Meaning and name origin
Porfirio \p(o)-rfi-rio, por-firio\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Porfirio is "purple coloring". The English term is "porphyry". Name of a fourth-century saint as well as a famous 20th-century playboy, Porfirio Rubirosa.
Porfirio is a somewhat popular first name for males (#938 out of 1220, Top 77%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Porfirio for boys. Porfirio reached its highest rank of #735 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).