Portuguese Girl Names

Amelia

Portuguese form of Amelia, meaning "work."

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Andreia

Portuguese feminine form of Andrew, meaning "man; warrior."

Antonia

Italian and Spanish feminine form of Roman Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable."

Úrsula

Portuguese form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Assuncao

Portuguese form of Spanish Asunción, meaning "assumption."

Barbara

Portuguese form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."

Benedita

Feminine form of Portuguese Benedito, meaning "blessed."

Branca

Galician and Portuguese form of Blanche, meaning "white."

Candelaria

Spanish name derived from the word candela, meaning "candle." The Spanish had a custom of bestowing religious names on their daughters, and sometimes their sons, in honor of the Virgin Mary; for example, Nuestra Senora de los Candelaria which translates to "Our Lady of the Candles," referring to the purification of Mary during Candlemas.

Carla

Feminine form of German Carl, Italian Carlo, and Portuguese/Spanish Carlos, all meaning "man."

Carmo

Portuguese form of Carmel, meaning "vineyard."

Catarina

Portuguese form of Katherine, meaning "pure."

Catina

Abbreviated form of Portuguese Catarina, meaning "pure."

Cecilia

Portuguese form of English Cecilia, meaning "blind."

Celia

Portuguese form of Latin Caelia, probably meaning "heaven."

Chica

Portuguese pet form of Francisca, meaning "free."

Cintia

Portuguese form of Latin Cynthia, meaning "woman from Kynthos."

Constancia

Portuguese form of Latin Constantia, meaning "steadfast."

Cristina

Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Christina, meaning "follower of Christ."

Débora

Portuguese/Spanish form of Deborah, meaning "bee."

DesidÉria

Feminine form of Portuguese Desidério, meaning "longing."

Diamantina

Portuguese name derived from the word diamante, meaning "diamond."

Domitila

Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Domitilla, meaning "little tame one."

Dores

Portuguese form of Dolores, meaning "sorrows."

Doroteia

Portuguese form of Latin Dorothea, meaning "gift of God."

Edite

Portuguese form of English Edith, meaning "fortune and strife."

Eduarda

Portuguese feminine form of Eduardo, meaning "guardian of prosperity."

Efigenia

Portuguese variant of Eufemia, meaning "well-spoken."

Elisabete

Portuguese form of Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."

Estela

Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Estella, meaning "star."

Eufemia

Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Euphemia, meaning "well-spoken."

Eugenia

Feminine form of Portuguese Eugênio, meaning "well born."

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Felicidade

Portuguese form of Roman Felicitas, meaning "fortune; good luck."

Filomena

Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Philomena, meaning "love-strong."

Flavia

Portuguese form of Roman Latin Flavia, meaning "yellow hair."

Fortunata

Feminine form of It./Port./Span. Fortunato, meaning "fortunate."

Francisca

Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "free."

Gabriela

Portuguese and Polish form of Italian Gabriella, meaning "strong one of God."

Gertrudes

Portuguese form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."

Glaucia

Feminine form of Portuguese Glaucio, meaning "bluish-gray."

Graca

Portuguese name meaning "graceful."

Henriqueta

Feminine form of Portuguese Henrique and Henriques, meaning "home-ruler."

HermÍnia

Feminine form of Spanish Herminio, meaning "army man."

Imaculada

Portuguese form of Spanish Inmaculada, meaning "immaculate."

Inés

Spanish form of English Agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."

Jacinta

Feminine form of Port./Spanish Jacinto, meaning "hyacinth flower."

Joana

Feminine form of Portuguese João, meaning "God is gracious."

Josefa

Czech and Portuguese feminine form of Josef, meaning "(God) shall add," which is usually taken to mean "God will add another son."

Jovita

Portuguese and Spanish feminine adoption of masculine Roman Jovita, meaning "God."

Judite

Portuguese form of English Judith, meaning "Jewess; woman of Judea," or according to folk etymology "praise."

Leocádia

Spanish name derived from Greek leukados, meaning "bright, clear, light."

Leonor

Portuguese and Spanish form of Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."

Leticia

Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Laetitia, meaning "happiness."

Lidia

Portuguese form of Lydia, meaning "of Lydia."

Ligia

Portuguese form of Greek Ligeia, meaning "shrill whistling voice."

Lilian

Portuguese form of Liliana, meaning "lily."

Lorena

Feminine form of Portuguese Lourenço and Spanish Lorencio, both meaning "of Laurentum."

Lucia

Spanish form of Roman Lucia, meaning "light."

Luisa

Italian, Portuguese and Spanish feminine form of Luis, meaning "famous warrior."

Lurdes

Portuguese and Spanish variant of Lourdes, of unknown meaning.

Luzia

Portuguese form of Lucia, meaning "light."

Lygia

Variant of Portuguese Lígia, meaning "shrill whistling voice."

Madalena

Portuguese form of Latin Magdalena, meaning "of Magdala."

Marcia

Portuguese form of Marcia, meaning "warlike."

Margarida

Galician and Portuguese form of Margaret, meaning "pearl."

Matilde

Portuguese and Spanish form of Matilda, meaning "mighty in battle."

Micaela

Portuguese form of Italian Michela, meaning "who is like God?"

Monica

Spanish form of Monica, possibly meaning "advise, counsel."

Nathalia

Portuguese form of Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."

Neves

Portuguese form of Spanish Nieves, meaning "snows."

Ofélia

Spanish form of Ophelia, meaning "help."

Olivia

Portuguese form of Olivia, probably meaning "elf army."

Priscila

Portuguese and Spanish form of Priscilla, meaning "ancient."

Raquel

Portuguese and Spanish form of Rachel, meaning "ewe."

Rebeca

Portuguese and Spanish form of Rebecca, meaning "one who snares or traps."

Renata

Feminine form of Italian/Port./Spanish Renato, meaning "reborn."

Rute

Portuguese form of Ruth, meaning "friendship."

Susana

Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Susanna, meaning "lily."
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