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).
Adão Portuguese
From the given name Adão.
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).
Aleixo Portuguese
From the given name Aleixo.
Alfredo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Alfredo.
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.
Amâncio Portuguese
From the given name Amâncio.
Américo Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Américo.
Amiano Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Amiano
Amora Portuguese
Meaning "blackberry".
Anes Portuguese
Means "son of João" in Portuguese.
Aniceto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Aniceto.
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]
Balbino Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
From the given name Balbino.
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.
Belchior Portuguese
From the given name Belchior.
Benedito Portuguese
From the given name Benedito.
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’.
Caetano Portuguese
From the given name Caetano.
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.
Caldeirao Portuguese
From Portuguese meaning "cauldron".
Calisto Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Calisto.
Calixto Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Calixto
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.
Camilo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Camilo.
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.
Carino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carino.
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.
Cleto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Cleto.
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.
Corvo Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Corvo
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".
Custódio Portuguese
From the given name Custódio.
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 Castro Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted someone who lived in a castle.
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 Maria Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Means "of Mary" in Portuguese and Italian.
Deodato Portuguese
From the given name Deodato.
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.
Diogo Portuguese
From the given name Diogo.
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.
Eduardo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Eduardo.
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]
Estanislau Portuguese
Stanislav Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".... [more]
Eustáquio Portuguese
From the given name Eustáquio.
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.
Fausto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the give name Fausto.
Felipe Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Felipe.
Figueiredo Portuguese
Name for someone from any of various places named Figueiredo, from Portuguese figueiredo meaning "fig tree orchard".
Filipe Portuguese
From the given name Filipe.
Florêncio Portuguese
From the given name Florêncio
Florino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Florino.
Floro Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Floro.
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."
Frederico Portuguese
From the given name Frederico.
Galvão Portuguese
From the given name Galvão.
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.
Geraldo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Geraldo.
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.
Gonçalo Portuguese
From the given name Gonçalo.
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.
Graciano Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Graciano.
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.
Gustavo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Gustavo.
Holanda Portuguese, Spanish
Spanish and Portuguese form of Holland.
Honorato Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Honorato
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.
Humberto Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Humberto.
Inácio Portuguese
From the given name Inácio.
Inocêncio Portuguese
From the given name Inocêncio.
Jacinto Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Jacinto.
Jacó Portuguese
From the given name Jacó.
João Portuguese
From the given name João.
Joaquim Portuguese
From the given name Joaquim.
Jordão Portuguese
From the given name Jordão.
Jorge Spanish, Portuguese, Occitan
From the given name Jorge.
Julião Portuguese
From the given name Julião.
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.