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.

FelisbertaAn intelligent and wise womanGirl
FernandaAn adventurous girl travelerGirl
FiaOne who makes a dark peace. Also, means daughter in ItalianGirl
FilipeA person who loves horsesBoy
FilomenaLover of mankind; belovedGirl
FortunataFeminine version of 'Fortunat', it represents a lucky and blessed personGirl
FranciscaFrom franceUnisex
FranciscoA variant of Latin name 'Franciscus' it refers to a Frenchman or a free manBoy
FrydaAn intelligent social worker of fairies.Girl
GabrielaGod is my strengthUnisex
GarciaResembles as one of the animals, bear.Girl
GermanaA person who comes from the country Germany.Girl
GertrudesA mighty person with spearBoy
GilbertaGilberta is a female name that means Hostage. It is of French, Germanic and English origin.Girl
GildaGilda is a female name and means Sacrifice, Tribute, Serves God. It is of German, Gothic and Celtic origin.Girl
GilmaGilma is a Pourtugese female name and means The One Who Advances, The One Who Goes Forward.Girl
GlauciaFrom the Latin word "glaucus" and means Bluish GreyGirl
GloriaGloria means Glory in LatinGirl
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
GyldaValue, sacrifice, knowing trueGirl
Helenan mythology the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter Helen sparked the Trojan WarGirl
HenriquesRuler of the estateBoy
HermenegildoA tribute of goldBoy
Humbertofamous fighterBoy
IldaHeroine in the battle.Girl
InacioInternal fireBoy
InesOne who is gentle and pureGirl
InezSpanish variation of Agnes which means Pure or VirginalGirl
IrisRainbow which originated from a flower's name in GreekGirl
IsabelMy God is an oathGirl
IsabelaPledged to GodGirl
IzabelBrazilian version of Isabel, meaning my God is an oathGirl
JacindaOne who is like the hyacinth flowerGirl
JacintaA woman with hyacinth color eyesGirl
JoanaThey are good in businness and sales. They are also ambitious, creative and versatile.Girl
JoaninhaThe name means God is grcious. Joaninha is a Portuguese female name that originates from Hebrew name Yochanan.Girl
JoaoJoao is a Portuguese male name that means Jehovah was been gracious, has shown favor.Boy
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
JosefaThe name Josefa means God will GiveGirl
JovitaMerry, cheerful and good humoured, These are lively, expressive and having great verbal habits. They will keep the other ones happy with light chit chat.Girl
JuditeJudite means Praise, Woman from JudeaGirl
JuliaLatin - Jupiter's Child; Julia is Youthful, DownyGirl
KadonkechiA bitter soup.Boy
KianiaThe dawnGirl
LaraA famous person who is notable to manyGirl
LauraPerson crowned with laurelsGirl
LaurindaThe laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory.Girl
LeciaJoyful personGirl
LeonorLight, a lumous and bright oneGirl
LeticiaA person who spreads joy and happinesGirl
LiaA weary mistress or rulerGirl
LidiaA person who is from Lydia, that is a Greek word for a region in AsiaGirl
LigiaA woman with a shrill voice, name of the SirensGirl
LilianaName of the flower lily, pure and innocent personGirl
LinaPerson who is tender and delicateGirl
LindaBeautiful woman; SerpentGirl
LorenaA traveler from the ancient LaurentumGirl
LuanaAn Honorable maiden in the battleGirl
Luciawhite, bright lightGirl
LucilleShining brigh lightGirl
LuisaA famous battle maidGirl
LuziaThe one who was born at daybreakGirl
LygiaA whistling voiceGirl
MadalenaHebrew - Of Magdala; Variant transcription of MagdalenaGirl
MaeA bitteness, bitter pearlGirl
MafaldaA powerful warriorGirl
ManuelaGod Is With Us; Feminine form of Manuel which is derived from the Hebrew name EmanuelGirl
MaraBitter; Variant of Maria; DestroyerBoy
MargaridaPortuguese word for daisyGirl
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
MarianaOne who is bitterGirl
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
MartaLatin - Dedicated to Mars; Warlike; Female Version of Marc; A variant of the name MarthaGirl
MartimA warlike individualBoy
MateusHe is a like he Gift of GodBoy
MatildeGermanic - Mighty in battle; Mighty Battle Maiden; A variant form of MatildaGirl
MauricioA dark skinned manBoy
MelOne who is fearless and daring, always having brashness and self confidence.Unisex
MicaelaHebrew - Who is like God; A variation of MichaelaGirl
MicielaA blessed gift from GodGirl
Miguelwho is like unto Yaweh.Boy
MonicaThe one who advise peopleGirl
MotaA Person who loved besides the hillockUnisex
NadaliaThe person who was born on Christmas day.Girl
NataliaNewcomer to this world on Christ's born day.Girl
NathaliaSame birthday as Christ.Girl
NelinhaThe gem in the ocean.Girl
NelioThe creation of a tough job.Boy
NevesSmall ice flakes fall from white clouds.Girl
NeymarNot accessible or obtainable or offered.Boy
NicolauBrazilian variant of Nicholas, meaning victory of people.Boy
NoemiaPortuguese accent of Naomi (pleasantness)Girl
NunoThe ninth grandfather; honouredBoy
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