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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saraiva

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From Old Portuguese saravea, of unknown origin. Cognate with Galician sarabia, saraiba.

  1. hail (balls of ice)

Notable Persons Named Saraiva

Saraiva is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, S.C. Salgueiros, and Caldas Sport Clube. Saraiva was born on July 13th, 1934 in Peso da Régua.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saraiva

Flávia was born on September 30th, 1999 in Rio de Janeiro.


Diego was born on April 23rd, 1982 in Fortaleza.


José Hermano Saraiva was a Minister of Education and Ministry of Education (Portugal). José was born on October 28th, 1919 in Leiria. He breathed his last breath on July 20th, 2012.


José Antônio Saraiva was a politician. José was born on May 1st, 1823 in Santo Amaro, Bahia. He passed away on July 21st, 1895.


Saraiva is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, S.C. Salgueiros, and Caldas Sport Clube. Saraiva was born on July 13th, 1934 in Peso da Régua.


Bruno Saraiva is a soccer player for the S.C. Olhanense, Atlético Clube de Portugal, Amora F.C., F.C. Marco, F.C. Barreirense, and C.D. Olivais e Moscavide. Bruno was born on November 1st, 1974 in Huambo, Angola.


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Popularity of Saraiva as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saraiva U.S.
  White 93.80% 64.26%
  African American 1.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saraiva

People with the last name Saraiva are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Saraiva

  • How Popular is the name Saraiva? As a last name Saraiva was the 33,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Saraiva? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Saraiva was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Saraiva: Your name in reverse order is Aviaras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avarsia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saraiva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 677 people with the last name Saraiva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saraiva? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Saraiva as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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