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Pronunciation

kɑrloʊs

Origin

Spanish, Portuguese

Meaning

Carlos is probably best-known as the Spanish or Portuguese variant of the name Charles. The root word is karl, which is Old German for “grown man”. It has certain regal qualities too: no less than four Spanish kings were named Carlos. Today this name has lots of crossover appeal, so even if you don’t have Spanish blood in your veins, Carlos could still be a fine, strong choice for your baby boy.

Rank in the year 2015

Carlos was ranked #202 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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