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Awesome Portuguese Baby Name List!

Are you trying the find the perfect name for your little filho (son) or filha (daughter) to honor your Portuguese heritage? Look no further...I have looked through online lists, my own family history, and passenger lists and found these names that are sure to please your Iberian forefathers. - Created by MiguelPhoenix

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  • Abel

    Also listed as the similar Abilio meaning "proficient"; Portuguese form meaning "breath"

  • ABRAHAO/ABRAAO

    Also listed as Abrahan; Portuguese form of Latin Abrahamus, meaning "father of a multitude."

  • ADAO

    Portuguese form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."

  • Afonso

    Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready." Name of a few Kings of Portugal

  • Agosto

    Also listed as Agostinho (little Agosto); Portuguese form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  • Agueda

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good".

  • Alberto

    Other variation: Adalberto. Portuguese form of Latin Albertus, meaning "bright nobility."

  • ALEIXO

    Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."

  • Alexandre

    "Defender of mankind"

  • ALOISIO

    Portuguese form of Latin Aloisius, meaning "famous warrior."

  • Alvaro

    Portuguese and Spanish form of the Germanic name, perhaps ALFHER, composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior"

  • AMARO

    From the Italian "amarus" meaning "bitter" or "unlucky"

  • Amelia

    Portuguese form of German Amalia, meaning "work." Notable: Amelia Rodrigues--the most famous Fado singer in Portugal

  • ANA

    Common form of the Hebrew Chaanach (gracious, full of grace, mercy). Var: Anna

  • ANACLETO

  • Andre

    Also listed as Andres; Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."

  • Andrea

    Portuguese feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Andrés, meaning "man; warrior."

  • Anibal

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Phoenician Hannibal, meaning "grace of Ba'al."

  • Anselmo

  • Antonia

    Feminine form of Galician-Portuguese Antón, possibly meaning "invaluable."

  • Antonio

    Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable."

  • ANXO

    Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."

  • Apolonia

    Ancient Greek, Polish, and Portuguese feminine form of the Greek personal name for the Green god Apollo. Several saints have also had this name.

  • Armando

    "soldier"

  • ARMENIA

  • ARMENIO

  • Artur

    Portuguese form of Arthur, meaning "noble" or "bear"

  • ASSUNCAO

    Portuguese form of Spanish devotional name Asunción, meaning "assumption."

  • ATILIO

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Atilius, possibly meaning "father."

  • Aurelia

    Latin for "the golden one"

  • AVELINO

    Portuguese and Spanish name of Latin origin. Could have derived from the city of Avella in the Avellino province in Italy.

  • BARBORA

    Portuguese form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."

  • BARTOLOMEU

    Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."

  • Beatriz

    Derived from the Latin beatrix (she who makes happy, she who brings happiness), which is from beātus (happy, blessed).

  • BELMIRA

    Portuguese for "beautiful view"

  • BENEDITO

    Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed."

  • BENJAMIM

    Portuguese form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."

  • BENTO

    Pet form of Portuguese word meaning "blessed."

  • Bernardino

    Variation: Bernardo. Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form of the Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy".

  • Bonifacio

    Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate."

  • BRANCA

    Galician-Portuguese form of French Blanche, meaning "white."

  • BRAS

    portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp or stutter"

  • BRENO

    Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."

  • Belmiro

    Portuguese for "beautiful view"

  • CAETANO

    Portuguese form of Latin Caietanus, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)."

  • Calisto

    "most beautiful"

  • Camila

    Spanish and Portuguese form of a Roman cognomen, camillus, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning.

  • Camilo

    Spanish and Portuguese form of a Roman cognomen, camillus, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning.

  • Carlos

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Carolus, meaning "man."

  • Carma

    Portuguese form of Latin Carmel, meaning "garden-land.", often a devotional name.

  • Carolina

    A feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, a freeman). Var: Carey, Cari, Carri, Carrie, Kari, Karrie.

  • Casimiro

    Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Latin Casimiria, meaning "commands peace."

  • Catarina

    Portuguese form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."

  • Cecilia

    Portuguese form of Latin Cæcilia, meaning "blind."

  • Cecilio

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Cæcilius, meaning "blind."

  • Claudio

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."

  • Clemente

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."

  • Cristiano

    Brazilian Portuguese form of Latin Christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."

  • CRISTOVAO

    Portuguese form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer."

  • CUSTODIA

    Portuguese and Spanish name meaning "guardian"

  • CUSTODIO

    Portuguese and Spanish name meaning "guardian"

  • Cidalina

  • Damiano

    Portuguese form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill."

  • Debora

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."

  • Delfina

  • Diamantina

    Portuguese form of Italian Diamante, meaning "diamond."

  • DIMAS

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Dismas, meaning "sunset."

  • Dinis

    Portuguese form of French Denis, meaning "follower of Dionysos." Name of one of the Kings of Portugal

  • Diogo

    Portuguese form of Spanish Diego, meaning either "St. James," or "doctrine, teaching."

  • Dionisio

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Dionysius, meaning "follower of Dionysos."

  • Domingos

    Portuguese form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."

  • DOROTEIA

    Portuguese form of Latin Dorothea, meaning "gift of God."

  • Duarte

    Portuguese form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."

  • Delphim

  • Edmundo

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Anglo-Saxon Eadmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."

  • ELEUTERIO

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eleutherius, meaning "the liberator."

  • Emilio

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Æmilius, meaning "rival."

  • ESTANISLAO

    Portuguese and Catalan form of Stanislav, derived from the Slavic elements stan meaning "stand, become" combined with slav "glory".

  • Estevao

    Portuguese form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."

  • Eufemia

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Euphêmia, meaning "Well I speak."

  • Eugenio

    Portuguese form of Latin Eugenius (2), meaning "well born."

  • Eulalia

    Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Eulálio, meaning "well-spoken."

  • EUSEBIA

    feminine Latin form of the Greek ευσεβης (eusebes) meaning "pious".

  • Eusebio

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eusebius, meaning "pious."

  • Fatima

    Portuguese form of Arabic Fatima, meaning "abstainer." Devotional name.

  • Fausto

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Faustus, meaning "lucky."

  • Feliciana

    Feminine form of Roman Latin Felicianus, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In use by the Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Feliciano

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Felicianus, meaning "happy" or "lucky."

  • FILIPE

    Portuguese form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."

  • Flavio

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Flavius, meaning "yellow hair."

  • Florinda

  • Francisca

    Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."

  • Francisco

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."

  • FRUTUOSO

    Also listed as Frutoso. Name derives from the Latin "fructus" and "fructuosus" meaning "one who gives good results, enjoyment, pleasure."

  • Gaspar

    Portuguese and Spanish name meaning "treasure bearer."

  • GERTRUDES

    Portuguese form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."

  • Gil

    Portuguese and Spanish form of French Gilles, meaning "shield of goatskin."

  • GONCALO

    Portuguese form of Spanish Gonzalo, meaning "battle genius; war elf."

  • Graca

    Portuguese name meaning "graceful." Often a Devotional name.

  • Gregorio

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Gregorius, meaning "watchful; vigilant."

  • GUALTER

    Portuguese form of Old High German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."

  • Guilherme

    Portuguese form of Latin Wilhelmus, meaning "will-helmet."

  • Gustavo

    Brazilian-Portuguese, Italian and Spanish form of Latin Gustavus, meaning "meditation staff."

  • Heitor

    Portuguese form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."

  • Henrique

    Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."

  • HERMENEGILDO

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Teutonic Hermingild, meaning "all-giving."

  • Herminia

    Feminine form of Portuguese Hermínio, meaning "army man."

  • Hilario

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Hilarius, meaning "joyful, happy."

  • Horacio

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Horatius, meaning "has good eyesight."

  • INACIO

    Portuguese form of Latin Ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing."

  • Ines

    Portuguese form of English Agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."

  • Isabel

    Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH meaning "my God is an oath" found in Portugal and Spain.

  • Jacinta

    Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Jacinto, meaning "hyacinth flower."

  • Jacinto

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower" In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Jaime

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter." In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Joana

    Feminine form of Portuguese João, meaning "God is gracious."

  • JOAO

    Portuguese form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Joaquim

    Catalan and Portuguese form of Hebrew Yehowyaqiym, meaning "Jehovah raises up." In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Jorge

    ortuguese and Spanish form of Latin Georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Jose

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Josephus, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Josue

    Portuguese form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation." In Portuguese the 'j' is pronounced.

  • Leocadia

    Portuguese form of Spanish Leocadia, meaning "bright, clear, light."

  • Leonor

    Also seen as Linor on older records. Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eleanora, meaning "foreign; the other."

  • Leticia

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Lætitia, meaning "happiness."

  • Lidia

    Portuguese form of Greek Lydia, meaning "of Lydia."

  • Lino

    Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician version of the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax".

  • Lourenco

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."

  • Luana

    Possibly a combination of the names "Luisa" and "Ana" or the word "Lua" (moon) with the name "Ana"

  • Lucia

    Archaic versions include Luzia. Portuguese form of Roman Latin Lucia, meaning "light."

  • Lucio

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Lucius, meaning "light."

  • Luis

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Middle Latin Ludovicus, meaning "famous warrior."

  • Lurdes

    Portuguese and Spanish form of French Lourdes, of unknown meaning. Lourdes is where a shrine was erected for Bernadette Soubirous who had visions of the Virgin Mary.

  • Libana

  • MADALENA

    Archaic versions include Magdalena and Magdanela. Portuguese form of Latin Madelina, meaning "of Magdala."

  • Mafalda

    Italian and Portuguese form of the name Germanic name Mathilda, or Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle",

  • Manuel

    Also spelled in the Archaic version: Manoel; Portuguese form of Latin Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us."

  • Marcelina

    Also listed as Marcela

  • Marcelo

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Marcellus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."

  • Marcio

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Marcius, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."

  • Marcos

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."

  • Maria

    The most common female name in Portugal. Galician-Portuguese, Italian and Spanish form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."

  • Mario

    Portuguese form of Latin Marius, meaning "male, virile."

  • Marques

    "Of Mars; the god of war. A title name ranking below duke and above earl."

  • MARTINHO

    Portuguese form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."

  • Mateus

    Portuguese form of Hebrew Mattithyah, meaning "gift of God."

  • Mauricio

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Mauricius, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."

  • Maximiliano

    Also spelled Maximino, Maximiano. Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Maximilianus, meaning "the greatest rival."

  • MECIA

    Medieval Portuguese name

  • Micaela

    Portuguese form of Italian Michela, meaning "who is like God?"

  • Miguel

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Michael, meaning "who is like the Lord?"

  • Narciso

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Narcissus, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep."

  • Neves

    Portuguese form of Spanish Nieves, meaning "snows."

  • NICOLAU

    Catalan and Portuguese form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people."

  • NUNO

    Portuguese name derived from Latin nonus, meaning "ninth."

  • Natividade

  • Ofelia

    Portuguese form of Latin Ofelia, meaning "help."

  • Osvaldo

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Osvaldus, meaning "divine power" or "divine ruler."

  • Palmira

    Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese feminine form of the Italian word and name "Palmiro", meaning "pilgrim" which also derives from the word "palm"

  • Pascoal

    Portuguese form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."

  • Patricio

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."

  • Paulo

    Basque, Esperanto and Portuguese form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."

  • Pedro

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."

  • PLINIO

    Italian form of Roman Plinius, of unknown meaning. In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.

  • QUITERIA

    Meaning unknown-found among Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. 5th Century Catholic saint

  • Rafael

    German, Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Rephael, meaning "healed of God" or "whom God has healed."

  • Raimundo

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Frankish German Raginmund, meaning "wise protector."

  • Raquel

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Rachel, meaning "ewe."

  • Raul

    Italian and Portuguese form of German Radulf, meaning "wise wolf."

  • Reinaldo

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Reginaldus, meaning "wise ruler."

  • REMIGIO

    Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Roman Latin Remigius, meaning "oarsman."

  • Ricardo

    "Powerful ruler"

  • Rodolfo

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Rudolphus, meaning "famous wolf."

  • Rodrigo

    Spanish and Portuguese form of Old High German Hrodric, meaning "famous power."

  • Ronaldo

    Portuguese form of Latin Reynaldus, meaning "wise ruler."

  • Roque

    Portuguese and Spanish form of Italian Rocco, meaning "rest."

  • Rosa

    Other Portuguese variations: Rosaria, Rosalia. Latin variation of Normanic form "rose" which derived from the German name which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese.

  • Rufino

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Rufinus, meaning "red-haired."

  • Rui

    Portuguese pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Rodrigo, meaning "famous power."

  • RUTE

    Portuguese form of Hebrew Ruth, meaning "appearance" or "friendship."

  • Sancho

    Portuguese and Spanish variation of Santos, meaning saint; holy; also the name of a couple of early Portuguese kings

  • Sandra

    Shortened Version of Alexander "defender of man"

  • Sandro

    Shortened Version of Alexander "defender of man"

  • Santos

    Portuguese and Spanish name meaning "saints." This name is sometimes bestowed on a child to invoke the protection of the saints. It is also given to baby boys born on the Feast of All Saints.

  • Sergio

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Sergius, meaning "to serve"

  • Silvio

    Variation: Silverio. Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Silvius, meaning "from the forest."

  • Simao

    Also spelled Simiao. Portuguese form of Greek Simōn (Hebrew Shimown), meaning "hearkening."

  • Sonia

    Italian and Portuguese form of Russian Sonya, meaning "wisdom."

  • Susana

    Other variations include Susanna, Suzana, Suzanna. Variant spelling of Latin Susanna, meaning "lily."

  • TADEU

    Portuguese form of Latin Thaddaeus, meaning "courageous, large-hearted."

  • Teodoro

    "Gift from God"

  • Teresa

    Other variations include Theresa and Tereza. Variant spelling of Spanish Theresa, meaning "harvester."

  • Tiago

    Portuguese form of James, meaning "supplanter"

  • Tome

    Also listed as Tomas. Portuguese form of Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin".

  • TRISTAO

    Portuguese form of French Tristan, probably meaning "riot, tumult."

  • TURIBIA

  • Teotonio

    Also listed as Theotonio; Combination of Teodoro and Antonio

  • Ulisses

    ortuguese form of Latin Ulixes, probably meaning "to be angry, to hate."

  • Valentim

    Also spelled Valentino. Portuguese form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."

  • Vasco

    Portuguese and Spanish name from the Medieval Spanish name Velasco which possibly meant "crow" in Basque.

  • Vicente

    "Conquering"

  • Victorino

    Also spelled Vitor and Victor. Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Victorinus, meaning "conqueror."

  • Virgilio

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Virgilius, possibly meaning "flourishing."

  • Vitoria

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Victoria, meaning "conqueror" or "victory."

  • Vivianna

    Name formed for the word "viver" for "Live/life and the name "Ana" which means "gracious"

  • Valente

    Portuguese form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."

  • Verissima

  • Zacarias

    "Remembered by God"

  • Zeferino

    Portuguese form of Roman Latin Zephyrinus, meaning "west wind."