South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
DANISON m Brazilian
Perhaps an invented name. Possibly a combination of Dan
with the -ison
suffix trending in Brazilian males.
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]
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.
DEINA f Spanish (Rare)
Allegedly a variant of Deñe
), 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]
DELMIRA f Spanish
Short form or variant form of EDELMIRA
. A bearer of this name is Delmira Agustini (1886-1914), an Uruguayan poetess.
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
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.
DEUSANA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from Latin deus
meaning "god, deity". Latin deus
"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]
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.
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
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]
EDIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a Latin American form of the Basque names Eder
. Known bearers of this name include the Colombian-born Swedish soccer player Edier Frejd (b... [more]