Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gonzalo m. Old High German gund 'war, battle' + an element of uncertain origin.

The name of an 11th C Galician saint, an 11th C ruler of Sobrarbe and Rigaborza, and a 12th C ruler of the Asturias.

Italy
Latin
1376 Gonsales (gen) DouGen1 p. 220, Gonsalles (gen) ibid. p. 220
Italian
1429–1430 Consalvo DiaryLMA p. 226
The Netherlands
Dutch
1576 Gonsalo MagMiddelburg-1560; 1577 Gonsalo ibid.; 1578 Gonsalo ibid.; 1579 Gonsalo ibid.; 1580 Gonsalo ibid.; 1581 Gonsalo ibid.; 1585 Gonsalo ibid.; 1586 Gonsalo ibid.; 1587 Gonsalo ibid.; 1588 Gonsalo ibid.; 1589 Gonsalo ibid.; 1590 Gonsalo ibid.; 1591 Gonsalo ibid.; 1592 Gonsalo ibid.; 1593 Gonsalo ibid.; 1594 Gonsalo ibid.; 1595 Gonsalo ibid.; 1596 Gonsalo ibid.; 1597 Gonsalo ibid.; 1598 Gonsalo ibid.
Portugal
Latin
1152 Gondisaluus (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 3; 1189 Gundisalvus (nom) ibid. no. 9, Gunsalvi (gen) ibid. no. 9, Gunsalvus (nom) ibid. no. 9; 1209 Gunsaluum (acc) ibid. no. 10, Gunsaluus (nom) ibid. no. 10; 1211 Gunçaluus (nom) ibid. no. 6; 1217 Gonsaluo (dat) ibid. no. 21, Gonsaluus (nom) ibid. no. 21, Gunsalue (voc) ibid. no. 21, Gunsalve (voc) ibid. no. 21; 1218 Gunsaluis (gen) ibid. no. 18, Gunsalum (acc) ibid. no. 18; 1228 Gonçaluo (dat) ibid. no. 14; 1256 Goncalvi (gen) ibid. no. 17; 1269 Gonsaluo (dat) ibid. no. 11
Spain
Latin
1276 Gunsaluo (dat) CDGH XLVI, gundisalui (gen) ibid. XLVI; 1489 Gondisalvi (gen) carbonell-I p. 30; 1490 Gonçalbo (nom) ibid. p. 46; 1491 Gonçalvi (gen) ibid. p. 61
Catalan
1510 Gonçalbo valencia1510 3718, Gosalbo ibid. 4369, Goçalbo ibid. 3430
Old Spanish
1225 Gonzalo PHGCRP-I no. 15, Gonzalves (gen) ibid. no. 15, Gonzalvo ibid. no. 15
Spanish
1376 Gonzalo SanzSerrano; 1540 Gonçalo ibid.; 1567 Gonçalo ibid.; 1575 Gonzalo Catalogo-5.2 3792; 1576 Gonzalo ibid. 3945
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Gonzalo". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gonzalo.