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Gómez is a common Spanish surname. The Portuguese and Old Galician version is Gomes, while the Catalan form is Gomis. The name is usually spelled without the accent in the United States.

It is derived from the given name Gomes which is a loanword of the Visigothic word guma "man". It is itself related to the Common Germanic word guma (Old English guma "man", Middle English gome[1]) / gomo (High Old German gomo "man", Middle High German gome) related to Latin homo "man".[2]


Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ Mossé, Fernand. Manuel de l’anglais du moyen-âge (in French), Tomes I, Aubier Montaigne, 1945. p. 475.
  2. ^ Duden, Das Herkunftswörterbuch: Etymologie der deutschen Sprache (in German), Band 7, Duden Verlag 1989. p. 96. Bräutigam.