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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YESUEL m Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
This name is most likely a combination of two given names, such as YESENIA and MANUEL (or an other Hebrew name that ends in -uel)... [more]
YETIVE f English (American, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Literature
Coined by American writer George Barr McCutcheon for the character Princess Yetive in his 'Graustark' series, set in the fictional Eastern European country of Graustark: 'Graustark' (1901), 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904) and 'Truxton King' (1909)... [more]
YEXIEL m Spanish (Latin American, Modern)
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly a combination of any name starting with Ye- and any name ending in -iel, such as DANIEL and GABRIEL.
YEYO m Spanish
Diminutive of Spanish names ending in -io, such as SERGIO, AURELIO, and EDELIO.
YGNACIA f Spanish
Variant of IGNACIA.
YGNACIO m Spanish (Archaic)
Medieval Spanish form of IGNACIO.
YGNÉS f Spanish (Archaic)
Archaic variant of INÉS.
YIMI m & f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of JIMMY.
YLA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Perhaps a variant of ISLA or a feminine form of YLO.
YLVIS m Spanish
Variant of ELVIS.
YMA f Quechua (?)
Yma Sumac was the stage name of Peruvian soprano Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo (1922-2008). She based it on her mother's name, which was derived from Quechua ima shumaq meaning "how beautiful!", although in interviews Sumac claimed it meant "beautiful girl" or "beautiful flower".... [more]
YODANIS f Spanish (Latin American)
A combination name, meshing the name's of Yolanda and Daniel to create one name using the intials of both names and the NIS to make the name more feminine
YODIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly of Hebrew origin - if it is, then the last element is derived from Hebrew el "God". Alternatively, this name may be made up from existing elements in the Spanish language, like YOTUEL is... [more]
YODUEL m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Probably a variant form of YODIEL or perhaps even of YOTUEL.
YOLA f Spanish, English
Short form of YOLANDA.
YOLANDO m & f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), American (Rare)
Variant or Masculine form of YOLANDA. While a feminine name in the USA, in Brazil and Argentina, it's a masculine name.
YOLI f Spanish
Diminutive of YOLANDA.
YOLITA f Spanish
Diminutive of YOLANDA (compare YOLI).
YONEIL m Spanish
A Dominican name.
YONIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of JONIEL. Also compare YONUEL. A known bearer of this name is Yoniel García, a Cuban life coach.
YONIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a variant form of YANIER or is otherwise related to it. Also compare YONIEL.... [more]
YONUEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of JONUEL. Also compare YONIEL.
YORBE m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
This given name is strictly masculine in Flanders and the Netherlands, where it is a variant form of YORBEN.... [more]
YORDANO m Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant spelling of JORDANO. A known bearer of this name was the Dominican professional baseball player Yordano Ventura (1991-2017).
YORDI m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE or a variant spelling of JORDI.... [more]
YORIEL m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly of Hebrew origin - if it is, then the last element is derived from Hebrew el "God". Alternatively, this name may be made up from existing elements in the Spanish language, like YOTUEL is.... [more]
YORLENY f Spanish (Latin American)
Apparently from the English phrase Yours LENNY, signed at the end of letters by a sailor named Lenny Smith to his Costa Rican wife, hence why usage of this name is mainly concentrated in that country.... [more]
YOSGART m Spanish (Rare)
Famous bearer: Mexican goalkeeper Yosgart Gutiérrez.
YOSUEL m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of JOSUEL. Also compare YOSIEL.
YOTUEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Mainly seen in Cuba, where there is a clear trend for parents to be creative with names. One might think one element of this name is derived from Hebrew el "God", but that is not so: rather, this name is made up of the Spanish pronouns yo "I", "you" and el "he"... [more]
YOVANY m Spanish
Spanish form of GIOVANNI.
YOYA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of GLORIA.
YOYI f Spanish
Diminutive of YOLANDA.
YRMA f Spanish (Latin American), Ukrainian
Variant of IRMA. Also an alternate transcription.
YSA f Spanish, Filipino
Diminutive of YSABEL, YSABELLE, and YSABELLA.
YSABELITA f Spanish
Variant of Isabella
YSIDRO m Greek, Spanish (Archaic)
Greek and Medieval Spanish form of ISIDORE.
YUBELKIS f Spanish (Latin American)
Elaboration of BELKIS with the prefix Yu-.
YUCY f & m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Chinese (Rare)
Variant transcription of YUCI.
YUDELKA f Spanish (Latin American)
Allegedly a diminutive of JUDIT (perhaps via Yiddish YUTKE).
YUDIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
This name is most likely a combination of two given names, such as YUDITH and DANIEL (or an other Hebrew name that ends in -iel)... [more]
YUDIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a variant form of YADIER or is otherwise related to it.... [more]
YUDITH f Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of JUDITH. A known bearer of this name is Yudith Águila (b. 1972), a Cuban women's basketball player.
YULIET f Spanish
Spanish form of JULIET.
YUNA m Brazilian
In Brazilian Portuguese, it means "dark river", and is derived from Tupi 'y, water, + un, black.
YUPANQUI m Quechua
Means "he who honours his ancestors" in Quechua.
YURAC m & f Quechua
Means "white" in Quechua.
YURAQMAYU f Quechua
Means "white river" in Quechua.
YUREYMI f Spanish (Rare)
"The will of the God of light" Probably derived from Yuri, yuri meaning "light of God" in Hebrew and mi "who will" in Hebrew or "not yet gentle" In Japanese, yu meaning Tenderness or gentleness and mi meaning not yet.
YURI f Quechua
Means "dawn" in Quechua.
YURIDIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. The name is borne by Mexican singer Yuridia Gaxiola.
YUSIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly of Hebrew origin - if it is, then the last element is derived from Hebrew el "God". Alternatively, this name may be made up from existing elements in the Spanish language, like YOTUEL is.... [more]
YUVIELKA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Elaboration of VIELKA with the prefix Yu-, used mainly in Nicaragua.
YVELISE f Literature, French, French (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a combination of names beginning with the element Yve-, particularly YVETTE, and ÉLISE and a variant of YVELINE.... [more]
ZADOQUE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ZADOK.
ZAFIRO f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish feminine name derived from the word zafiro meaning "sapphire". This is a modern coinage.
ZAFRINA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories, however, link this name to ZEFERINA.
ZAGREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ZAGREUS.
ZAGREU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ZAGREUS.
ZAQUEO m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ZACCHAEUS.
ZAQUEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ZACCHAEUS.
ZAQUIEL m Spanish
A form of Zachaël (Zachael).
ZARCO m Spanish (Rare)
This first name is predominantly found in South America, although it is not very common there: one is much more likely to encounter the name as a surname there instead. Because of that, it is possible that the bearers' parents were inspired to give their sons the surname as a first name, just like it is done in English-speaking countries these days... [more]
ZEBEDEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ZEBEDEE.
ZECA m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOSÉ or the double name JOSÉ CARLOS.
ZEDEQUIAS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tzidqiyyahu (see ZEDEKIAH) via its hellenized form ZEDEKIAS.
ZEDU m Portuguese
A diminutive of the composed name JOSÉ EDUARDO, formed by combining and DU.
ZEFERINA f Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ZEPHYRINE.
ZÉFIRO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ZEPHYR.
ZÉLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ZELIA.
ZELIA f English (Rare), Basque (Rare), Portuguese
English variant and Basque form of CELIA.... [more]
ZEMI f Portuguese
A diminutive of the composed name JOSÉ MARIA, formed by combining and MI.
ZENÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ZENO or ZENON.
ZENOBIO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENODORO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ZENODORUS.
ZENÓN m Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Aragonese, Kashubian
Spanish, Galician, Aragonese and Kashubian form of ZENON.
ZERDÁN m Spanish
Variant of Zerden.
ZÉTÓ m Portuguese
Diminutive of the composed name JOSÉ ANTÓNIO, formed by combining and .
ZETTA f Italian (Archaic), Portuguese
A diminutive of ROSETTA or for names such as LIZETTE and SUZETTE.
ZEUXIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of ZEUXIPPUS.
ZEVI m Portuguese
Diminutive of the composed names JOSÉ VÍTOR or JOSÉ VICENTE, formed by combining and VI.
ZEZA f Portuguese
Cognate diminutive of MARIA JOSE.
ZEZINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of JOSE.
ZICO m Brazilian
Nickname (stage name?) of soccer coach and footballer Arthur Antunes Coimbra.
ZILMAR f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of SOLIMAR or CELIMAR or possibly formed from azul and mar, in which case it would literally mean "blue sea".
ZÍPORA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ZIPPORAH.
ZIPÓRA f Spanish
Spanish form of ZIPPORAH.
ZITO m Italian, Brazilian
Male form of ZITA.
ZOA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Latinate variant of ZOE. The Christian martyr Zoe of Rome is sometimes known as Saint Zoa.
ZOCUECA f Spanish (Rare)
From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de Zocueca, meaning "The Virgin of Zocueca," venerated at the sanctuary in Guarromán in the Andalusian province of Jaén in southern Spain.
ZOILA f Spanish, Basque, Italian, Galician
Feminine form of ZOILO.
ZOILO m Spanish (Rare), Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ZOILUS.
ZORIMEL f Spanish (Latin American)
Derived partly from the name ZORAIDA. The name Zorimel originated in Puerto Rico and means "mesmerizing golden light."
ZÓSIMO m Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Zosimos via ZOSIMUS.... [more]
ZÓZIMO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ZOSIMUS.
ZULEICA f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ZULEIKA.
ZULEMA f Spanish, Medieval Basque, Catalan (Rare), Galician
Possibly a Spanish feminine form of SULEIMAN. This name was borne by Argentine actress Zulema "Zully" Moreno (1920-1999). It was also in use in the Basque Country during the Middle Ages where it was recorded from the 1200s onwards.
ZULIA f Spanish (Latin American)
One of the 23 states of Venezuela. Zulia can also be used as a variant to the name JULIA.
ZULLY f Spanish (Latin American)
A Guatemalan first name, which is rarely used outside Guatemala.... [more]
ZURIA f Basque, Medieval Basque, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Medieval Basque name derived from Basque zuri "white".... [more]
ZURISADAI m & f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of ZURISHADDAI. It is unisex, though predominantly feminine, in Latin America.
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