94 Portuguese Baby Boy Names With Meanings

Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, officially spoken in 9 countries. The “sweet and gracious” language is one of the Indo-European languages, and is considered to be a ‘Romance language.’

Names of Portuguese origin have a melodic pronunciation. The love for this language is perhaps why so many people choose names of Portuguese origin for their kids. A unique thing here, which many may not know, is that certain names are “not allowed” in this culture. So if you want to pick a Portuguese name for your child, it has to be from an approved list.

In this MomJunction post, we list some of the most popular names you can choose for your son to honor your Portuguese heritage.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AlfonsoReady, prepared, organizedBoy
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
MartimA warlike individualBoy
Miguelwho is like unto Yaweh.Boy
RodrigoOne who is acclaimed for his ruleBoy
SantiagoSaint JamesUnisex
ThomasTwinBoy
AbelUsually it means vanity or breath or tansitoryBoy
AbilioOne who is able or an expertBoy
AdaoOne who is the son of AdamBoy
AdrianaFrom hadriaUnisex
AnacletoForm of Anacletus; they are complicated and invoke God's mercyBoy
BaltasarThe name means ' Protected by God.'Boy
BaptisteBaptizerBoy
BeneditoHe who is a blessed oneBoy
BeniPlait of Hair; BlessedBoy
BonifacioA man who has goof faithBoy
CaetanoOne who is from CaietaBoy
CelestinoA heavenly personBoy
CelioA heavenly body usually used as last nameBoy
CelsoVariant of Celsus; active and majesticBoy
ConnieHero; a courageous person, who is respected and admired by allUnisex
CosmeDecree, order, sequence or patternBoy
CruzAnother name of crossBoy
DaviAn awesome beingBoy
DiamantinoA pure and lovely individual; determined leaderBoy
DinisThey have a heart of goldBoy
DiogoA wandering explorer; rich in giftsBoy
DomingosOne who is born on SundayBoy
DuanteHe who watches over the landBoy
DuarteProtector of the Land; one who watches landBoy
EduardaFamous bearer of light and energyBoy
ElderOne who has deep connection with the GodBoy
ElpidioA refined and peace loving personBoy
Emiliosomeone who tries to emulate or a rival.Boy
ErmenegildoImmense tributeBoy
Ermengildimmense treasure.Unisex
Ermenhildaa word meaning huge treasure.Unisex
Estevaoa Portuguese word which means crown.Boy
Estevocrown or garland.Boy
Eustaquioa Spanish word meaning fruitful or productive.Boy
FetheeJudgementBoy
FilipeA person who loves horsesBoy
FranciscaFrom franceUnisex
GabrielaGod is my strengthUnisex
GertrudesA mighty person with spearBoy
GoncaloA man who is a genius in battles.Boy
GualterRuler of the Army, The one who rule the country or army. He will be with leadership qualities.Boy
HenriquesRuler of the estateBoy
HermenegildoA tribute of goldBoy
Humbertofamous fighterBoy
InacioInternal fireBoy
JoaquimThe name is a male Portuguese and Catalan version of the name Joachim. It originates from Hebrew and means Raised by Yahweh or Established by Yahweh.Boy
JoseHebrew - Yahweh will add; God Will Multiply; God will rise; A variant of JosephBoy
KadonkechiA bitter soup.Boy
MaraBitter; Variant of Maria; DestroyerBoy
MarianoA hostile warlike manBoy
MarquesOne who actc like the Mars, the God of wasBoy
MarqueseA man who is like Mars the God of WarBoy
MarquessA nobleman of the hereditary rankBoy
MateusHe is a like he Gift of GodBoy
MauricioA dark skinned manBoy
MelOne who is fearless and daring, always having brashness and self confidence.Unisex
MotaA Person who loved besides the hillockUnisex
NelioThe creation of a tough job.Boy
NeymarNot accessible or obtainable or offered.Boy
NicolauBrazilian variant of Nicholas, meaning victory of people.Boy
NunoThe ninth grandfather; honouredBoy
PascoalA variant of Pascal, meaning child of Easter.Boy
PauloOne who belongs to the peopleBoy
PaulosOne who does good things for peopleBoy
PiresSon of Pedro, or son of the one who is like a stoneBoy
QuimEstablished by God.Boy
RemigioA person who is a rowerBoy
RidaA God-fearing pious person who is devoted to GodUnisex
RioOne who is like the riverBoy
RonaldoOne who advises with great powerBoy
RoqueOne firm as a rock isBoy
RudolfoA wolf who is a legendBoy
RufinoA man who is of red hairBoy
RuiHe who is known for his power and fameBoy
RwakaikaraGod of the Banyoro peopleBoy
SilvinoHe is a man from the forestBoy
SusanaLilyUnisex
TadeuGiven by God.Boy
TarsoPortuguese name for Tarsus, an ancient Asian city in TurkeyBoy
TavarisOf misfortune, a hermitUnisex
TheresaA harvesterUnisex
TiburcioOne who is from Tibur or TivoliBoy
TomeA twin baby Boy bornBoy
TristaoA variant of Tristan, meaning tumult or outcry.Boy
UlissesAngry or to hateBoy
UmojaUnity or harmonyBoy
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