Monday, April 17, 2017

Bi-cultural Names: Portuguese/English (boys)

I know; it's been a while since I did one of these! This time, I'll be looking for names used in both Portuguese and English.

Spelled the same, but (usually) with slight pronunciation difference:
  • Abel--English, AY-bel; Portuguese, ah-BEL
  • Daniel--English, DAN-yel; Portuguese, dan-YEL
  • David--English, DAY-vid; Portuguese, DAH-veed
  • Elias--English, eh-LYE-as, ee-LYE-as; Portuguese, eh-LEE-as
  • Felix--English, FEE-liks; Félix--Portuguese, FAY-leeks
  • Gabriel--English, GAY-bree-el; Portuguese, gab-ree-EL
  • Joel--English, JOHL, JOH-ul; Portuguese, zhoo [short 'oo', like "foot"] -EL
  • Lucas--English & Portuguese, LOO-kas
  • Nico--English, NEE-koh; Portuguese, NEE-koo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Oscar--English, AHS-kar; Portuguese, AHSH-kar, AHS-kah
  • Samuel--English, SAM-yul; Portuguese, sam-oo-EL
  • Victor--English, VIK-ter; Portuguese, VEEK-tor
  • Xavier--English, ZAYV-yer, eks-AYV-yer; Portuguese, shav-ee-EHR

One/two-letter difference, generally with the Portuguese form ending in -o:
  • Adam--English, AD-am; Adão--Portuguese, ah-DOW [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Adrian--English, AY-dree-an; Adriano--Portuguese, ad-ree-AH-noo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Alexander--English, al-eks-AN-der; Alexandre--Portuguese, al-eh-SHAHN-dreh, al-eh-SHAHN-dree
  • Alfred--English, AL-fred; Alfredo--Portuguese, al-FREH-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Ambrose--AM-brohz, English; Ambrósio--Portuguese, am-BRAHZ-yoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Andrew--English, AN-droo; André--Portuguese, an-DRAY
  • Ansel--English, AN-sel; Anselmo--Portuguese, an-SEL-moo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Anthony--English, AN-thon-ee, AN-ton-ee; António--Portuguese, an-TAHN-yoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Arthur--English, AR-thur; Artur--Portuguese, ahr-TOOR
  • August--English, AW-gust; Augusto--Portuguese, ow-GOOSH-too, ow-GOOS-too [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Bartholomew--English, bar-THAHL-uh-myoo; Bartolomeu--Portuguese, BAR-tah-lah-MEH-oo
  • Benedict--English, BEN-eh-dikt; Benedito--Portuguese, beh-neh-DEE-too, beh-neh-JEE-too [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Benjamin--English, BEN-jah-min; Benjamim--Portuguese, ben-zhah-MEEM
  • Bernard--English, ber-NARD, BER-nerd; Bernardo--Portuguese, behr-NAHR-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Carl--English, KARL; Carlos--Portuguese, KAR-lohs
  • Cecil--English, SES-il, SEE-sil; Cecilio--Portuguese, seh-SEEL-yoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Christian--English, KRIS-chen; Cristiano--Portuguese, kreesh-TYAHN-oo, krees-CHYAH-noo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Claude--English, KLAWD; Cláudio--Portuguese, KLOWD-yoo, KLOWJ-yoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Clement--English, KLEM-ent; Clemente--Portuguese, kleh-MEN-teh, kleh-MEN-chee
  • Cornelius--English, kor-NEE-lee-us; Cornélio--Portuguese, kor-NAYL-yoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Daniel--English, DAN-yel; Danilo--Portuguese, dan-EE-loo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • David--English, DAY-vid; Davi--Portuguese, dav-EE
  • Demetrius--English, dem-EE-tree-us; Demétrio--Portuguese, deh-MAY-tree-oo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Edmund--English, ED-mund; Edmundo--Portuguese, ed-MOON-doo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Edward--English, ED-ward; Eduardo--Portuguese, ed-WAHR-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Eric--English, EHR-ik; Érico--Portuguese, AY-ree-koo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Ernest--English, UR-nest; Ernesto--Portuguese, ehr-NESH-too, ehr-NES-too [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Eugene--English, yoo-JEEN, YOO-jeen; Eugênio--Portuguese, eh-oo-ZHEN-yoo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Ezekiel--English, ee-ZEEK-ee-el; Ezequiel--Portuguese, eh-ZEK-yel
  • Francis--English, FRAN-sis; Francisco--Portuguese, fran-SEESH-koo, fran-SEES-koo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Frederick--English, FRED-er-ik, FRED-rik; Frederico--Portuguese, freh-deh-REE-koo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • George--English, JORJ; Jorge--Portuguese, ZHOR-zheh, ZHOR-zhee
  • Gerald--English, JEHR-ald; Geraldo--Portuguese, zheh-RAHL-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Gilbert--English, GIL-burt; Gilberto--Portuguese, zheel-BEHR-too [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Harold--English, HEHR-ohld; Haroldo--Portuguese, hah-RAHL-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Hector--English, HEK-ter; Heitor--Portuguese, AY-tohr
  • Hugh--English, HYOO; Hugo--Portuguese, OO-goo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Jacob--English, JAY-cub; Jacó--Portuguese, zhak-AH
  • James--English, JAYMZ; Jaime--Portuguese, ZHYE-meh, ZHYE-mee
  • Jasper--English, JAS-per; Gaspar--Portuguese, GAHSH-pahr, GAHS-pahr
  • Jeremy--English, JEHR-em-ee; Jeremias--Portuguese, zheh-reh-MEE-as
  • Jerome--English, jeh-ROHM; Jerônimo--Portuguese, zheh-ROH-nee-moo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Jonathan--Englsih, JAHN-ah-than; Jônatas--Portuguese, ZHOHN-ah-tas
  • Jordan--English, JOHR-dan; Jordão--Portuguese, zhor-DOW [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Joseph--English, JOH-sef; José--Portuguese, zhoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-ZAY
  • Julius--English, JOO-lee-us; Julio--Portuguese, ZHOOL-yoo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Kai--English, KYE; Caio--Portuguese, KYE-oo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Louis--English, LOO-is, LOO-ee; Luís--Portuguese, loo-EES
  • Leonard--English, LEN-erd; Leonardo--Portuguese, leh-oo-NAHR-doo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Leopold--English, LEE-ah-pohld; Leopoldo--Portuguese, leh-oo-PAHL-doo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Lucian--English, LOO-shen; Luciano--Portuguese, loos-YAH-noo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Lucius--English, LOO-shus, LOO-see-us; Lúcio--Portuguese, LOOS-yoo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Marcel--English, mar-SEL; Marcelo--Portuguese, mar-SEH-loo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Mark--English, MARK; Marco--Portuguese, MAR-koo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Martin--English, MAR-tin; Martim--Portuguese, mar-TEEM, mar-CHEEM
  • Matthias--English, mah-THYE-as; Matias--Portuguese, mat-EE-as, mah-CHEE-as
  • Maximilian--English, maks-ah-MIL-yan; Maximiliano--Portuguese, maks-eh-meel-YAH-noo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Moses--English, MOH-zes; Moisés--Portuguese, moy-ZES
  • Nathaniel--English, nah-THAN-yel; Natanael--Portuguese, nat-ah-NAH-el
  • Nicholas--English, NIK-oh-las; Nicolau--Portuguese, nee-koo [short 'oo', like "foot"]-LOW ['ow' like "cow"]
  • Noah--English, NOH-ah; Noé--Portuguese, noh-AY
  • Patrick--English, PAT-rik; Patrício--Portuguese, pat-REES-yoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Paul--English, PAWL; Paulo--Portuguese, POW-loo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Philip--English, FIL-ip; Filipe--Portuguese, fee-LEE-peh, fee-LEE-pee
  • Raphael--English, raf-eye-EL, RAF-ee-el; Rafael--Portuguese, raf-ah-EL
  • Reginald--English, REJ-in-ald; Reinaldo--Portuguese, ray-NAHL-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Richard--English, RICH-erd; Ricardo--Portuguese, ree-KAHR-doo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Robert--English, RAHB-ert; Roberto--Portuguese, roo-BEHR-too [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Roger--English, RAHJ-er; Rogério--Portuguese, roo-ZHEHR-yoo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Roland--English, ROH-land; Rolando--Portuguese, roo-LAHN-doo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Ronald--English, RAHN-ald; Ronaldo--Portugese, roo-NAHL-doo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Reuben--English, ROO-ben; Rúben--Portuguese, ROO-ben
  • Sebastian--English, seh-BAS-chyen, seh-BAS-tyen; Sebastião--Portuguese, seh-bahsh-tee-OW, seh-bahs-chee-OW [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Simon--English, SYE-mon; Simão--Portuguese, see-MOW [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Sylvester--English, sil-VES-ter; Silvestre--Portuguese, sil-VESH-treh, sil-VES-tree
  • Theodore--English, THEE-ah-dohr; Teodoro--Portuguese, teh-ah-DAH-roo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Timothy--English, TIM-ah-thee; Timóteo--Portuguese, tee-MAH-teh-oo, chee-MAH-teh-oo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Thomas--English, TAHM-as; Tomás--Portuguese, toh-MAHS
  • Tristan--English, TRIS-tan; Tristão--Portuguese, treesh-TOW, trees-TOW [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Victor--English, VIK-ter; Vitor--Portuguese, VEE-tor
  • Vincent--English, VIN-sent; Vicente--Portuguese, vee-SEN-tee, vin-SEN-chee
  • Walter--English, WAHL-ter; Valter--Portuguese, VAHL-tehr
  • Xander--English, ZAN-der, Xande--Portuguese, SHAHN-deh; SHAHN-jee

Larger difference, but still recognizable:
  • Alexis--English, ah-LEKS-is; Aleixo--Portuguese, ah-LAY-shoo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Aloysius--English, al-oh-ISH-us; Aloísio--Portuguese, al-oo-EEZ-yoo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Alphonse--English, AL-fonz; Afonso--Portuguese, al-FAHN-soo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Augustine--English, AW-gus-teen, aw-GUS-tin; Agostinho--Portuguese, ag-oosh-TEEN-yoo, ag-oos-CHEEN-yoo [both 'oo' are the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Christopher--English, KRIS-tof-er; Cristóvão--Portuguese, kreesh-TOH-vow, krees-TOH-vow [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Dennis--English, DEN-is; Diniz--Portuguese, dee-NEEZ, jee-NEEZ
  • Dominic--English, DOM-in-ik; Domingos--Portuguese, dah-MING-gohs
  • Henry--English, HEN-ree; Henrique--Portuguese, en-REEK
  • John--English, JAHN; João--Portuguese, zhoo-OW [the 'ow' is nasalized; almost like the 'own' in "down"]
  • Joshua--English, JAHSH-yoo-ah; Josué--Portuguese, zhahz-oo-AY 
  • Laurence--English, LAW-rens, LOHR-ens; Lourenço--Portuguese, loh-REN-soo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Matthew--English, MATH-yoo; Mateus--Portuguese, mat-EH-oos
  • Michael--English, MY-kel; Miguel--Portuguese, mee-GEL
  • Oliver--English, AHL-iv-er; Álvaro--Portuguese, AHL-vah-roo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Peter--English, PEE-ter; Pedro--Portuguese, PEH-droo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Ralph--English, RALF, RAYF; Raul--Portuguese, rah-OOL
  • Raymond--English, RAY-mund; Raimundo--Portuguese, rye-MOON-doo [second 'oo' is the short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Roderick--English, RAHD-er-ik, RAHD-rik; Rodrigo--Portuguese, rahd-REE-goo [short 'oo', like "foot"]
  • Thaddeus--English, THAD-ee-us; Tadeu--Portuguese, tad-EH-oo

(when two Portuguese pronunciations are listed, generally the first is Continental Portuguese and the second Brazilian)