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.
  1. Abel
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "breath"
    • Description:

      Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.
  2. ABRAHAO/ABRAAO
    • ADAO
      • Afonso
        • Agosto
          • Agueda
            • Alberto
              • Origin:

                Germanic
              • Meaning:

                "noble, bright"
              • Description:

                Alberto is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese variation of Albert and lends a more unusual and fashionable edge to this name which is still a grandpa name to many.
            • ALEIXO
              • Alexandre
                • Origin:

                  French variation of Alexander
                • Meaning:

                  "defending men"
                • Description:

                  What's the difference between Alexander, the usual English spelling of this deeply classical name, and Alexandre, the French version? English speakers might find the proper French pronunciation challenging: a-lehk-SAHN-dreh, but that last syllable is barely pronounced. Americans might an an a or an ee on the end of the name, or simply pronounce it as Alexander, for better or worse.
              • ALOISIO
                • Alvaro
                  • Origin:

                    Spanish
                  • Meaning:

                    "elf warrior"
                  • Description:

                    A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its peak in the United States in 1985, when it ranked Number 456. In Spain, Alvaro is a Top 20 boys' name.
                • AMARO
                  • Amelia
                    • Origin:

                      German
                    • Meaning:

                      "work"
                    • Description:

                      Amelia is one of the hottest girls' names, a successor to the megapopular Emma and Emily. Amelia, which spent several years at Number 1 in England, is now comfortably ensconced in the US Top 10.
                  • ANA
                    • ANACLETO
                      • Andre
                        • Origin:

                          French and Portuguese variation of Andrew
                        • Meaning:

                          "strong and manly"
                        • Description:

                          Andre is one of the international forms of Andrew that has been familiar in the English-speaking world for decades without any need to be overly Anglicized - though round the world, it is more likely to be written as André.
                      • Andrea
                        • Origin:

                          Feminine variation of Andrew, Greek
                        • Meaning:

                          "strong and manly"
                        • Description:

                          Andrea — a feminine form of Andrew (and a male name in several European cultures) — comes with a good selection of pronunciations — ANN-dree-a, AHN-dree-a, or ahn-DRAY-a — each with a slightly different image: girl next door/slightly affected/downright mysterious
                      • Anibal
                        • Anselmo
                          • Origin:

                            Italian from German
                          • Meaning:

                            "with divine protection"
                          • Description:

                            Lighter Latin version of Anselm.
                        • Antonia
                          • Origin:

                            Latin
                          • Meaning:

                            "from Antium"
                          • Description:

                            Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys’ names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is hovering near the bottom of the US popularity list, which may be an excellent reason for you to use it.