Meaning and Origin of: Amaral

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Arabic : Moon

Family name origins & meanings

  • Portuguese : habitational name from any of the numerous minor places called Amaral. The place name is of uncertain etymology, probably from the term amaral, denoting a kind of black grape (from Latinamarus ‘bitter’). Alternatively, the origin may be a collective noun derived from Spanish maro, amaro ‘cat-thyme’ (Latinmarum, influenced by Spanish amargo ‘bitter’).