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Meaning and name origin

Carlos \c(a)-rlos, car-los\ as a boy's name is pronounced KAR-lohs. It is of Spanish origin. Variant of Charles (Old German) "free man". See also Carl. Film directors Carlos Saura, and Carl Ponti.


Carlos has 3 variant forms: Carlito, Carlo and Carrlos.


Carlos is a very popular first name for males (#81 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3785 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carlos for boys. Carlos reached its highest rank of #59 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlos name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Carlos and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charles (#51), Carlos (#117), Carl (#613) and Carlo. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Charles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carl, Carlos, Charles outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carlos is also pronounced similarly to Karlos. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlow, Carlson, Carolus and Charls. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlos.