he Etymology Of "Brazil"2010
By Amelia Meyer
How Brazil ended up with its name is still a mystery to this day, there are, however, some theories that have been put forward that might explain the origin of the name for this country.
First, there is no connection between the Brazilian nut, Brazil nut or Brazil nut tree and the countries name. The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is native to the following South American countries, eastern Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Eastern Colombia, Guiana's, Eastern Peru and Eastern Bolivia.