Vasco Name Meaning & Origin

Vasco

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USAGE: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
PRONOUNCED: BAHS-ko (Spanish), VASH-koo (Portuguese)
POPULARITY: #33 in Portugal

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Meanings and history of the name Vasco

From the Spanish surname Velázquez, which became Velasco, possibly meaning "crow" in Basque.

From the medieval Spanish name Velasco which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.

Famous real-life people named Vasco

Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer who was the first person to sail from Europe eastward around Africa to India
Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean by traveling through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama
Vasco Rossi, Italian singer-songwriter
Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves, Portuguese general and prime minister
Grão Vasco (born Vasco Fernandes), Portuguese Renaissance painter

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