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Popular and Meaningful Portuguese Names

Baby NamesUpdated July 14, 2022

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One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is choosing your baby’s name! If you are expecting or adopting a child and looking for a Portuguese baby name, you’re in the right place! Many parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have Portuguese roots? There are countless beautiful Portuguese names with equally beautiful meanings to choose from. Below we are sharing Portuguese girl names and Portuguese boy names.

Portuguese Names

Portuguese Girl Names

Do you love nature and the outdoors? You might consider Cloe, which means “little green sprout;” Estela, which means “star;” Iolanda, which means “violet flower;” Kiania, which means “the dawn;” Leonor, which means “sun ray;” Margarida, which means “pearl;” Mariana, which means “star of the sea;” Palmira, which means “palm tree;” Rosana, which means “star of magnificence;” Uiara, which means “the water lady;” or Veedonia, Vidonia, or Vidonya, which mean “vine branch.”

Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your daughter? You might like Belinha, which means “promise of God;” Camila, which means “helper to the priest;” Deolinda, which means “beautiful God;” Doroteia, which means “gift of God;” Elisabete, which means “promise of God;” Izabel, which means “God of plenty; God’s promise;” Joaninha, which means “God is gracious;” Judite, which means “from Judea; Jewish;” Miciela, which means “a blessed gift from God;” Nelinha, which means “God accompanies us;” Rafaela, which means “God has healed;” or Renata, which means “reborn.”

Want to give your daughter a strong name befitting a female warrior? You might consider Andreia, which means “daring;” Beatriz or Bia, which mean “voyager;” Brites, which means “power;” Ermenjart, which means “warrior who was extremely powerful;” Gertrudes, which means “the strongest spear;” Ilda, which means “heroine in battle;” or Mafalda, which means “mighty in battle.”

Want something a little more elegant for your little girl? Try Agueda, which means “good-hearted;” Belmira, which means “beautiful woman;” Benedita, which means “blessed;” Brigida, which means “exalted one;” Caterina, Catia, or Catrina, which means “pure;” Diana, which means “divine;” Enia, which means “jewel or fiery;” Filomena, which means “beloved;” Graca, which means “elegant and graceful woman;” Gylda, which means “value, sacrifice, knowing true;” Lara, which means “protection;” or Sofia, which means “wisdom.”

Here are a few of the most popular Portuguese girl names in alphabetical order:

Popular Portuguese Girl Names

Agueda

Aline

Andreia

Beatriz or Bea

Belinha

Belmira

Benedita

Bibiana

Branca

Brigida

Brites

Camila

Candelaria

Caterina, Catia, or Catrina

Cesaria

Cloe

Creola, Creole, Creolla, or Criolla

Deolinda

Diana

Doroteia

Dylla

Edite

Elisabete

Enia

Ermenjart

Estela

Evora

Felisberta

Filomena

Gertrudes

Gilma

Glaucia

Graca

Gylda

Ilda

Inez

Iolanda

Iria

Izabel

Joaninha

Judite

Julinha

Kiania

Lara

Lecia

Leonor

Lia

Luzia

Madalena

Mafalda

Margarida

Mariana

Mariazinha

Miciela

Nelinha

Neves

Nuria

Ofelia

Palmira

Rafaela

Renata

Rosana

Rui

Rute

Seda

Sofia

Telma

Teresinha

Tereza

Uiara

Veedonia, Vidonia, or Vidonya

Portuguese Boy Names for Boys

Do you love nature? You might like Adao, which means “earth,” Bernardo, which means “strong as a bear,” Dimas, which means “sunset,” Luciano, which means “light,” or Silverio, which means “woods.”

Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your son? You might like Angelino, which means “messenger of God;” Benedito or Bento, which mean “the blessed one;” Celio, which means “heaven;” Cristovao, which means “bearing Christ;” Cruz, which means “cross;” Danilo, which means “God is my judge;” Joao, which means “Jehovah has been gracious;” Josue, which means “Jehovah increases or Jehovah is salvation;” Mateus, which means “gift of God;” Teodoro, which means “God’s gift;” or Zacarias, which means “the Lord recalled.”

Want to give your son a name worthy of a warrior? Consider Agosto, which means “great and magnificent;” Alexo, which means “defender of man;” Aloisio, which means “well-known fighter;” Arsenio, which means “masculine;” Artur, which means “noble, courageous;” Balduino, which means “bold friend;” Goncalo, which means “a man who is a genius in battles;” Guilherme, which means “determined protector;” Leopoldo, which means “a bold man;” or Valente, which means “valiant.”

Here are a few of the most popular Portuguese boy names in alphabetical order:

Popular Portuguese Boy Names

Abilio

Adao

Adriano

Afonso

Agostinho

Agosto

Alexo

Aloisio

Anacleto

Angelino

Anxo

Arsenio

Artur

Atilio

Aurelio

Balduino

Benedito or Bento

Bernardo

Bonifacio

Caetano

Carlinhos

Celio

Celso

Cristovao

Cruz

Dado

Danilo

Davi

Dimas

Dinis

Duante

Duarte

Estevao

Felipinho

Fernao

Gaspar

Goncalo

Gualter

Guilherme

Heitor

Jaco

Joao

Joãozinho

Jonatas

Jordao

Jorginho

Josue

Justino

Leopoldo

Licio

Lidio or Lydio

Lourenco

Luciano or Lucio

Luisinho

Manoel

Marcos or Marques

Martim

Mateus

Maureo or Mauricio

Miguel

Nelio

Olavo

Pascoal

Patricio

Paulo

Pires

Quim

Renato

Rodrigo

Salomao

Severino

Silverio

Simao

Tavares or Tavaris

Teodoro

Teotonio

Thiago

Tiago

Tristao

Ulisses

Valente

Valentinus

Vicente

Vidal or Videl

Zacarias

Want more baby names? Check out Spanish baby names or Italian baby names for inspiration.

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