Spanish from Latin
"she who brings consolation"

Consuelo Origin and Meaning

The name Consuelo is a girl's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "she who brings consolation".
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 VanderbiltAmerican heiress and socialite
  • (Maria del) Consuelo Yznaga MontaguDuchess of Manchester, Cuban,American socialite; godmother of Consuelo Vanderbilt
  • Consuelo Pauline O'Brien O'Connor CrespiAmerican,born countess and fashion editor
  • Consuelo de Saint ExuperySalvadoran,French artist and writer; wife of author Antoine de Saint,Exupery
  • Consuelo CastiglioniItalian fashion designer of Marni
  • Consuelo HernándezColombian,American poet
  • Consuelo AraújoColombian politician
  • Consuelo YnaresSantiago, Filipina Supreme Court justice
  • Consuelo Delesseps KanagaAmerican photographer
  • Consuelo Duval (born Consuelo Dussauge Calzada)Mexican actress/comedienne
  • Consuelo "Chelo" Pérez RubioMexican pop singer

Consuelo in Pop Culture

  • Consuelonovel by George Sand
  • Consuelograndmother of Angie Lopez on TV's "George Lopez"
  • Consuelocharacter in Carlos Fuentes' "Aura"
  • Consuelocharacter in "Woman on the Edge of Time"
  • Consuelo Worthingtoncharacter from A good woman, by Danielle Steel
  • Consuelo Biroscharacter from The Outer Limits (1960s series) episode "Demon With A Glass Hand"