Gender Masculine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. /ɡon.ˈθa.lo/(European Spanish) /ɡon.ˈsa.lo/(Latin American Spanish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic (possibly Visigothic or Suebi) name composed of gunda "war" and maybe salba "salve, ointment", salo "dark, dusky" or sal "house, hall" (with the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin salvus "safe"). Saint Gonzalo was an 11th-century bishop of Mondoñedo in Galicia, Spain.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGonçal(Catalan) Gundisalvus(Germanic) Consalvo(Italian) Gonçalo(Portuguese)
Surname DescendantsGonzales, González, Gonzalez, Gonzalo(Spanish)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Spain: January 10


Entry updated December 7, 2022