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Whatever name you will give to your child, it will have an eternal effect, especially with your little ones who would wear it. Brazil is the only country in America that speaks Portuguese. This language has a huge influence on other languages like German, Italian, Spanish and more. Below are the most common Brazilian names you can give to your future mini-me.
Adriana– A unisex name from Hadria.
Aline– Taken from an ancient German word “Athal”, that means nobility/noble. It also means light and lovely.
Ana– Denotes gracious and satisfying.
Antonia– A beautiful and praiseworthy creation/human being
Fernanda– A girl that is an adventurous traveler
Francisca– A unisex name is taken from the word France.
Juliana– It means a young, blessed and organizes person. Someone is unique, generous and an inspiration.
Marcia– A warlike aggressive type of woman
Maria– An alternative for Miriam or Mary –means wishing for a child and Bitter
Alanza– Means eager and noble.
Alipha– A word that means ‘thousand’ in the Brazilian language.
Andressa-A courageous strong woman.
Canciana– One that belongs to Anzio, Italy.
Daiane– A beautiful and smart girl
Edite– Commonly used in Portuguese Latvian languages. Rich, battle.
Eloa-In Brazilian language, it means goddess.
Emanuelly– A variation of Emmanuella means ‘God with us ‘.
Izabel– Brazilian type of Isabel, means ‘God is a vow’.
Kiania– The dawn/daybreak.
Mucamutara– A woman’s name means born during the war.
Rosalice-A name describes noble as a rose.
Rosalicia– Has the same meaning as Rosalice.
Uiara– It is defined as a water lady.
Uxía– The one who is well-off or well-born.
Vitória– An alternative to Victoria means victory.
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Xoana-This means that God is gracious.
Yara/ Yarah – The same denotation with Uiara or the Water lady.
Antonio– Inspired by Saint Anthony – worthy of praise
Abrahan– Brazilian variant of Abraham-father of multitudes.
Alanyo– The parents are apart/disconnected.
Aleixo– Aleixo is the Brazilian translation of Alexander that means defender of humanity.
Ankoma– A name wore for the last born/youngest child.
Atília– The edge of grace.
Abílo– Skillful and or Proficient
Afonso– Ready and Noble
Alberte– Radiant nobility
Aloisio– A popular warrior
Andrés– Also means a warrior
Anxo-God’s Messenger or Angel
Balduíno-A courageous friend
Benedito/ Bieito -Blessed
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Breixo– Real and or very true
Batte– Taken from a Brazilian tribe name ‘totem’ or an elephant.
Breno– Brazilian title for the King
Carlos– A pure man
Christiano-A follower or believer of Christ
Clemente– Means being merciful and gentle
Damiáo-Tame, restrained or subdued.
Domingos– He Belongs to the Lord
Duarte-The guardian of prosperity and wealth
Ermenegildo-An immense tribute
Estevo-A garland or crown.
Ferrão-Zealous for peace
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Frederico– Peaceful ruler
Francisco-An alternative of Latin name ‘Franciscus’, refers to a Frenchman or a free man
Gabriel– God’s messenger. This is not just one of the most common Brazilian names but widely used around the world also.
Gaspar– He is the treasure bearer
Godofredo– Refers to God’s peace
Graciano-Pleasing and or agreeable
Goncalo– Genius man in battles.
Heliodoro – Sun’s gift
Henrique –Ruler of the House
Herberto– A wise army
Hilario- This name means joyful or happy
Horacio– Has a perfect eyesight
Hugo-Clever and or Intelligent
Hermenegildo– A golden tribute
Idogbe- The one who is born after twin siblings.
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Joao- Portuguese name refers to Jehovah who has shown favor and gracious.
Jacinto- A type of Hyacinth flower
Julio-Someone Descended from Jupiter
Jose- In Hebrew God Will Multiply; God will advance; A variation of Joseph
Jordão- Descended, flow down
Kadonkechi- A bitter kind of soup.
Kaua- It means sensitive
Lucas- The one who provides light
Luiz A fame warrior
Leonardo- A strong lion
Leopoldo –A person who is bold enough
Lorenzo- Taken from Laurentum
Marcario – This name means blessed
Marcelo- One of the sea
Matheus- A special gift of God
Marcos- Inspired from a Roman fertility god Mars (March was named after it also).
Manoel – is the Brazilian alternative of Manuel (God with us).
Musaazi –A man’s name who has a sense of humor and likes to joke around.
Natanael – A gift from the Lord
Nicolau- People’s victor
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Oalo- Small or cute
Olavo – An Elf army
Onyait- Born at the grassland.
Osvaldo- It means a divine power
Patricio – A name of noble birth
Pedro- Biblically means the ‘Rock’, a form of Peter
Plácido – Means calm
Paulo- Belongs to the crowd/mass
Pascoal- A variation of Pascal, meaning Easter’s child.
Quim- God’s foundation
Rafael- Healed by God
Raimundo/Raymundo- A Wise protector
Raul- A clever wolf
Roberto- A bright fame
Rodrigo- Great prominent power
Ronaldo – A wise ruler and or King
Raymundo- A wise protector of the world
Rejinaldo- He rules with some great caution.
Rwakaikara – the name means god Banyoro community.
Santos – Means saints
Tadeu – God-given individual
Tacito- Means Silent
Tadeu – Big-hearted and Brave
Thales –To Flower or blossom
Tristao An alternative name of Tristan that means outcry.
Ulisses – Feeling of anger or to hate
Umoja- United or with harmony
Ulisses Angry, to hate
Uxío- Well-born or blue-blooded
Valentim – This name means Healthy and strong
Veríssimo – Absolutely/Very true
Victor – A mighty man or Conqueror
Xesús– God of salvation
Xoán- Brazilian term form of Juan -God is compassionate.
Xurxo– Means a Farmer
Zé- God’s son
Zeferino– The term that refers to the West wind
Whatever the name you would like your child to wear, just make sure it is something praiseworthy, so no regrets in the end. There can be a lot of most common Brazilian names that you may just encounter now, but it’s not too late to pick from one of them.
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