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Girl Name: Consuelo

Name: Consuelo
Pronunciation: \c(o)-nsue-lo, con-suelo\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Consuelo's also a boy name)
Meaning: consolation, comfort
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Chela, Chelo, Consolata, Consuela
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 577
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 74030


Consuelo \c(o)-nsue-lo, con-suelo\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Consuelo), is pronounced kohn-SWAY-loh. It is of Latin and Old French origin, and the meaning of Consuelo is "consolation, comfort". Honors Santa Maria del Consuelo. In 1842 George Sand, a popular French author, published a historical novel called "Consuelo". The heroine, a gypsy, became a successful opera singer.

Consuelo has 4 variant forms: Chela, Chelo, Consolata and Consuela.


Consuelo is a very popular first name for women (#577 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#74030 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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