Gallardo is a Spanish name which means "gallant". There is a famous family of Bullfighters in Spain with this name and also is the name of a breed of bullfighting bulls. The latest Lambourgini car was named the Gallardo Lambourgini after the fighting bulls of Spain. (All Lambourginin's are named after bulls--hence the insignia). The name Gallardo is found in all countries that were conquered by Spain. Often it is confused with Italian since it is not common here in the US. It is found in Italy and I have also seen a French version of it spelled Gallardeaux. I hope that shed some light on it.