Vasco name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Vasco

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Ghana says the name Vasco means "Great Achiever" and is of Portuguese origin.
  2. A submission from Liberia says the name Vasco means "The name Vasco means 'Thanks.'" and is of African origin.
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International Interest
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From Italian Vasco.

  1. A surname​.

Vasco was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Vasco

Notable Persons Named Vasco

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was an explorer, viceroy of india, and list of governors of portuguese india. He holds the title Admiral of the Seas of Arabia, Persia, India, all the Orients, India and all the Orients ([[#Titles, styles, and honours. He was most active from 1519 to present. Vasco was born as the child of Estêvão da Gama (15th century) in Sines or Vidigueira, Alentejo, Kingdom of Portugal. He breathed his last breath on December 23rd, 1524.

Vasco Núñez de Balboa

Vasco Núñez de Balboa was a maritime explorer for the crown of castile, list of maritime explorers, and maritime explorerfor thecrown of castile. Vasco was born in 1475 in Jerez de los Caballeros. He died in 1519.

Vasco Rossi

Vasco Rossi is a pop rock musician. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Vasco was born on February 7th, 1952.

Vasco Regini

Vasco Regini is a soccer player for the S.S.C. Napoli, U.C. Sampdoria, A.C. Cesena, Foggia Calcio, Empoli F.C., Italy national under-20 football team, Italy under-21 Serie B representative team, and Italy national under-21 football team. Vasco was born on September 9th, 1990 in Cesena.

Vasco Rocha Vieira

Vasco Rocha Vieira is an officer (armed forces). Vasco was born on August 16th, 1939 in Lagoa, Algarve.

Vasco Gonçalves

Vasco Gonçalves was an office holder. His military service ended in 1975. Vasco was born on May 3rd, 1922 in Lisbon. He breathed his last breath on June 11th, 2005.

  • Vasco Errani
  • Vasco Fernandes
  • Vasco Fernandes Coutinho
  • Vasco van der Valk
  • Vasco Bendini
  • Vasco Bergamaschi
  • Vasco Fernandes, 1st Count of Marialva Coutinho
  • Vasco de la Zarza
  • Vasco Prado

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vasco

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vasco

María Vasco

María Vasco is an athlete. María was born on December 26th, 1975 in Viladecans.

Maurizio Vasco

Maurizio was born in 1955.

André Vasco

André Vasco is a tv presenter and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. André was born on September 8th, 1984 in Guarulhos.

Giambattista Vasco

Giambattista was born on October 10th, 1733. Giambattista is also known as Giovanni Battista Vasco. He left this life on January 1st, 1796.


Vasco is an athlete for the Sporting Clube Vila Verde.

Hélder Vasco

Hélder Vasco is an athlete for the S.C. Espinho.


Common last names for Vasco

  • Johnson

Common first names for Vasco

  • John
  • Mary
  • Louis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vasco U.S.
  White 43.27% 64.26%
  African American 1.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 48.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vasco

People with the last name Vasco are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Vasco

  • How Popular is the name Vasco? Vasco is the 17,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vasco was the 31,482nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vasco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 462 babies born with the first name Vasco in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vasco 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 Vasco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Vasco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vasco is Saturday, July 24th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Vasco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vasco was in 1916 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vasco: The name spelled backwards is Ocsav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aovcs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vasco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 735 people with the last name Vasco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vasco? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vasco as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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