Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Sancho is a Spanish and Portuguese name which comes from Late Latin Sanctius via Latin sanctus meaning “sacred; holy, saintly” derived from PIE *seh₂k- (sacred). However, it’s also possible that Sancho derives from an older source, perhaps via a Basque origin.

Sancho is also a Spanish and Portuguese surname originating from the given name

Origin: Proto-Indo-European; possibly from a Basque origin

Meaning: “sacred; holy, saintly”

Usage: Spanish, Portuguese


  • Sans (Medieval Spanish)
  • Sanctius (Late Roman)

Female forms:

  • Sancha (Spanish)
  • Sence (Medieval Spanish)
  • Sens (Medieval Spanish)

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