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

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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Pop Culture References for the name Consuelo

Conzuelo, Consolata, Chelo, Consuela, Consula, Consuella, Chela


clairels Says:


"Consuelo" is a masculine noun referring to an object (consolation/comfort), so it doesn't change genders. It's a feminine name, however, because it refers to Our Lady of Consolation, i.e. the Virgin Mary. "Consuela" is a variation heard sometimes, but it's not the original name.

hollyannabell Says:


i thought the name was Consuela for girls?