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Portuguese baby names, much like names from other European countries, are inspired by saints or historical figures—think Ferdinand and Bartolomeu or more modern alternatives like Cristiano and Amalia.

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Andre

French: Manly, brave

Portuguese Origin

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Andy

English: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew

Portuguese: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew

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Armando

What can we say? Latin names are getting hotter and hotter each year, and Armando is no exception. While the name may sound...

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Bernardo

Italian Origin

Portuguese Origin

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Caterina

Italian: Pure

Portuguese: Pure; form of the Greek Catherine

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Cruz

Portuguese: Cross

Spanish: Cross

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Eduardo

Eduardo—it's not just for the exotic and swarthy anymore. In fact, it's now almost as popular as the more traditional name...

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Henrique

Portuguese Origin

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Jorge

While the meaning of "farmer" isn't anything to write home about (does anyone actually write letters anymore?), Jorge is...

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Jose

Portuguese: May God give increase.

Spanish: May God give increase; popular Spanish form of Joseph

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Leonardo

A strong male name with a fierce meaning of "lion" and "bold", this boy name has spanned centuries from artist Leonardo da...

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Marco

Still hugely popular in Italy, Marco isn't doing too shabby in the U.S. either. As the more magnetic version of Mark (both...

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Mateus

Portuguese: Gift of God.

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Miguel

Portuguese Origin

Spanish: Who is like the Lord; a variant of Michael

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Pedro

Portuguese Origin

Spanish Origin

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Rolando

Want to pay tribute to Grandpa Roland, but not digging the old-fashioned name? Try Rolando. This Portuguese variation of...

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Rosario

Portuguese Origin

Spanish: Rosary; refers to devotional prayers honoring the Virgin Mary

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Vida

French: Victory

Portuguese: Life

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Vienna

English: Life. Used as both surname and given name. See also Vito.

French: Life. Used as both surname and given name. See also Vito.

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Xylon

Portuguese: Lily; variant of Susan; used by the hostess of a popular Brazilian children''s TV show

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Yara

Yara is a beautiful name with a beautiful history. Pronounced YAH-rah, it's the name of a Brazilian goddess with green hair...

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