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Gender: Male Meaning of Carlos: "free man" Origin of Carlos: Spanish variation of Charles Carlos's Popularity in 2017: #132

The name Carlos is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "free man". Carlos is ranked #132 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory -- Boys Names 900-1000".

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Notable namesakes include musician Santana, writers Fuentes and Castaneda, and numerous athletes. Carlos Irwin Estevez is the birth name of Charlie Sheen.

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Famous People Named Carlos

Carlos Santana, Mexican-American rock musician
Carlos Moyá (Llompart), Spanish tennis player
Carlos Saúl Menem, former president of Argentina
Carlos Roberto Pena, American actor and singer
Carlos Irwin Estevez, birth name of actor Charlie Sheen
Carlos Fuentes (Macias), Mexican novelist
Carlos Alberto Martínez Tevez, Argentine footballer
Carlos Manuel Bocanegra, American soccer player
Carlos César Salvador Arana Castaneda, American author
Carlos Dunlap, American football player
Carlos Cornelius Rogers, American football player
Carlos Felipe Peña, Dominican-American baseball player
Carlos "Charlie" Checa, Spanish motorcycle racer
Carlos Alberto Reutemann, Argentine racing driver
Carlos Austin Boozer, American basketball player
Carlos Alberto Berlocq, Argentine tennis player
Carlos Saura (Atarés), Spanish film director
William Carlos Williams, American poet
Carlos Andres Betancur, son of road racing cyclist Carlos Betancur
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Spanish best-selling author
Carlos David Valdes, Colombian-American actor and singer
Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet and writer
Carlos Andrés Sanchez, Uruguayan footballer
Carlos Henrique Casimiro, Brazilian footballer
Carlos Bacca, Colombian professional footballer
Carlos Bustamante, television presenter and reporter

Pop Culture References for the name Carlos

Carlos Garcia, character on "Big Time Rush" played by Carlos Pena
Carlos Oliveira, character from the game series "Resident Evil"
Carlos "Ranger" Mansos, bounty hunter in Stephanie Plum series
Carlos the Scientist, character from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Carlos Sandoval, character on TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Carlos Castillo, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz, character on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
Dom Carlos, character in "Dom Juan" by Moliere
Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil in Disney's "Descendants"
Carlos, character in "Saint's Row 2"
Carlos Ramon, character in the kids TV show "The Magic School Bus"
Carlos Marlon, the Third Prince of the Kingdom of Marlon, and lover of Banica Conchita in the Evillious Chronicles.

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