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Carlos Meaning


What does Carlos mean?

The name Carlos is of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese origin.

The meaning of Carlos is "free man, strong".

Carlos is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Car-los.

The Given Name Carlos

Carlos is a form of Charles. See Charles for further details.

The name Carlos, has a wonderfully enchanting quality.

A name fit for a child full of sparkle and spirit, a little explorer.

Wrap it up and take it home, Carlos may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Carlos Alberto Parreira, and Carlos Alberto Torres.

Carlos Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 137 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,839 occurrences. It ranked 9,891 in baby name popularity for girls with 10 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 132 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,069 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Carlos has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Carlos Name Popularity Page.

Carlos Related Names

Carlos is a form of Charles.

Carlos has the diminutive (nickname) Carlito.

Famous Carloss

  • Carlos ~ Portuguese King (1889-1908)
  • Carlos Alberto Parreira ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Alberto Torres ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Bacca ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Carbonero ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Carmona ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Erana Guruceta ~ Saint
  • Carlos Espinola ~ Saint
  • Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1996
  • Carlos I ~ Spanish King (1517-1556)
  • Carlos II the Bewitched ~ Spanish King (1665-1700)
  • Carlos III ~ Spanish King (1759-1788)
  • Carlos IV ~ Spanish King (1788-1808)
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Santiago ~ Saint
  • Carlos Pena ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Quintero ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Saavedra Lamas ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1936
  • Carlos Sainz, Jr. ~ Driver
  • Carlos Salcido ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Sanchez Moreno ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Santana ~ Musician
  • Carlos Slim ~ Business Mogul
  • Carlos Valderrama ~ Soccer Player
  • Carlos Valdes ~ Soccer Player

Carlos Numerology

What will your new littleCarlos be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Carlos are often multicolored and emotional but most of all they are read more >>

Carlos Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Carlos in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Carlos.

Just for fun, see the name Carlos in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Carlos in Nautical Flags page.