Meaning and Origin of: Caro

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Song
  • Old German : Freeholder; English feminine form of Carolus; Originally a short form of Caroline; feminine form of Charles

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic and Ashkenazic) : nickname from Portuguese, Spanish, Italian caro ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (Latin carus). In medieval Italy this was also a personal name.
  • Italian (Sicily; Carò) : variant of Carrò (see Carro).