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Brazilian Boy Names and Meanings

Unique Brazilian Boy Names

Looking for some beautiful and unique Brazilian boy names? You’re in the right place! I’ve rounded up all the most popular, rare, and common Brazilian male names from a-z.

Whether you or your spouse has Brazilian heritage or you’re just drawn to this fascinating and vibrant culture, Brazil has so much to offer. 

Their baby names also don’t disappoint! These boy names are unique and beautiful plus there’s quite a mix of Brazilian American boy names that would suit you quite well even if you aren’t from Brazil. 

There’s quite a mix of people and cultures in Brazil and you’ll notice that these stunning names reflect that diversity. Many languages are spoken in Brazil but most commonly you’ll see Portuguese (this is the official language and most widely spoken), Spanish, Italian and German to name a few. 

As such, most Brazilian boy names will have their origins in these languages and countries. 

For this list of Brazilian male names, I looked at famous Brazilians so you’ll likely see some familiar names of well-known Brazilian athletes, actors, writers, and more. I also looked at census data from Brazil to find those less common names and include many from the top 100 list. 

You’ll notice that Brazilians often have long names with multiple names in them. This is because in Brazil family names are important, children are given both maternal and paternal surnames (a naming practice that seems to be adopted from its Portuguese influence). 

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Popular Brazilian Boy Names

The most popular Brazilian boy names for this list were determined using the data gathered from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). They’ve got lots of great data and information if you’re curious. 

You can even see the most popular names from various decades. They aren’t as keen on gathering this type of data each year( like in the US ) so you’ll notice large gaps between the years.

The most recent IBGE census data was conducted around the year 2010. Here are the top 10 Brazilian boy names from that year:

1. Joseph

2. João

3. Antonio

4. Francis

5. Carlos

6. Paul

7. Peter

8. Lucas

9. Luiz

10. Marcos

And here are the top Brazilian boy names for all years they’ve recorded.

1. Luís

2. Gabriel

3. Rafael

4. Daniel

5. Marcelo

6. Bruno

7. Edward

8. Philip

9. Raimundo

10. Rodrigo

Unique Brazilian Boy Names 

Here’s my list of Brazilian baby boy names and meanings from A-Z. You’ll find a mix of everything from popular and more common boy names to rare and uncommon ones too. Find your perfect beautiful name below.  

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Abílio

Abílio – this handsome Portuguese boy name means ‘expert’ or ‘one who is able’

Abrahan

Abrahan – is a Brazilian boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘father of a multitude (nations)

Abramo 

Abramo – is an Italian and Brazilian male name with Hebrew roots meaning ‘father of many’

Aemilio

Aemilio – this handsome and uncommon Latin boy name with Latin roots means ‘eager’, ‘laborious or ‘rival’

Adao

Adao –  is the Portuguese version of Adam which is a Hebrew name meaning ‘man of the red Earth’ or ‘son of Adam’

Adelmar

Adelmar – is a German boy name with English origins meaning ‘noble, strength’

Ademir

Ademir – is a Portuguese male name with German origins meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘glorious’ and ‘loved by God’

Adhémar

Adhémar –  has Spanish and German origins meaning ‘noted fighter’

Adolfo

Adolfo – has roots in Old German, Italian, Spanish, and Latin and means ‘noble wolf’

Adonias

Adonias – is a Spanish boy name of Hebrew origin that means ‘Jehovah is Lord’

Adriano

Adriano – is quite a popular boy name in Brazil and means ‘dark’ (Spanish origin) or ‘man from Adria’ (Italian and Latin)

Affonso

Affonso –  this cute boy name is of Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and Old German origin and means ‘noble and ready’

Afrânio

Afrânio – is a common Brazilian baby boy name with Roman and Latin origins -meaning unknown

Alanyo

Alanyo – is a Brazilian boy name that means ‘his parents are apart’ (Brazilian origin)

Alberto

Alberto – is the Italian/Spanish/Portuguese version of Albert meaning ‘noble and bright’

Alfredo

Alfredo – is the Spanish/Italian/Portuguese version of the English name Alfred meaning ‘elf counsel’ or ‘wise counselor’

Alexandre

Alexandre – this popular Brazilian boy name means ‘defending man’ and has French and Greek origins

Alexio

Alexio –  is a handsome Portuguese boy name that’s fairly common in Brazil and means ‘defending man’- it comes from the name Alexander like the above name

Arminio

Arminio – is an Italian and Spanish boy name of German origin that means ‘warrior’ or ‘soldier’

Almir 

Almir – is the Brazilian version of Almiro (Italian) and means ‘famous, noble’ or ‘distinguished 

Aloisio

Aloisio – is a Portuguese and Spanish boy name that has German origins and means ‘famous warrior’


Alphonsus

Alphonsus – this Italian and Spanish boy name has German roots and means ‘noble and ready’

Alvar

Alvar – is a Spanish boy name meaning ‘elf warrior’ or ‘army of elves’ 


Amado 

Amado – is a Spanish and Portuguese male name meaning ‘loved’

Anastacio

Anastacio – is a boy name of Greek and Spanish origin meaning ‘resurrection

André

André – is of French origin and is also the Portuguese version of Andrew and means ‘strong and manly’

Ângelo

Ângelo – is an Italian and Portuguese boy name that means ‘angel’ or ‘messenger’

Antonio

Antonio – is a boy name of Spanish and Italian version of Anthony which means ‘priceless one’, ‘flourishing’ or ‘praiseworthy’ (Greek origins)

Anselmo

Anselmo –  is a handsome boy name of Italian and Portuguese origin meaning ‘with divine protection’

Ariano 

Ariano –  has Greek and Spanish roots and means ‘warlike’

Aristides

Aristides – is a boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘best’

Arnaldo

Arnaldo –  is a unique baby boy name of Spanish, Old French, and Old German origin and it means ‘powerful as an eagle’

Aron

Aron – is the Spanish and Scandinavian form of Aaron which is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘mountain of strength’

Arsênio

Arsênio – this strong Greek and Spanish boy name means ‘virile, strong’

Artur 

Artur – is the Portuguese version of Arthur meaning ‘bear like’

Augusto

Augusto –  this unique and beautiful Spanish boy name means ‘great and majestic’

Ayrton

Ayrton – is an English place name meaning ‘farmstead on the river Aire’ and is the name of the legendary Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna

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Balduin

Balduin – is a German baby name that means ‘bold friend’

Barrio

Barrio – is a Spanish place name meaning ‘urban district, neighborhood or ‘quarter’

Benicio

Benicio –  is a Spanish boy name with Latin roots that means ‘blessed’ or ‘benevolent’

Benjamin

Benjamin – is a cute Hebrew baby boy name that means ‘son of the right hand’

Bernardo

Bernardo – is a Portuguese, Spanish and German boy name meaning ‘strong and bold as a bear’

Breno 

Breno –  this handsome Brazilian baby boy name comes from Portuguese and means ‘king’

Bruno

Bruno – is a boy name that comes from Old German and means ‘brown’

Bryan

Bryan – is an English and Irish boy name that means ‘noble, brave, strong, and virtuous’ 

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Caio

Caio – is an Italian and Welsh boy name and is the Brazilian form of Latin name Caius which means ‘joyful’ or ‘rejoicing’

Calvino 

Calvino – this popular Brazilian boy name has Italian and French origins and means ‘little bald one’

Camilo 

Camilo – is a Spanish and Portuguese boy name that means ‘temple servant’

Carlos

Carlos – is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Charles which means ‘free man’ or ‘warrior’ and has German roots

Carvalho 

Carvalho – is such a cute and original baby name that’s actually a  Portuguese place name meaning ‘one who lives by the oak trees’

Cassio

Cassio – this cute Italian boy name has Latin origins and means ‘hollow’ or ‘empty’

Celestino

Celestino – is a Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘heavenly’

Celso 

Celso – is an Italian and Spanish male name with Latin roots meaning ‘tall, lofty’

César

César – has Spanish, French, and Portuguese roots and means ‘thick head of hair’

Chico

Chico – is a short and cute Spanish boy name that means ‘boy’ or ‘lad’

Cláudio

Cláudio – is a Spanish and Portuguese boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘lame’ or ‘enclosure’

Cristiano

Cristiano – is the Italian and Portuguese version of  Christian meaning ‘follower of Christ’

Cristofe

Cristofe – is the Spanish version of Christopher meaning ‘bearer of Christ’

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Dacio 

Dacio – is a French boy name that means ‘of the nobility’

Damião

Damião – this handsome Brazilian boy name is Portuguese and has Greek roots which mean ‘tamer’

Daniel

Daniel – is a beautiful Hebrew baby name that means ‘God is my judge’

Danilo

Danilo – is the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese version of Daniel meaning ‘God is my judge’

Dante

Dante – is a unique Italian boy name with Latin roots that means ‘lasting’ or ‘enduring’

Darlan

Darlan –  is a Brazilian and Portuguese boy name and is also found in English and means ‘darling’ or ‘sweet man’

Dario

Dario – is a Persian, Italian and Spanish boy name that means ‘kingly’ or ‘rich, wealthy’

Davi

Davi – is a classic Brazilian boy name of Portuguese origin that means ‘beloved’

Delfino 

Delfino – is an Italian and Spanish boy  name with Greek roots that means ‘dolphin’

Dênis 

Dênis – is another classic Portuguese Brazilian boy name with Greek roots meaning ‘a follower of Dionysisu’ (who was the Greek God of wine)

Demetrio 

Demetrio –  is a Spanish and Portuguese baby boy name with Greek origins that means ‘Earth mother’

Diego

Diego –  this cute Spanish boy name means ‘supplanter’

Domingos

Domingos – is traditionally a Spanish name for boys and it means ‘of the Lord’

Dominico

Dominico – this boy name has Latin origins and means ‘belonging to the Lord’ 

Donaldo

Donaldo – is the Spanish version of Donald meaning ‘great chief’ or ‘world leader’ (Scottish origin)

Dorival

Dorival – this unique Brazilian boy name has German roots meaning ‘heroic leader’ or ‘leader of an army’

Dylon

Dylon – is a boy name of Welsh origin that means ‘like a lion’ or ‘son of the sea’ 

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Edgar

Edgar – is a boy name of Old  English origin and it means ‘wealthy spearman’

Edson

Edson – is a very popular Brazilian boy name meaning ‘son of the fortunate warrior’ 

Eduardo 

Eduardo –  is the Spanish form of Edward which means ‘wealthy guardian’

Eliano

Eliano – is a common Brazilian boy name that is of Hebrew origin and means ‘My God is Jehovah’

Elias 

Elias – is another variant of the above Hebrew boy name and means ‘Yahweh is God’

Elisio 

Elisio – is an Italian and Spanish boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘God is my salvation’

Emanuel 

Emanuel – this Spanish boy name has Hebrew origins and means ‘God is with us’

Emerico 

Emerico – is a Spanish and Portuguese baby name meaning ‘industrious leader’ or ‘work, power’

Emiliano 

Emiliano – is the Spanish and Italian version of Aemilianus (Roman name) meaning ‘rival’

Enrique  

Enrique – is the Spanish variant of Henry which is a German boy name meaning ‘ruler of the home’

Enzo

Enzo – is a unique boy name of Italian origin meaning ‘ruler of the home’

Érico

Érico – this Portuguese boy name means ‘king forever’

Ernesto 

Ernesto – is the Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian version of Ernest which is a German name meaning ‘serious’

Ermenegildo

Ermenegildo – is the Spanish and Italian version of the German boy name Irmingild which means ‘great valor’

Eurico

Eurico – this Spanish boy name means ‘kingly’ or ‘eternal ruler’

Fábio

Fábio – is an Italian boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘bean farmer’

Fabrício

Fabrício – this cute Spanish boy name means ‘craftsman’ or ‘smith’

Falco

Falco – this cool Italian and Spanish boy name means ‘falcon’

Felipe

Felipe – is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Philip which is a Greek boy name meaning ‘lover of horses’

Ferreira

Ferreira – is a Galician and Portuguese name that means ‘iron mine’ 

Fernando

Fernando – is the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian version of Ferdinand which is a German name meaning ‘daring, adventurous, conqueror, courageous’

Flávio

Flávio – this Spanish and Italian boy name has Latin origins and means ‘yellow-haired one’

Floriano

Floriano – is an Italian and French baby name that means ‘to flower’ or ‘to blossom’

Francisco

Francisco – is a Spanish and Portuguese boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘free man’ or ‘French man’

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Gabriel

Gabriel – is one of the most common Brazilian boy names (it’s in the top 5) you’ll hear, it has Hebrew origins and means ‘God is my strength’ 

Gael

Gael – is a French boy name that is also used a lot in Spanish speaking countries, it means ‘blessed’ and ‘generous’

Galiano

Galiano –  this cute and unique Italian and Spanish boy name means ‘rooster’

Gaspar

Gaspar – is a cute Spanish boy name and the Portuguese version of Jasper, it means ‘treasure’ (Latin roots)

Georgino

Georgino  – is an Italian boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘farmer’

Geovanni

Geovanni –  this classic Italian boy name means ‘mercy of God’

Geraldo


Geraldo –  is a male Spanish version of Gerald and it means ‘spear rule’

Germano

Germano – is a cute French boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘bud, seed’

Getúlio

Getúlio – is a boy name you don’t hear very often and is Italian and Portuguese, it means ‘person from Getulia’  

Gilberto 

Gilberto – is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese  boy name that means ‘pledge’ or ‘bright promise’

Giliard

Giliard –  this Brazilian baby name has Portuguese and German roots, it means ‘bright and famous noble one’

Giovanni

Giovanni – this beautiful boy name is of Italian origin and has Hebrew roots and means ‘gift from God’

Graciliano

Graciliano – is a very common surname in Brazil that can be a boy name too, it has Latin roots and means ‘graceful, beautiful, and effortless’

Gregório

Gregório – is an Italian, Portuguese and Spanish boy name that means ‘watchful’

Guilherme

Guilherme – is a Portuguese boy name that’s the equivalent of William, it means ‘determined protector’ or ‘brave protector’ and is of Brazilian origin

Gustavo

Gustavo – this Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese boy name means ‘royal staff’ 

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Hector

Hector – is a Greek boy name that means ‘to restrain’ or ‘holding fast’

Heitor 

Heitor – is the Portuguese version of the above Greek boy name that means ‘to restrain, defend’

Hélder

Hélder – is a Portuguese name of German origin meaning ‘hell’s door’

Hélio

Hélio – this beautiful Spanish boy name has Greek roots that means ‘the sun’

Hamilton

Hamilton – there’s been an increase in the use of English surnames as Brazilian first names, apparently, this is more popular in lower social classes because parents want to avoid giving their children ‘poor’ names, and these were seen as classy or upper class – its an English name meaning ‘treeless hill’

Henrique

Henrique – is the Portuguese boy name for Henry which is an Old German name that means ‘home ruler’

Heraldo

Heraldo – is the Portuguese equivalent of Herald which is an English baby name that means ‘commander’ or ‘one who proclaims’

Hermano

Hermano – this popular Brazilian boy name is Portuguese and means ‘army man’

Hilario 

Hilario – this Spanish boy name is of Greek origin and means ‘happy, cheerful’

Horácio

Horácio – is an Italian and Spanish boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘keeper of time’

Hugo

Hugo – is a German, Spanish and Portuguese boy name that means ‘mind, intellect’

Humberto

Humberto – is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Humbert which is a German boy name meaning ‘shining intellect’ or ‘renowned warrior’

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Idario

Idario – is one of the more rare Brazilian boy names and is of Latin origin its meaning is unknown

Igor 

Igor – is a Russian boy name that means ‘warrior’ or ‘archer’

Inacio

Inacio – is a common Spanish and Portuguese boy name that means ‘fiery’

Isaque

Isaque – is the Portuguese variant of Isaac which is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘one who laughs or rejoices’

Isaquias

Isaquias – is a very rare boy name populaized by Brazilian gold metalist in canoe sprit, Isaquias QUEIROZ DOS SANTOS – meaning unknown

Israel

Israel – is a Hebrew boy name that means ‘God contends’

Ítalo

Ítalo – is a popular Brazilian boy name that’s Italian and means ‘from Italy’

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Jair 

Jair – is a Spanish boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘he shines’

Jânio

Jânio – this Portuguese Brazilian baby boy name is another uncommon one – meaning not known

Javier

Javier – is a Spanish variant of Xavier which means ‘bright’

João

João – is a very popular Brazilian boy name that’s the Portuguese version of John and it means ‘God is gracious’ 

Joaquim 

Joaquim –  is a Portuguese boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘established by God’

Jorge

Jorge – is the Portuguese and Spanish version of George which is a Greek boy name meaning ‘farmer’ 

José

José – is the Spanish form of Joseph which is a Hebrew boy name which means ‘God will increase’

Juan

Juan – is a Spanish variant of John which is a Hebrew boy name that means ‘Gift from God’

Juliano

Juliano – this handsome Spanish boy name has Latin and Greek origins and can mean ‘youthful’ or ‘Jove’s child’

Julio

Julio – is another form of the above Spanish boy name meaning ‘youthful’

Juscelino

Juscelino – this rare Portuguese Brazilian boy name means ‘rightful, fair’ and is of Latin origin

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Kaua

Kaua – is a unique Brazilian baby boy name that’s of Portuguese origin, it means ‘one who is sensitive’

Kléber

Kléber – is a Brazilian boy name that’s pretty common (although it’s much more commonly spelled Cléber) and could mean ‘to split’ or ‘to cleave’ 

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Lázaro

Lázaro – is a Spanish and Italian boy name that’s popular in Brazil, it means ‘God is my help’ and is of Hebrew origin

Leandro

Leandro – is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese version of Leander which is an English boy name meaning ‘lion man’

Leonel

Leonel – has fallen in popularity in Brazil so if you want a rare Brazilian boy name, this could work. It’s the Spanish version of Lionel which has Latin and Greek roots meaning ‘lion’

Leopoldo

Leopoldo – is one of those vintage boy names you don’t hear anymore and it’s the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese version of Leopold which comes from German and means ‘bold people’

Leonardo

Leonardo – is the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese version of a German name Leonhard which means ‘brave as a lion’

Lorenzo

Lorenzo – is the Spanish and Italian version of Lawrence which is a boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘laurel crown’ 

Lourenço

Lourenço – is one of those classic Brazilian Portuguese baby names that were popular in the past and has become quite rare these days, it is of Latin origin and means ‘of Laurentum’

Luan

Luan –  this unique Brazilian boy name is quickly gaining popularity, in Portuguese, it means ‘moon’, while in Albanian it means ‘lion’

Lucas

Lucas –  is quite a popular boy name in Brazil (currently in the top 10) so it would be a great choice for anyone looking for a Brazilian American boy name. It is of Latin origin and means ‘man from Lucania’ or Greek roots suggest ‘bringer of light’

Luciano

Luciano – is a Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese boy name that is derived from Latin and means ‘light’

Lúcio

Lúcio –  if you’re looking for a more rare boy name, this one could work. This Portuguese boy baby name means ‘light’

Luiz (Luis)

Luiz (or Luis) – is another popular Brazilian boy name that’s made it to the top 10. This Spanish boy name has German origins and means ‘renowned warrior’

M

Maicon

Maicon – 

Marcario

Marcario – this handsome boy name has Greek origins and means ‘blessed’

Marcelino

Marcelino – is a rare Brazilian boy name that is Spanish and Italian, it has Latin origins and means ‘young warrior’

Marcelo

Marcelo – is a more common boy name in Brazil, it is an Italian and Spanish name of Latin origin meaning ‘young warrior’

Manfredo

Manfredo – is one of those boy names you don’t hear anymore, it is Italian and Spanish and has German roots that means ‘powerful, peace’

Manoel

Manoel – is the Portuguese version of Emmanuel which is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God is with us’ (Brazilian origin)

Manuel

Manuel – is the Spanish version of Emmanuel meaning ‘God is among us’ (Hebrew)

Marcio

Marcio – is a beautiful unique Brazilian boy name that is Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with Latin origins meaning ‘of Mars’

Marco

Marco – this Spanish and Italian boy  name is of Latin origin and means ‘warlike’ or ‘dedicated to Mars’

Mário

Mário – is another Italian and Spanish boy name of Latin origin, it means ‘manly’, or ‘warlike’

Martino

Martino – this Spanish and Italian boy name of Latin origin means ‘dedicated to Mars’ or ‘warlike’

Mateo

Mateo – is a Spanish and Portuguese boy name (a variant of Matthew) of Hebrew origin that means ‘gift of God’ 


Mateus

Mateus – is a Portuguese boy name of Hebrew origin that’s quite popular in Brazil, it means ‘gift of God’

Matheus

Matheus – this version isn’t as popular as the above one, this Hebrew name means ‘gift of God’

Maurício

Maurício – is a Spanish and Portuguese boy name of Latin origin that means ‘moorish’ or ‘dark-skinned’

Maximino

Maximino – this Portuguese and Spanish boy name is of Latin origin and means ‘the greatest’

Miguel 

Miguel – is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Micheal, which is a Hebrew baby name that means ‘who is like God?”

Milton

Milton – is a Brazilian American boy name that peaked in popularity in the 60s and then sort of fell off the radar and has become more of a rare Brazilian boy name. It’s an English boy name that means ‘settlement with a mill’

Murilo

Murilo – is another uncommon Brazilian boy name that’s starting to climb the charts, edging closer to the top 100. It is a Portuguese boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘myrtle tree’ 

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Naamã

Naamã – this Brazilian boy name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘pleasant or ‘beautiful’

Naolin

Naolin –  this Indigenous Brazilian boy name is Spanish and means ‘Aztec God of the Sun’

Natalio

Natalio – is a Spanish boy name meaning ‘born on Christmas day’

Natanael 

Natanael – is the Spanish variation of Nathaniel which is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘Gift of God’ 

Nenê

Nenê – is a unisex Brazilian name that’s quite rare, it’s a Spanish name (and term of endearment) meaning ‘baby’

Nelson (Nilson)

Nelson – is another English name you find in Brazil, it’s an Irish boy name meaning ‘champion’ or English name meaning ‘son of Neil’ 

Neymar

Neymar – is a modern Brazilian name that’s more of an invented name made popular by star Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. It combines the names Netuno (meaning ‘to swim’ or ‘water’) and Mars (god of war)

Nicolau

Nicolau – is the Portuguese variation of Nicholas which is a Greek name meaning ‘victory of the people’

Norberto

Norberto – is the Spanish version of a German boy name that means ‘shining from the north’

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Octávio

Octávio – is the Spanish form of Octavius which is a Latin boy name that means ‘eighth’

Oscar

Oscar – is an English and Irish boy name that means ‘God spear’ and is becoming more and more common in Brazil

Olavo

Olavo – is the Portuguese variation of Olaf which is an Old Norse boy name that means ‘ancestor’s relic or descendent’ 


Orlando

Orlando – is a boy name of Italian origin with German roots meaning ‘renowned throughout the land’ 

Oswaldo

Oswaldo – is the Portuguese, Spanish and Italian variation of Oswald which is a German baby name meaning ‘divine ruler or power’

Otto

Otto – is a German boy name meaning ‘wealthy’ that is slowly climbing the baby name charts in Brazil

Ovídio

Ovídio – is a vintage Brazilian boy name you don’t hear anymore, it is of Spanish origin and means ‘shepherd’ 

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Pablo

Pablo – is the Spanish form of Paul which is a Latin boy name that means ‘small’ or ‘humble’

Paco

Paco – this Spanish boy name is becoming a more modern (although unpopular) choice in Brazil and it means ‘free’

Paulo

Paulo – is a top Brazilian boy name (#6th on the list), it’s the Italian and Portuguese version of Paul which is a Latin name meaning ‘humble’ or ‘small’ 

Pascoal

Pascoal – is a handsome Portuguese boy name that means ‘child of Easter’

Patricio

Patricio – is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Patrick which is a Latin boy name that means ‘noble’ or ‘patrician’

Pedro

Pedro – is another cool Brazilian boy name that’s on the top 10 list, it’s the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Peter which is Latin and means ‘rock’ 

Pietro

Pietro – is another Brazilian baby boy name that’s on the rise. It’s the Spanish and Portuguese variant of Peter which is a Greek name meaning ‘rock’

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Quintino

Quintino – is of Latin origin and means ‘fifth born son’

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Rafael 

Rafael – is a handsome and very popular Brazilian boy name, it’s the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent to Raphael which is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘God has healed’

Raimundo

Raimundo – is a Spanish and Portuguese name of German origin meaning ‘wise defender’

Ramon

Ramon – this cool and unique boy name is Spanish and has German roots meaning ‘wise protection’

Raul

Raul – is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Ralph which is a German baby boy name meaning ‘wolf counsel’

Reginaldo

Reginaldo – this rare Brazilian baby boy name has Latin roots and means ‘ruler’s advisor’

Renan

Renan – could be an alternative form of Ronan which is an Irish name meaning ‘little seal’

Ricardo

Ricardo – this beautiful Spanish and Portuguese boy name means ‘powerful brave ruler’

Rivaldo 

Rivaldo – is a unique boy name you probably haven’t heard. It’s a Portuguese boy  name meaning ‘rival’

Roberto

Roberto – is a cute Brazilian boy name common in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian and equivalent to Robert which is a German name meaning ‘famed, bright, shining’

Robson

Robson – was more popular in Brazil in the 80s and has lost steam since then. It’s the Portuguese form of Rob which has German origins and means ‘bright’ ‘fame’ or ‘son fo Robert’

Rodrigo

Rodrigo – is a Portuguese and Spanish boy name of German origin meaning ‘famous ruler’

Rogério

Rogério – is a Portuguese variation of Roger which is a German boy name meaning ‘famous spear’

Romário

Romário – is the Portuguese and Spanish version of Romeo which is an Italian boy name that means ‘pilgrim to Rome’ 

Romulo

Romulo – is another handsome and unique Portuguese boy name, this one means ‘from Rome’

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Sabino

Sabino – this Portuguese and Spanish male name means ‘wise’ (Latin origin) 

Salomão

Salomão – is a Portuguese boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘man of peace’

Salvador

Salvador – this Spanish and Portuguese baby boy name has Latin origins and means ‘savior’

Samuel 

Samuel – is a less common Brazilian American baby name (but still in the top 100) it is a Hebrew name meaning ‘God has heard’

Sávio

Sávio – is a cute Italian boy name that means ‘clever, wise’

Santiago

Santiago – is a Spanish boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘supplanter’ or Latin “saint James’

Sebastião

Sebastião – this unique Portuguese boy name is quite common in Braz and it has Latin and Greek roots and means ‘man from Sebasta’

Severino

Severino – this Italian boy  name has French and Latin roots and means ‘stern, severe, serious’

Sérgio

Sérgio – is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese version of a Latin and Roman name (Sergius) which means ‘to serve’

Sidney

Sidney – is a cute French and English boy name that means ‘Saint Denis’

Silas

Silas – is a cute Greek boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘woods’ or ‘forest’

Silvano

Silvano – is a handsome Spanish and Italian boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘one who lives in the woods’

Silvio

Silvio – is creeping closer to the top 100 Brazilian boy names, it is a Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese male name of Latin origin meaning ‘forest, woods’

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Tadeu

Tadeu – is a Portuguese boy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘gift of God’

Tarcisio

Tarcisio – is an Italian boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘from Tarsus’

Teodoro

Teodoro – is a Spanish and Italian boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘divine gift’

Thales

Thales – this unique Greek boy name means ‘to blossom’

Thiago

Thiago – is a popular Brazilian boy name, it means ‘may God protect’ and is of Hebrew origin and is the Portuguese version of James

Tomás

Tomás – is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Thomas which is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘twin’

Túlio

Túlio – this Spanish boy name has Latin origins and means ‘the one who leads’

U

Ulísses

Ulísses – is a Greek boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘wrathful’ or ‘hatred’

Uriel

Uriel – is a unique Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God is my light’

V

Vagner

Vagner – is another popular baby name in Brazil, it comes from German and means ‘wagon maker’

Valdo

Valdo – is another strong German boy name, this one means ‘powerful ruler’

Válter

Válter – is the Italian and Portuguese variant of Walter which is a boy name that comes from Old High German and means ‘strong fighter’ or ‘army ruler’

Valentim

Valentim – this uncommon boy name comes from Latin and means ‘strength, health’

Vanderlei

Vanderlei – is another popular given name and surname in Brazil (also the name of some famous Brazilian footballers), it is of Dutch origin and means ‘one who hails from the slate land’ 

Vasco

Vasco – this Spanish boy name may mean ‘crow’ or ‘someone from the Basque region’

Vicente

Vicente – is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Vincent which comes from Latin and means ‘victorious’

Virgilio

Virgilio – is the Spanish version of Vergil and is of Latin origin and means ‘flourishing’ or ‘staff bearer’

Vitor

Vitor – is another classic Brazilian male name, it comes from Latin (Victor) and means ‘conqueror’

Vinícius

Vinícius – is the Portuguese version of the Latin name Vinicius which means ‘vine’ or ‘wine’ 

W

Walter

Walter – is far less common than Valter, this German boy name means ‘commander of the army’

Willian

Willian – is a strong boy name of German origin meaning ‘determined protector’ or ‘will, desire’ or ‘with gilded helmet’

X

Xesús 

Xesús – this unique and uncommon Brazilian boy name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘God is salvation’

Y

Yago

Yago – is a Spanish male name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘supplanter’ or ‘may God protect’

Yan

Yan – is a boy name of Bulgarian origin that means ‘God is gracious’

Yuri

Yuri – is the Ukranian and Russian form of George which means ‘farmer’ or ‘light of God’ (Hebrew)

Z

Zacarias

Zacarias – this Spanish boy name has Hebrew origins and means ‘remembered by God’

Zarco

Zarco – is a Portuguese and Spanish boy name that means ‘light blue eyes’

Zé – is a classic Portuguese boy name that means ‘God will increase’

Zeferino

Zeferino – is a Portuguese male name of Greek origin that  means ‘west wind’



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WRAPPING UP BRAZILIAN BABY NAMES

I hope this list of Brazilian boy names has given you some unique baby name inspiration as you hunt for the perfect name for your little man. 

There is such a wonderful mix of traditional boy names and more modern and unique boy names you probably haven’t heard. There’s bound to be at least one you love!

Finding the perfect name can be super daunting because it really does have to fit just right. So when you do find it, I would suggest holding off on sharing it with close family or friends because sometimes you get those unwanted opinions that can sway your choice.

I would suggest asking your baby name questions on forums of baby websites or even Reddit. You’ll get some unbiased answers and since they’re just strangers anyway, they won’t really sway your choices. 

Whatever you decide on will be perfect and everyone will grow to love it so don’t overthink, I say, go with your gut. 

As long as you (and your partner) decide it’s the right name, that’s all that matters. 

Happy hunting! 

SHARING IS CARING!