Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Brazil mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Brazil

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Brazil means "Tree".
  2. A user from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Brazil is of English origin and means "Beautiful life of young".
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  1. Three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
  2. The largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter

From Portuguese Brasil, from brasil (“brazilwood”), originally ‘red like an ember’, from brasa (“ember”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *brasō (“gleed, crackling coal”).

  1. A large Portuguese-speaking country in South America. Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil.
  2. A city, the county seat of Clay County, Indiana, United States.

Brazil was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Breton, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brazil

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brazil

Pedro I of Brazil

Pedro I of Brazil was royalty. His career lasted from 12 to 1822. Pedro was born as the child of John VI of Portugal and Carlota Joaquina of Spain on October 12th, 1798 in Queluz National Palace. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 1834.

Bobo Brazil

Bobo Brazil was a wrestler. Bobo was born on July 10th, 1924 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He breathed his last breath on January 20th, 1998.

Alan Brazil

Alan Brazil is a soccer player for the Celtic Boys Club, Ipswich Town F.C., Detroit Express, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Manchester United F.C., Coventry City F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Stambridge United F.C., Witham Town F.C., Wollongong Wolves FC, Chelmsford City F.C., FC Baden, and Scotland na. Alan was born on June 15th, 1959 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland.

Gary Brazil

Gary Brazil is a soccer player for the Crystal Palace F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Port Vale F.C., Preston North End F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Fulham F.C., Cambridge United F.C., Barnet F.C., and Slough Town F.C. Gary was born on September 19th, 1962 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England.

Karl Brazil

Karl was born on May 27th, 1977 in Solihull.

Angela Brazil

Angela Brazil was a school story writer. Angela was born on November 30th, 1868 in Preston, Lancashire. She breathed her last breath on March 13th, 1947.

  • David Brazil

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brazil U.S.
  White 70.19% 64.26%
  African American 20.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brazil

People with the last name Brazil are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brazil

  • How Popular is the name Brazil? Brazil is the 16,730th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brazil was the 6,373rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brazil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 505 babies born with the first name Brazil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brazil to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brazil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brazil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brazil is Friday, December 26th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Brazil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brazil was in 2019 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Brazil Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brazil is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Brazil: The name spelled backwards is Lizarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Azlibr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brazil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,343 people with the last name Brazil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brazil? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Brazil as their last name.
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