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Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese form of the name Charles.

Feminine form of the name is Carla.

Alternative forms of the name are: Carl, Carles, Carlo, Karlo, Karel, Carlito, Carlinhos, Chip, Chaz, Kale.

Famous bearers are Carlos Santana, Carlos Gardel, Carlos Saura, Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Castaneda, Carlos Tevez, Carlos Pena, Carlos Ponce, Carlos Bernard, Carlos Valderrama, Carlos Vives, Carlos Arroyo.

World famous Mexican-American musician Carlos Santana, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards and is considered as one of the greatest guitarists of all time by the Rolling Stone magazine.