANAXARCHUS.
ANAXIDAMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANAXIDAMUS.
ANAXÍMENES m Catalan, Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANAXIMENES.
ANDES m & f Quechua
From the Quechua word anti meaning "east". This is the name of a mountain range in South America.
ANDI m Spanish
Diminutive of ANDRES.
ANDREO m Italian, Esperanto, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANDREUS and Esperanto form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉSA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of ANDRÉS.
ANDRESA f Medieval Basque, Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Medieval Basque feminine form of ANDRES as well as a Portuguese variant of ANDRESSA.
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).
ANDRETTI m Caribbean (Rare), South American (Rare)
Likely a transferred use of the surname Andretti. This is borne by Bahamian sprinter Andretti Bain (1985-).
ANDRIANO m Brazilian, French (Rare)
Blend of ANDRÉ and ADRIANO or a creative masculine form of ANDRIANA.
ANDRISCO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANDRISCUS.
ANDROGEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANDROGEUS.
ANDROGEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ANDROGEUS.
ANDRÓMEDA f Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of ANDROMEDA.
ANDRÓNICO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANDRONIKOS.
ANFÍLOCO m Spanish
Spanish form of AMPHILOCHUS.
ANFÍMACO m Spanish
Spanish form of AMPHIMACHUS.
ÁNGEL GABRIEL m Spanish
Combination of ÁNGEL and GABRIEL.
ANGELINES f Spanish
Possibly an elaborate form of ÁNGELA or ÁNGELES. Compare ANGELINA.
ANGELIÑO m Spanish
Spanish variant of ANGELINO.
ANGELIO m Brazilian
Elaborated form of ANGELO.
ANGELITO m Spanish (Rare), Filipino
Diminutive of ÁNGEL used particularly in the Philippines.
ANGELMIRO m Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of ÁNGEL and -miro, taken from names ending with this pattern, e.g. Clodomiro. It is mainly used in Colombia.
ÁNGELO m Spanish
Variant of ÁNGEL, perhaps inspired by Italian Angelo.
ANGELY f & m English, Spanish
Variant of ANGELIE.
ANGÚSTIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANGUSTIAS.
ANGUSTIA f Spanish (Rare)
Singular form of ANGUSTIAS.
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".
ANICETO m Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, and Italian form of ANICETUS.
ANICIA f Ancient Roman, Spanish (Latin American, Rare), English (Rare), French (Rare)
Feminine form of ANICIUS. The most well-known bearer of this name was Anicia Juliana, the daughter of Western Roman Emperor Olybrius.
ANIFER f English (American, Modern), Brazilian, Spanish (Mexican)
The name Anifer was popularised by the Mexican telenovela 'Papá a toda madre' where it is the name of a little girl.
ANITZA f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of ANA, using the popular -itza suffix found in MARITZA.
ANJO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANGEL.
ANJOS f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of ÁNGELES.
ANNELYS f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of ANNELIESE using the suffix -lys found in ADELYS, CORALYS, MARLYS and similar names.
ANOCA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ANA.
ANSILTA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Allegedly taken from the name of a mountain in the Argentinian Andes.
ANTANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANTANDER.
ANTÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTEO m Italian, Spanish, Galician
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of both ANTAEUS and ANTHEUS.
ANTEROS m Greek Mythology, Croatian (Rare), Polish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Means "love returned" in Greek. Anteros was the Greek god of requited love and the avenger of unrequited love, one of an order of winged love gods called the Erotes. ... [more]
ANTEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of both ANTAEUS and ANTHEUS.
ANTIFONTE m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANTIPHON.
ANTÍGONA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANTIGONE.
ANTÍMACO m Spanish
Spanish form of ANTIMACHUS.
ANTIMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anthimos via ANTHIMUS. This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Naples.
ANTINEA f Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of the queen of Atlantis is the 1919 novel L'Atlantide by Pierre Benoit.
ANTÍOCO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Galician (Archaic)
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of ANTIOCHUS.
ANTÍPATRO m Spanish
Spanish form of ANTIPATER.
ANTOLINA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of ANTONIA. Perhaps most famously borne by author ANAÏS Nin, whose full birth name was ANGELA ANAÏS JUANA ANTOLINA Rosa EDELMIRA Nin y Culmell.
ANTOLINO f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of ANTONIO and masculine form of ANTOLINA.
ANTONICA f Portuguese
A diminutive of ANTÓNIA.
ANTONIETA f Catalan, Galician (Rare), Occitan, Portuguese, Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Galician, Occitan, Portuguese and Spanish form of ANTOINETTE.
ANTOÑITA f Spanish
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTOÑITO m Spanish
Diminutive of ANTONIO.
ANTUCO m Spanish
Diminutive of ANTONIO.
ANTULIO m Spanish
Possibly extended form of TULIO.
ANTUQUITO m Spanish
Diminutive of ANTONIO.
ANUAR m Malay, Bashkir, Kazakh, Spanish
Malay, Bashkir, Kazakh, and Spanish form of ANWAR.
ANUNCIAÇÃO f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANUNCIACIÓN.
ÁNYELO m Spanish
Spanish phonetic form of ANGELO.
ÁPIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of APPIUS.
APIO m Spanish
Spanish form of APPIUS.
APOLODORO m Spanish, Galician (Archaic)
Spanish and Galician form of APOLLODORUS.
APOLODOTO m Spanish
Spanish form of APOLLODOTUS.
APOLÓNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of APOLLONIUS.
APSANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of APSANDER.
AQUÁRIANO m Brazilian (Rare)
Extended Brazilian form of AQUARIUS.
AQUARIO m Spanish, Brazilian
Masculine form of AQUARIA.
AQUELOIS f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of ACHELOIS.
AQUEO m Spanish
Spanish form of Achaios via ACHAEUS.
AQUEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Achaios via ACHAEUS.
AQUILIA f Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of AQUILLIUS. This name was borne by Aquilia Severa, the second and fourth wife of Emperor Elagabalus.
AQUILINO m Italian, Spanish, Galician
Italian, Spanish and Galician form of AQUILINUS.
AQUILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of AQUILLIUS.
ARACI f Portuguese (Brazilian), Tupi
Means "dawn, morning" in Tupi, though in some instances, it may be a contracted form of ARACELI.
ARACY f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of ARACI. A known bearer of this name was Aracy de Almeida (1914-1988), a Brazilian singer.
ARAMITA f English, Spanish, Indian
Possibly derived from the Latin aramen, from aerāmen meaning "copper, bronze". As used in India, it's likely a variant of PARAMITA.
ARANCHA f Spanish
Spanish form of ARANTXA.
ARANZA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of Basque ARANTZA.
ARAWIQ f Quechua
Means "poetess" in Quechua.
ARCÁDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ARKADIOS.
ARCADIO m Galician, Italian (Rare), Spanish
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of ARKADIOS.
ARCANJO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese cognate of ARCANGELO.
ARCELY f American (Hispanic, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of ARACELI with the spelling more or less phonetical in English nature.
ARCHIBALDO m Spanish
Spanish form of ARCHIBALD.
ARCTINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARCTINUS.
ARDARICO m Spanish
Spanish form of ARDARIC.
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.
ARELY f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an Hispanicized form of AURÉLIE.
ARENA f Spanish (Modern, Rare), Catalan (Modern, Rare)
Means "sand," derived from Latin (h)arēna, from an earlier version *hasēna, which may be Etruscan in origin.
AREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Areios via AREUS.
ARETEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARETAEUS.
ARETEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ARETAEUS.
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]
ARGÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ARGELIO.
ARGELIO m Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Masculine form of ARGELIA. Famous bearers of this name include the Cuban comedian Argelio García Rodríguez (1925–1992) and the retired Honduran soccer referee Argelio Sabillón (b... [more]
ARGENIS m & f Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean)
Likely a derivation of a family of words/names stemming from Latin argentum meaning "silver" with the -is suffix (coinciding with the word argén, referring to the argent herald).
ARGENTINA f Spanish, Medieval English
From Argentina, 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]
ARGEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARGEUS.
ARGIMIRA f Spanish
Feminine form of ARGIMIRO.
ARGIMIRO m Spanish
Spanish form of Argimirus, which was a variant latinized form of either ERCANMAR or HARIMAR.
ARIADNI f Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Modern Greek transcription of ARIADNE.
ARIANI f Brazilian, English (American, Rare)
Brazilian phonetic variant of ARIANE or a variant of ARIANNY.
ARIDIO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ARIDIUS. However, in these languages, the name can also be a variant form of ARILDO.... [more]
ARIELA f Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Croatian, Italian (Rare), Polish
Variant of ARIELLA, Italian feminine form of ARIELE and Polish feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIELI f & m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), American (Modern, Rare), Sicilian (Rare)
Creative phonetic variant of ARIELLE/ARIEL or a Sicilian variant of ARIELE.
ARIELLY f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), American (Modern, Rare)
Variant of ARIELLE/ARIEL, reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French form of ARIELLA.
ARILDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This given name is predominantly in use in Brazil. It is probably the (Brazilian) Portuguese form of ARILD. Also compare ARALDO and AROLDO.... [more]
ARIMATEIA m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Biblical Portuguese
Portuguese form of the biblical place name ARIMATHEA, given in reference to Joseph of Arimathea (José de Arimateia in Portuguese), a disciple of Jesus.
ARIS m Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of ARISTEO.
ARISMENDI m Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean)
Transferred from the Basque surname meaning "mountain of oaks" from aris "oak" and mendi "mountain".
ARISTARCO m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTEO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARISTAEUS.
ARISTEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ARISTAEUS.
ARÍSTIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of Aristippos via its latinized form ARISTIPPUS.
ARISTIPO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aristippos via its latinized form ARISTIPPUS.
ARISTÓBULO m Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of ARISTOBULUS.
ARISTODEMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ARISTODEMOS.
ARISTÓFANES m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of ARISTOPHANES.
ARISTOFANTO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARISTOPHANTUS.
ARISTÓNICO m Spanish
Spanish form of ARISTONICUS.
ARISTÓTELES m Spanish
Spanish form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOXENO m Spanish
Spanish form of ARISTOXENUS.
ARLETE f Brazilian
Variant of ARLETTE.
ARLETH f Spanish (Latin American)
Form of ARLETTE. The name was borne by Mexican actress Arleth Terán.
ARLINDINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of ARLINDO.
ARLINDO m Portuguese, Galician (Rare)
Possibly either the Portuguese and Galician form of the Old Norse name Erlendr (see ERLAND) or the Portuguese masculine form of a feminine Germanic name, such as HERLINDE (which has also been found spelled as Harlinde) and ERMINLINDA.... [more]
ARMELINA f Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of ARMELA (see second user-submitted name).
ARMINIO m Italian (Rare), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARMINIUS. Also compare ERMINIO.
ARMONÍA f Spanish (Rare)
Means "harmony" in Spanish.
ARNEL m Croatian, Filipino, Spanish, Bosnian
Male name of uncertain origin, possibly a form of ARNOLD.
AROLA f Occitan, Catalan, Spanish (Modern)
Transferred use of the surname. From Latin areola, diminutive of area (meaning "area").
AROMA f Spanish (Archaic)
Means "fragance" in Spanish.
ARQUELAO m Spanish
Spanish form of ARCHELAOS (see ARCHELAUS)
ARQUÍDAMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ARCHIDAMUS.
ARQUÍMEDES m Spanish
Spanish form of ARCHIMEDES.
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