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Portuguese Names

Portuguese baby names, much like names from other European countries, are inspired by saints or historical figures—think Ferdinand and Bartolomeu or more modern alternatives like Cristiano and Amalia.

Jose

Portuguese: May God give increase.

Spanish: May God give increase; popular Spanish form of Joseph

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Cruz

Portuguese: Cross

Spanish: Cross

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Xylon

Portuguese: Lily; variant of Susan; used by the hostess of a popular Brazilian children''s TV show

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Mateus

Portuguese: Gift of God.

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Andre

French: Manly, brave

Portuguese Origin

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Andy

English: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew

Portuguese: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew

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Angelo

Never has a name meaning "angel" seemed so manly. Angelo is a classic Italian name that evokes images of mafia dons and male... Read more about Angelo

Armando

What can we say? Latin names are getting hotter and hotter each year, and Armando is no exception. While the name may sound... Read more about Armando

Bernardo

Italian Origin

Portuguese Origin

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Caterina

Italian: Pure

Portuguese: Pure; form of the Greek Catherine

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Eduardo

Eduardo—it's not just for the exotic and swarthy anymore. In fact, it's now almost as popular as the more traditional name... Read more about Eduardo

Jorge

While the meaning of "farmer" isn't anything to write home about (does anyone actually write letters anymore?), Jorge is... Read more about Jorge

Leonardo

A strong male name with a fierce meaning of "lion" and "bold", this boy name has spanned centuries from artist Leonardo da... Read more about Leonardo

Luciano

Derived from the equally alluring Lucian, Luciano hasn't seen major popularity in America. But as old school Italian names... Read more about Luciano

Marco

Still hugely popular in Italy, Marco isn't doing too shabby in the U.S. either. As the more magnetic version of Mark (both... Read more about Marco

Mauricio

If Maurice doesn't do it for you, you can always try Mauricio. It's a romantic and whimsical Latin name that screams tall... Read more about Mauricio

Miguel

Portuguese Origin

Spanish: Who is like the Lord; a variant of Michael

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Pedro

Portuguese Origin

Spanish Origin

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Rosario

Portuguese Origin

Spanish: Rosary; refers to devotional prayers honoring the Virgin Mary

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Vida

French: Victory

Portuguese: Life

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Vienna

English: Life. Used as both surname and given name. See also Vito.

French: Life. Used as both surname and given name. See also Vito.

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Zacharias

Zacharias is an old school Biblical name, and is mainly known by the more common form of Zachary. But since Zachary is in... Read more about Zacharias