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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Cleo

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Cleo in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Cleo:

  • Records indicate that 26,961 girls in the United States have been named Cleo since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1920, when 1,050 people in the U.S. were given the name Cleo. Those people are now 100 years old.

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    Comments about the name Cleo

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      43 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Aaliyah, and I've never really liked my name or felt that it suited me, so I'm considering going by Cleo instead since I like how it looks and it seems to suit me better. I really like this name, from the way it looks to the way it sounds. It's unique, yet pretty and strong. It's literally the perfect name" May. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love my name...CLEO! People always remember me because of my unique name. ..and most times say ? l love your name? Through my life....I find that for some the men usually get it right...more than women for some reason. I really like my name because it isn?t a common name, and it is a short name...easy to say, easy to write, and easy for people to remember...because it is different. Just lately l am meeting more people...who know a Cleo. Loving it!!.....Cleo ❤️" May. 8, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cleo is a very pretty name :) I'd very much consider using it if I ever have a daughter." Apr. 7, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo, which is short for Cleopatra. ANd I really like my name. People sometimes tease me and call me name but I don't care. I am proud to have this name." May. 29, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Cleo, and I absolutely love it. She is named after Cleopatra who was an astonishing and amazing woman in history... a literal genius in many ways. I have always thought it is beautiful." Feb. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Ireland and named my baby daughter Cleo. She was born over 4 months ago. ( with a french accent on the e) I heard of French girl with same name & chose it. I think it sounds sweet and unique and also a strong name" Jan. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Good name. Sounds cute.I love names that end with an 'o'." Dec. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 15 with the name cleo after my great grandfather. not only a girls' name. it is very annoying when people make fun of me for it or say it wrong but i'm over it. it only took like. 11 years to get used to it." Jan. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it and named my daughter Cleo. I like that it sounds like a perfectly normal name but is still 'different'. I named her after the greek Muse." Jan. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 23 year old female whose name is Cleo. I'm also a Cleo Jr. That's right! My mother's name is also Cleo. I love that name and I love my mother. She's my favorite person by far. Accordingly, I'm proud to be her namesake. I would absolutely never, ever want it any other way. Cleo is a feminine name and I believe its exceptionally pretty. Ending in an o, it adds strength to it that female names ending in a lack. That provides me with a sense of parity and equality with men. I am proud to be Cleo, Cleo Jr., a Type A Rh Positive blood donor, and a Mexican- American. That's all I have to say. Cleo C. Santiago, Jr." Nov. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE THE NAME CLEO!!! When I grow up I want to name my daughter Chloe, but she'll go by Cleo instead." Oct. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is Chleo- yes that is how you spell it. I have a twin sister called Chloe. People get mixed up alot and i get called Chloe alot but i love my name it's sooo unique and it's spelt different to any other Chleo's, i wouldn't change my name, and.i have never met anyone else with the name Chleo" Jul. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • " name is Cleo, my Mom's name was also Cleo. I just love my name. I was never ever teased about my name. I like the name of Chloe, but I like Cleo even better, it is more rare and unique. I like the fact that you can't really shorten it. Although in school...friends called me "Clee" as a nickname...which I loved. I'm so glad my Mom named me "CLEO"" Apr. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am about to call my newborn Cloe and finding out that she will get Chloe a lot helped me with some future issues. I think the name is sophisticated, lady like and elegant. I have even considered spelling it Kleo then she will have the same initials as me. Food for thought. I am from Australia and I have only ever met two Cleo's and I have been teaching kids for 25 years!" Apr. 1, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well My name is Cleo too, i was born in 2000 in the U.K, and let me tell you now, only a few others were too. I love my name, because its unique, and you cant find it on personalized things, which shows it is a rare name. Some people call me Chloe, which i don't like because Cleo doesn't sound/or even look like Chloe! I would love to meet another Cleo, because i haven't before, except for this dog that a woman next door named after me -_-. Meeting another Cleo would be great, because i don't know anyone with my name, and it would be a fantastic experience, to see what we all think about our name 'Cleo'. I wish i could spell Cleo in a different way, such as Clio or Clieo, i don't know really. But i just love my name 'Cleo Victoria Keeling Ball' :)" Apr. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little girl is called Cleo Jay and we absolutely love it, people always comment about how unusual and pretty it is :) I couldn't imagine her with any other name, she suits it so much and I love that there is not many with the name!! She also gets Chloe which she just shrugs off as she is only 5yrs old" Feb. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Cleo Anna. She is named after two of her Great Grandmothers, Cleo Belle and Anna May. Many people call her Chloe, but she has learned to handle that very well." Feb. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Chloe and I hate how popular it's become, it's so boring. I am thinking of changing my name to Cleo." Dec. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! my name is Cleo I'm a girl that's my real others, somebody called me Chloe or Claire and sometimes if I never pronounce it properly they can't understand..another I always find a people who are very pathetic with my name they always tease me that my name is came form a murderer name,because in our country Philippines their is a man who killed her wife and the name is "Leo", that's why they say that Leo is my father. Then if my teachers or if i met new people then they will ask my name they always say.."that's the name of a boy but it's ok that's unique for you" but for me if i pronounce my name i know that it's a boy name. but now I'm proud of my name because our name represent our life, self and who we are!!! so to all "Cleo" who has a name like this be proud of your parents because they give us name." Jun. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love to name Cleo, for my unborn baby it is a girl find out next week. However, I my husband and I have decided to spell it Clio." Oct. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, I am a 42 yr old female Cleo, I love my name, if took a long time for me to like this name. As a kid I would get teased/talked about alot. Growing up I only new one person name Cleo and he was a drunk male. On a past/present job when people read my name on email or mail they immediately assume I am a man. They respond to me as Mr. Cleo. Thats cool! Until they c me." Jun. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 31-year-old male named Cleo - a robust, masculine guy as well. My father's name was Cleo as well (although in his case it was short for 'Cletus', his birth name), I was named after him but my birth name is 'Cleo', its not short for Cletus" Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Cleo and I've never met any other person called Cleo, just a lot of cats and dogs! People call me Chloe A LOT and people also think my name is spelt Clio and ask if I was named after the car. Cleo is a brilliant name, it can't be shortened or made into a nickname which is why my parents liked it. It's also a girls name without being too fluffy etc. LOVE IT!" Apr. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i lovveee the name cleo im so happy my parents named me it! i have not met another cleo before but im sure there are many out there as it is a beautiful name! i also often get mistaken for chloe :/ ahaha i am 12 btw." Feb. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't like my name when I was a kid. Mostly because it was unusual and when you're ten that can feel like a bad thing. Now I love it. I don't mind occasionally being called Chloe or Claire. I know who I am and I'll answer to all of them! I get compliments about my name and I've learnt to accept them gracefully. I have only ever met one other person called Cleo 'in the flesh'. Although, I did once meet a dog of the same name. Charming." Feb. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 18 month old daughter is named Chloe, but people mistakenly call her Cleo all the time. I don't mind, Cleo is a great name too, and its so similar to Chloe, I can see how people might get confused between the two." Feb. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thinking of naming my new baby girl Cleo. What are some good middle names to go with it?" Jan. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cleo Lemon should make all you male Cleo's feel better! My 4 year old daughter is a Cleo and I LOVE it. She is soooo Cleo!!!" Aug. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo, AND IM A GUY! And rather masculine one at that so it is so funny to me how often I am stilled called Chloe! Either way, I am the only guy I hve ever met named Cleo and I love it. When i have my first girl I am going to name her Cloe. Cleo and Cloe!" Jul. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo and im only 10 cleo is my full name and not cleopatra people often call me chloe but its okay at first i didnt like my name but i love it now cuz its unique and different and i hope you like it too" Jul. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom named me Cleo in August of 2003. I love my name. Sometime people call me Chloe too, but I don't mind. I have never met another Cleo before, I'm so glad that there are other of us out there. My cousin's friend's mom always calls me Cleopatra. My dad wrote me a song that goes "C to the L to the EO that spells Cleo"." Jun. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey whats up my names cleo and yes i have been called chloe so many times that i let people call me it an moments later they relize there mistake saying "oh im sorry im ment cleo" im all like "thats okay its happend so many times before i get use to it" but i do end up correcting. i am proud of my awesome name." Jun. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father and brother's name is Cleophas, Cleo for short. My husband and I are having our third little girl soon and we are thinking about Kleoh or Klohe since are girls name start with K. What does everyone think? I am thinking Cleo for my father." May. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is having a rare and unique and interesting name. When introduced to others, I love listening to their comments about my name....met so many people through a conversation..about my name. There are lots of Chloes out there...but, more unique..easier to spell..and remember. Thanks Mom!!!" May. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter's name is Cleo and she, just like many other Cleo's, gets called Chloe all the time. I love the name- very original and unique!" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Cleo, and it's really original, not many people have met someone called it, and yes I always get called Chloe. And people spell it 'Clio' a lot, and asked me if I'm named after the car!! Also, a lot of cats and dogs are called this name but ANYWAYS it's the best name, i LOVE IT!" Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo and people call me chloe so often that sometimes I answer to it now haha. Im starting to slowly love the originality of my name since it's short for Cleopatra." Oct. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is cleo..i love it..ive met 5 cleo's and we are all the same age" Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is cleo. people are often confusing it with chloe, but i like my name. i hadn't met another cleo in over 30 years! but my friend has now named her baby girl cleo, which is lovely." May. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get Chloe a lot, too! My full name is Cleopatra although I usually go by Cleo for short." Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cleo is our dog's name. It is short for Cleopatra! Love the name, sometimes I slip up and call her Chloe!" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes i know what you mean! my name is cleo i get Chloe too!! an people down the pub think i'm cleopatra so i just agree with them!!! i love my naem tho" Feb. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Cleo. She is named after her great Aunt. However, everyone that comes across us thinks its short for Cleopatra and its not. She also gets called Chloe a lot." Jul. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Hate it. All I think of is a Jamaican psychic. Horrid name." Apr. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo. Lots of people call me Chloe, it get's kind of annoying. But I love my name, I'm the only one I know who has it so it makes you feel kindof original, haha." Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name thinking about namin my child it if its a girl" Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name was Cleo and now my 3 year old grandaughter is is a great name. I don't think she will have to worry about getting mixed up with another kid in school !" Mar. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      20 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is cleo and I?m 13 love my name but people call me Chloe a lot once I told them my real name was Chloe and they actually believed me😂 I have another problem though my name (cleo [last name]) is already token by a old famous singer" Apr. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born 2014 Her name is Kleo same name spelt different I love it myself as it's even more unique 💛" Aug. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Cleo Toni Blue when she was born in 2007. There are no other Cleo's in the family, I just knew she was a 'Cleo' from the word go and she truly would not suit any other name! I have never met another Cleo in person and she is the only one in hers and any other schools in the area. I love her name so much but it irritates her and myself when people call her Chloe. Different name completely and if I'd wanted to call her that then I would have!" Aug. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always loved the name Cleo and am definitely naming my daughter Cleo! Though I'm not sure if it should be short for Cleopatra or just be plain old "Cleo"...? It would be cool for her to be named after Cleopatra but I know we would never actually call her that unless she got in trouble and we wanted to use her full name...? What should we do?" Jul. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is also Cleo and like everyone here I love it and think it's a cool and not common name Which is why I like it, my name is actually Cleopatra but no one calls me that, I'm actually named after my dad who is called cleophas" Dec. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother's name was Cleo Emmaretta. I would like to name my daughter Cleo in her honor, but would consider a different middle name. For all you Cleos - what is your middle name?" Nov. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo Rose Firmin. I love my name, however, people always call me Chloe though. I have actually just learn to adjust to that new name..." Oct. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mom's name was Cleo....I love meeting people for the first time...and listening to what they have to say about my name....LOVE MY NAME....BECAUSE IT IS SO DIFFERENT. Always liked names that are really different..." Mar. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello cleo i love my makes me feel beautiful im 14 y/o ." Mar. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Cleo and she gets called Chloe all the time, too! I hope she loves her beautiful name (she's only 4 months old now)." Jan. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo. I'm 10. And I'm named after my great-grandpa Leo and my uncle, Christopher Leo. People call me Chloe all the time. I've never met another Cleo before. I LOVE my name. Its rare, unique and special. :>)" Dec. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is cleo luna but its just cleo. people call me cloe all the time but the weird this is my cousins name is cloe. ahha. (btw im 13) and i have never meet anyone else named cleo...well except this old lady" Oct. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo and I love it love it love it.....anyone thinking of naming their daughter Cleo do it as all Cleo's are fabulous!" Jun. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's child is named Cleo. I think it's an awful name and just says that you're trying to prove something. It's downright showy and has no taste." Jun. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cleo. For years I did not like my name because several people said it was a boy's name. Now I like my name; it's unique." Aug. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friends name is Cleo.She also gets called chloe and she dont liked"my name is cleo!" she said. other thing:I have problems because my name is basque and is not in the lists. My name is Ane, a very popular name in the basque country." Jul. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Does Cleo sound more like a girl or guy name Cleo i think, will be my MALE betta fish name. What do you think?" Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Cleo in April of 2008. We get Chloe ALL of the time!!! I love the name!" Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey im cleos sister... i guess thats her (the comment under mine) or else thats the FREAKIEST coincidence EVER!!! cleo is a kool name, though... although ZOE is kooler!! <33 lol" Mar. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is cleo jr and my fathers name as well and that is the name of my unborn son cleo the third a.d i love it" Feb. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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