What does Carlo mean?
(male) Cailo, Calo, ..
(female) Carca, Caril, .. Middle name pairings:
Carlo Javion (C.J.), ..
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)
Carlo entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #520 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is presently at #1258. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Carlo (#1258 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Charles (#50 in 2015), Carlos (#117), Charlie (#229), Carl (#600), Karl (#1082), Charley (#1797), Charly, Karol, Charls, Charlton, Caryl, Carlito, Carrol, Carroll and Cary. Other forms, like Charlot, are uncommon. These forms of Carlo were favored as baby names in the 1880s (median #1015) and are now significantly less common (#1445, down 88%), with versions like Carroll going out of style.
Carlo is pronounced similarly to Carley, Carlow, Carlowe, Carly, Corley, Curley, Karli and Karlo. Other recommended names are Arlo▲, Arrlo, Cable, Cadmo (see Cadmus), Cael, Caeo, Caile, Caily, Caio, Cairo▲, Cal, Cale, Camilo▲, Card, Cardon, Carew, Carey▼, Carlin, Carlson, Carlton▼, Carmelo▲, Carne, Carny, Caroll, Caron, Carr, Carson▲, Caryll, Cato, Cayle, Cayo, Cayto, Charro, Cirilo, Ciro, Claro, Curro, Gallo, Galo, Harlo, Lallo, Lalo, Laslo, Lazlo, Pablo, Paolo, Paulo, Pavlo and Saulo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carlo.See names in meaning and etymology.