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Portuguese Names for Boys

Portuguese names for boys include distinctive forms of many names well-known throughout the Latinate world of both Europe and South America: Alexio, Jaco, Matteus.
Often, the difference between a Portuguese and a Spanish or Italian boys' name is a single letter or spin of pronunciation.Popular names in Portugal for boys include Rodrigo, Francisco, and Martim.In Brazil, popular Portuguese boys' names include Joao, Guilherme, and Thiago.

Our full list of Portuguese baby boy names is below.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 for Boys

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Marcos

    Another culture's slant on Mark, sometimes associated with former president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos and his shoe-collecting wife, Imelda. Read More 

  • Hugo

    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original -- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because... Read More