If you're a perfectionist like I am, choosing a name for your bundle of joy can either be the absolute best or the worst challenge of your life. A baby name has to "speak" to you before you can even think about putting it on your faves list. It needs the right meaning and a touch of stylishness. If you're frustrated and wondering whether your baby's perfect name even exists on this continent, why not try some of the top baby names from South America? It might be time to spin the globe and choose a different location for your little one's moniker.
While Spanish is widely spoken throughout the continent, Brazil, the largest country in South America, has Portuguese as its official language. While each country within the region understandably has its own baby name trends, baby names from South America might suit you if you're partial to names with a romantic flair for girls or a strong, masculine vibe for boys. Given their Latin origins, these names might not be limited to South America (thank the Spanish and the Portuguese explorers for that), but they are popular in South American countries. And they just might be perfect for your little one.