Coutinho is a Portuguese language surname. A diminutive of Couto (Couto means 'enclosed pasture'). 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.
Some famous Coutinhos:
Afrânio Coutinho, Brazilian literary critic and essayist Alberto Coutinho, American politician António Coutinho, Portuguese immunologist António Alva Rosa Coutinho, Portuguese admiral and political activist 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 Eduardo Coutinho, Brazilian film director Elsimar M. Coutinho, Brazilian gynecologist Gago Coutinho, Portuguese aviator Gino Coutinho, Dutch footballer Henrique da Silva Coutinho, fourth president of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo José Bezerra Coutinho, Brazilian bishop Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer Rafael Coutinho Barcellos dos Santos, Brazilian footballer Rogério de Assis Silva Coutinho, Brazilian footballer Vasco Fernandes Coutinho (disambiguation) Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho, Portuguese naval officer , politician and professor Vitório Maria de Sousa Coutinho, former Portuguese prime minister
Quando o Conde D. Henrique conquistou Lamego lhe pediu Echa Martins último Rei daquela cidade que repartisse a conquista daqueles lugares entre os Senhores da sua Corte, para que o interesse de os adquirir os obrigasse a fazer guerra aos Mouros com o que o estado de Lamego lhe ficava mais seguro por isso o dito Rei deu além de outros a Gracia Rodrigues, e a D. Payo seu irmão o Couto de Leomil que eles conquistaram das mãos dos Mouros: Crónica de Sister Liv. 5 Cap. 1º pag. 560; Nós a deduzimos donde temos notícia (NFP, Gayo, Tit. COUTINHOS).