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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EDSON m English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname EDSON.
EDUARDITO m Spanish
Diminutive of EDUARDO.
EDUVIGES f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish cognate of EDUVIGE.
EFRÉN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of EPHREM.
EGAS m Portuguese
Derived from the Germanic element eg, which means "edge of a sword" (related to EGON). This name was borne by Egas Moniz (1874-1955), the first Portuguese national to receive a Nobel Prize (in 1949, for developing the lobotomy procedure).
EGEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AEGEUS.
EGEU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian
Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian form of AEGEUS.
EGIPCÍACA f Spanish
Name derived from Latin word Aegyptiaca meaning "Egyptian","woman from Egypt". It is given in honor of Saint Mary of Egypt, a patron saint of penitents (IV-V centuries) (in Latin - Maria Aegyptiaca, in Spanish - María Egipcíaca).
EGLENA f Spanish
Variant of Eglina.
EITHEL m Antillean Creole (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Also compare the similar-looking name EITEL.
EIZA f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a variant of AIZA, or a form of ELSA or ELIZA... [more]
EKTOR m Greek, Russian (Rare), Bulgarian (Rare), Brazilian
Modern Greek and Bulgarian form of HECTOR.
ELADIA f Spanish
Feminine form of ELADIO.
ELENITZA f Spanish
Diminutive form of ELENA, and well as name of Lebanese Mexican politician Elenitza Canavati Hadjopulos.... [more]
ELFEGO m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Spanish form of ALPHEGE. A notable bearer was Mexican-American gunman and politician Elfego Baca (1865-1945).
ELIANDER m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
This given name is predominantly used in South America. In the Spanish-speaking countries of that continent, it is probably a combination of a name starting with Eli- (such as ELISA) with a name ending in -ander (such as ALEXANDER)... [more]
ELIANDERSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Probably a modern combination of a given name starting with Eli- (such as ELIAS and ELISA) with the English surname ANDERSON... [more]
ELIANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This given name is predominantly used in Brazil. Seeing as it is fairly common in especially Latin-American countries for parents to give their child a name that is a combination of their own names, this name is probably a combination of a name starting with Eli- (such as ELISABETE) with a name ending in -andro (such as LEANDRO).... [more]
ELIANIS f Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly coined as a feminine form of ELIÁN or, more likely, a variant of Eliana.
ELIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of AELIAN.
ELIBETH f Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive or contracted form of ELISABETH.
ELICIO m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Elicius.
ELIDA f English (American), South American
Allegedly a variant of ALIDA.
ELIJIO m Spanish
The name Elijio is a Spanish variation of the name Eligio which is of Spanish and Italian origin. It is derived from the Latin eligere and the Spanish verb word eligir, which means "to choose". The name is translated as "the chosen".
ELIMELEQUE m Biblical, Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELIMELECH.
ELISEU m Catalan, Corsican, Sardinian, Sicilian, Portuguese, Galician
Catalan, Corsican, Sardinian, Sicilian, Galician and Portuguese form of ELISHA.
ELISIE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Apparently, an altered form of ELISA, ELISE and ELYSIA.
ELIXA f Basque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Modern Basque name created in the 20th century as a variant of ELIXANE and ELIXE.
ELIXABETH f English (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of ELIZABETH, with the Spanish name possibly influenced by Basque ELIXABETE.
ELIZABETI f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian phonetic variant of ELISABETE
ELIZETE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ELIZABETH.
ELLANOVA f Portuguese
Combination of Ella and NOVA.
ELLISIA f Spanish, English (British)
Also may be after the flower, Ellisia or a feminization of Ellis.
ELMARA f Spanish, French
Variant of ELMIRA.
ELO f Spanish
Diminutive of ELOISA.
ELOÁ f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (Brazilian) form of ELOAH.
ELOAH m & f Theology, Portuguese (Brazilian)
A variant of ELAH or a singular form of ELOHIM, typically occurring only in poetry and prose. This unusual singular form of Elohim is used in six places for heathen deities (cf... [more]
ELOIZA f Russian, Azerbaijani, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Russian and Azerbaijani form of ELOISE.
ELPIDIA f Greek, Spanish, Italian, Polish
Feminine form of ELPIDIUS.
ELUNEY f & m Mapuche, Spanish
Derived from Mapudungun verb elun meaning "to give," as in to give something as a gift or to give permission.
ELVA f Spanish
Short form of ELVIRA.
ELVIA f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Italian (Rare), Sicilian
Feminine form of ELVIO. It might occasionally be used as a short form of ELVIRA in modern times.
ELVIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman family name Elvius (which is of unknown origin and meaning).
ELVIRINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of ELVIRA.
ELZO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning of this name is unknown.... [more]
EMANNUELE f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian feminine variant of EMANUEL.
EMANOEL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of EMANUEL (Compare MANOEL).
EMERENCIA f Hungarian, Spanish (Rare)
Hungarian and Spanish form of EMERENTIA.
EMETERIO m Spanish, Italian, Galician
Spanish, Galician and Italian form of EMETERIUS.
EMILE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of EMILIA/EMILY/EMILA. According to popular-babynames.com, 2,621 girls in Brazil were named EMILE in 2010.
EMILINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of EMILIA.
EMILINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of EMILIO.
EMPERA f Spanish
Short form of EMPERATRIZ.
ENARÊ m Brazilian (Rare)
Indigenous name from Brazil, Enarê means "god of the rivers".
ENCARNAÇÃO f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ENCARNACIÓN.
ENDEIDE f Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of ENDEÏS.
ENEAS m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of AENEAS.
ENEDINA f Basque, Medieval Basque, Basque Mythology, Spanish, Sardinian
Medieval Basque name, documented in Navarre. According to Basque folklore, she was the most beautiful girl in all of the Basque countries. The name has been speculated to be derived from Greek enedýno "to be courteous; obliging".
ENEIAS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AENEAS.
ENEO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of OENEUS.
ENESIDEMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of AENESIDEMUS.
ENGRACIA f Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ENGRATIA.
ENGUERRANDO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of INGRAM.
ENITH f Spanish
This feminine name is predominantly found in Latin America. I am not entirely certain about the meaning and origin of this name, but it may possibly be a variant spelling of ENID.
ENOL m Spanish
Typical Asturian and Cantabrian name, probably from a toponimic as Lake Enol, word probably from "water" preromanic origin
ENOPIÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of OENOPION.
ENOPIÓN m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of OENOPION.
ENOQUE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ENOCH.
ENRIQUETA f Spanish, Catalan, Occitan
Spanish, Catalan and Occitan form of HENRIETTA (compare ENRICHETTA).
ENRIQUITO m Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
EOLO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of AIOLOS.
EPAFRODITO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of EPAPHRODITUS.
EPICTETO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of EPIKTETOS via its latinized form Epictetus.
EPIFANIA f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Italian (Rare), Corsican, Polish (Rare)
Spanish, Galician, Italian, Corsican and Polish feminine form of EPIPHANIUS. A fictional bearer is Epifania Fitzfassenden, central character in George Bernard Shaw's play 'The Millionairess' (1936).
EPÍMACO m Spanish
Spanish form of EPIMACHUS.
EPIMETEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EPIMETHEUS.
EPIMETEU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian
Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian form of EPIMETHEUS.
EPÍSTROFO m Spanish
Spanish form of EPISTROPHUS.
EPITETO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of EPIKTETOS via its latinized form Epictetus.
EQUIÓN m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of ECHION.
EQUIONTE m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of ECHION.
ERASTO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian Portuguese and Spanish forms of ERASTOS (see ERASTUS).
ERATÓSTENES m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERATOSTHENES.
ERAZMO m Croatian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Croatian form of ERASMUS and Hispanic variant of ERASMO.
ÉREBO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EREBUS.
ERIDIAN m Albanian (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Origins uncertain. This coincides with a word meaning "of ERIS", referring to the dwarf planet.
ERÍGIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERIGYIUS.
ERIGO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERIC.
ÉRIK m Spanish
Spanish form of ERIK.
ERIKON m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Possibly a transferred use of the surname Erikon.
ERIVAN m German (Modern, Rare), Brazilian
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
ERIVANA f Brazilian
Feminine form of ERIVAN.
ERLINDO m Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Probably a Portuguese variant of ARLINDO as well as the Spanish equivalent of ARLINDO.
ERMILA f Spanish (Archaic)
Feminine form of ERMILO.
ERMITAS f Spanish
Means hermitage in Spanish.
ERMOLAO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish forms of Hermolaos.
ERNALINE f American (Hispanic, Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Dutch
Possibly formed from Erna and the popular name suffix -line.
ERNÂNI m Portuguese
Portuguese variant form of HERNÂNI.
ERQUINOALDO m Spanish
Spanish form of ERCHINOALD.
ESADIAH f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of the name SADIE and SARAH and European feminine form of ESAD and Spanish form of the Arabic SA'DIA
ESAI m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Indian
As a Spanish name, Esai is likely a short form of ESAIAS (and possibly influenced by ESAU).
ESAÚ m Catalan (Rare), Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of ESAU.
ESCAMANDRO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Skamandros via SCAMANDER.
ESCARLATA f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Spanish cognate of SCARLET. In Spain, this name began to be used in the 1960s, likely due to influence from the English SCARLETT.
ESCARLATE f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese cognate of SCARLET.
ESCARLETTE f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant form of ESCARLATA, which is predominantly found in the Spanish-speaking countries in South America. This form of the name was probably influenced by its English counterpart SCARLETT.
ESCAURO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SCAURUS.
ESCIPIÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of SCIPIO.
ESCIRO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of SCIRON.
ESCOLÁSTICA f Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of SCHOLASTICA.
ESCOLÁSTICO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Scholasticus (see SCHOLASTICA).
ESCRIBÓNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of SCRIBONIA.
ESCRIBONIA f Spanish
Spanish form of SCRIBONIA.
ESCRIBÔNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SCRIBONIUS.
ESCRIBONIO m Spanish
Spanish form of SCRIBONIUS.
ESCULÁPIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Asklepios via AESCULAPIUS.
ESIE f Spanish, American
Diminutive of ESPERANZA.
ESIQUIO m Spanish
An Hispanicized form of EZEKIEL.
ESMARAGDA f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Archaic)
Spanish and Portuguese form of SMARAGDA.
ESMARAGDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Smaragdos via its latinized form SMARAGDUS.
ESMELDA f English, Spanish
Diminutive of ESMERALDA.
ESMIL m Spanish (Latin American)
Most commonly used in the Dominican Republic.
ESMIRNA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of MYRRHA.
ESPÁRTACO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SPARTACUS.
ESPARTACO m Spanish
Spanish form of SPARTACUS.
ESPE f Spanish
Diminutive of ESPERANZA.
ESPERANÇA f Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of ESPERANZA.
ESPERIDIÃO m Portuguese
Etymology uncertain.
ESPEUSIPO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Speusippos via its latinized form SPEUSIPPUS.
ESPIRIDIONA f Spanish
Feminine form of ESPIRIDIÓN. Espiridiona Bonifacio de Castro (1875–1956) was a Filipino revolutionary.
ESPÚRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SPURIUS.
ESPURIO m Spanish
Spanish form of SPURIUS.
ESTANISLAO m Spanish
Spanish form of STANISLAV.
ESTASANDRO m Spanish
Spanish form of STASANDER.
ESTASANOR m Spanish
Spanish form of STASANOR.
ESTATÍLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of STATILIA.
ESTATILIA f Spanish
Spanish form of STATILIA.
ESTATÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of STATILIUS.
ESTATILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of STATILIUS.
ESTAURÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of STAURAKIOS via its latinized form Stauracius.
ESTAURACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of STAURAKIOS via its latinized form Stauracius.
ESTAVANA f Spanish (Archaic), Dutch (Rare)
Feminine form of Estavan. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch handball player Estavana Polman (b. 1992).
ESTEBANICO m Spanish (Archaic), American (Rare)
Diminutive of ESTEBAN. One bearer of this name was Esteban de Dorantes (who is also commonly known as Estebanico/Estevanico) (1500-1539), who is considered the "discoverer of New Mexico."
ESTEBI m Spanish
Diminutive of ESTEBAN.
ESTEFA f Spanish
Diminutive of ESTEFANIA.
ESTEFI f Spanish
Diminutive of ESTEFANIA.
ESTÉROPE f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of STEROPE.
ESTIBALIZ f Basque, Spanish
Taken from the name of the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Estíbaliz in the area of Álava, Spain.... [more]
ESTILBE f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of STILBE.
ESTRATÓNICO m Spanish
Spanish form of Stratonicus (see STRATONIKOS).
ESTUARDO m Spanish (Latin American)
Apparently an Hispanic variant of STUART.
ETÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of ETHAN.
ETANO m Spanish
Spanish form of ETHAN.
ETÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ethan.
ETELBERTO m Italian (Rare), Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ETHELBERT via its latinized form ETHELBERTUS. Also compare EDILBERTO.
ETRA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of AETHRA.
EUBULO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUBULUS.
EUCARIS f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EUCHARIS. It is most often used in Venezuela and Colombia.
EUDEMO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Eudemos via EUDEMUS.
EUFEMIANA f Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of EUFEMIANO.
EUFEMIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIANUS. An infamous bearer of this name is the Spanish sports doctor Eufemiano Fuentes (b. 1955), who was involved with doping in road bicycle racing.
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