South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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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".
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.
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).
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).
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
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]
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".
CORELLA f English, Spanish
Possibly a combination of CORA
, 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.
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]
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
COTÉ f Spanish
Diminutive of the Spanish feminine compound name MARÍA JOSÉ
, as borne by Chilean-American television actress Cote de Pablo (1979-).
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]
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]
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."
DAKA m & f Madí
Meaning unknown. Jamamadí language is spoken in Acre and Amazonas State in Brazil.