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25 Brazilian Baby Boy Names Inspired by Famous Brazilian Soccer Players

Today I am going to share a list of 25 unique Brazilian baby boy names to use this 2022!

These baby names are based off of some of the best Brazilian soccer players!

Keep reading to see why I decided to make this list of unique Brazilian baby names. 

Right below that you can find this list of 25 unique Brazilian baby boy names and by whom they are inspired!

Unique Brazilian Baby Boy Names

Why I chose this list of Unique Brazilian baby boy names!

In 2010, I travelled to Brazil where I fell in love with the people, the culture and of course, o futebol!

I also fell in love with all of the beautiful and unique names I encountered. 

If you haven’t already noticed from some of my other posts, I love Latino baby names. However, Brazilian names have a different phonetic sound that vibrate through the body! 

That’s why in this post, I decided to combine all of the factors I love about Brazil! A list of names that are unique, and which represent a huge part of the Brazilian culture, o futebol!

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below which name you love!

1. Adriano

Adriano Leite Ribeiro was a former Brazilian striker. He was known as one of the best strikers in the mid-2000’s.

2. António

Better known as Careca, a champion for the Brazilian national team and the Italian Napoli team from 1978 into the late 90s.

3. Dani

A nickname given to Daniel Alves Da Silvaquoted as one of the “strongest, most intense right-sided players in the world.”

Dani was born in the Brazilian state of Bahía. Dduring his youth, he played soccer for one of the biggest clubs in the region. By age 18, he played his first game in the Brazilian Serie A. In 2008, at age 25, he joined the all renowned FC Barcelona team.


Djalma Pereira Dias dos Santos was a Brazilian footballer who started for the Brazilian National football team in four world cups, winning two in 1958 and 1962.

5. Cláudio

Claúdio André Mergen Taffarel is a retired goalkeeper and current goalkeeping coach for the Brazilian National team.

Unique Brazilian baby boy names

6. Edson

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, is known as one of the greatest players of all time. He led his national team to three World Cup championships. He scored a total of 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil between 1957-1971.

7. Edvaldo

Edvaldo Jizídio Neto, known as Vavá is considered one of the best strikers of his generation. His nickname was Peito de Aço (steel chest).

8. Gabriel

Gabriel Fernando de Jesus is a forward for Premier League club Manchester City and the Brazilian national team.

9. Givanildo

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, known as Hulk, is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently Shanghai SIPG

10. Gérson

Gérson de Oliveira Nunes is widely known as “the brain” behind the Brazilian Football Team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

11. Jair 

Jair Ventura Filho was a dominant right winger. He is known for his finishing ability and eye for goal. He was a member of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

12. José 

José Roberto Gama de Oliveira, better known as “Bebeto” was a forward and is the sixth-highest goal scorer for his national team.

13. Leônidas 

Leônidas da Silva was a Brazilian association footballer and commentator. He played for the Brazilian national team in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups.

14. Marcelo

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior started playing soccer at age 13. He plays for the Brazilian national team and Spanish Club Real Madrid.

Unique Brazilian Baby Boy Names

15.  Neymar

Brazilian soccer prodigy, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior emerged as a Brazilian hero for Santos FC as a teenager winning four straight Player of the Year awards. He currently plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team.

16.  Nílton

Nílton dos Santos is regarded as one of the greatest defenders in the history of the game. He formed part of the Brazilian National team when theu won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups.

17.  Paulo

Paulo Roberto Falçao is a former footballer and football manager. He is considered one of the best Brazilian players of all time.

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18. Phillipe

Phillipe Coutinho currently plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for FC Barcelona and Brazil.

19. Ramires

Ramires Santos do Nascimento is a Brazilian professional midfielder who currently plays Palmeiras.

20. Ricardo

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, best known as “Kaká” was named World Player of the Year by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 2007.

In 2008, after signing an extension with Milán, Kaká became the highest-paid footballer in the world.

25 Unique Brazilian Baby Boy Names Inspired by Famous Brazilian Soccer Players

21. Rivaldo

Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira was one of the greatest footballers of all time.

He debuted for the Brazilian national football team in 1993. He went to the World Cup with Brazil two times, and in 2002, Rivaldo helped his country win their fifth world cup.

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22. Robson

Robson de Souza, more commonly known as Robinho, at age 15, was picked by the famous Brazilian player Pelé as his heir apparent. He currently plays for Turkish club Istanbul Başakşehir

23. Romário

Romário de Souza Faria, nicknamed “O Baxinho” (little one), is considered one of the best strikers ever. During his career, he made over 1,000 goals and has won many awards, such as the World Cup and Copa America.

24. Sócrates

Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira was a Brazilian attacking midfielder. He played for Brazil for seven years and represented his team in two World Cups. Apart from his soccer career, he also had a medical degree, which earned him the nickname Doctor Sócrates.

25. Thiago

Thiago Emiliano da Silva is the captain and central defender for the Brazilian National and Paris Saint Germain teams.

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