Portuguese, a Romance language, is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome. With 236 million speakers, Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language on the planet and the 3rd most spoken language in the western hemisphere. Portuguese is often referred to as “the sweet language” and described as being poetical and soothing to the ears. Portuguese is an old language, descended partially from Latin and partially from a mix of Arabic and Galician-Portuguese, rich in history and literary renown. Choosing a Portuguese baby name and researching name meanings will be simple and easy when you start with Baby Name Network.