Spanish variation of Charles
"free man"

Carlos Origin and Meaning

The name Carlos is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "free man".

Carlos is the Spanish and Portuguese variation of Charles, which has been used in solid numbers in the US for as long as data has been kept. Carlos has never fallen out of the Top 600, but peaked from the 70s-early 2000s. Today Carlos is still within the Top 200. Notable namesakes include musician Santana, writers Fuentes and Castaneda, and numerous athletes. Carlos Irwin Estevez is the birth name of Charlie Sheen.

# 139 in the US

Carlos Rank in US Top 1000

# 748 on Nameberry

Carlos Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Carlos Popularity

Famous People Named Carlos

  • Carlos SantanaMexican,American rock musician
  • Carlos Moyá (Llompart)Spanish tennis player
  • Carlos Saúl Menemformer president of Argentina
  • Carlos Roberto PenaAmerican actor and singer
  • Carlos Irwin Estevezbirth name of actor Charlie Sheen
  • Carlos Fuentes (Macias)Mexican novelist
  • Carlos Alberto Martínez TevezArgentine footballer
  • Carlos Manuel BocanegraAmerican soccer player
  • Carlos César Salvador Arana CastanedaAmerican author
  • Carlos DunlapAmerican football player
  • Carlos Cornelius RogersAmerican football player
  • Carlos Felipe PeñaDominican,American baseball player
  • Carlos "Charlie" ChecaSpanish motorcycle racer
  • Carlos Alberto ReutemannArgentine racing driver
  • Carlos Austin BoozerAmerican basketball player
  • Carlos Alberto BerlocqArgentine tennis player
  • Carlos Saura (Atarés)Spanish film director
  • William Carlos WilliamsAmerican poet
  • Carlos Andres Betancurson of road racing cyclist Carlos Betancur
  • Carlos Ruiz ZafonSpanish best,selling author
  • Carlos David ValdesColombian,American actor and singer
  • Carlos Drummond de AndradeBrazilian poet and writer
  • Carlos Andrés SanchezUruguayan footballer
  • Carlos Henrique CasimiroBrazilian footballer
  • Carlos BaccaColombian professional footballer
  • Carlos Bustamantetelevision presenter and reporter

Carlos in Pop Culture

  • Carlos Garciacharacter on "Big Time Rush" played by Carlos Pena
  • Carlos Oliveiracharacter from the game series "Resident Evil"
  • Carlos "Ranger" Mansosbounty hunter in Stephanie Plum series
  • Carlos the Scientistcharacter from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
  • Carlos Sandovalcharacter on TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Carlos Castillocharacter in telenovela "Destinos"
  • Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortizcharacter on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
  • Dom Carloscharacter in "Dom Juan" by Moliere
  • Carlosson of Cruella de Vil in Disney's "Descendants"
  • Carloscharacter in "Saint's Row 2"
  • Carlos Ramoncharacter in the kids TV show "The Magic School Bus"
  • Carlos Marlonthe Third Prince of the Kingdom of Marlon, and lover of Banica Conchita in the Evillious Chronicles.