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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ARRABEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARRHABAEUS.
ARRABEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ARRHABAEUS.
ARRIDEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARRHIDAEUS.
ARRIDEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ARRHIDAEUS.
ARRUNCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of ARRUNTIUS.
ARSINOE f Ancient Greek, Greek (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Italian (Rare)
Derived from Greek arsis "to rise, to lift" combined with Greek nous "mind, intellect". This name was borne by a princess from the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
ARTÉMIA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ARTEMIA.
ARTEMIDORO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ARTEMIDOROS.
ARTÊMIO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ARTEMIUS.
ARTEMÍSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ARTEMISIUS via ARTEMISIOS.
ARTURITO m Spanish
Diminutive of ARTURO.
ASALIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of AZALIA. A known bearer of this name is Asalia Nazario, the Puerto Rican mother of American actress Zoe Saldana (b. 1978).
ASANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ASANDER.
ASCEN f & m Spanish
Diminutive of ASCENSION.
ASCLEPIO m Galician, Italian, Spanish
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of Asklepios via ASCLEPIUS.
ASELA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of ASELLA. A notable bearer of this name is the Cuban chess player Asela de Armas Pérez (b. 1954), who won the title of Woman International Master in 1978.
ASIRI f Quechua
Means "smile" in Quechua.
ASLY f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of ASHLEY.
ASMODEO m Spanish
Spanish form of ASMODAEUS.
ASMODEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ASMODAEUS.
ASTÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ASTERIOS via ASTERIUS.
ASTERIO m Filipino, Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ASTERIUS.
ASTEROPEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ASTEROPAEUS.
ASTIANACTE m Spanish
Spanish form of ASTYANAX.
ASTOLFO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Literature
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Germanic name AISTULF. In medieval legend Astolfo was one of Charlemagne's paladins, who appears as a magical character in the 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532) by Boiardo and Ariosto.... [more]
ASTON m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of ASHTON.
ASTREA f Catalan, Italian, Spanish
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of ASTRAEA.
ASTREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ASTRAEUS.
ASTREU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of ASTRAEUS.
ÁSTRID f Spanish
Spanish form of ASTRID.
ASTRUD f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Filipino, Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
A famous bearer is Brazilian vocalist Astrud Gilberto (1940-).
ASUNTA f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician cognate of ASSUNTA.
ATALARICO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ATHALARIC.
ATANAGILDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ATHANAGILD.
ATANARICO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ATHANARIC.
ATANÁSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ATHANASIUS.
ATAÚLFO m Spanish (Rare), Galician, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of ATHAULF.
ATÉGINA f Celtic Mythology, Portuguese, Spanish
The Lusitanian goddess of nature and cure. A popular goddess worshipped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians of the Iberian Peninsula. Derived from a Celtic source: the two roots atte- and geno- to mean "Reborn" or from ad-akwī- (Irish adaig) meaning "night".
ATENA f Catalan (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian
Catalan, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian form of ATHENA.
ATENÁGORAS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ATHENAGORAS.
ATENEA f Spanish, Asturian
Spanish form of ATHENA.
ATENEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Athenaios via ATHENAEUS.
ATENEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Athenaios via ATHENAEUS.
ÁTICO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Galician (Archaic)
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of ATTICUS.
ÁTIDE f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ATTHIS.
ÁTILA m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ATTILA.
ATREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ATREUS.
ATREU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian
Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian form of ATREUS.
AUFIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AUFIDIUS.
AUGURIA f Spanish
Feminine form of AUGURIO.
AUGUSTICO m Spanish
Diminutive of AUGUSTO or ALBERTO. A notable bearer is Augustico Santi, a character on the soap opera "One Life to Live".
AULO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of AULUS.
AURELINA f Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of AURELIA or variant of AURELIANA.
AURELITA f Spanish
Diminutive of AURELIA.
AURINDA f Portuguese, French
Possibly a variant of the Spanish name LAURINDA, meaning "laurel tree".
AURITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of names beginning with Aur-.
AURONA f Italian (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare), German (Rare), Spanish (Rare), French (Rare)
There is no particular meaning, but people are named by the beautiful sound. It could also be a Variant of AURORA.
AURORITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of AURORA used primarily used in Latin America.
AUTÓLICO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUTOLYCUS.
AUXENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of AUXENTIUS.
AUXÍLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of AUXILIA.
AUXILIA f Late Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of AUXILIUS. In some cases, the name can also be a short form of AUXILIADORA.
AUXILIADORA f Spanish, Portuguese
The first element of this name is derived from Latin auxiliaris "helping, aiding, assisting", which in turn is derived from Latin auxilium "help, aid, assistance". Also see AUXILIUS... [more]
AUXÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AUXILIUS.
AUXILIO f & m Spanish (Mexican), Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of AUXILIUS. Used as a predominately feminine name in Mexico, but is masculine in other Spanish speaking countries.
AVITO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of AVITUS.
AWAQ f Quechua
Means "weaver" in Quechua.
AWQA f Quechua
Means "warrior" in Quechua.
AYALIE f Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of Spanish surname Ayala
AYARA f Quechua
Means "wild quinoa" in Quechua.
ÁYAX m Spanish
Spanish form of AJAX.
AYDE f Spanish (Rare)
Unknown meaning.
AYLETH f Spanish
Meaning- “Free Spirit Original”
AYLÍN f Spanish
Spanish form of AYLIN or EILEEN.... [more]
AYMARA f Spanish
Variant of AIMARA. It coincides with the name of an indigenous people of South America.
AYME f Spanish
Spanish form of AIMÉE or AMY, following pronunciation rather than meaning.
AYRTON m English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Various
From a surname which was originally taken from the place name AIRTON.... [more]
AZALIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
In English-speaking countries, this name is usually a variant spelling of AZALIAH and AZALEA, but there are also cases where it is a variant spelling of AZELIA.... [more]
AZENATE f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ASENATH.
AZUL f Spanish, Apache
Spanish for 'blue'.... [more]
AZULA f Popular Culture, Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Fictional name meant to be derived from Portuguese, Galician, and Spanish azul meaning "blue" (of Persian origin). This is the name of a main antagonist in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
f Portuguese
Diminutive of BÁRBARA.
BABA m & f Madí
Meaning unknown. Jamamadí language is spoken in Acre and Amazonas State in Brazil.
BABÁ f Portuguese
Diminutive of BARBARA and SEBASTIÃO.
BABI f Portuguese
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BACO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of BACCHUS.
BADA m & f Madí
Meaning unknown. Jamamadí language is spoken in Acre and Amazonas State in Brazil.
BAKA m & f Madí
Meaning unknown. Jamamadí language is spoken in Acre and Amazonas State in Brazil.
BALIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of BALIAN.
BALTER m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of WALTER.
BARRETO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese version of the english name Barett.Surname and first name used in Brazil and is derived from the name of several locations in Portugal(Ancient hamlets) .Used rarely on spanol language .... [more]
BARSANÚFIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BARSANUPHIUS.
BARSANUFIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of BARSANUPHIUS, and Italian variant form of BARSANOFIO.
BARTIMEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BARTIMAEUS.
BARTIMEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BARTIMAEUS.
BARTO m Dutch, Spanish
Short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASILIA f Spanish (Latin American), German (Rare), Medieval English, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of BASIL (1) via its latinized form Basilius. This was borne by an obscure early saint. As an English name it has long been obsolete, but was much used in the Middle Ages; perhaps a reference to Saint Veronica as Basilia in the medieval 'Mors Pilati' ('Death of Pilate') was responsible for the name's popularity.
BASÍLIDES m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Basileides (see BASILIDES).
BASÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Basil.
BASILISA f Georgian (Archaic), Spanish, Galician
Georgian and Spanish form of BASILISSA.
BASILISCO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Basiliscus (see BASILISKOS).
BASTÍAN m Icelandic, Spanish
Icelandic and Spanish form of BASTIAN.
BAYARDO m Spanish
Spanish form of BAYARD used by Gabriel García Márquez for a character in his novella 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold' (1981).
BEBELA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ISABELA.
BECA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ISABELA.
BECAS f & m Portuguese
Portuguese short form of Isabel, Rebeca, Bernardo, and other names with the "be" sound. It can also come from the word "bebé" (baby).
BEGO f Spanish
Diminutive of Begona.
BEGOÑA f Spanish, Basque
Derives from the Basque word begoina meaning "the lower foot (of Mount Artxanda)". The name is given after Nuestra Señora de Begoña (“Our Lady of Begoña”), referred to the Virgin Mary, patron of Bilbao... [more]
BEGONIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Romani
From the name of a flowering plant, which was named for the French botanist Michel BÉGON. In some cases it may be a variant of the Spanish BEGOÑA.
BÉIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ISABEL and ISABELA.
BEL f English, Portuguese
Diminutive of ISABEL.
BELA f Georgian, Spanish, Portuguese
Georgian short form of IZABELA as well as a Spanish and Portuguese short form of ISABELA. Also compare the Portuguese adjective bela meaning "beautiful".... [more]
BELARMINO m Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Bellarmino, the original Italian surname of Saint Roberto Bellarmine (1542-1621), a cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. His surname meant "well-armed" from Italian.
BELCHIOR m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of MELCHIOR.
BELI f Spanish
Diminutive of ISABEL.
BELICA f Spanish
Diminutive of ISABEL.
BELISARIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of BELISARIUS.
BELISE f English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
English and Brazilian Portuguese adoption of BÉLISE.
BELITA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ANABELA.
BELKIS f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American Spanish variant of BILQIS.... [more]
BELLO m Medieval Italian, Spanish
Short form of JACOBELLO or other names ending in bello. It is also associated with the Italian word meaning "beautiful, handsome".
BELMIRA f Portuguese
Most likely a version of ELMIRA, which derives from EDELMIRA, stemming from ADELMAR, which combines the Germanic elements adal meaning "noble" and mari meaning "famous"... [more]
BELMIRO m Portuguese
Meaning: handsome, good-looking... [more]
BELONA f Lithuanian, Spanish, Portuguese
Lithuanian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BELLONA.
BELTRÁN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of BERTRAM or BERTRAND.
BENECIO m Spanish
Benecio means blessed and is from Mexico.
BENEDICTO m Spanish
Spanish form of BENEDICT.
BENEMÉRITO m Spanish (Archaic)
From Latin benemeritus, a combination of bene ("good") and meritus ("worthy"), meaning "good deserving".
BENICIA f Spanish
Feminine form of BENICIO.
BENÍCIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese Brazilian form of BENEDICT.
BENICIO m Spanish
Spanish form of BENEDICT. A notable bearer is Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro (born 1967).
BENILDA f Filipino, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Spanish variant and Polish form of the Germanic name BERNHILDE, which came into common usage thanks to the martyr and saint Benilde de Córdoba (known as Saint Benildis in English, died circa 853).... [more]
BENILDE f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of BENILDA.
BENJA m Dutch, Spanish
Diminutive of BENJAMIN. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch actor Benja Bruijning (b. 1983).
BENJAS m Spanish
Diminutive of BENJAMÍN.
BENY m Spanish
Diminutive of BENITO.
BER m Spanish
Diminutive of BERNARDINO and BERNARDO.
BERE f Spanish
Diminutive of BERENICE.
BERENILDE f Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare)
Portuguese and French form of BERNHILD.... [more]
BERILO m Portuguese
Berilo is a name that means "beautiful green, green" and comes from the Greek beryllos; It is also the name of a gemstone, corresponds to the English word Beryl.
BERNA m Spanish
Diminutive of BERNABE.
BERNABEA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of BERNABÉ.
BÉRNAR m Spanish
Diminutive of BERNARDINO and BERNARDO.
BERNAS m Portuguese
Diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERTILIA f Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Form of BERTHILD. Bertilia was the name of a 7th-century saint from Mareuil (France).
BERTÍN m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of NORBERTO.
BERTINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of names ending in -berto, such as ALBERTO and ROBERTO. Also compare BETINHO.
BERTRÁN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of BERTRAND.
BERTULFO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of BERTULF and Italian variant of BERTOLFO.
BETA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ELISABETE.
BETANIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese masculine form of BETHANY.
BETHZY f Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Latin American variant of BETSY. This name was brought to public attention by Bethzy Zamorano, a contestant on the Mexican reality television series Bailando por un Sueño... [more]
BETI f Spanish
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
BETIANA f Spanish (Latin American)
First made known and popularised by Argentine actress Betiana Blum (1939-), in this case being a mix of her given names BETTY and ANA.
BETICO m Spanish, Papiamento
Diminutive of BETO, as it contains the Spanish masculine diminutive suffix -ico.... [more]
BETINA f Spanish
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
BETINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ELISABETE.
BETINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of ROBERTO.
BETITA f Spanish (Latin American)
A shortened and diminutive form of ELIZABETH.... [more]
BETITO m Spanish
Diminutive of BETO.
BETO m Spanish
Diminutive of ALBERTO and ROBERTO.
BETSABÉ f Spanish, Catalan, Hungarian
Spanish, Catalan and Hungarian form of BATHSHEBA.
BETSAIDA f Biblical (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Betsaida, which is the Spanish form of BETHSAIDA, the name of two places in the New Testament. For both places, the name is either of Aramaic or Hebrew origin and means either "house of hunting" or "house of fishing"... [more]
BETTÂNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of BETÂNIA, the Portuguese form of BETHANIA.
BETY f Spanish (Latin American), English (Rare)
Variant of BETTY, also used in Latin American countries as a short form of names containing Be- (or -be-) and -t-, like BEATRIZ and ALBERTA.
BETZAIDA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of BETSAIDA. This name is the most popular out of the two.... [more]
BETZAIDY f South American (Modern, Rare)
A derivation from BETHSAIDA, used in Venezuela.
BIBI m Portuguese
Diminutive of FABIO and FABIANO.
BIBI f Portuguese
Diminutive of GABRIELA.
BIBIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of Vivian
BIBO m Portuguese
Diminutive of GABRIEL.
BÍBULO m Spanish
Spanish form of BIBULUS.
BIENVENIDO m Spanish
Masculine form of BIENVENIDA.
BIRON m Various, English (Rare), Theatre, Spanish (Latin American, Rare, ?)
Presumably, a variant of BYRON. Shakespeare used this name in one of the three companions of King Ferdinand in Love's Labour Lost (1594).
BISHNUD m Tupi
A popular name among Tupi communities in Formosa (Argentina), this name may also be a Guarani mythological god.
BIZAS m Bosnian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Bosnian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BYZAS.
BLANCO m Spanish
Masculine form of BLANCA.
BLASA f Spanish
Feminine form of BLAS.
BLAY m Spanish (Rare)
Variant of BLAS.
BOFO m Spanish
Diminutive of RODOLFO.
BONI m Spanish
Diminutive of BONIFACIO.
BONIFACIA f Spanish, Galician
Feminine form of BONIFACIO.
BONITO m Italian, Spanish
Italian English and Spanish forms of BONITUS.
BÓRIS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BORIS.
BORQUITA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of BORJA in the case of Marie Delphine Borja "Borquita" López y Angula de la Candelaria, daughter of New Orleans serial killer Delphine LaLaurie.
BOSCO m Spanish
Transferred use of the surname BOSCO borne by the catholic saint John Bosco (also known as Don Bosco).
BOTULFO m Spanish
Spanish form of BOTULF.
BRAITÓN m Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Likely a Hispanicised form of BRIGHTON.
BRANDÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRENDAN.
BRANDINA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of BLANDINE.
BRANDINO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of BLANDINUS.
BRANDO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of BLANDUS
BRANDÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of BRANDO.
BRASIL m Spanish
"brazil"
BRÁULIA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of BRAULIA.
BRÁULIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRAULIO. Known bearers of this name include former Brazilian soccer player Bráulio Barbosa de Lima (b. 1948) and Bráulio Tavares (b... [more]
BRAULIO m Spanish, Galician
Apparently derived from Germanic brahuila meaning "bright, radiant" - with one source saying that it is etymologically related to Old High German brand or brant "sword". However, I am not sure how much stock should be put into that, since it seems like its pronunciation would be akin to brilla (BREEL-lah), which makes it look suspiciously close to the Italian verb brillare "to shine, to sparkle" and ultimately comes from berillus, a latinized form of Greek beryllos... [more]
BRENDÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of BRENDAN.
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