Brazilian Submitted Surnames

Brazilian names are used in the country of Brazil in South America.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Acampora Italian, Medieval Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Acampora is a variant of Acanfora, from the medieval personal name Canfora, from canfora ‘camphor’ (from Arabic kāfūr).
Adauto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Adauto
Afonso Portuguese
Old (6th century derived) Iberian surname, associated with the first dynasty and King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. The surname was used by all the subsequent illegitimate children of that dynastic line.
Agra Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese variant of Agraz.
Albino Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Albino
Alcântara Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Alcántara.
Alegre Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
Almada Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
Alvarenga Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous parishes.
Álvares Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Álvarez.
Amiano Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Amiano
Amora Portuguese
Meaning "blackberry".
Anes Portuguese
Means "son of João" in Portuguese.
Anselmo Portuguese, Italian, Spanish
From the given name Anselmo.
Aranha Portuguese
Meaning spider in Portuguese.
Armenia Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Armenia or who had connections with Armenia. This surname is derived from the feminine form of Armenio, which is ultimately from Greek Αρμένιος (Armenios) meaning "Armenian"... [more]
Armona Portuguese
It indicates familial origin on the eponymous island in the municipality of Olhão.
Ataídes Portuguese
For people descending from inhabitants of Freguesia do Ataíde, in Portugal; currently part of Vila Meã, or related to the noble family who owned those lands. The place was probably named after Athanagild, 6th-century king of Visigothic Hispania and probable founder of the village.
Aurélio Portuguese
From the given name Aurélio
Aurora Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Portuguese
Means "dawn" in Latin (see the given name Aurora).
Aveiro Portuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Avelar Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
Azuaje-fidalgo Portuguese (Rare), Spanish, Italian
Fidalgo from Galician and Portuguese filho de algo — equivalent to "nobleman", but sometimes literally translated into English as "son of somebody" or "son of some (important family)"—is a traditional title of Portuguese nobility that refers to a member of the titled or untitled nobility... [more]
Barbosa Portuguese
denoting a person who lived by land that contained overgrown leafy vegetation from the portuguese word barba "leaf" + oso/osa (adjective suffix); variant of Barboza
Barreira Portuguese, Galician
From several habitations in Galicia and Portugal, from barreira meaning "clay or loam hollow".
Barroso Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from the Spanish word 'barrera' which means 'barrier'.
Batista Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese cognate of Bautista as well as a Spanish variant.
Baviera Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
Beatriz Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Beatriz.
Bessa Portuguese
Origin in the name Beça surname of medieval ancestry
Bethencourt French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Bettencourt French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Bitencourt Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare), English
BITENCOURT, derives from Bittencourt, Bettencourt and Bethencourt; They are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Bocorny Brazilian (Latinized, Rare)
Brazilian corrupted form of Pokorny.
Bomba Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak
From bomba "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
Bonifacio Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Bonifacio.
Borges Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from Old French burgeis meaning "town-dweller" (see Burgess). Alternately, it may have denoted someone originally from the city of Bourges in France.
Botelho Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Portuguese word botelho, which can denote a measure of grain, a grain sack, or seaweed, and was probably applied as an occupational name for a grain dealer or a gatherer of kelp or seaweed.
Braga Portuguese
The first man to own this name was a feudal lord on Portugal, near to the region of Coimbra. Could also come from the other surname "Bragança".
Bragado Portuguese, Spanish
This surname is a Spanish word which means "gritty", refering to a bull. ... [more]
Bragança Portuguese
From the city of Bragança in Portugal. It's also the name of the Royal House that ruled Portugal from 1640 to 1910.
Branco Portuguese
from the the portuguese word Branco meaning "white", referring to someone with light skin and/or hair
Bravo Spanish, Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese
From a Spanish and Portuguese nickname for a fierce or violent man (from Spanish and Portuguese bravo "fierce, violent"). This surname was borne by Charles Bravo (1845-1876), a British lawyer and possible murder victim.
Bruno Portuguese
From a Germanic personal name, Brun.
Cabaña Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
Cabañas Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
Caixeta Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
Caldeira Portuguese
Name given to a maker of kettles or other cooking vessels.
Camacho Spanish, Portuguese
From the ancient European camb, meaning twisted or disfigured, denoting to someone with visible physical abnormalities, but could possibly also refer to residents of a particularly gnarly tract of land.
Canabrava Brazilian
Cana is the short form of 'cana de açucar' that means "sugar cane", and Brava is the feminine form of 'bravo' that means "angry". There is a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, called Canabrava do Norte, and according to oral tradition, the origin of the name is due to the disease and subsequent death of some animals after eating a plantation of sugar cane.
Cangussu Brazilian
The surname Cangussu has its origins in the Tupi-Guarani language and is a variation of Akangu’su, which means 'Jaguar'.
Canhoto Portuguese
Means "left-handed" in Portuguese.
Carlos Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carlos
Carneiro Portuguese (Brazilian)
Originally from Portugal.
Casa Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "house" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Cascalho Portuguese (?)
What I know about this surname is that it came from Alentejo, a region in Portugal countryside. The eldest Cascalho I know lived in Évora (city in this province) so I assume the name born there...
Castanheira Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Castañeda meaning "chestnut grove".
Castanho Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Castaño meaning "chestnut tree".
Castelo Branco Portuguese
Means “White Castle” in Portuguese.... [more]
Catarino Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Meaning "pure".
Cava Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
Cebreiro Jewish, Portuguese
Cebreiro is an olive tree.
Celso Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Celso
Cerqueira Portuguese
Habitational name from any of various places named Cerquerira, in most cases from a Latin derivative of quercus "oak". The family name also occurs in Sicily, probably of the same origin.
Cerva Portuguese, Italian
"Cerva" means deer.
Clores Spanish, Portuguese
Portuguese form of Flores
Conceição Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Concepción.
Cordeiro Portuguese, Galician
Means "young lamb" in Portuguese and Galician (Latin cordarius, a derivative of cordus "young", "new")... [more]
Coreano Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "Korean" in Spanish and Portuguese, possibly an ethnic name or regional name for someone from Korea or who had connections with Korea.
Correa Portuguese, Spanish
From Spanish, meaning "leather garment."
Correia Portuguese
meaning "leather strap" or "belt", "rein", or "shoelace"; denoting a person who worked with leather products
Corso Italian, English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either derived from the given name Bonaccorso or taken from Italian and Spanish corso, denoting someone who lived in Corsica.
Corte Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese
From corte ‘court', applied as an occupational name for someone who worked at a manorial court or a topographic name for someone who lived in or by one.
Cortês Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cortés.
Coutinho Portuguese
Diminutive of Couto.
Criado Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from criado ‘servant’.
Cuba Portuguese, Asturian-Leonese, Galician, Spanish
habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon, Asturies, and Galicia) named Cuba, from cuba ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa)... [more]
Cunha Portuguese
Habitational name from any of numerous locations named Cunha, probably named from Portuguese cunha meaning "wedge" or Galician cuinha meaning "hill".
Da Cruz Portuguese
A variant of Cruz, with the addition of the preposition 'da' (meaning 'of the' or 'from the').
D'Almeida Spanish, Portuguese, Indian (Christian)
Variant of Almeida more commonly used by Indian Christians.
Da Lua Portuguese
Means "of the moon" in Portuguese.
Da Luz Portuguese
From a religious epithet meaning ‘of the light’, specifically the Marian name "Nuestra Señora da Luz" (which means "Our Lady of the Light").
Da Paz Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of Peace" in Portuguese.
Da Ponte Italian, Portuguese, Galician
A topographic name, which means "from the bridge".
Da Rocha Portuguese, Galician
A common topographic name which means ‘from the rock' (rocha).
Da Rosa Portuguese
Literally means "of the rose" in Portuguese. It is generally a component of personal names; among women, it is a Marian name; among men, it is of uncertain application.
Da Vila Portuguese, Galician
A topographic name for someone from a village (vila).
Debarros Portuguese
Portuguese: habitational name for someone ‘from (de) Barros’, of which there are numerous examples, all named from the plural of barro ‘clay’.
De Costa Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of Da Costa used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
De Cunha Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of Cunha used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
De Deus Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of God" in Portuguese.
De Jesus Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Philippines), American (Hispanic)
Means "of Jesus" in Portuguese. This is also an unaccented variant of De Jesús.
De Macedo Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of the apple orchard" (see Macedo).
De Sá Portuguese
Variant of .
De Souza Portuguese
Means "of Sousa" in Portuguese, referring to the River Sousa flowing through northern Portugal. The word Sousa itself is derived from the Latin saxa, saxum meaning "stone, rock". The surname is more commonly used in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries today.
Domingos Portuguese
From the given name Domingos
Domingues Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Domínguez.
Dos Santos Portuguese, Galician
Means "of the saints" in Portuguese and Galician, originally given to a person born or baptized on All Saints' Day.
Eanes Portuguese
Variant of Anes.
Eiriz Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Paços de Ferreira.
Elias Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
Emboaba Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
Espíndola Portuguese (Latinized, ?)
Portuguese of uncertain origin, but possibly a topographic name or a variation of Spinola. It was taken to Portugal by an immigrant family from Genoa, Italy.
Espírito Santo Portuguese
Means “Holy Spirit” in Portuguese.... [more]
Eva Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Eva.
Fagundes Portuguese
Patronymic from the personal name Fagundo (see Facundo).
Falcão Portuguese
Portuguese surname meaning "falcon".
Faria Portuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
Farias Portuguese
Habitational name from any of various places in Portugal called Faria.
Farinha Portuguese
Means "wheat flour" in Portuguese.
Figueiredo Portuguese
Name for someone from any of various places named Figueiredo, from Portuguese figueiredo meaning "fig tree orchard".
Florêncio Portuguese
From the given name Florêncio
Fortuna Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "fortune" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Fraga Portuguese
Fraga, also derived from the Spanish variation of the word frescas meaning "strawberries", in the Portugal it translates to "from the cliffs or cliffside"
França Portuguese
Means "France" in Portuguese.
Francês Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Frances.
Francisco Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from the given name Francisco.
Franquez Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for "son of Franco."
Gama Portuguese
Probably from gama ‘fallow deer doe’, feminine form of gamo, possibly as a topographic or habitational name.
Gentoo Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
Goettems German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Goedems; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil. All members of the Goettems family in Brazil are descendants of Johann Goedems, born in Oberlöstern, Saarland, on September 17, 1798.
Gonsalves English (British), Portuguese, Indian (Christian)
Variant of Gonçalves more commonly used in Britain and western India.
Gonzaga Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name for someone from a location called Gonzaga in Mantua, Italy. This was the name of an Italian family that ruled Mantua from 1328 to 1708.
Gordinho Portuguese
Diminutive of Gordo.
Gordo Spanish, Portuguese
Means "fat" in Spanish and Portuguese.
Grande Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Means "tall, large" in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, used as a nickname for a person of large stature.
Greco Portuguese
Portuguese for Greco.
Guimarães Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Guimarães in northern Portugal.
Gusmão Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Guzmán.
Holanda Portuguese, Spanish
Spanish and Portuguese form of Holland.
Horta Catalan, Portuguese
Means "garden" (Latin hortus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosed garden or an occupational name for one who was a gardener.
Joaquim Portuguese
From the given name Joaquim.
Jorge Spanish, Portuguese, Occitan
From the given name Jorge.
Jurado Spanish, Portuguese
Occupational name for any of various officials who had to take an oath that they would perform their duty properly, from jurado "sworn", past participle of jurar "to swear" (Latin iurare).
Justino Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Justino
Kayano Japanese (Rare), Brazilian
Kaya means "yew tree",and No means "field,meadow,wilderness".People with this last name are Kayano Gonbei (a samurai),Ai Kayano(a voice actress of MANY characters /more than 30),and Shigeru Kayano(an Ainu politician who lived well up to 2006)... [more]
Krais German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Greis; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
Labrador Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
Lacerda Portuguese, Spanish
Nickname for someone with remarkably thick or long hair, or with an unusually hairy back or chest. From Spanish and Portuguese la cerda ‘the lock (of hair)’.
Lamounier Portuguese (Brazilian)
Most common in Brazil.
Laranjeira Portuguese
It means "orange tree" in Portuguese
Laurel Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Topographic name for someone who lived by a laurel tree, Spanish laurel (Latin laurus), or a habitational name from Laurel in the Canary Islands.
Leal Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
Leandres Portuguese
Means "son of Leandro" in Portuguese.
Ledo Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
Leitao Portuguese
Portuguese metonymic occupational name for a keeper of pigs, or nickname meaning ‘piglet’, from Portuguese leitão ‘(suckling) pig’.
Leite Portuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
Lencastre Portuguese
From the English surname Lancaster. Brought to Portugal by Phillipa Lancaster, who later married King John I.
Leonor Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Leonor.
Lima Portuguese
Topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river of this name (of pre-Roman origin, probably akin to a Celtic element lemos, limos 'elm').
Linhares Portuguese
Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places called Linhares, for example in Braganca, Guarda, and Vila Real, from the plural of linhar ‘flax field’ (Latin linare, a derivative of linum ‘flax’).
Linzmeyer German, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "bailiff of Linz, Austria" in German, derived from Proto-Celtic *lentos (“bend”) and Middle High German meier meaning "bailiff, administrator", derived from Latin maior meaning "greater".... [more]
Lisboa Portuguese
Habitiational name from Lisbon.
Lourenço Portuguese
From the given name Lourenço.
Lousada Portuguese
Name given from the village of Lousada, in Northern Portugal.
Luz Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Luz.
Macedo Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American)
Referred to a person who worked or lived at an apple orchard. It is derived from Vulgar Latin mattianēta meaning "place with apple trees."
Madeiras Portuguese
Came from the Portuguese Madeira word "wood" or "timber". perhaps the portuguese version of the surname Woods or someone who's from the Portuguese island Madeira
Maestre Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
Maia Portuguese
Habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto.
Manuel Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
Marcelo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Marcelo.
Marciano Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name Marciano
Marcos Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the given name Marcos. A famous bearer was Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989).
Mariano Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Mariano
Marinho Portuguese
From the given name Marinho
Martelle English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
Martines Portuguese
Means "Son of Martin." Portuguese form of Martínez.
Martinho Portuguese
From the given name Martinho
Mathias French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).... [more]
Matias Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
Messias Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from the given name Messias
Miguel Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Miguel.
Miranda Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda "view, outlook".
Moniz Portuguese
From the medieval Portuguese first name Muhno.... [more]
Monteiro Portuguese (Modern)
Monteiro is the portuguese version of the spanish Montero
Montenegro Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in Spain and Portugal named Montenegro, from Spanish and Portuguese monte meaning "mountain, hill" and negro meaning "black".
Moraes Portuguese
From the Portuguese form of Spanish Morales.
Moreira Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira, from moreira meaning "mulberry tree".
Morgado Portuguese
Means "eldest brother" in Portuguese
Moura Portuguese
Derived from the Portuguese word "Mouro", which refers to an individual from the Moor people. This is the feminine form of the word, often used in legends of enchanted moor women, which very common in Portugal... [more]