US Popularity:253
Other Origin(s):British, German
Meaning:Free man
Carlos is a masculine name with Spanish, German, and English origins. A variant of the name Charles, this name means “free man.” The freedom to do what you love, fight for what you believe, and be with the people that mean the most to you is such a vital thing, making this name a perfect choice to remind baby Carlos to enjoy their freedom to the fullest!

Famous People Named Carlos

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

Carlos Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Carlos is currently #941 on The Bump
Boy:Carlos is currently #246 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Carlos is currently #253 in U.S. births
Boy:Carlos is currently #92 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 13
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 361

  • Behind the Name, Carlos, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Charles, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Carlos

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Carlos, October 2017

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