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Meaning of Carlos

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The name Carlos has the following meaning:

One who is manly and strong/a free man. The English term "churl" meaning "serf" derives from the same root. Has been a household favourite ever since the era of the Emperor Charlemagne, and in fact a popular royal name in many European countries, including England.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Carlos is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 65 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Carlos fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 79 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Carlos in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Carlos is very likely a(n) Portuguese variant of the name Charles.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Carlos and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Carlos: Boys - Emmet, Everett, Otho, Watt, Wilburn, Girls - Adelaide, Adelia, Adelle, Adline, Alberta, Allar, Arleth, Arminda, Arminta, Berdie, Bernardine, Both genders - Bertha, Emma, Gertrude


The name Carlos is a variant of Charles. Other popular variants of the name Charles are: Carel (Polish), Carl (Scandinavian), Carlo (Italian), Carlos (Portuguese), Carlus (Irish), Carrol (French), Carroll (German), Caryl, Chad, Charlea, Charlee (German), Charleigh, Charley, Charli (German), Charlie (English), Charlot (French), Charls (German), Charlton, Charly, Chars (German), Chas (English), Chay, Chaz (English), Chazz, Chick, Chip, Cholly, Chuck (English), Kaarle (Finnish), Kale (Hawaiian), Karel (Dutch), Karl (Scandinavian), Karol (Polish), Karoly (Hungarian), Searlas (Irish Gaelic), Siarl (Welsh), Tearlach (Gaelic), Xarles (Basque)


We think the name Carlos should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Carlos to be: A smart and loyal person

In one word, you might describe Carlos as a(n) "loyal" person.

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