What does Carlo mean?
Carlo /car-lo/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Carlo's root is Old German, and the meaning of Carlo is "free man". Carlo is an Italian form of Carlos (Spanish, Old German): version of Charles. Carleo is a popular last name.
Carlo▼ has 27 alternative forms via Carlos, Charles: Carel, Carl▼, Carlito, Carrlos, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Cary▼, Caryl, Chad▼, Charleson, Charley▼, Charlie▲, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chick, Chip▼, Chuck▼, Karel, Karl▼, Karol, Karolek, Karolik and Karoly.Kreatif forms: Cailo, Courlo. [more]
How popular is Carlo?
Carlo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#732 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#8583 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Carlo for boys. Carlo entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #549 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Carlo and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Carlo rated in the Top 1000 are Charles (#51 in 2014), Carlos (#117), Charlie (#225), Carl (#613), Chad (#703), Chaz, Chip, Chuck, Chas, Karl, Carrol, Cary, Charley and Carroll. Forms like Karolek are uncommon. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5149%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2194%, down 57.4%), with versions like Chad, Carl, Karl, Carlo and Chaz falling out of style. Charlie (#225) and Carlos (#117) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for Charlie. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Carlo▼ is pronounced similarly to Carley, Carlow, Carlowe, Carly, Karli and Karlo. Other recommended similar baby names are Caroll, Caryll, Cirilo and Harlo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carlo.