Silva


Silva

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Silva (da Silva) is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal, and Brazil;[1] it is also widespread in regions of the former Portuguese Empire in Asia, including India and Sri Lanka.

It is a name that became very common, sometimes losing its original particle de or da.

People

Artists and performance arts

Actors

Music

Painters and sculptors

Writers

Other

Sports

Many people on this list are not generally known as Silva.[3]

Athletics

Beach volleyball

Car racing

Cricket

Football players

Brazilian
International Players
Female International Players
Others
Croatian
Paraguayan
Equatoguinean
Portuguese
Spanish
Sri Lanka
  • Aravinda De Silva, World Cup winning cricketer
  • Madhawa Silva, Medical doctor
  • Mervin Silva, Member of Parliament
  • Duminda Silva, Member of Parliament
  • Pradeep Silva, Engineer
Uruguayan

Managers and referees

Martial arts

  • Anderson Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Antonio Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Assuerio Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Edinanci Silva, Brazilian judoka
  • Paulo César da Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Thiago Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Jay Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Jussier da Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter
  • Erick Silva, Brazilian MMA fighter

Other

Business

History

  • Lucius Flavius Silva, Roman Governor of Judea who crushed Jewish resistance at Masada in 73 AD.
  • Pedro da Silva, first post courier of Canada (17th-18th century).
  • Bernardo Peres da Silva, first Indian governor of Portuguese India.
  • José Joaquim da Silva Xavier (1746–1792), known as Tiradentes, Brazilian independentist leader

Media

  • Martin Silva, politician and radio personality
  • Tatiana Silva Braga Tavares, Miss Belgium
  • Tom Silva, General Contractor on the PBS show This Old House
  • John Silva, Professional Video Editor and Filmmaker
  • João Silva (photographer), South African photographer.

Political

Religion

Scholars

Fictional characters

Others

See also

Name disambiguation page
More specific surname disambiguation page

References

  1. ^ Joan Coromines, Onomasticon Cataloniæ, vol. I-VIII, Barcelona, 1994. Manuel de Sousa, As origens dos apelidos das famílias portuguesas, Lisboa, Sporpress, 2001. José Bouza Zerrano, Da Descendência de Don Francisco Prieto Gayoso, Lisboa, 1980. Luís de Lancastre e Távora, Dicionário das Famílias Portuguesas, Quetzal, Lisboa, p.324.
  2. ^ "Distinguished Americans & Canadians of Portuguese Descent". http://www.portuguesefoundation.org/famous.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  3. ^ In Brazil, sportspeople, especially footballers, are frequently referred to by their apelido, a one- or two-word appellation that may be part of their real name or a nickname. For example, Roberto Carlos da Silva is better known as Roberto Carlos, Marta Vieira da Silva as Marta, José Roberto da Silva Júnior as Zé Roberto, and Nélson de Jesus Silva as Dida. Ayrton Senna da Silva is a slightly different case; he chose to be known professionally by his mother's maiden name of Senna.

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  • Silva — (lat. silva „Wald“) steht für: Silva (Familienname), einen Familiennamen Silva (Adelsgeschlecht), eine der ältesten portugiesischen Adelsfamilien Silva (spanische Literaturwissenschaft), eine Gedichtform in der Literaturwissenschaft Silva Verlag …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • silvă — SÍLVĂ, silve, s.f. (Rar) Pădure. – Din lat. silva. Trimis de dante, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PUIUL SÍLVEI s. v. vasilcă. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  SÍLVĂ s. v. codru, pădure. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sino …   Dicționar Român

  • Silva 17 — (Трапани,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Silva 17, 91100 Трапани, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • SILVA (J. A.) — SILVA JOSÉ ASUNCIÓN (1865 1896) Poète colombien, José Asunción Silva a exercé une grande influence sur la littérature de son pays: il assure une transition entre le postromantisme et le modernisme. Silva avait connu à Paris Verlaine et Mallarmé,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • silva — (Del lat. silva, selva). 1. f. Colección de varias materias o temas, escritos sin método ni orden. 2. Combinación métrica, no estrófica, en la que alternan libremente versos heptasílabos y endecasílabos. 3. Composición poética escrita en silva. 4 …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Silva [2] — Silva, 1) Antonio José da, genannt O Juden (»der Jude«), portug. Bühnendichter, geb. 8. Mai 1705 in Rio de Janeiro als Sohn eines getauften Juden, gest. 19. Okt. 1739, studierte in Coimbra Rechtswissenschaft, widmete sich dann der… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Silva — Nom portugais ou espagnol. Voir Da Silva …   Noms de famille

  • silva — s. f. 1.  [Botânica] Nome de vários arbustos rosáceos (Rubus, Lin.), especialmente da silva das amoras. 2. Composição lírica (própria da poesia castelhana) em que o verso de dez sílabas alterna com o de seis sem rima certa e regular, admitindo… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Silva — (izg. sȋlva), António José da (1705 1739) DEFINICIJA portugalski komediograf, pokršteni Židov; kao pravnik borio se protiv progona Židova, inkvizicija ga spalila na lomači …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Silva — Sil va, n.; pl. E. {Silvas}, L. {Silvae}. [L., properly, a wood, forest.] [Written also {sylva}.] (Bot.) (a) The forest trees of a region or country, considered collectively. (b) A description or history of the forest trees of a country. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silva [1] — Silva (lat.), 1) Garten, Baumgarten; 2) Wald, große, mit Laub u. Nadelholz bewachsene Strecke; 3) Waldgebirge; daher: S. Arsĭa (s. Arsia 3), S. Ciminia (s. Ciminius 1), S. Gallinaria, S. Hercynia S. malitiōsa (s.d. a.) u.a. Auch zur Bezeichnung… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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