Meaning and Name Origin
Carlo \c(a)-rlo, car-lo\ as a boys' name. Carlo's roots are Spanish and Old German. Carlo is a variant of Carlos (Spanish): variant of Charles (Old German) "free man". Somewhat uncommonly used as a name for boys.
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.
Carlo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#732 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#8763 out of 88799, Top 10%). (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. during 1910-1919, 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. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less popular, 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, with Charlie having a resurgence in usage. (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.