The name Carlo ranked 964th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 732nd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
The first Holy Roman Emperor, who lived from 742-814, is known to English-speaking students of history as Charlemagne (French for ''Charles the Great.'')
Charlemagne was a powerful Germanic leader who synthesized a relatively ordered society out of the chaos that followed the fall of Rome. He not only united France, but much of central Europe. His widespread fame gave rise to many forms of his name, in many languages.
For example, in Latin he was referred to as Carolus Magnus, and in German as Karl der Grosse. Many of these forms remain popular names in their own right, or have formed the basis for other modern names.
Arts and Music
Carlo Maria Giulini (born 1914)
Leader of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1978- (see list of Conductors)