Type Country
Scripts Бразил(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. brə-ZIL(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of a type of tree, called pau-brasil in Portuguese (brazilwood in English). It may ultimately derive from Portuguese brasa meaning "ember". This is the name of a country in South America.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBrasilië(Afrikaans) Braziliya(Bulgarian) Brazílie(Czech) Brasilien(Danish) Brazilië(Dutch) Brasilia(Finnish) Brésil(French) Brazilia(Georgian) Brasilien(German) Brazília(Hungarian) Brasilía(Icelandic) Brasil(Indonesian) Brasile(Italian) Brazīlija(Latvian) Brazilija(Lithuanian) Brasil(Norwegian) Brazylia(Polish) Brasil(Portuguese) Brazilia(Romanian) Braziliya(Russian) Brazília(Slovak) Brazilija(Slovene) Brasil(Spanish) Brasilien(Swedish)


Entry updated November 20, 2020