Meaning and Origin of: Santos

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Italian : A saint

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from a personal name, byname, or nickname, dos Santos (from Spanish Todos los Santos ‘All Saints’, Portuguese Todos os santos), typically bestowed on a child born on All Saints’ Day.
  • Spanish and Portuguese : in many cases, a habitational name from any of the places named Santos, from the dedication of a local church or shrine to all the saints. This is a very common Portuguese surname.