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Gomes is a common Portuguese and Old Galician surname. It derived from the given name Gomes, which derived from the Visigothic word guma, meaning "man".

Notable persons with that surname include:

  • Albert Gomes, Trinidad and Tobago politician, labour leader and author
  • Ana Maria Gomes, Portuguese politician
  • Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer
  • António Gomes Leal, Portuguese poet
  • Anthony Gomes, Canadian musician
  • Bruno Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • Diogo Gomes, Portuguese navigator and explorer
  • Eduardo Gomes, Brazilian soldier and politician
  • Fernão Gomes, 15th-century Portuguese explorer
  • Francisco Luís Gomes, Indo-Portuguese physician, politician, writer, historian, and economist
  • Gomes de Sequeira, 16th-century Portuguese explorer
  • Gomes Eanes de Zurara 15th-century Portuguese chronicler
  • Harold Gomes, American boxer
  • Heurelho Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • Jessica Gomes, Australian model
  • Jonny Gomes, American baseball player
  • José Alencar Gomes da Silva, Brazilian politician
  • Larry Gomes, Trinidadian cricketer
  • Manuel Teixeira Gomes, president of Portugal
  • Manuel de Oliveira Gomes da Costa, president of Portugal
  • Marcelo Gomes (dancer) (born 1979), a ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and choreographer
  • Mario Gomes de Olivera, footballer
  • Miguel Gomes (fencer), Portuguese fencer
  • Nuno Gomes, Guinness World Record Scuba Diver (Portuguese/South African Dual National)
  • Peter J. Gomes, United States clergyman
  • Pedro Gomes (triathlete), Portuguese triathlete
  • Ralph Gomes, Guyanese track and field athlete
  • Ryan Gomes, United States basketball player
  • Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Portuguese writer
  • Venceslau Brás Pereira Gomes, Brazilian politician
  • Yan Gomes, Brazilian American baseball player