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PronouncedPron.BAS-ko Spanish
VASH-koo Portuguese
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Meaning & History

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.
Other Languages & CulturesVelasco Medieval Spanish

Images

Portrait of Vasco da Gama by Gregório Lopes (1524)Portrait of Vasco da Gama by Gregório Lopes (1524)

Categories

animals, birds, black, nature, top 100 Portugal
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute