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For other uses, see Faria (disambiguation).

Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. It is also a Southern Italian (Sicily) name from Greek pharias, a derivative of pharos ‘beacon,’ ‘lighthouse.’. Notable people with the surname and first name include:


First name[edit]

  • Faria Alam, former Football Association secretary


  1. ^ This name appears in different occasions when engineering and writing are the main subject. In Portuguese language is shown as different persons, some are engineers, some are musicians and some are writers; Nelson Faria; Nelson L. Faria; Nelson L. de Faria.