Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)

Portuguese Names of Biblical Origin


Given Name and Variants Diminutives English Form
Adão   Adam
Andre   Andrew
Bartholomeu   Bartholomew
Batista   Baptist
Christiano   Christian
Eloi   Eli
Estevão   Stephen
João   John
Joaquim, Joaquin   Joachim
José, Zeusef   Joseph
Manuel   Manuel
Mateus   Matthew
Melchiore   Melchior
Miguel   Michael
Nazario   From 'Nazareth'
Paolo, Paulo Paulino Paul
Pascoal   Pascal
Pedro   Peter
Sansão   Sampson
Serafino   From 'seraphim'
Simão   Simon
Timoteo   Timothy
Tomas, Tomaz, Tome To Thomas
Xadreque   Shadrach
Yoelbi, Yoelvis   Joel


Ana and Maria are particularly common, often as elements in compounds, as are names associated with the Virgin Mary.

Ana   Anne
Caridade   Charity
Carmo   Our Lady of Carmel
Conceiçao   Immaculate Conception
Cristina   Christina
Fatima   Our Lady of Fatima
Isabel   Elizabeth
Joana   Joanna
Maria   Mary
Maria de los Dolores Dores Mary of Sorrows
Neves   Our Lady of the Snows
Trinidade   Trinity
Visitaçao   Visitation

This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.

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