South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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FROILÁN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish derivative of FROILA
, a Visigothic name probably derived from Germanic *frau
"lord" (Gothic frauja
"lord"; compare FREYR
) and the Gothic name suffix *ila
FUENCISLA f Spanish
Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Virgen de la Fuencisla
or Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla
FUENSANTA f Spanish
Marian name taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta
(Our Lady of Fuensanta
), also referred to as Virgen de la Fuensanta
, which itself is a contraction of the earlier title Virgen de la "Fuente Santa"
("the virgin of the holy spring/fountain").
GABBEY f Spanish
Variant of Gabby and diminutive for Gabriella or Gabrielle
GARCILASO m Spanish
The name of a famous Spanish poet and soldier from the 16th century.
GASTÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GASTON
. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1881-1918), the Brazilian prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913-2007) and the Hungarian-Brazilian scientist Gastão Rosenfeld (1912-1990).
GAUSS m Brazilian (Rare)
The name Gauss comes from the surname of the German physicist and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss.
GEOVANE m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant form of GIOVANE
. A known bearer of this name is the Brazilian soccer player Geovane Diniz Silva (b. 1989), who is also known as Geovane Maranhão.
GETÚLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GETULIUS
. A bearer of this name was Getúlio Vargas (1882-1954), former president of Brazil.
GION m Spanish (Rare)
A probable name that old times use, now when they believe that it meant script or writing they used this as a name. This can mean person of "Art".
GISELE f English, Brazilian
Variant of GISELLE
. Famous bearers of this name are Brazilian fashion model and actress Gisele Bündchen and American ice hockey player Gisele Marvin.
GISLAINE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of GHISLAINE
. This name was rarely used during the 18th century. A famous bearer is Gislaine Ferreira, brazilian model and journalist.
GLORIOSA f Spanish
"Gloriosa" means glorious in Spanish. Most often used in Spain, or mexico where Spanish is originated.
GRIMANESA f Spanish (Rare), Medieval Portuguese, Spanish (Canarian)
Borne by an illegitimate granddaughter of Bartolomé Herrero, the first colonial alcalde
of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the island of Tenerife (who had been appointed to the position in 1501 by the conquistador Alonso Fernández de Lugo), in whose case it possibly meant "forced" from Guanche *gərma-ənsa
, literally "forced to spend the night"... [more]
GUSTAVA f Dutch (Rare), Finnish (Rare), German (Rare), Italian (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of GUSTAAF
(German and Scandinavian), GUSTAVAS
(Lithuanian) and GUSTAVO
(Italian, Spanish and Portuguese).... [more]
HABIS m Spanish
From Cynete meaning fawn. This was the name of a king of Tartessos, a region in Spain.
HABON f & m Somali (Rare), Spanish
This name means when everything comes together at the right time and the right place. Beautiful.