Origin:Spanish
Popularity:277
Carlos is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Charles. It has graced kings of Spain and Portugal as well as a Holy Roman emperor. It's also the name of Carlos Santana, the guitarist who fused rock and Latin American music to bring us hits like "Oye Como Va." In the US, Carlos is a popular boy’s name, reaching its highest in ranking from 1970 to 2012. Nicknames include Carlo and Carlito.

Famous Carloss

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Carlos Mencia
    Comedian
  • Carlos Noriega
    Astronaut
  • Carlos Santana
    Guitarist, Musician
  • John Carlos
    Civil Rights Activist

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