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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DÁMARIS f Spanish
Spanish form of DAMARIS.
DAMÁSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DAMASOS.
DÁMASO m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of DAMASUS.
DÂMASO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DAMASUS.
DÁNAE f Spanish
Spanish form of DANAË.
DÂNAE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of DANAË.
DANAEL m French (Rare), Portuguese (Rare, ?)
Variant of DANIEL, the spelling influenced by NATHANAEL.
DANDAN m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of DANIEL and DANIELA.
DANDINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of DAIANA and DANIELA.
DANELA f Brazilian
Variant of DANIELA.
DANELIA f Spanish (Latin American), English (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Probably a shift from DANIELA. Regarding Latin American usage, it is mainly used in Nicaragua and neighbouring Honduras.
DANET f American (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of DANETTE (The spelling is influenced by that of the rhyming name, JANET).
DANIELI f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Creative variant of DANIELA/DANIELLE or a variant of DANIELLY (See also EMANUELLY)... [more]
DANIELLY f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of DANIELLE, reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French form of DANIELLA.
DANIELY f Portuguese (Brazilian), American (Rare)
Variant of DANIELLY or a feminine form of DANIEL influenced by similar names such as CARLY and JOELY.
DANILE f & m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), English (American), Italian (Rare)
In Brazil, this name can be a contracted variant of DANIELLE.... [more]
DANISON m Brazilian
Perhaps an invented name. Possibly a combination of Dan/DANIEL with the -ison suffix trending in Brazilian males.
DANITZA f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of DANIELA, using the popular -itza ending found in MARITZA. Coincides with the Serbian and Croatian pronunciation of DANICA.
DANIZINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of DANIELA.
DANNILO m Brazilian
Variant of DANILO.
DÁRDANO m Spanish
Spanish form of DARDANOS.
DARDANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of DARDANOS.
DARÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of DARIA.
DARIANA f Croatian (Rare), Slovene, Romanian, Spanish
Feminine form of DARIAN or an elaboration of DARIA.
DARIEL m & f English, Spanish (Latin American), Literature
This name is unisex in the Anglosphere, but strictly masculine in the Spanish-speaking world.... [more]
DARIELA f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a feminine form of DARIEL or an elaborated form of DARIA.
DÁRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DARIO.
DARLAN m Brazilian, English
Unknown meaning.
DARLING f & m English, Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Transferred use of the surname DARLING, or else derived directly from the word.
DAVILO m Spanish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVO m Spanish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAYAMI f Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. Dayami Sánchez (1994-) is a Cuban volleyball player.
DAYANA f Spanish (Latin American), Haitian Creole
Probably an Hispanic variant of DIANA, reflecting the English pronunciation, though it coincides with a botanical name belonging to more than one South American orchid, which derives from the surname of English botanist John Day (1824-88)... [more]
DAYANARA f Spanish (Latin American), English
Possibly an elaborated form of DAYANA or a variant of DEIANIRA... [more]
DEBINHA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
A hypocoristic form of DEBORA.... [more]
DECENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of DECENTIUS.
DÉCIMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DECIMUS.
DÉCIO m Portuguese, Italian, Spanish
Corrupted form of DÉCIMO, variant of DECIMUS.
DÉDALO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DAEDALUS.
DEDÉ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (Brazilian) diminutive of ANDERSON. A famous bearer is Brazilian footballer Anderson Vital da Silva who is known as Dedé. He plays as a centre back or sweeper for Cruzeiro and the Brazilian national football team.
DEDERICA f Italian (Archaic), Spanish (Archaic), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Feminine form of DEDERICO (Italian and Spanish), English variant of DEDERICKA and Dutch variant of DIEDERIKA.
DEDERICO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish (Archaic)
Italian and Spanish form of DEDERICK. Also see TEODORICO.
DEIDAD f & m Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
This name means "deity," from Latin deitās, coined by Augustine of Hippo, who derived it from deus meaning "god."
DEINA f Spanish (Rare)
Allegedly a variant of Deñe (or Deine, Deiene), a Basque equivalent of ANUNCIACIÓN proposed by Sabino Arana (1865-1903) in his posthumous 'Deun-Ixendegi Euzkotarra' (or 'Collection of Basque Saint-Names', published in 1910)... [more]
DEJANIRA f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Polish, Portuguese
Variant transcription of DEIANIRA. This was the form used for the main belt asteroid 157 Dejanira (discovered in 1875 by French astronomer Alphonse Borrelly).
DELFIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DELPHINUS.
DELFÍN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of DELPHINUS.
DELI f Spanish
Diminutive of ADELINA.
DELMARA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of DELMIRA influenced by Spanish del mar "of the sea". As an American given name it may be thought of as a feminine form of DELMAR.
DELMIRA f Spanish
Short form or variant form of EDELMIRA. A bearer of this name is Delmira Agustini (1886-1914), an Uruguayan poetess.
DELPHINO m Brazilian
Masculine form of DELPHINA.
DEMARATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of DEMARATUS.
DEMÓCRITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DEMOCRITUS.
DEMÓFILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Demophilos via DEMOPHILUS.
DEMOFONTE m Spanish
Spanish form of DEMOPHON.
DENIA f Spanish (Rare), English
May come from the city of the same name.... [more]
DENICIA f American (Modern, Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Elaboration of DENICE in the style of ALICIA or else a variant of DENISHA.
DENÍLSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname DENILSON.... [more]
DEOGRACIAS m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of DEOGRATIAS.
DEOLINDA f Portuguese, Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), English (American, Archaic)
Variant of TEOLINDA. This name was especially popular in Portugal and Brazil, having started rising in popularity in Brazil in the 1810s and Portugal in the 1880s... [more]
DERALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning of this name is not wholly certain; it may be a combination of two existing, separate names. What name the first part of Deraldo could have come from, I don't know - but the second part could be either from the name ALDO or it could come from a Germanic name with the element wald "rule"... [more]
DERCY f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a variant of DARCY or a diminutive of DOLORES. A famous bearer was Brazilian actress Dercy Gonçalves (1907-2008), whose given name was Dolores.
DERICO m Brazilian (Rare), American (Rare)
Variant of DEREK perhaps blending it with JERICHO.
DERLIS m & f Spanish (Latin American)
Derivation uncertain, often reported by other websites to be of "Latin origin" meaning "one who is desired."... [more]
DESAMPARADA f Spanish
Altered form of DESAMPARADOS. (It is also the Spanish word for "hopeless, destitute".)
DESAMPARADOS f Spanish
Means "the helpless, the defenseless ones" in Spanish, from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Desamparados "Our Lady of the Helpless". The form AMPARO is much more common.
DESEADO m Spanish (Archaic)
Means "desired" in Spanish.
DEUSANA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from Latin deus meaning "god, deity". Latin deus and dīvus "divine" are descended from Proto-Indo-European deiwos, from the same root as Dyēus, the reconstructed chief god of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon... [more]
DEUSEMAR m Brazilian
An invented name, a combination of DEUS and MAR, essentially giving it the meaning of "sea god".
DÉXIPO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dexippos via its latinized form DEXIPPUS.
DEXIPO m Spanish
Spanish form of Dexippos via its latinized form DEXIPPUS.
DIADUMENIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of DIADUMENIAN.
DIANEL m & f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Perhaps an altered form of DANIEL.
DICO m Portuguese
Diminutive of EURICO and FREDERICO.
DIDA f Portuguese
Diminutive of LÍDIA.
DIDICA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ADRIANA.
DIEJO m Spanish
Diminutive of SANTIAGO.
DIGA m Portuguese
Diminutive of DIOGO.
DIGÃO m Brazilian
Diminutive of RODRIGO.
DIGNA f Dutch, German (Archaic), Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Polish
Derived from Latin dignum "dignified, worthy."
DIGO m Portuguese
Diminutive of DIOGO and RODRIGO.
DIGUINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of RODRIGO.
DIGUINO m Portuguese
Diminutive of DIOGO.
DILMA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a form of DELMA. This name is borne by Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff.
DIMELSA f Spanish
Perhaps a Spanish variant of DEMELZA.
DINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of CLAUDIA.
DINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of CLAUDIO.
DINISIA f Portuguese
Feminine form of Dinis.
DINORÁ f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of DINORA, mostly found in Brazil.
DINORAH f English, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Theatre
Possibly derived from Aramaic dinur (also denur) meaning "of fire", derived from di "of" and nur "fire, light". Because of the similarity with the Hebrew word din "trial, judgement", this name is sometimes seen as a more elaborate form of the name DINAH... [more]
DIOCLECIANO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of DIOCLETIAN.
DIODORA f Greek (Rare), Neapolitan (Rare), Sicilian, Spanish (Rare), Polish (Archaic)
Greek feminine form of DIODOROS, Spanish and Neapolitan feminine form of DIODORO, Sicilian feminine form of DIODORU and Polish feminine form of DIODOR.
DIODOTO m Spanish
Spanish form of DIODOTUS.
DIOGUINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of DIOGO.
DIOGUITO m Portuguese
Diminutive of DIOGO.
DIONÉSIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DIONYSIUS primarily used in Brazil.
DIONI m & f Brazilian
Variant of DION or DIONNE mainly used in Brazil.
DIONICIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of DIONISIO.
DIONISODORO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian form of DIONYSODOROS.
DIOSA f Spanish, Filipino
Means "goddess" in Spanish.
DIÓSCORO m Spanish
Spanish form of DIOSCORUS.
DIOSDADO m Filipino, Spanish
Spanish form of DEODATUS (see also Dieudonne).
DIOSMARY f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of JOSMARY apparently influenced by Spanish Dios "God". It was used for a character in the Venezuelan telenovela 'Toda una dama' (2007-2008).
DIÓTIMO m Spanish
Spanish form of DIOTIMUS.
DIOVANNI m Italian, Brazilian
Dio means god... [more]
DIRCEU m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of dirke.
DISNOMIA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of DYSNOMIA.
DITAS f Filipino, Spanish
Short form of MERCEDITAS.
DITOSA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Means "happy, blessed".
DJANIRA f Brazilian
Djanira da Motta e Silva (1914-1979) was a Brazilian painter, illustrator and engraver, known for her naïve depictions of Brazilian common life.
DJÓDI m Portuguese
Diminutive of JORGE.
DOLOROSA f Spanish
Means "sorrowful" in Latin, taken from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary Mater Dolorosa "Mother of Sorrows". As such, it is cognate to Spanish DOLORES and Italian ADDOLORATA.
DOMBINA f Spanish (Archaic), Galician
Spanish and Galician feminine form of DOMBERT.
DOMÉCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DOMETIUS.
DOMECIO m Spanish (Archaic), Italian (Archaic)
Spanish and Italian form of DOMETIUS.
DOMICIA f Spanish
Spanish form of DOMITIA.
DOMICIANO m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese form of DOMITIAN.
DOMICIO m Spanish
Spanish form of DOMITIUS.
DOMINGAS f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Dominic.
DONACIANA f Spanish
Spanish form of DONATIANA.
DONACIANO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of DONATIANUS. A known bearer of this name was Donaciano Vigil (1802-1877), the second governor of the New Mexico territory.
DONITA f Spanish, English (American)
Spanish diminutive of DONATA. As an English name, Donita may perhaps have been derived from Spanish doñita meaning "little lady", which is comparable to how DONNA was derived from Italian donna meaning "lady".... [more]
DORALICE f Literature, Theatre, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Name used by the poets Boiardo and Ariosto in their Orlando poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to a Saracen princess. Boiardo perhaps intended it to mean "gift of the dawn" from Greek δῶρον (doron) "gift" and λύκη (lyke) "dawn", or he may have formed it from a contraction of DORA and ALICE... [more]
DORALINE f English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Elaboration of DORA combining it with the productive name suffix -line or else a combination of DORA and LINE.
DOREIDA f Spanish (Latin American)
Of unknown meaning; possibly inspired by NEREIDA.
DORIANI f Brazilian
Brazilian phonetic variant of DORIANE.
DORINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of names containing -dor-, such as TEODORO and HELIODORO.... [more]
DORIVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Probably derived from the French surname D'ORIVAL (see ORIVAL).... [more]
DOROTEO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of DOROTHEOS.
DORVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant or shortened form of DORIVAL.... [more]
DOSITEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Dositheos via DOSITHEUS.
DOSITEU m Catalan (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Galician (Archaic)
Catalan, Galician and Portuguese form of DOSITHEOS.
DOSSANTOS m Brazilian (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname DOS SANTOS.
DOURIVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of DORIVAL, seemingly influenced by the Portuguese word for gold, ouro.
DRÁCULA m Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Asturian
Spanish, Portuguese, Galician and Asturian form of DRACULA.
DRI m & f English, Brazilian
Short form of any name containing -dri-, such as ADRIAN or ADRIANA.
DRIANA f English (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Possibly a truncated from of ADRIANA.
DRICA f Portuguese, Galician
Hypocoristic of ADRIANA.
DRICO m Portuguese
Diminutive of FREDERICO.
DUARDO m Spanish
Diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUBERLEY m Spanish (Latin American)
Alteration of DUBERNEY, using the -ley suffix. This name is mainly used in Colombia (variants without the final e are mainly used in Peru).
DUBERNEY m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of the surname DUVERNAY, mainly used in Colombia.
DULCEMARÍA f Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of DULCE and MARÍA. This is possibly a reference to the nature of the Virgin Mary.
DULCIA f Spanish, Judeo-Catalan (Latinized)
Latinized form of DULCIE, used especially in Iberian countries. As a Jewish name, Dulcia was occasionally used as a translation of Naomi in former times.
DULCINA f Late Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of DULCINUS.
DULCINO m Spanish
Spanish form of DULCINUS.
DULSE f American (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of DULCE reflecting the English pronunciation of it.
DUNIA f Arabic, Spanish, Galician
Derived from Arabic dunya "world; life".
DUNIXE f Basque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Spanish DIONISIA (making it a cognate of DENISE).
DUNSTÁN m Spanish
Spanish form DUNSTAN.
DUNSTÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DUNSTAN
DURVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant or shortened form of DURIVAL (compare DORVAL). Compared to Durival, this name is more commonly used.... [more]
ÉACO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Aiakos via its latinized form AEACUS.
EALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of EVALDO, mostly found in Brazil.
EBORICO m Galician, Italian, Spanish
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of EBORIC.
EDEL m & f Galician, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of names starting with Edel-, such as EDELMIRO (for males) and EDELMIRA (for females).... [more]
EDELA f East Frisian (Archaic), Old Danish, Old Swedish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of names containing the East Frisian name element ethel-, a cognate of Old High German adal-.
EDELFA f Italian (Rare), Filipino (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of ADELFA. A known bearer of this name is Edelfa Chiara Masciotta (1984-), an Italian television personality and former beauty queen who won Miss Italia 2005.
EDELTRUDES f & m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Edeltrudis, which is the latinized form of Edeltrud, a variant form of the feminine Germanic name ADALTRUD. Also compare the Anglo-Saxon name ÆÐELÞRYÐ, which is a cognate of Adaltrud.... [more]
ÉDER m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of EDER (2).
EDGMER m Spanish (Latin American)
This name is mostly used in Venezuela.
EDIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a Latin American form of the Basque names Eder or EDUR. Known bearers of this name include the Colombian-born Swedish soccer player Edier Frejd (b... [more]
EDILBERTO m Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of ETHELBERT via its variant form Aedilbert. In other words, you could also say that Edilberto is a variant form of ETELBERTO.... [more]
EDMÍLSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of EDMILSON. José Edmílson Gomes de Moraes, known simply as Edmílson, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
EDMILSON m Brazilian
Transferred use of the surname Edmilson.... [more]
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