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Gender: Female Meaning of Carlotta: "free man" Origin of Carlotta: Italian variation of Charlotte, French diminutive of Charles

The name Carlotta is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "free man". Carlotta and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Carlotta has a large measure of finger-snapping exotic charm and substance--despite being a not too pleasant character in The Little Mermaid. Carlotta is also the diva/prima donna in The Phantom of the Opera, and there was an Empress Carlotta of Mexico.

Carlotta (spelled with one 't' in Spanish, has not been heard much since the 1960s -- which might add to its appeal to someone looking for a more exotic spin on Charlotte.

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Famous People Named Carlotta

Caronne Adele Josephine Marie "Carlotta" Grisi, Italian ballerina
Carlotta Brianza, Italian ballerina
Carlotta Nillson, Swedish-American actress
Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend the segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Carlotta Gall, British journalist and author
Carlotta Ferlito, Italian Olympic gymnast
Carlotta Giovannini, Italian Olympic gymnast
Carlotta Kohl, model and artist
Carlotta Tagnin, Italian Olympic swimmer
Carlotta Patti, Italian operatic soprano
Carlotta Monti, American actress; companion of actor W.C. Fields
Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily (Luisa Carlota Maria Isabella), Princess of the Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain; daughter of Francis I of the Two Sicilies

Pop Culture References for the name Carlotta

Carlotta, opera singer in "The Phantom Of The Opera"
Carlotta Brown, an ex-circus girl in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Carlotta Wren, main character in the Body Movers series by Stephanie Bond
Carlotta, servant in Prince Eric's castle in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
Carlotta Beck, character on TV's "Filthy Rich"
"Carlotta Valdez," a song by the band Harvey Danger

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