Meaning and Origin of: Karo

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Polish : Little and strong; form of Carolina

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Bulgarian (Káro) : from the Turkish loanword kara ‘black’.
  • Jewish (Sephardic, also Ashkenazic) : nickname from Spanish caro ‘dear’. The surname is recorded in Toledo, Spain, in the 14th century. The Ashkenazic branch is ultimately of Sephardic origin.
  • Slovenian : unexplained.