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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. al-KAN-ta-ra  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsAlcantara, Alcântara

Meaning & History

Habitational name denoting someone originally from the municipality of Alcántara in Extremadura, Spain. The name is ultimately derived from Arabic اَلْقَنْطَرَة‎ (al-qanṭara) meaning "the bridge".
Added 8/16/2016 by anonymous
Edited 3/11/2020 by HL

See Also

User submissions Alcântara, Alcantara