Brazilian culture is rich and diverse, so it’s no wonder that the Brazilian boy names are just as varied. The most popular boys’ names in Brazil include “Pedro” (meaning stone), “Joao” (meaning God is gracious), and “Ricardo” (which means strong). Here we will explore some of the most common meanings behind these male first names, as well as a few less-common ones.
It doesn’t matter which name you choose for your son, but there is something special about learning its meaning and significance to those who bear it. We hope this list inspires you to find the perfect fit for your little one!
The name means “Believer of Christ”.
This Brazillian name is derived from the Ancient Greek Ἠλίσιος (Elísioss) which means “to be happy”. It has Greek origins.
This name means “Little Arthur” and is of Brazilian origin.
Alexandrinho is a Brazilian boy name that means “Little Alexander” and is also of Latin, Greek, and Portuguese origin.
The name Ariel (Hebrew: אריאל) can be translated as “lion of God.” He was a figure who appears in The Book of Isaiah, the second of the Latter Prophets in the Nevi’im section of the Hebrew Bible, and later as the title character of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, in which he is a deformed sprite-like creature who can magically control water.
It is derived from the word “Allon,” which means “God is salvation.” It’s a Hebrew name.
Antonio (Latin: Anthony) is a given name or surname with several meanings in different languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, etc. It is an alternate form of Anthony.
Alternative spelling of Antonio. It means “Venerable”.
It is a name of Spanish origin and it means “the victorious one, the winner.”
This name is derived from the Portuguese surname for the region where port wine originated, in Portugal itself (it was probably brought to Brazil by Portuguese colonists). It means “vase” or “arch”.
Angelino is of Latin origin and it’s meaning is “angelic” or “of an angel”. Names like Angelo exist in many countries and often have different meanings, though they share some similarities.
Philippos derives from the Greek word Philippos, which is translated as “horse-lover” or “[one who treats others] like a horse,” and it was suggested to be a byname referring to one of Alexander The Great’s generals’ inclination for horses. . The Brazilian baby boy name Philippes has Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian origins.
Matheus is a Greek name that means “gift of Ma’at.” It’s a variation of Matthias in the New Testament of the Christian Bible, where it was given to an apostle picked to replace Judas Iscariot. This name has Spanish and Italian origins in Brazil.
The origins of this name are unknown, but it appears to be of Portuguese origin.
It means “Joseph” in the biblical sense, and it has a Hebraic etymology. It’s called Jose in Brazilian Spanish.
It is derived from the Roman name “junior”, which translates to “younger”. This Brazilian baby boy name has roots in Italy.
This Brazilian baby boy name has Greek origins that mean “free man”.
This name is biblical and means “bringer of light”.
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath (1452-1519) – a renowned painter in the Renaissance Period. The name’s Latin roots are evident.
It’s derived from the Latin family name Paulus, which meant “little” or “modest” in that language. In Brazilian Portuguese, it’s called Paulo. It’s also known as Paolo in Italian and Spanish.
It comes from Matthew in the New Testament of the Christian Bible, where it was given to one of Jesus’s twelve Apostles. This Brazilian name has Latin origins.
Peter (Greek: Πέτρος, Pétros), which was a name common in early Christianity owing to Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ who features prominently in the gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, is a Spanish and Portuguese form. This name has French, Hebrew, and Latin origins.
It is derived from the Greek words “warrior,” meaning “one who fights” in its Latin heritage, and “man” (Latin manu). This biblical name appears three times in The Book of Daniel’s 11th chapter: once for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, along with a fourth person named Atarsh (Abed-Nego) who refuses to bow down before an idol and is thrown into a fiery furnace for his disobedience. This was eventually known as the Antiochus Epiphanies.
It’s biblical, and it appears in the New Testament of the Christian Bible for both men and women.
This name is made from two Germanic words, the first being “adal” (noble) and the second being “hari” (army).
Derived from Phillip meaning “lover of horses”, which in turn was derived from PhiliP meaning “one who treats others like a horse”.
The first portion believed to be the origin of this Brazilian name is “da,” which means away from and nilo implies floodplain or river delta. This Brazilian name has Spanish origins in Brazil.
The biblical name Jonathan has Hebrew roots, meaning “God gave”. In 1 Samuel 20:30 it appears as יוֹנָתָן (Jonatan) which would mean “God gave” or “gift of God”.
The meaning of this name is “Jehovah’s gift ” in Brazilian Portuguese and it has Hebrew origins.
This Brazillian name is derived from Latin Domini-gos, and means “belonging to the Lord” or “ordered by the lord”. This name has Latin origins.
It’s a Brazilian guy name that means “father of peace” and is derived from the Portuguese term for “peace.” It has origins in Portugal.
This Brazillian name has Latin roots and means “the Lord’s grace”.
The meaning of Léo is “mighty lion.”
The name comes from the Germanic word odo which means “wealth and fortune”.
The name Demas comes from the Latin family name Demas, which is composed of Greek elements δῆμος dêmos “people” and μᾶστις mâstis “strength,” and it has Latin origins.
The name Benjamin is derived from the Hebrew personal name Binyomin, which means “son of the right hand.” Benjamin had twelve sons. His other four were Belah (בלע), Becher (בכר), Ashbel (אשבל), Gera (גרע) and Naaman (נעמ).
This name is from the Latin family name Ezekias, which meant “God will strengthen” or “strengthened by God”.
The etymology of this Brazilian name is English. The other two ways to spell it are Edisson and Edison; they all mean “Son of Edward” in their etymology.
Francisco is a Brazilian name that comes from the German word frank meaning “fierce, bold”.
Edu means “brought up in luxury”, a name with Latin roots.
Enoque is the Aztec god of wind, which was called Enoquetzalli and sang to Huitzilopochtli. It means “God Supreme” or “North Wind God.” It is from Mexico.
This name is a Spanish familial name composed of the Germanic elements ‘theud’ (people) and ‘gari’ (spear).
The name is derived from the Scandinavian Old Norse Valdamarr, which meant “famous defender”. In Germany it was spelled with a “d”, hence the pronunciation “val-deh-mar”. It has Scandinavian origins.
This name is from the Germanic word “Oswin”, which means “divine power”.
Derived from the Latin name Johannes which means “God is gracious”. It has Hebrew origins.
The name comes from the Latin word “Marcus”, which meant “male, virile.” It has Greek origins.
The Brazilian guy’s name is derived from Greek Alexandros, which meant “protector of men.” This Brazilian guy’s name comes from ancient Hebrew origins.
It’s a Polish name that means “battle glory,” which is also the name of a Brazilian guy. It comes from Poland.
It’s the Portuguese form of Manuel, which comes from the Germanic name Amala-walda, derived from the elements ‘amal’ (vigor) and ‘walda’ (rule).
This Brazilian name comes from the Latin element “Egidius”, which means “ruler of all”. It has Latin origins.
It’s a Spanish version of the Roman family name Aurlius, composed of the Greek words ‘aúros’ (gold ) and ‘léios’ (wild).
This Brazilian name is a variant of the Hebrew family name Elyah, which means “God is my God”. Other ways to spell it are: Elijah, Elier, and Helírio. The Spanish version is: Elías.
Anthony, the Portuguese version of which is Anthony and comes from a Greek family name meaning “flowering” is derived from the Greek family name ‘Anthónymos,’ which means “blooming flower.” Antonio, Antoine, or Antonio are alternative English spellings. The Spanish form is Antonio.
It’s a Spanish version of the Germanic first name Ramir (with an “i”), which means “clever counsel.” The form basically means what it says: “counsel of wisdom.”
Humberto is a Brazilian baby boy name with Germanic roots. It’s a Brazilian, Brazilian, or Brazilian guy’s name meaning “warrior” or “fighting vigor.”
Alceu is a Brazilian guy name that comes from the Latin family name Alcius, which meant “happy”. The French version of this Brazilian guy’s name is Alcide.
This Brazilian guys’ name is derived from the Germanic word “iv”, which means “yew” and it’s also another form of Yves (English).
This Brazilian name is a variant of Ronald, which comes from the Brazilian Old Norse first name ‘Hrólfr’, which means “famous wolf”.
It’s from the Spanish version of the Roman first name Martinus, which means “warlike”.
This name is a variant of Germain (from the Latin), which itself comes from an Old German first name that meant “spear-brave”.
It’s a Spanish form of the Germanic first name Adalhard (with an “a”), which means “noble and strong”.
From the Latin ‘Darius’, which means “king”. Other ways to spell it in English are Darío, Darious, Darren and Daraic (with an “a” instead of “i”). The Spanish version is Darío.
Díogo is a Brazilian baby boy name that is a variant of Diego, which comes from the Spanish first name Diego, which means “James” (in reference to St James). It’s also known as Díego, Dyago, and Dago in English.
Typically found in France, this lovely-sounding Portuguese equivalent of Raffaello (which is a variation of Italian Raffaello, which itself comes from the Germanic name ‘Ribaldo,’ which means “bright raven” or “seal”) is Rafaelo (Italian). Other ways to spell it are Rafael (Spanish), Rafaelo (Italian), and Raphaël (French).
This Spanish name comes from the Greek first name ‘Markos’, which means “warlike” or “brave”. In Portuguese-speaking countries, it’s typically pronounced [maʁkɯs]. Other ways to spell it are Marcio, Marcus, and Mark. The Italian and French version of this Brazilian name is Marco.
Sebastião is a masculine given name and the Brazilian version of Sebastian (Latin). It’s also known as Sebastain and Sebastien. The Spanish equivalent is Sebastán.
This Italian version of the Latin first name ‘Octavius’, which itself comes from the Latin word ‘octavus’ (which means “eighth”), isn’t typically found in English-speaking countries. The Portuguese and French versions are Octávio and Octave, respectively.
This Spanish version of the Germanic first name ‘Roderik’, which means “famous ruler”, isn’t typically found in English-speaking countries. Other ways to spell it are Roderich (German), Roderick, Rodya, and Rurik (Russian). The Italian version is Rodolfo.
When deciding on the name for your baby, you want to choose something that will be both meaningful and beautiful. You might not know where to start when considering names, so we’ve put together a list of some possibilities with their meanings. Which one made it onto our favorites?