Joey asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Is the last name Silva Portuguese?

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  • Renato
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    It is a Portuguese last name. The most common last name in Portugal and Brazil. Here in orphanages, if a child does not have a last name, they name the kid 'whatever da Silva'

    Source(s): Im Brazilian
  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    As far as I know, Silva is a surname coming from Galicia, a province in northwestern Spain. However, Galicia and Portugal were once part of a same kingdome. Therefore, it is both Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Dahlia
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes, it's even the most common Portuguese surname.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    yes, one of my subway coffee students is sri lankan christian and has the surname de silva from the portugese colony on the island. It surely comes from the latin word 'silva' meaning 'woods'.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it can be. However, I have a half-Mexican friend who has this surname, so I'm pretty sure it's Spanish too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, 95% sure.

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