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Coutinho is a Portuguese language surname. It is a diminutive of Couto (Couto means 'enclosed pasture'). It is from Late Latin cautum, from the past participle of cavere ‘to make safe.' This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. It may refer to:



  • Afrânio Coutinho, Brazilian literary critic and essayist
  • Eduardo Coutinho, Brazilian film director
  • Politicians

  • Alberto Coutinho, American politician
  • António Alva Rosa Coutinho, Portuguese admiral and political activist
  • Henrique da Silva Coutinho, fourth president of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo
  • Vasco Fernandes Coutinho, Marshal of Portugal
  • Vasco Fernandes Coutinho, founder of the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo
  • Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho, Portuguese naval officer, politician and professor
  • Vitório Maria de Sousa Coutinho, former Portuguese prime minister
  • Sportspeople

  • Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, nicknamed Coutinho, Brazilian former footballer
  • Bruno Coutinho, Goan footballer
  • Bruno Coutinho Martins, Brazilian footballer
  • Cláudio Coutinho, Brazilian football manager
  • Diogo Coutinho, Portuguese rugby player
  • Gino Coutinho, Dutch footballer
  • Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Rafael Coutinho Barcellos dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • Rogério de Assis Silva Coutinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Scientists and doctors

  • António Coutinho, Portuguese immunologist
  • António Xavier Pereira Coutinho, Portuguese botanist
  • Elsimar M. Coutinho, Brazilian gynecologist
  • Others

  • Gago Coutinho, Portuguese aviator
  • José Bezerra Coutinho, Brazilian bishop
  • References

    Coutinho Wikipedia

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