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Caro

What does Caro mean?

Caro Pronunciation of Caro [caro] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Caro means "free man". Caro is an alternate spelling of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Caro is also a form of Caroline (Old German).

Variations

Caro has 7 variants: Carey, Cari, Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary and Kari.

34 more relations via Carol, Caroline: Caddy, Carel, Carely, Cariel, Carla, Carlan, Carlen, Carley, Carlin, Carlota, Carly, Carlyn, Carola, Carolan, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll, Caroly, Carolyn, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charyl, Karel, Karla, Karli, Karol, Karole and Karyl.

Creative forms:
(female) Cado, Tharo, ..

(male) Caco, Cacol, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caro Yaneli (C.Y.), ..

How popular is Caro?

Caro is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#6236 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Caro reached its highest rank of #1976 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caro name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caro outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Caro are Carey, Cari, Carla (#873 in recent rankings), Carley (#1106), Carlota, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel, Kari (#1817), Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karol, Karole and Karyl. These forms of Caro reached the peak of their popularity 75 years ago (adoption of 5.43%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.46%, 92%). Caroline has historically been popular among parents, while versions such as Cari have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caro, Carey, Cari, Carla, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlota, Carly, Carlyn, Carol, Carola in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroline, Caroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Karla, Karli, Karol, Karole, Karyl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Caroline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caro is pronounced similarly to Caera, Cara, Caragh, Carah, Caree, Carie, Carree, Carrey, Charo, Cora, Coree, Corey, Corri, Corry, Cory, Kaara, Karah, Karra, Kary, Keara, Kera, Keri, Kira, Kiri and Kori. Other suggested similar names are Cacy, Cade, Cadi, Cady, Cait, Cala, Cam, Cameo, Cami, Camron, Capri, Cardon, Caren, Carin, Caris, Carle, Carli, Carma, Carmon, Carmy, Caron, Carson, Caryn, Carys, Casi, Cass, Casy, Cat, Cato, Cay, Ceara, Cera, Ceri, Char, Chara, Chari, Ciara, Cira, Ciri, Clare, Clary, Cleo, Clio, Coco, Cor, Cyra, Doro, Gro, Guro and Hero. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caro.

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