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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VASH-koo(European Portuguese)
VAS-koo(Brazilian 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)
Surname DescendantsVásquez, Vázquez(Spanish)


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

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