Do you want to add an international flair to your child’s name? Or do you want a name that nods to your child’s heritage, culture, or ancestors? Then you shouldn’t think twice before picking a Brazilian baby name for your bundle of joy.
Brazilian names are composed of two personal names, but at times, the first name can be used on its own. Upon marriage, a woman almost always keeps her maiden name. But in earlier times, Brazilian women were required to change their maiden name, keep their father’s name, and add their husband’s last name.
A Brazilian family name can have more than one word. ‘Do’, ‘dos’, and ‘da’, which means ‘of the’, is also used as a part of the family name. Brazilians are also allowed to use just one family name, which is the father’s paternal family name. The family name is usually taken from the paternal side, but that doesn’t mean mother’s family is left in isolation. Citizens also have the option of picking two surnames, in which the first surname is the mother’s family surname and the final surname is the father’s family surname.
Below is MomJunction’s wide collection of Brazilian baby boy and girl names with means. Click on the names to gather all the information on it.
|Marelaine||A Brazilian name||Girl|
|Mucamutara||A woman born during the war.||Girl|
|Musaazi||A man who likes joking with others.||Boy|
|Nicolau||Brazilian variant of Nicholas, meaning victory of people.||Boy|
|Onyait||Born on the grassland.||Boy|
|Pascoal||A variant of Pascal, meaning child of Easter.||Boy|
|Quim||Established by God.||Boy|
|Raymundo||A smart protector of people||Boy|
|Rejinaldo||One who rules with the counsel||Boy|
|Rosalice||A woman noble as a rose||Girl|
|Rosalicia||One with the nobility of a rose||Girl|
|Rwakaikara||God of the Banyoro people||Boy|
|Salomão||One who likes peace, peaceable||Boy|
|Tadeu||Given by God.||Boy|
|Tristao||A variant of Tristan, meaning tumult or outcry.||Boy|
|Uiara||The water lady||Girl|
|Ulisses||Angry or to hate||Boy|
|Umoja||Unity or harmony||Boy|
|Uxía||A woman who is wellborn and well fed.||Girl|
|Uxío||A man who is well born and well fed||Boy|
|Valentim||Brazilian variant of Valentine, meaning strong and healthy.||Boy|
|Vitória||A variant of Victoria, meaning victory.||Girl|
|Xesús||God is salvation||Boy|
|Xoán||Brazilian form of Juan, meaning God is gracious.||Boy|
|Xoana||God is gracious||Girl|
|Yarah||A form of Yarah, meaning water lady.||Girl|