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  1. A lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba
  2. Music composed for dancing the carioca
  3. A native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro

Notable Persons With the Last Name Carioca

José Carioca is a fictional character. José is also known as Joe Carioca and Zé Carioca.


Rafael Carioca is a soccer player for the Clube Atlético Mineiro, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, FC Spartak Moscow, CR Vasco da Gama, and Brazil national under-17 football team. Rafael was born on June 18th, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Marcelinho Carioca is a soccer player for the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Valencia CF, Santos FC, Gamba Osaka, CR Vasco da Gama, Al-Nassr FC, AC Ajaccio, Brasiliense Futebol Clube, Esporte Clube Santo André, and Brazil national football team. Marcelinho was born on February 1st, 1971 in Rio de Janeiro.


Jean Carioca is a soccer player for the FK Kukësi, Esporte Clube Tigres do Brasil, Clube de Regatas Brasil, Potiguar Esporte Clube, ABC Futebol Clube, Tombense Futebol Clube, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Figueirense FC, Skoda Xanthi F.C., S.C.U. Torreense, and Esp. Jean was born on June 1st, 1988 in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro.


Zé Carioca was a samba composer and singing. Zé was given the name José do Patrocínio Oliveira on February 11th, 1904 in Jundiaí. He passed away on December 22nd, 1987.


Jones Carioca is a soccer player for the Giresunspor, Bonsucesso Futebol Clube, Esporte Clube Noroeste, Deportivo Maldonado, America Football Club (RJ), Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube, Esporte Clube Bahia, and Clube Náutico Capibaribe. Jones was born on October 14th, 1988 in Caratinga.


Fun Facts about the name Carioca

  • How unique is the name Carioca? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Carioca was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Carioca: Your name in reverse order is Acoirac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icoraca. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Carioca born Aug 2, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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