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Gender: Female Pronunciation: con-SWAY-lo Meaning of Consuelo: "she who brings consolation" Origin of Consuelo: Spanish from Latin

The name Consuelo is a girl's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "she who brings consolation". Consuelo and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Consuelo is a chic, highly sophisticated Spanish name that works well with Anglo surnames. It was regularly on the U.S. popularity list through 1983, reaching as high as Number 339 in 1930.

The name is a reference to the Virgin Mary, as Nuestra Senora del Consuelo--our lady of consolation.

Its most noted namesake in this country is Consuelo Vanderbilt, the beautiful only daughter of railroad millionaire William K. Vanderbilt. She was given the Spanish name in honor of her half-Cuban godmother. Another fashionable Consuelo was the American-born Italian countess Consuelo Crespi, the editor of Italian Vogue. In literature, Consuelo was used by George Sand for the title character of a novel about a beautiful Venetian singer. There have also been Consuelos in West Side Storyand Precious.

Consuelo is still well-used in Spanish-speaking countries, and is especially popular in Chile. The unusual o-ending for a girl's baby name adds to her appeal.

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Famous People Named Consuelo

Consuelo Vanderbilt, American heiress and socialite
(Maria del) Consuelo Yznaga Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, Cuban-American socialite; godmother of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Consuelo Pauline O'Brien O'Connor Crespi, American-born countess and fashion editor
Consuelo de Saint Exupery, Salvadoran-French artist and writer; wife of author Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Consuelo Castiglioni, Italian fashion designer of Marni
Consuelo Hernández, Colombian-American poet
Consuelo Araújo, Colombian politician
Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipina Supreme Court justice
Consuelo Delesseps Kanaga, American photographer
Consuelo Duval (born Consuelo Dussauge Calzada), Mexican actress/comedienne
Consuelo "Chelo" Pérez Rubio, Mexican pop singer

Pop Culture References for the name Consuelo

Consuelo, novel by George Sand
Consuelo, grandmother of Angie Lopez on TV's "George Lopez"
Consuelo, character in Carlos Fuentes' "Aura"
Consuelo, character in "Woman on the Edge of Time"
Consuelo Worthington, character from A good woman, by Danielle Steel
Consuelo Biros, character from The Outer Limits (1960s series) episode "Demon With A Glass Hand"

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