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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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.
CHHULLA f Quechua
Means "morning dew" in Quechua.
CHÍA f Spanish
Diminutive of LUCÍA.
CHICHI f Spanish (Latin American, Americanized, Rare)
This version comes from the american word Chiwawa mixed with the name CHLOE meaning "Small" or "Tiny"
CHILA f Spanish
Diminutive of CECILIA.
CHILDERICO m Italian (Rare), Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHILDERIC.
CHILE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Possibly a variant of CHILI/CHILE or from the name of the South American country.
CHILO f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA AUXILIADORA.
CHILPERICO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHILPERIC.
CHINDASVINTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHINDASWINTH.
CHINO m Spanish, English, Popular Culture
This was the name of a character in the musical "West Side Story".... [more]
CHIO f Spanish
Diminutive of ROCÍO.
CHIQUINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCA. This name was borne by Brazilian composer Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935), whose given name was Francisca.
CHIQUINQUIRÁ f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish feminine name given in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá. Chiquinquirá itself is of Chibcha origin and means "Place of swamps covered with fog".
CHIQUITA f Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCA (See CHIQUITO).
CHIQUITO m Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CHIRAPA m & f Quechua
Means "rainbow" in Quechua.
CHIRO m Spanish
Variant of Chairo.... [more]
CHISCO m Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CHOL f Spanish
Diminutive of SOLEDAD.
CHOLE f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA del Sol or MARIA de la SOLEDAD.
CHON f Spanish
Diminutive of CONCEPCION.
CHONI f & m Spanish
Diminutive of ASCENSION and CONCEPCION.
CHOSTO m Spanish
Diminutive of CRISTOFORO.
CHUCHA f Spanish
Diminutive of JESUSA.
CHUCHI m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS.
CHUCO m Spanish
Diminutive of SERGIO.
CHUMARI m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS MARIA.
CHURAN m Quechua
Means "saviour" in Quechua.
CHUSA f Spanish
Diminutive of JESUSA.
CHUSI m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS.
CHUSMA m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS MARIA.
CHUSO m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS.
CHUVA f Portuguese
From Portuguese chuva meaning "rain".
CHUYBETO m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS ALBERTO.
CHUYITA f Spanish
Diminutive of JESUSA.
CHUYITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS.
CHUYMONCHI m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS RAMON.
CHUYMONCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of JESUS RAMON.
CHUZ m Spanish
Diminutive of CRUZ.
CIANO m Spanish
Diminutive of LUCIANO.
CIBELE f Portuguese, Italian (Rare)
Portuguese and Italian form of CYBELE.
CIBELES f Spanish
Spanish form of CYBELE.
CIÇA f Portuguese
Portuguese short form of CECÍLIA.
CÍCERO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of CICERO. It became popular because of Padre Cícero, a Brazilian priest who became a spiritual leader to the people of the Northeast Region of Brazil.
CIELA f English (Modern, Rare), Filipino, Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Either a modern variant of CIELO or a truncated form of names that end in -ciela.
CIELITO f Spanish
Diminutive of CIELO.
CIELO f Spanish
Means "sky", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María del Cielo "Mary of the Sky" (compare ARACELI). In Mexico this name was popularized by a character named Maria del Cielo (played by actress Gabriela Spanic) on the telenovela "Por tu amor" (1999).
CILIA f Spanish (Rare)
Variant of CELIA and diminutive of CECILIA.
CILINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CECILIA.
CINENA f Spanish
a brave girl.
CINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ALICE.
CINTA f Spanish, Catalan
Means "ribbon" in Spanish and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Virgen de la Cinta.
CINTIO m Spanish
Masculine form of CINTIA, the Spanish form of CYNTHIA. This name was borne by Cuban poet Cintio Vitier (1921-2009).
CIONA f Spanish
Diminutive of CONCEPCION.
CIONE f Spanish
Diminutive of CONCEPCION.
CIPIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SCIPIO.
CIPRIANA f Italian, Portuguese, Galician, Spanish, Romanian, Greek (Rare)
Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, Galician and Spanish feminine form of CYPRIANUS (compare CYPRIANA).
CIRA f Italian, Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Galician (Rare)
Italian, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese feminine form of CYRUS.
CIRCUNCISIÓN f Spanish (Rare)
From Spanish circuncisión, meaning "circumcision". Most likely born from confusion, as the word itself appears in the Bible and many titles of Virgin Mary ending in -ión are used as female names, e. g. ASUNCIÓN, CONCEPCIÓN.
CIRENIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of CYRENIA.
CÍRIA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of CYRIA.
CIRÍACA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of CYRIACA.
CIRIACA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CYRIACA.
CIRILO m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of CYRIL.
CISCA f Spanish, Catalan
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
CISSA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CECILIA.
CLARET f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of CLARETTE.
CLARISOL f Spanish
Combination of CLARA and SOL (1), possibly intended to mean "bright sun".
CLARITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of CLARA.
CLAU f Spanish
Diminutive of CLAUDIA.
CLAUDEMIR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CLODOMIRO or a combination of CLÁUDIO (or even CLAUDE) with a Portuguese given name that ends in -mir, such as ADEMIR and ALMIR (1).... [more]
CLAUDENIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese elaborated from CLAUDIA.
CLAUDET f Brazilian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Primarily Brazilian dialectical variant of CLAUDETTE.
CLAUDI f & m Spanish
Diminutive of CLAUDIA and CLAUDIO.
CLAUDINA f Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Galician and Catalan cognate of CLAUDINE.
CLAUDINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CLAUDIA.
CLAUDINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of CLAUDIO.
CLAUDIR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Contracted form of CLAUDEMIR. Also compare the somewhat similar-looking name CLOTÁRIO.
CLEMENCIA f Catalan, Spanish (Latin American), Medieval Occitan, Medieval English
Catalan, Spanish and Occitan form of CLEMENTIA as well as an English variant of this name.
CLEMÊNCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CLEMENTIUS.
CLEMENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of CLEMENTIUS.
CLEÓBULO m Spanish
Spanish form of CLEOBULUS.
CLEÓCRITO m Spanish
Spanish form of CLEOCRITUS.
CLÉOMA f French (Cajun, Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Cléoma Breaux Falcon (1906-1941) was a Cajun musician from Louisiana.
CLEÓMENES m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of CLEOMENES.
CLEÓNICO m Spanish
Spanish form of Kleonikos (see KLEONIKE).
CLÍSTENES m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of CLEISTHENES.
CLITEMNESTRA f Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of CLYTEMNESTRA.
CLITO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Kleitos via its latinized form CLITUS.
CLODOMIRA f Italian (Rare), Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of CLODOMIRO, which is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the ancient Germanic name CHLODOMER.... [more]
CLODOMIRO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHLODOMER.... [more]
CLÓRIS f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of CHLORIS.
CLORIS f Spanish, Catalan (Rare)
Spanish and Catalan form of CHLORIS.
CLORO m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHLORUS.
COBO m Spanish
Diminutive of JACOBO.
CODRO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CODRUS.
COKE m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE.
COLÁS m Spanish, Galician
Hypocoristic of NICOLÁS.
COLBERTO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian form of COLBERT.
COLETE f Portuguese (Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Portuguese form and English and Dutch variant of COLETTE.
COLUMBANO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of COLUMBANUS.
COLUMBIA m & f Spanish, English, Italian
The name Colombia comes from the name of Christopher Columbus (Spanish: Cristóbal Colón). It was conceived by the revolutionary Francisco de Miranda as a reference to all the New World, but especially to those territories and colonies under Spanish and Portuguese rule... [more]
COMMODIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of COMMODIANUS.
CÓMODO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of COMMODUS.
CONCE f Spanish
Diminutive of CONCEPCION.
CONCHATA f Spanish (Anglicized), English (American, Rare)
Possibly a form of CONCHITA. A notable bearer of this name was the American actress Conchata Ferrell (1943-2020).
CONCHI f & m Spanish
Diminutive of CONCEPCION.
CONDORITO m Spanish (Latin American)
From the Chilean comic strip Condorito, based on a condor
CONFÚCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Confucius.
CONFUCIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Confucius.
CONI f English, Spanish
Variant of CONNIE and diminutive of CONSUELO.
CONSO f Spanish
Diminutive of Consolacion.
CONSOLAÇÃO f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CONSUELO.
CONSOLACIÓN f Spanish, Galician
Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María (de la) Consolación, "Our Lady of Consolation".
CONSTANTINO m Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of CONSTANTINE.
CONSU f Spanish
Diminutive of CONSUELO.
COPREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of COPREUS.
COQUE m Spanish
Diminutive of ROGELIO.
COQUE m Spanish
Diminutive of JORGE.
CORAIMA f Spanish (Modern), American (Hispanic, Modern)
Probably an elaboration of CORA with influence from RORAIMA.... [more]
CORÁLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese variant of CORALIE.
CORALIA f Romanian (Rare), Spanish, Galician, Italian (Rare)
Romanian, Italian, Galician and Spanish form of CORALIE.
CORALIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CORAL.
CORAZÓN f Spanish
Means "heart" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Inmaculado Corazón de María meaning "Immaculate Heart of Mary".
CORBINIANO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Corbinianus (see KORBINIAN).
CORDERO m Spanish (Latin American), African American
From Spanish cordero "lamb", perhaps via the Spanish surname CORDERO (originally denoting either a shepherd or someone thought to resemble a lamb).
CORDO m Spanish
Spanish form of CORDUS.
CORELLA f English, Spanish
Possibly a combination of CORA and Ella, or inspired by the Basque surname Corella used in the Navarre province, or from the Italian surname thought to be a diminutive of a feminine form of Core, itself a diminutive of names containing the element.
CORNIFICIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CORNIFICIUS.
CORO f Spanish
Meaning "Choir", It's a derivation of "Virgen del coro" "virgin of the choir", patron saint of San Sebastián
COROMOTO f Spanish
Taken from the Venezuelan Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de Coromoto, meaning "Our Lady of Coromoto," the name taken from the cacique (chief) of a local Indian tribe, known as the Cosmes, who, legend says, twice witnessed the Virgin Mary.... [more]
CORTÉZ m Spanish, English
Transferred use of the surname CORTÉZ.
CORVINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CORVINUS.
CORVO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CORVUS. Corvo Attano is the name of the lead protagonist in Bethesda studio's popular video game 'Dishonored'.
COSMIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Greek (Latinized, Rare), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοσμια (Kosmia), a derivative of κοσμος (kosmos) "order, the world, the universe, ornament, adornment". Cf. COSMAS.
COSUCIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Cossutia.
COTA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA.
COTÉ f Spanish
Diminutive of the Spanish feminine compound name MARÍA JOSÉ, as borne by Chilean-American television actress Cote de Pablo (1979-).
COTINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of MARIA.
COUGAR m English, Portuguese, French
A name for one of the largest wild cats in the Americas. The word 'cougar' is borrowed from the Portuguese çuçuarana, via French; it was originally derived from the Tupi language. In 1774, it was converted to cuguacu ara to cuguar, which was later modified to "cougar" in English... [more]
COVA f Spanish
Diminutive of COVADONGA.
COVADONGA f Spanish, Galician
Taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, "Our Lady of Covadonga", Covadonga being the name of a village in the Spanish autonomous community of Asturias in the north-west... [more]
COVI f Spanish
Diminutive of COVADONGA.
CRASO m Spanish
Spanish form of CRASSUS.
CRASSO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CRASSUS.
CRÁTILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CRATYLUS.
CRÁTIPO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kratippos via its latinized form CRATIPPUS.
CRATIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of Kratippos via its latinized form CRATIPPUS.
CREMILDA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of KRIEMHILD.
CREMILDE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of KRIEMHILDE.
CRESCENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRETÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of CRETON.
CRETÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of KRETON.
CREÚSA f Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of CREUSA.
CRIASO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CRIASUS.
CRÍO m Spanish
Spanish form of Crius (see KREIOS).
CRIO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Crius (see KREIOS).
CRISANTA f Spanish (Rare), Galician
Spanish and Galician form of CHRYSANTHE.
CRISES m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRYSES.
CRISIPO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Chrysippos via its latinized form CHRYSIPPUS.
CRISÓLOGO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRYSOLOGUS.
CRISÓSTOMA f Spanish
Feminine form of CRISÓSTOMO.
CRISÓSTOMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRYSOSTOMOS.
CRISPIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CRISPIAN.
CRISPIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CRISPIN.
CRISPÍN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of CRISPIN.
CRISPINIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CRISPINIAN.
CRISPINO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CRISPIN.
CRISPO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CRISPUS.
CRISTETA f Aragonese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of CRISTIANA. This was the name of a Spanish saint (from Talavera, Toledo) martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
CRISTIANE f & m Brazilian
Brazilian feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTINUS.
CRISTINIANA f Brazilian
Elaborated form of CRISTINA.
CRISTINO m Italian, Catalan, Spanish
Italian, Catalan and Spanish form of CHRISTINUS.
CRISTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRISTO.
CRISTOBALINA f Spanish
Feminine form of CRISTÓBAL.
CRISTODORO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRISTODORUS.
CRISTÓFORO m Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTOPHER m English, Spanish
English variant and Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTOVAM m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of CHRISTOPHER. A famous bearer of the name is Cristovam Buarque (1944-), politician and Brazilian senator.
CROMIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CHROMIUS.
CRONO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CRONUS.
CRUCIFICIA f Late Roman, Italian, Spanish
Earliest known usage stemmed from the mid 4th century in Rome, following the rule of Constantine. The meaning of the name is "Crucifixion."
CRUCITA f Spanish
More common variant of CRUZITA.
CRUCITO m & f Spanish (Rare)
Rare diminutive of CRUZ.
CRUZANA f Spanish (Rare)
Combination of CRUZ and ANA.
CRUZITO m Spanish
Diminutive of CRUZ.
CTONIA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of CHTHONIA.
CUADRADO m Spanish
Spanish form of QUADRATUS.
CUCA f & m Spanish
Diminutive of REFUGIO and MARIA del REFUGIO.
CUCO m Spanish
Diminutive of CRISTOFORO.
CUCUFATO m Spanish
Spanish rare given name
CUQUIS f Spanish
Diminutive of MARIA del REFUGIO.
CUQUITA f & m Spanish
Diminutive of REFUGIO.
CURCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of CURTIUS.
CURRA f Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
CUSTODI f & m Spanish (Rare)
A diminutive of CUSTODIO and CUSTODIA or directly transferred from the Italian surname Custodi.
DACIA f Ancient Roman, Spanish, Sicilian
From the name of the region in what is now Romania. It is also the middle name of singer Paula DeAnda.
DACIÁNA f Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Spanish feminine form of Dacianus (see DACIAN).
DADA f Portuguese
Diminutive of DAIANA and EDUARDA.
DAGO m Spanish
Diminutive of DAGOBERTO.
DAGOBERTO m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of DAGOBERT.
DAI f Portuguese
Diminutive of DAIANA.
DAIRA f Greek Mythology, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of an Okeanid Nymph of the town in Eleusis in Attika, Greece. It is derived from the element δαο (dao), meaning "the knowing one, teacher".
DAKA m & f Madí
Meaning unknown. Jamamadí language is spoken in Acre and Amazonas State in Brazil.
DALI f Spanish, English
Diminutive of Dalia and variant of DOLLY.
DALMACIO m Spanish, Galician, Cebuano
Spanish and Galician form of DALMATIUS.
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