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AdaoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of Adam, a nam..
AdrianaPortugueseA variation upon the name Adriano, ..
AdrianoPortugueseA variation upon the name Adrian,..
AdriaoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of Adrian, a n..
AgostinhaPortugueseFeminine form of Agostinho, the P..
AgostinhoPortugueseDerived from the Latin Augustinus..
AguedaPortugueseDerived from the Portuguese agueda ..
AlbanoPortugueseDerived from the Latin Albanus (f..
AlbertinaPortugueseFeminine form of Alberto (noble, ..
AlbertoPortuguesePortuguese form of Albert (nobly br..
AlexioPortugueseDerived from the Greek Alexios, w..
AlfonsoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of the French A..
AlfredoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of Alfred (elf c..
AlicePortugueseMeaning "truth."
AlvaroPortuguesePortuguese cognate of the English A..
AmeliaPortugueseDerived from the German Amalia, a..
AmericoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of Amerigo, an I..
AnaPortugueseThe Portuguese cognate of Anna, a..
AnamariaPortuguesePopular combination name made up of..
AndrePortuguesePortuguese cognate of the Greek And..
AngelaPortugueseDerived from the Latin angelus (ang..
AngelinaPortugueseDiminutive form of Angela (angel, m..
AngeloPortugueseDerived from the Latin angelus (div..
AntoniaPortugueseA variation upon the name Antonio..
AntonioPortugueseDerived from the Latin Antonius, an..
ArmandoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of the German He..
ArnaldoPortuguesePortuguese cognate of Arnold (power..
AssuncaoPortugueseDerived from the Portuguese assunca..
AugustoPortugueseDerived from the Latin Augustus, wh..
BaptistaPortugueseEcclesiastic Late Latin name derive..
BartholomaoPortugueseDerived from the Late Latin Barthol..
BastiaoPortugueseA short form of Sebastiao (man fr..
BathasarPortuguesePortuguese cognate of Balthasar, a ..
BeatrixPortugueseLatin name derived from beatrix (sh..
BeatrizPortugueseMeaning "she brings joy." Beatriz S..

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Description of Portuguese Names
Portuguese Baby Names
NINETY-SEVEN percent of the population of Portugal is Roman Catholic and this directly influences the bestowal of names. As in other Catholic countries, many names are chosen from those of popular saints and Bible characters. By far the most popular name for females is Maria. Among males, Joao and Jose are popular. Family names first developed as early as the 11th century among wealthy landowners and noblemen. Quite often they referred to themselves by using the names of their estates. Surnames became hereditary in the 15 th century, and fixed in the 16th century. The majority of the names are patronymics, but some families derive their names from the names of trees, and a few are derived from nicknames based on physical characteristics.
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