What does Carlos mean?
Carlos /car-los/ as a boys' name is pronounced KAR-lohs. It is of Spanish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Carlos is "free man".
(male) Calos, Charlos, ..
(female) Carlet, Carlosan, ..
How popular is Carlos?
Carlos is a very popular first name for men (#81 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2718 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Carlos for boys. Carlos reached its apex position of #59 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is at #117 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Charles (#51 from recent data), Charlie (#225), Carl (#613), Carlo (#1081), Karl (#1160), Charley (#1879), Charly, Karol, Charls, Charlton, Caryl, Carlito, Carrol, Carroll and Cary are the prominent alternative forms of Carlos (#117 from recent data). Other forms, like Carel, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Carlos was common during 1880-1889 (adoption of 5.7%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.7%, down 87.9%).
Carlos is pronounced similarly to Corless, Corliss and Karlos. Other recommended names are Barlow, Cadmos (see Cadmus), Callis, Callys, Cardon, Carley, Carlin, Carlisle, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Carlsen, Carlson, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Carlsson, Carlton▼, Carly, Carolus, Caron, Carson▲, Farlow, Harlo, Harloe, Harlow, Karlo, Marcos, Markos, Marloe, Marlon, Marlow, Pablos and Paulos. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carlos.