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Portuguese Names

Portuguese names are found mainly in Portugal and Brazil, with many names popular in those Portuguese-speaking countries similar to Spanish names.
Baby names popular in Portugal include Sofia and Ana, Francisco and Santiago, names also used widely through South America and Latinate Europe.For that reason, Portuguese names feel familiar as they have an international flavor.For more on deeper look, read this article on the usage of Portuguese names.

The full complement of Portuguese baby names on Nameberry follow.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Portuguese Names

  • Jose

    Jose is as widespread in the Hispanic community as Joseph and Joe are elsewhere in the U.S., though its numbers here are starting to decrease somewhat. Jose is one of those Read More 

  • Thiago

    Some high-profile soccer stars, such as Thiago Silva, have contributed to its success. The correct Portuguese pronunciation is chee-AH-go.Read More 

  • Ana

    Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power. Ana is one of the most popular Spanish names for girls in the US.Read More 

  • Jorge

    The classic Jorge is one of the most popular and classic Spanish names for boys in the US. Some Latine families pronounce... Read More 

  • Francisco

    Francisco is one of the more popular Spanish names for boys in the US, which is unsurprising given its popularity back in... Read More 

  • Andre

    One international form that's been familiar in the English-speaking world for decades. Read More 

  • Fernando

    Can you hear the drums Fernando? Although 58% of Nameberries prefer Ferdinand to Fernando, the Iberian variant has a softer, more romantic feel that makes it a better fit with all those Javiers,... Read More 

  • Ricardo

    Richard is far from fashionable, but Ricardo is one of the most popular Spanish names for boys in the US. And it does... Read More 

  • Esmeralda

    Esmeralda came into use as an applied use of the Spanish word for emerald, esmeralda. In the 1831 Victor Hugo novel Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as The Hunchback of... Read More 

  • Moises

    This variation on Moses got a boost from Moises Alou, a Dominican-American baseball player who spent 17 seasons in the National League.

    Moises Arias also brought some recognition to the... Read More