Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VASH-koo(European Portuguese) VAS-koo(Brazilian Portuguese) BAS-ko(Spanish)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVelasco(Medieval Spanish)
Surname DescendantsVásquez, Vázquez(Spanish)


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


Entry updated February 4, 2020