Gender Masculine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. gon-THA-lo(European Spanish)
gon-SA-lo(Latin American Spanish)
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Meaning & History

From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of gund meaning "war" and an uncertain second element (possibly Latin salvus "safe", or a Germanic element with the spelling influenced by that Latin word). Saint Gonzalo was an 11th-century bishop of Mondoñedo in Galicia, Spain.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGundisalvus(Ancient Germanic) Gonçal(Catalan) Gonçalo(Portuguese)
Surname DescendantsGonzales, González(Spanish)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   strange   serious  

Name Days

Spain: January 10

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Entry updated January 21, 2022