Carlos: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carlos

Carlos

Pronunciation: KAHR-lohs (key)

Origin of the name Carlos:

Spanish and Portuguese cognate of Charles, which is from the Germanic karl (full-grown, a man). The name was borne by four kings of Spain.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Carlos Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Carlos? What are his siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Carlos

Comments and insights on the name Carlos: | Edit

Not only four Spanish kings; Portugal had one King (from 1889 to 1908), with this name, D. Carlos I.

Personal experiences with the name Carlos: | Edit

I have known a few boys named Juan Carlos.
Two of my best friends in high school were named Carlos. It's a flexible name that accommodates different personalities.

Nicknames for Carlos: | Edit

Carlitos, Carlito, Carlinhos, Caló

Meanings and history of the name Carlos: | Edit

manly, strong

Famous real-life people named Carlos: | Edit

Carlos Castaneda, author
Carlos Estevez is the birth name of actor Charlie Sheen
Carlos Gardel, tango singer and songwriter
Carlos Mencia, comic
Carlos Pena,Jr. ,Actor/Singer
Carlos Ponce, actor
William Carlos Williams, American poet
Carlos Beltrán, MLB outfielder with the New York Mets.
Carlos Ray Norris, birth name of actor Chuck Norris

Carlos in song, story & screen: | Edit

Carlos Garcia, 'Big Time Rush'
Carlos The Scientist, Welcome to Night Vale

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
70
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

78
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

70
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

66
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

72
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

68
No Way
Definitely

Young?

65
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?