Names in Brazil

The Brazil Business shares an insightful article on the origins of some names in Brazil.

As stated, “In Brazil, both first and last names transmit information about you and your family.”

“For a long time some of them meant power and tradition, other last names meant that you were an orphan without a father and mother, or who your owner (in the slavery period) was, but what remains today are only stories that help Brazilians to understand the origins of their people through their names.”

Read more here, to find out what are the most common names for males and females in Brazil, and additional information that may come in handy when trying to understand the background of the Brazilians you meet.


Occasio team


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