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The first name 

Camilo is a first name for boys.

Camilo is a common name for boys!

The name Camilo isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Camilo ranks 747. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 2 were named Camilo. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Camilo.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Camilo mean?

Camilo is a Spanish and Portuguese name, the usual Italian spelling is Camillo. These names derived from the ancient Roman cognomen Camillus. Maybe, it is connected to the Latin word ‘camillus’ for ‘sacrificial servant’ but this is not proven.

In the US,... Camilo has long been known but it only became more common around the year 2020.

Camilo -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Camilo, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 26 states are home to men and boys named Camilo. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few men and boys named Camilo living in one state or another. If your name is Camilo and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Florida, which has the most people named Camilo relative to the population, you still have to ask 6,617 men and boys their names before you hear Camilo as an answer just once.

Camilo has 6 letters 
and begins with a C

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter C is a frequent initial letter for boys’ names. This is because 5.2% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D.

With six letters, the name Camilo is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

With 5.2% of all boys' names that begin with a C, this first letter is thus much more common than the average of all letters. And which boys’ name beginning with C do you think is the most common in the US? The answer is... Charles.

Other names with 
C, a, m, i, l and o

If you take all the letters in the name Camilo – C, a, m, i, l and o – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Maicol.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Camilo

If your name is Camilo and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Camilo

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Camilo, you can simply say:







This is how the name Camilo is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Camilo in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Camilo

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Camilo is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Camilo

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Camilo sounds like this: