Braulio

Braulio is a Spanish and Galician male name whose most significant namesake was Braulio of Zaragoza who was a Bishop of Zaragoza who lived in the Kingdom of the Visigoths. The origin of the name is uncertain- it could have derived from Proto-Germanic *brandaz (fire; firebrand; sword).

It’s also possible that Braulio may be related to Spanish brillar “to shine, glow, to sparkle” via Italian brillare (to shine, sparkle) < Latin beryllus, berillus (beryl) < Ancient Greek berullos which ultimately seems to be derived from a Dravidian origin.

Origin: uncertain

Meaning: uncertain though it’s been linked to Proto-Germanic “fire; firebrand; sword” or “to shine”, “shining”

Usage: Spanish, Galician

Variants:

  • Bráulio (Portuguese)

Breixo

Breixo is a Galician male name, the Galician form of Portuguese Veríssimo via Latin Verissimus meaning “very true” via Proto-Italic *wēros (true) derived from PIE root word *weh₁- (true).

Breixo is also incidentally a Galician word meaning “heather” which derives from Proto-Celtic *wroikos (heather) which ultimately derives from an unknown source.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European; Proto-Celtic via an unknown loanword

Meaning: “very true”; also a Galician word “heather”

Usage: Galician

Pronunciation: bray-sho; Forvo

Variants:

  • Veríssimo (Portuguese)
  • Verissimus (Late Roman)

Female forms:

  • Verissima (Late Roman)
  • Veríssima (Portuguese)