260 Portuguese Baby Names With Meanings

There are very few languages as beautiful as Portuguese. Being abundant in soft vowels and vibrant consonants, the Portuguese language is mainly spoken in Portugal and Brazil and some regions of Guinea—Bissau, Mozambique, and Angola.

Portugal, the country of port wine, Christiano Ronaldo, and capoeira, has a well-defined, yet flexible naming system. The law establishes that each child must be given at least one given name and one surname. The maximum number of surnames allowed are four. A few naming laws limit the parents to pick only traditional Portuguese names. But the positive consequences of these strict rules is the rise of a rich variety of nicknames and diminutives.

A Portuguese name is composed of one or more given names, followed by a number of family names. Normally, the first surname is taken from the maternal side and the second surname is taken from the paternal side. But for official surnames, individuals can use only one surname, typically the last one.

Portuguese first names have a distinctive flavor and unusual pronunciation. Being 97% Roman Catholic country, most of the first names in Portugal are inspired by the Bible or saints. For instance, Maria has been a perpetual number one girl’s name in the country. You can browse through our complete list of Portuguese baby names with meanings below.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AlfonsoReady, prepared, organizedBoy
AnaGracious and satisfyingGirl
BeatrizBrings JoyGirl
CarolinaA song of joy and happinessGirl
FranciscoA variant of Latin name 'Franciscus' it refers to a Frenchman or a free manBoy
JoaoJoao is a Portuguese male name that means Jehovah was been gracious, has shown favor.Boy
LeonorLight, a lumous and bright oneGirl
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
MarianaOne who is bitterGirl
MartimA warlike individualBoy
MatildeGermanic - Mighty in battle; Mighty Battle Maiden; A variant form of MatildaGirl
Miguelwho is like unto Yaweh.Boy
RodrigoOne who is acclaimed for his ruleBoy
SantiagoSaint JamesUnisex
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
ThomasTwinBoy
AbelUsually it means vanity or breath or tansitoryBoy
AbilioOne who is able or an expertBoy
AdaoOne who is the son of AdamBoy
AdelaidaNoble kind, adornedGirl
AdelinaA form of AdelineGirl
AdrianaFrom hadriaUnisex
AguedaSpanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.Girl
AitanaHigh honorGirl
AlbertinaGermanic - Nobly Famous; Noble; Kind; A variant transcription of Alberta; Feminine form of AlbertGirl
AlexandrinaOld Greek -Protector of Mankind; Defender of Men; Helper and Defender of Mankind; Feminine form of AlexanderGirl
AliceTruth, gracious, realityGirl
AlicianaA noble womanGirl
AmaliaA fertile, hard working female who is defender of mankindGirl
AmandaThe one who is made for love and respect who are active and brightGirl
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
AnabelaGraceful and Beautiful; Easy to Love; Gracious; Lovable beauty; A variant of name AnabelGirl
AnacletoForm of Anacletus; they are complicated and invoke God's mercyBoy
AnaliaA combination of name Ana and Lia; A variant transcription is AnaliyahGirl
AndreaFeminine of Andrew; a defender of mankind who is manly and strongGirl
AndreiaA born warrior who is manly and brave, defender of mankindGirl
AngelinaThe holy angels of God sent from heavenGirl
AntineaThe queen of Atlantis who is practical and are a leaderGirl
AntoniaA beautiful human being who are praiseworthyGirl
BabettaForeign woman.Girl
BaleiIt symbolizes being inquisitive and intelligent.girl
BaltasarThe name means ' Protected by God.'Boy
BaptisteBaptizerBoy
BelmiraA beautiful womanGirl
BeneditaA blessed womanGirl
BeneditoHe who is a blessed oneBoy
BeniPlait of Hair; BlessedBoy
BiancaLight; White; Shining; A Shakespearean baby name meaning Tragedy of Othello' Mistress of CassioGirl
BibianaLively, dynamicGirl
BonifacioA man who has goof faithBoy
BrancaOne who is white and fair in complexiongirl
BrunaA brown-haired womanGirl
BrunildaA protector in the battleGirl
CaetanoOne who is from CaietaBoy
CalistoOne who is the most beautifulGirl
CandelariaShe is like a candleGirl
CarlaA woman who acts like a man doesGirl
CarlotaA strong womanGirl
CarlotteHer strenght is like a man'sGirl
CascataLike a waterfallGirl
CatarinaUnsullied and genuine womanGirl
CatinaA chaste and innocent girlGirl
CelestinoA heavenly personBoy
CelioA heavenly body usually used as last nameBoy
CelsoVariant of Celsus; active and majesticBoy
CesariaThe head of hairGirl
ChicaA sweet little girlGirl
CintiaHungarian word for Cynthia, the goddess of moonGirl
ClaraOne who is distinguished, clear and brightGirl
ConceicaoConception; the process of conceiving a baby; forming an ideaGirl
ConnieHero; a courageous person, who is respected and admired by allUnisex
ConstanciaSteadfast, reliable and trustworthyGirl
ConstantinaContinuous, abiding, and constant; does not changeGirl
CosmeDecree, order, sequence or patternBoy
CristinaDiminutive of "Christine"; Follower and believer of ChristGirl
CruzAnother name of crossBoy
DanielaGod is powerfulGirl
DaviAn awesome beingBoy
DiamantinaThey are messy, playful and crave emotional securityGirl
DiamantinoA pure and lovely individual; determined leaderBoy
DianaA divine lady; one who has magical powers; childbirthGirl
DinisThey have a heart of goldBoy
DiogoA wandering explorer; rich in giftsBoy
DomingosOne who is born on SundayBoy
DoresPain and sufferingGirl
DoroteiaA variant of Dorothea, meaning gift of God.Girl
DuanteHe who watches over the landBoy
DuarteProtector of the Land; one who watches landBoy
DyllaA self reliant individualGirl
EditeRich battleGirl
EduardaFamous bearer of light and energyBoy
EfigeniaThe one who is born to be strongGirl
ElderOne who has deep connection with the GodBoy
ElpidioA refined and peace loving personBoy
Emiliathis name means to rival or emulate or excel.Girl
Emiliosomeone who tries to emulate or a rival.Boy
Eniait means jewel or fieryGirl
ErmenegildoImmense tributeBoy
Ermengildimmense treasure.Unisex
Ermenhildaa word meaning huge treasure.Unisex
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