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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BRÍCIO m Brazilian
Brazilian form of BRICE.
BRICIO m Spanish, American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of BRICIUS. It can also be a short form of FABRICIO.
BRILLANTE m Spanish, Filipino
Means "brilliant, sparkly, gemstone" in Spanish. A notable bearer was Brillante Mendoza (1960-), a Filipino independent film director.
BRISA f Spanish
Previously a short form of BRISEIDA, though it is now regarded as an independent name directly from the Spanish word brisa "breeze". In Mexico this name was popularized by a character named Brisa (played by actress Margarita Magaña) on the telenovela "Por tu amor" (1999).
BRISEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BRISEUS.
BRISEU m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRISEUS.
BRU m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of BRUNO and BRUNA.
BRUTO m Galician, Italian, Spanish
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of BRUTUS.
BUENA f Jewish, Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "good" in Judeo-Spanish.
BUENSUCESO f & m Spanish (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, meaning "Our Lady of the Good Event," referring to the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus.... [more]
CA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CAMILA and CARLA.
CACA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CAMILA and CARLA.
CACÁ m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS and CAROLINA.
CACAU f Portuguese
Diminutive of CLAUDIA.
CACHO m Spanish
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CACILDA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CASILDA.
CACO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MARCOS.
CADINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of RICARDO.
CADO m Portuguese
Diminutive of RICARDO.
CADU m Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS EDUARDO.
CAFU m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Famous bearer of this name is Cafu (Born as Marcos Evangelista de Morais).
CAIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAIN.
CAÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of CAIN.
CAIQUE m Tupi (Latinized, Modern, Archaic)
Caique seems to be an indigenous word, more specifically the extinct Tupi language, which means "aquatic bird." Other translations seem to refer to "he who glides on the waters".... [more]
CAITO m & f Spanish
Possibly derived from CAYETANO.
CAJÓ m Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS JORGE.
CALHANDRA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Portuguese cognate of ALONDRA, occasionally used in Brazil.
CALIANDRA f Portuguese
Caliandra is the name of a flower, whose scientific name is Calliandra harrisii, and its denomination derives from the combination of the Greek elements Kallio (beautiful) and Andros (man), probably meaning "beautiful and masculine" or "beautiful and manlike".
CALÍMACO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALLIMACHUS.
CALÍN m Spanish
Dininutive of CARLOS.
CALÍNICO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALLINICUS.
CALINO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of CALLINUS.
CALÍOPE f Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Calliope (see KALLIOPE).
CALIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of Kallippos via its latinized form CALLIPPUS.
CALIPSO f Catalan, Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CALYPSO.
CALÍSTRATO m Spanish
Spanish form of Callistratus (see KALLISTRATE).
CALLINE f English (Modern, Rare), Brazilian (Modern, Rare)
Feminized variant of CALLEN or a variant of CALLEEN or COLINE (See also COLLINE and CALLYN).
CALO m Spanish
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CALÓCERO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CALOCAERUS and CALOCERUS, which are both latinizations of the Greek given name KALOKAIROS.
CALPURNIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CALPURNIANUS.
CALPÚRNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CALPURNIUS.
CALPURNIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CALPURNIUS.
CALU m Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CAMANÉ m Portuguese
Diminutive of the composed name CARLOS MANUEL, formed by combining and MANÉ.
CAMILINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CAMILA.
CAMINO f & m Spanish
Meaning "path, way, road" Derivates from the "Virgen del camino", Pamplona's patron saint.
CAN f Spanish
Diminutive of CANDELA.
CANCIANILA f Spanish
Spanish form of CANTIANILLA.
CANCIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of CANTIANUS.
CANCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of CANTIUS.
CANDELITA f Spanish
Diminutive of CANDELA.
CANDI f & m Spanish
Diminutive of CANDELA and CANDIDO/CANDIDA.
CANDIDIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CANDIDIANUS.
CANELA f Spanish (Rare)
Derived from the Spanish noun canela meaning "cinnamon".
CANELO m Spanish (Rare)
Derived from the Spanish noun canelo, which can mean "winter's bark tree" as well as "cinnamon tree". Also compare CANELA.... [more]
CANINIO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CANINIUS.
CANIO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Italian and Spanish form of CANIUS.
CANO m Spanish
Diminutive of ALEJANDRO.
CANTIDIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CANTIDIANUS.
CANTIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CANTIDIUS.
CANUTO m Spanish
Spanish form of KNUT.
CAPANEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CAPANEUS.
CAPANEU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of CAPANEUS.
CAPILLA f Spanish
Means "chapel" in Spanish, taken from the Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary, La Santísima Virgen de la Capilla and Nuestra Señora de la Capilla, meaning "The Most Holy Virgin of the Chapel" and "Our Lady of the Chapel" respectively... [more]
CAPRASIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CAPRASIUS.
CARI f Spanish
Diminutive of CARIDAD.
CARIBERTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARIBERT.
CARIDADE f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of CHARITY.
CARIDEMO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CHARIDEMUS.
CARILAU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Charilaos via CHARILAUS.
CARINO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CARINUS.
CARISTO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARYSTUS.
CARITA f Spanish
Diminutive of CARIDAD.
CARITÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CHARITON.
CARITO f Spanish
Diminutive of CAROLINA.
CARITÓN m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of CHARITON.
CARLÃO m Portuguese
Diminutive form of CARLOS.
CARLEAN m & f Brazilian (Rare), American (Rare)
In Brazil, this name could possibly be an elaboration of CARL.... [more]
CARLINES m Spanish
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLA.
CARLINI f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian phonetic variant of CARLINE.
CARLINO m Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Variant of CARLINHOS or an elaboration of CARLO/CARLOS.
CARLISE f American (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Variant of CARLISA in the style of ANNELISE and ELISE (See also CHARLIZE).
CARLOMAGNO m Spanish
Spanish form of Charlemagne.
CARLOMÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of CARLOMAN.
CARLOSITO m Spanish
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARMELLO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMEM f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEN.
CARMENCHA f Spanish
Diminutive of CARMEN.
CARMENCHU f Spanish
Diminutive of CARMEN.
CARMINIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARMINIUS.
CARMITA f Spanish
Diminutive of CARMEN.
CARO m Medieval Italian, Galician, Spanish
Galician, Italian, Spanish and form of CARUS.
CARO f Spanish, English, German
Short form of CAROLINE or other names that begin with caro, commonly used in Great Britain (England).
CARÔ f Portuguese
Diminutive of CAROLINA.
CÁROL f Spanish
Diminutive of CAROLINA.
CAROLI f Spanish
Diminutive of CAROLINA.
CAROLINI f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of CAROLINE, reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French form of CAROLINA.
CAROLINNE f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian variant of CAROLINE.
CARPO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CARPUS.
CARRIÓN m Spanish (Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname.
CARTERIO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of KARTERIOS via its latinized form CARTERIUS.
CARVILIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CARVILIUS.
CASANDRO m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of CASSANDER.
CASIANA f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Romanian (Rare)
Spanish, Galician and Romanian form of CASSIANA.
CASIANO m Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of CASSIAN.
CASILDA f Spanish, Galician, Portuguese (Rare), Literature, Theatre
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of the patron saint of Toledo, Spain. It might have an Arabic origin, considering the history - Saint Casilda of Toledo was born a Moorish princess - and perhaps comes from Arabic قصيدة (qaṣīda) meaning "poem"... [more]
CASIO m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of CASSIUS.
CASIODORA f Spanish
Feminine form of CASIODORO.
CASIODORO m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of CASSIODORUS.
CASIOPEA f Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of CASSIOPEIA.
CASSANDRO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Portuguese form of CASSANDER.
CASSILDA f Portuguese (Rare), American (Archaic)
Variant of CASILDA. It appears in 'The King in Yellow' (1895), a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers.
CÁSSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CASSIUS.
CÁSTOR m Spanish
Spanish form of CASTOR.
CASTORA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of CASTOR.
CASTRICIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of CASTRICIANUS.
CÁSTULO m Spanish
Spanish form of CASTULUS.
CATA f Spanish
Diminutive of CATALINA.
CÁTEDRA f Spanish (Rare)
Derived from Latin Cathedra Petri, referring to the Chair of Saint Peter with its feast day being the 22nd of February (until 1962, it was also celebrated on the 18th of January).
CATI f Spanish
Diminutive of CATALINA.
CATY f English, Spanish
Variation of CATTY or CATIE and diminutive of CATALINA.
CAU f Portuguese
Diminutive of CLAUDIA and CLAUDIO.
CAYO m Aragonese, Spanish
Spanish and Aragonese form of GAIUS.
CECI f Tupi
The meaning is debatable. It could mean "my mother" or "mother who cries" in Tupi.
CECI f English, Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of CECIL, CECILIA, CECELIA, and CECILY, and other names containing a similar sound.
CECIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American variant of CECÍA.
CÉFALO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CEPHALUS.
CEFAS m Spanish
Spanish form of CEPHAS.
CEFEO m Galician, Italian, Spanish
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of CEPHEUS.
CEFEU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian
Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian form of CEPHEUS.
CELDA f Spanish
Diminutive of GRISELDA.
CELE m Spanish
Diminutive of CELESTINO.
CELEDONIA f Spanish
Feminine form of CELEDONIO.
CELEDONIO m Spanish
Spanish name derived from the Greek word for swallow, chelidon (see CELANDINE).
CÉLEO m Spanish
Spanish form of CELEUS.
CELÉSTIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of CAELESTIA. Also compare the masculine counterpart CELÉSTIO.
CELÉSTIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAELESTIUS.
CELESTITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Means "celestite" in Spanish. Also known as celestine, celestite is a colourless, orange or blue mineral with orthorhombic crystals, so named from Latin caelestis "heavenly, pertaining to the sky" (compare CAELESTIS) after its usual pale sky-blue shade.
CELICA f Spanish (Latin American)
Means "heavenly, celestial", from Latin coelica, from caelicus 'heavenly, celestial'.
CELIDONIA f Spanish
Spanish word for the flower known in English as the celandine. See CELANDINE.
CELIDÔNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CELEDONIUS.
CELIM m Portuguese
Diminutive of MARCELO.
CELO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MARCELO.
CELSA f Spanish, Galician
Feminine form of CELSO.
CEMIRA f Brazilian
Variant of SEMIRA.
CENOBIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of ZENOBIA.
CENOBIO m Spanish
Spanish version of Zenobios. Feminine form: Cenobia.... [more]
CEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Coeus (see KOIOS).
CÉOS m Portuguese, French
Portuguese and French form of Coeus (see KOIOS).
CÉRBERO m Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese form of CERBERUS.
CERBERO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CERBERUS.
CERNÍN m Spanish
Alternate Spanish form of SATURNINUS
CESÁREO m Spanish, Galician
Spanish variant and Galician form of CESARIO.
CESARIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CAESARIUS.
CESIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of KEZIA.
CESILIA f Spanish
Variant of CECILIA.
CESÍTAR m Spanish
Diminutive of CESAR.
CESITO m Spanish
Diminutive of CESAR.
CÉU f Portuguese
Means "sky, heaven" in Portuguese.
CEVERO m Spanish
This name was used by a male on the 1930 Censo México (Mexico Census).
CHABELA f Spanish, Galician
Diminutive of ISABEL.
CHÁBELI f Spanish
Diminutive of Maria Isabel. A famous bearer is Chábeli Iglesias, a Spanish socialite.
CHABELITA f Spanish
Diminutive of ISABEL.
CHAGO m Spanish
Diminutive of SANTIAGO.
CHALIA f Spanish
Diminutive of ROSALIA.
CHALO m Spanish
Diminutive of GONZALO.
CHANO m Spanish
Diminutive of LUCIANO.
CHÁRBEL m Spanish
Spanish form of SHARBEL.
CHARINA f Spanish, Filipino
Diminutive of ROSARIO.
CHARITO f Spanish
Diminutive of ROSARIO.
CHARLI f & m English (Modern), Spanish
Variant of CHARLIE and diminutive of CARLOS.
CHARLIANA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), American (Rare, ?)
Elaboration of CHARLIA (a double elaboration of CHARLA) or a blend of CHARLINE and JULIANA.
CHARLIN m & f French (Rare), Brazilian (Rare), English (Rare), German (Rare)
In France, this name is a French diminutive of CHARLES as -in is a French masculine diminutive suffix. This name is also used in Brazil.... [more]
CHARLYE m Spanish
Variant of CHARLIE.
CH'ASKA f Incan Mythology, Quechua
In Incan mythology, Ch'aska ("Venus") or Ch'aska Quyllur ("Venus star") was the goddess of dawn and twilight, the planet Venus, flowers, maidens, and sex. She protected virgin girls. This name is of a separate etmology, with the Quechua ch'aska referring to what they thought was the brightest star but was the planet Venus... [more]
CH’ASKAÑAWI f Quechua
Means "star eyes" in Quechua.
CHAVA f & m Spanish
Diminutive of SALVADOR and ROSALVA.
CHAVELA f Spanish
Diminutive of ISABEL.
CHAVELITA f Spanish
Diminutive of ISABEL.
CHAVI m Spanish
Diminutive of SALVADOR.
CHAVITA m Spanish
Diminutive of SALVADOR.
CHAVITO m Spanish
Diminutive of SALVADOR.
CHAVO m Popular Culture, Spanish
From Spanish chavo meaning ''boy, kid'', used as a nickname.
CHAYENNE f & m Spanish, Dutch
Variant of CHEYENNE.
CHAYITO f Spanish
Diminutive of ROSARIO.
CH’AYÑA f Quechua
Means "siskin" in Quechua. A siskin is a type of bird in the finch family.
CHAYO f Spanish
Diminutive of ROSARIO.
CHECHA m Spanish
Diminutive of CESAR.
CHECHO m Spanish
Diminutive of SERGIO.
CHECO m Spanish
Diminutive of SERGIO.
CHEIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant form of CHEIENE. Also compare CHEYANNE.
CHEIENE f & m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Derived from Portuguese cheiene meaning "Cheyenne" (singular). So, in other words, you could say that this name is the Portuguese cognate of CHEYENNE.... [more]
CHEILA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of SHEILA.
CHEJO m Spanish
Diminutive of SERGIO.
CHELA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of GRACIELA, MARCELA, MARCELLINA, and ARACELI.
CHELI f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ARACELI.
CHELO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MARCELO.
CHELY f Spanish
Variant of CHELI.
CHEMANU m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE MANUEL.
CHEMARI m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE MARIA.
CHEMI m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE MIGUEL.
CHEMITA m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE MANUEL.
CHENCHA f Spanish
Diminutive of INNOCENCIA.
CHENCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of INOCENCIO and SERGIO.
CHENOA f Spanish (Modern)
Popularised by Argentine-Spanish music artist María Laura Corradini Falomir (1975-), popularly known as Chenoa, when she first appeared in the Spanish talent-search television show 'Operación Triunfo' in late 2001 and had her first album released in April of 2002.
CHENTE m Spanish
Diminutive of VICENTE.
CHEO m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSÉ.
CHEPE m Spanish
Dininutive of CARLOS and JOSE.
CHEPINA f Spanish
Diminutive of JOSEFINA.
CHEPITA f Spanish
Diminutive of JOSEFINA.
CHEPITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JOSE.
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