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What does Carlo mean?

Carlo Pronunciation of Carlo as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Carlo is "free man". Carlo is an Italian form of Carlos (Spanish, Old German): variant spelling of Charles.



ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CARLOS, CHARLES Carel, Carl, Carlito, Carrlos, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charley, Charlie, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Karel, Karl, Karol, Karoly

(male) Calo, ..

(female) Carca, ..

Carlo Sami (C.S.), ..

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 #1209. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlo name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Carlo (#1209 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000 are Charles (#52), Carlos (#137), Charlie (#218), Carl (#700), Karl (#1288), Charley (#1622), Carlito, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charls, Charlton, Charly and Karol. 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 (#1451, DOWN 88%), with versions like Carroll going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlo, Carl, Carlito, Carlos, Carrol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charles, Charley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Karl, Karol in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carlo is pronounced similarly to Carley, Carlow, Carlowe, Carly, Corley, Curley, Karli and Karlo. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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