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  1. ABÍLIO: Portuguese name meaning "able; proficient; skillful."
  2. ABRAHAN: Portuguese form of Latin Abrahamus, meaning "father of a multitude." 
  3. ADÃO: Portuguese form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
  4. AFONSO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."
  5. AGOSTINHO: Portuguese form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."
  6. ALBERTE: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Albertus, meaning "bright nobility."
  7. ALEIXO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
  8. ALOISIO: Portuguese form of Latin Aloisius, meaning "famous warrior."
  9. ANDRÉS: Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
  10. ANIBAL: Portuguese and Spanish form of Phoenician Hannibal, meaning "grace of Ba'al."
  11. ANTÓN: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  12. ANTÓNIO: Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  13. ANXO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."
  14. ATÍLIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Atilius, possibly meaning "father."
  15. BALDUÍNO: Portuguese form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
  16. BARTOLMEU: Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
  17. BARTOLOMEU: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
  18. BATISTA: Portuguese form of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
  19. BENEDITO: Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
  20. BENJAMIM: Portuguese form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
  21. BENTO: Pet form of Portuguese Benjamim, meaning "blessed."
  22. BERENGÁR: Portuguese form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
  23. BIEITO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed."
  24. BONIFÁCIO: Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
  25. BRAIS: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
  26. BRAS: Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
  27. BREIXO: Galician-Portuguese form of Roman Latin Verissimus, meaning "very true."
  28. BRENO: Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
  29. CAETANO: Portuguese form of Latin Caietanus, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)."
  30. CARLITO: Pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Carlos ("man"), meaning "little Carlos" or "little man."
  31. CARLITOS: Variant spelling of Portuguese/Spanish Carlito, meaning "little Carlos" or "little man."
  32. CARLOS: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Carolus, meaning "man."
  33. CASIMIRO: Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Latin Casimiria, meaning "commands peace."
  34. CECILIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Cæcilius, meaning "blind."
  35. CHICO: Pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French." Compare with another form of Chico.
  36. CHRISTIANO: Brazilian Portuguese form of Latin Christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  37. CIBRÁN: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Cyprianus, meaning "from Cyprus."
  38. CLAUDIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."
  39. CLEMENTE: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  40. CORNÉLIO: Portuguese form of Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
  41. CRISTIANO: Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Christianus, meaning "Christian."
  42. CRISTÓVÃO: Portuguese form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
  43. DAMIÃNO: Portuguese form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  44. DAVI: Brazilian Portuguese form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  45. DEMETRIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  46. DESIDÉRIO: Portuguese form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
  47. DIMAS: Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Dismas, meaning "sunset."
  48. DINIS: Portuguese form of French Denis, meaning "follower of Dionysos." Compare with another form of Dinis.
  49. DIOGO: Portuguese form of Spanish Diego, meaning either "St. James," or "doctrine, teaching."
  50. DIONISIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Dionysius, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  51. DOMINGOS: Portuguese form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  52. DONATO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Donatus, meaning "given (by God)."
  53. DUARTE: Portuguese form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  54. EDMUNDO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Anglo-Saxon Eadmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  55. ÉLDER: Variant spelling of Portuguese Hélder, meaning "slanting surface."
  56. ELEUTERIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eleutherius, meaning "the liberator."
  57. ELOI: Portuguese form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
  58. ELOY: Spanish and Portuguese form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
  59. EMERICO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Emericus, meaning "work-power." 
  60. EMILIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Æmilius, meaning "rival."
  61. ENÉAS: French and Portuguese form of Latin Aeneas, meaning "praise."
  62. ÉRICO: Portuguese form of German Erich, meaning "ever-ruler." 
  63. ERMENEGILDO: Variant spelling spelling of Portuguese/Spanish Hermenegildo, meaning "all-giving."
  64. ESTÊVÃO: Portuguese form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
  65. ESTEVO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
  66. EUGÊNIO: Portuguese form of Latin Eugenius (2), meaning "well born."
  67. EULÁLIO: Spanish and Portuguese form of Latin Eulalius, meaning "well-spoken."
  68. EUSEBIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eusebius, meaning "pious."
  69. EUSTAQUIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eustachius, meaning "fruitful."
  70. EZEQUIEL: Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen."
  71. FABIÃO: Portuguese form of Latin Fabianus, meaning "like Fabius." 
  72. FAUSTINO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Faustinus, meaning "lucky."
  73. FAUSTO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Faustus, meaning "lucky."
  74. FELICIANO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Felicianus, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  75. FERNÃO: Portuguese form of Visigothic Frithnanth, meaning "ardent for peace."
  76. FERRÃO: Portuguese form of Visigothic Frithnanth, meaning "ardent for peace."
  77. FILIPE: Portuguese form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
  78. FLÁVIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Flavius, meaning "yellow hair."
  79. FLORENCIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
  80. FRANCISCO:  Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
  81. FRASCUELO: Pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
  82. FRASQUITO: Pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
  83. FREDERICO: Portuguese form of Latin Fredericus, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  84. GASPAR: Portuguese and Spanish name meaning "treasure bearer." 
  85. GERVASIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Gervasius, meaning "spear servant."
  86. GIL: Portuguese and Spanish form of French Gilles, meaning "shield of goatskin." Compare with other forms of Gil.
  87. GLAUCIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Glaucia, meaning "bluish-gray."
  88. GODOFREDO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Old High German Gottfried, meaning "God's peace."
  89. GONÇALO: Portuguese form of Spanish Gonzalo, meaning "battle genius; war elf."
  90. GONÇALVO: Variant spelling of Portuguese Gonçalo, meaning "battle genius; war elf."
  91. GRACIANO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Gratianus, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  92. GREGORIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Gregorius, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  93. GUALTER: Portuguese form of Old High German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
  94. GUGA: Pet form of Portuguese Gustavo, meaning "meditation staff." Compare with another form of Guga.
  95. GUILHERME: Portuguese form of Latin Wilhelmus, meaning "will-helmet."
  96. GUSTAVO: Brazilian-Portuguese, Italian and Spanish form of Latin Gustavus, meaning "meditation staff."
  97. HEITOR: Portuguese form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
  98. HÉLDER: Portuguese name derived from the name of a Dutch town, from Middle Dutch helldinge, meaning "slanting surface."
  99. HELIODORO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Heliodorus, meaning "gift of the sun."
  100. HENRIQUE: Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
  101. HENRIQUES: Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
  102. HERBERTO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Herbertus, meaning "bright army."
  103. HERMENEGILDO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Teutonic Hermingild, meaning "all-giving." 
  104. HERMÍNIO: Portuguese form of Latin Hermanus, meaning "army man."
  105. HILARIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Hilarius, meaning "joyful, happy."
  106. HIPOLITO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Hippolytus, meaning "horse-freer."
  107. HORACIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Horatius, meaning "has good eyesight."
  108. INÁCIO: Portuguese form of Latin Ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing."
  109. JACINTO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  110. JAIME: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jaime.
  111. JOÃO: Portuguese form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  112. JOAQUIM: Catalan and Portuguese form of Hebrew Yehowyaqiym, meaning "Jehovah raises up." 
  113. JORGE: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  114. JOSÉ: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Josephus, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  115. JOSUÉ: Portuguese form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation."
  116. JULIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Julius, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  117. LEANDRO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Leander, meaning "lion-man." 
  118. LEONARDO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of German Leonhard, meaning "lion-strong."
  119. LEOPOLDO: Italian form of Old High German Liutpold, meaning "people-bold." In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
  120. LOIS: Galician-Portuguese form of French Louis, meaning "famous warrior." Compare with feminine Lois.
  121. LOURENÇO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  122. LÚCIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Lucius, meaning "light."
  123. LUIS: Portuguese and Spanish form of Middle Latin Ludovicus, meaning "famous warrior."
  124. LUIZ: Portuguese form of Middle Latin Ludovicus, meaning "famous warrior."
  125. MACARIO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Macarius, meaning "blessed."
  126. MANOEL: Portuguese form of Latin Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us."
  127. MARCELINO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Marcellinus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  128. MARCELO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Marcellus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  129. MÁRCIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Marcius, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  130. MARCOS: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  131. MÁRIO: Portuguese form of Latin Marius, meaning "male, virile."
  132. MARTINHO: Portuguese form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
  133. MATEUS: Portuguese form of Hebrew Mattithyah, meaning "gift of God."
  134. MAURICIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Mauricius, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  135. MAXIMIANO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Maximian, meaning "the greatest."
  136. MAXIMILIANO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Maximilianus, meaning "the greatest rival."
  137. MAXIMINO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Maximinus, meaning "the greatest."
  138. MODESTO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  139. NARCISO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Narcissus, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep."
  140. NATANAEL: Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Nathanael, meaning "given of God" or "whom God gave."
  141. NETUNO: Portuguese form of Latin Neptunus, probably meaning "moist, wet."
  142. NICODEMO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Nicodemus, meaning "victory of the people."
  143. NICOLAU: Catalan and Portuguese form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
  144. NUNO: Portuguese name derived from Latin nonus, meaning "ninth."
  145. OLAVO: Portuguese form of German Alfihar, meaning "elf army."
  146. OSVALDO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Osvaldus, meaning "divine power" or "divine ruler."
  147. OTÁVIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Octavius, meaning "eighth."
  148. OVÍDIO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Ovidius, meaning "sheep herder."
  149. PASCOAL: Portuguese form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
  150. PATRICIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."

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