Appendix:Portuguese given names

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Male[edit]

A[edit]

Aarão
Abel
Abelardo
Abraão
Adalberto
Adão
Adelino
Ademar
Adilmar
Adolfo
Adriano
Afonso
Agostinho
Aguinaldo
Alarico
Alberto
Aldo
Aleixandre
Aleixo
Alexandre
Alfonso
Alfredo
Alírio
Aloísio
Álvaro
Amadeu
Américo
Amílcar
André
Ângelo
Aníbal
Antão
Antero
António
Antônio*
Armando
Arnaldo
Artur
Augusto
Aurélio

B[edit]

Balduíno
Baltasar
Baltazar
Barnabé
Bartolomeu
Belarmino
Belmiro
Benedito
Bento
Bernardo
Bernardim
Bernardino
Boaventura
Bráulio
Breno
Brites%
Bruno

C[edit]

Caetano
Caim
Caio
Calisto
Camilo
Cândido
Carlos
Casimiro
Cássio
Cecilio
César
Cláudio
Clemente
Conrado
Constantino
Cristiano
Cristóvão

D[edit]

Damião
Daniel
Danilo
David
Davi*
Diego
Diogo
Dionísio
Dinis
Dirce
Dirceu
Domingos
Donato
Duarte

E[edit]

Edelberto
Edgar
Edmundo
Eduardo
Elias
Eliseu
Emanuel
Emílio
Epaminondas
Érico
Ernesto
Estanislau
Estêvão
Eugénio
Eugênio*
Eurico
Eusébio
Evandro
Evaristo
Everaldo
Ezequiel

F[edit]

Fabiano
Fábio
Fabrício
Faustino
Fausto
Feliciano
Felício
Felipe
Félix
Fernando
Fernão
Filipe
Firmino
Flávio
Flor
Florêncio
Floriano
Florípes
Fradique
Francisco
Frederico

G[edit]

Gabriel
Gaspar
Gastão
Gaudêncio
George
Georgio
Geraldo
Gerard
Germano
GianFrancesco
GianLuca
Gil
Gilberto
Giorgio
Gonçalo
Graciano
Graciliano
Gregório
Guido
Guilherme
Guiomar
Gustavo

H[edit]

Heitor
Hélio
Hélder
Henrique
Herculano
Hermínio
Hermenegildo
Higino
Hilário
Hipólito
Honório
Horácio
Hugo
Humberto

I[edit]

Inácio
Ivo

L[edit]

Lauro
Laurus
Lázaro
Leandro
Leonardo
Leonel
Leopoldo
Lineu
Lino
Lourenço
Lucas
Lúcio
Luciano
Ludovico
Luís
Luiz*#

M[edit]

Manuel
Manoel*#
Marco
Marcos
Marcelino
Marcelo
Mário
Martim
Martinho
Mateus
Matheus*#
Matias
Maurício
Maurílio
Mauro
Máximo
Maximiliano
Mécia%
Mendo%
Miguel
Murilo

N[edit]

Narciso
Natalino
Nelson*
Nestor
Nicolau
Norberto
Nuno

O[edit]

Octávio
Otávio*
Odílio
Olavo
Olegário
Olímpio
Olívio
Onofre
Orestes
Orlando
Óscar
Oscar*
Osório
Otelo
Ovídio

P[edit]

Palmiro
Pascoal
Patrício
Paulino
Paulo
Pedro
Petronio
Plácido
Plínio
Políbio
Prazeres
Prímio

Q[edit]

Querubim
Quintiliano
Quirino
Quitério

R[edit]

Rafael
Ramiro
Raimundo
Raul
Reginaldo
Reinaldo
Renato
Ricardo
Rivelino
Roberto
Rodolfo
Rodrigo
Rogério
Romão
Romeu
Rómulo
Rômulo*
Ronaldo
Roque
Rúben
Rúbem
Rui

S[edit]

Salomão
Salvador
Samuel
Sancho%
Sandoval
Sandro
Sebastião
Serafim
Sérgio
Severino
Silvano
Silvério
Sílvio
Silvino
Simão
Simeão
Solano

T[edit]

Tadeu
Telmo
Teobaldo
Teodoro
Tiago
Thiago*@
Timóteo
Tobias
Tomás
Thomaz*#
Trajano

U[edit]

Ubaldo
Ulisses
Umbelino
Urbano

V[edit]

Valentim
Valério
Vasco
Venâncio
Ventura
Vicente
Victor
Vinicius
Violante
Virgílio
Viriato
Vítor

X[edit]

Xavier
Xisto

Z[edit]

Zacarias

Female[edit]

A[edit]

Adelaide
Adélia
Adelina
Adriana
Ágata
Alberta
Alda
Aldina
Alexandra
Alice
Alzira
Amália
Amanda
Amélia
Ana
Andreia
Andréia*
Ângela
Angélica
Angelina
Anita
Antónia
Antônia*
Ava
Augusta
Augustina
Aurélia
Aurora

B[edit]

Bárbara
Beatriz
Belarmina
Belém
Benedita
Berengária
Bernardete
Bernarda
Bernardina
Branca
Brígida
Brízida
Bruna

C[edit]

Caetana
Camila
Cândida
Capitolina
Carina
Carla
Carlota
Carmen
Carmem
Carolina
Catarina
Cássia
Cátia
Cecília
Celeste
Célia
Celina
Cesária
Cidália
Clara
Cláudia
Clementina
Clotilde
Conceição
Constança
Constantina
Corina
Cristiana
Cristina
Custódia

D[edit]

Daniela
Débora
Denilde
Denise
Diana
Dina
Diná
Donata
Doroteia
Dorotéia*

E[edit]

Edite
Edna
Eduarda
Elia
Elisa
Elisabete
Elizabete
Elsa
Elvira
Elza
Ema
Emerenciana
Emília
Epifânia
Érica
Ermelinda
Esmeralda
Estefânia
Estela
Estrela
Eugénia
Eugênia*
Eulália
Eunice
Eva

F[edit]

Fábia
Fabiana
Fátima
Fausta
Faustina
Felícia
Feliciana
Felismina
Fernanda
Fernandina
Filipa
Filomena
Firmina
Flávia
Flora
Florbela
Florência
Florinda
Florípes
Francisca
Frederica

G[edit]

Gabriela
Genoveva
Georgette
Georgina
Geraldina
Germana
Gertrudes
Gisela
Giselda
Gisele
Glória
Graça
Guilhermina

H[edit]

Helena
Hélia
Heloísa
Henriqueta
Hermínia
Honorina

I[edit]

Inês
Inácia
Iolanda
Irene
Irina
Isabel
Isaura
Isilda
Isulina
Iva
Ivete
Ivone

J[edit]

Jacinta
Janete
Joana
Joaquina
Jorgina
Josefa
Josefina
Judite
Júlia
Juliana
Julieta
Justina
Juvina

L[edit]

Laila
Lara
Laura
Laurea
Laurel
Lauren
Laureana
Laurinda
Leandra
Leila
Leonor
Leonilde
Leopoldina
Letícia
Lídia
Lígia
Lila
Lília
Lilian
Liliane
Lilih
Lívia
Liana
Liliana
Lina
Lourdes
Lúcia
Luciana
Lucinda
Lucrécia
Ludovica
Ludovina
Luisa
Luiza*#
Lurdes
Luzia
Luz

M[edit]

Madalena
Mafalda
Magali
Magda
Manuela
Manoela*#
Márcia
Marcela
Marcelina
Margarida
Maria
Maria João
Maria José
Mariana
Mariane
Marilda
Marília
Marina
Marisa
Marise
Marta
Maurícia
Máxima
Maximiliana
Mercedes
Merciana
Micaela
Milene
Miquelina
Miriam
Mónica
Mônica*

N[edit]

Nádia
Natália
Natalina
Natividade
Nicole

O[edit]

Octávia
Otávia*
Odete
Odília
Olga
Olímpia
Olívia
Otília

P[edit]

Palmira
Pandora
Patrícia
Paula
Paulina
Penélope
Piedade
Prantelhana
Priscila

Q[edit]

Querubina
Quintiliana
Quirina
Quitéria

R[edit]

Rafaela
Ramira
Raimunda
Raquel
Rebeca
Regina
Renata
Ricardina
Rita
Roberta
Rosa
Rosália
Rosalina
Rosalinda
Rosana
Rosaura
Rute

S[edit]

Sabrina
Salomé
Sancha%
Sandra
Sara
Sebastiana
Selma
Serafina
Silvana
Silvéria
Sílvia
Silvina
Simone
Sofia
Solange
Sónia
Sônia*
Susana

T[edit]

Tânia
Tatiana
Telma
Teodora
Teresa
Thereza*@
Tomásia

U[edit]

Umbelina
Úrsula

V[edit]

Valentina
Valéria
Vanda
Vanésa
Vera
Verónica
Verônica*
Violeta
Virgília
Virgínia
Vitória
Viviana

X[edit]

Xénia
Ximena

Z[edit]

Zara
Zélia
Zelinda
Zilá
Zínia
Zita
Zoraide
Zuleica
Zuleide
Zulina
Zulmira
  • (* = Brazilian Portuguese)
  • (# = archaic spelling)
  • (@ = pseudo-archaic spelling)
  • (% = Medieval name)

Observations[edit]

The Portuguese given names have Latin, Greek, Celtic, Arab, Hebrew and Germanic origin mainly. The following are just a few examples:

  • Latin: Amanda, Mário, Caio
  • Greek: Alexandre, Filipe, Catarina, Margarida, Irene
  • Celtic: Viriato, Brígida
  • Arab: Leila, Fátima
  • Hebrew: David, Isabel, Miriam, Susana, Elias
  • Germanic: Carlos, Roberto, Alberto, Adelaide, Adélia, Hermenegildo
  • Basque: Xavier
  • Slavic: Estanislau
  • Finno-Ugric: Átila
  • Persian: Zuleica

The names Maria and Ana (both feminine) are very popular combined with a second name. These days, almost every Portuguese woman over 50 is named "Maria Something" - often with a religious second name like Maria da Conceição (Conception), Maria da Assunção (Assumption), Maria do Céu (Heaven or Sky), etc. Nowadays, this tradition goes on, although the religious second names are now very uncommon (except maybe for Maria do Carmo). In the other hand, there are many girls called Maria Francisca, Maria Inês, Maria Teresa or simply Maria.

Around the 1960s, the name Ana became almost as popular as Maria for a first "combined" name - therefore, you can find many woman called Ana Paula, Ana Teresa, Ana Luísa, Ana Margarida, Ana Rita or even Ana Maria.

These women usually go by their second names.

For boys, the names João and José are also very used with a second name. The name Maria can be used for boys as a second name (José Maria, João Maria, Francisco Maria, António Maria...), often with a religious meaning (devotion to the Virgin Mary).

In Portugal, traditional names like Catarina, Joana, Mariana, Pedro, António or Gonçalo are very popular. Less historical names were gradually absorbed and became also very common, like Cátia, Sandra, Marisa, Fábio, Bruno or Ruben. The introduction of foreign names and new spellings has been stopped by strict naming laws - there is a list of officially approved names and if parents want to name their child something different, that name must be approved by the authorities.

In Brazil, while there are also naming laws, some local authorities are less willing to enforce the law in opposition to the parents right of choice, limiting the restrictions only to ensure the correct spelling of common names, and the avoidance of ridiculous names which would prove prejudicial to the child in the near and far future. As a result Brazilian names are of many more different origins (e.g. Iara, Iracema, Jacira, Moacir - Amerindian origin).