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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Solo mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Solo

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  • A user from Thailand says the name Solo means "Making something hot or turning something red hot'".
  • According to a user from Connecticut, United States, the name Solo means "Alone".
Other origins: English

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun So"lo
A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.

Etymology: It., from L. solus alone. See Sole (a.)

adjective So"lo
Performing, or performed, alone; uncombined, except with subordinate parts, voices, or instruments; not concerted.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied
  2. Any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  3. A musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
  4. Perform a piece written for a single instrument
  5. Fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
  6. Composed or performed by a single voice or instrument ("a passage for solo clarinet")
  7. Without anybody else or anything else ("he flew solo")

Notable Persons Named Solo

Solo is a comics character.


Solo was born on July 18th, 1968.


Solorazaf is a folk music musician. He plays Guitar. Solorazaf was given the name Solo Razafindrakoto in 1956.


Solo was born on January 5th, 1938 in Antsirabe.


Solo Auega is an athlete for the Manu Laeva (women).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Solo

Hope Solo is a soccer player for the Seattle Reign FC, Richland High School (Washington), Washington Huskies, Philadelphia Charge, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, Olympique Lyonnais (Ladies), Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat (WPS), MagicJack (WPS), Seattle Sounders Women, and United States women. Hope was born on July 30th, 1981 in Richland, Washington, United States.


Han Solo is a captain of the millennium falcon, general in the rebel alliance/new republic, smuggling, millennium falcon, rebel alliance, and new republic (star wars).


Ksenia Solo is an actor and actress. She was most active from 2000 to 2000. Ksenia was born Ksenia Solo on October 8th, 1987 in Riga.


Napoleon Solo is a fictional character.


Sal Solo is a new wave music and post-punk musician. He was most prominent from 1979 to present. Sal was given the name Christopher Scott Stevens on September 5th, 1961.


Solo is a comics character.


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Popularity of Solo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Solo U.S.
  White 64.08% 64.26%
  African American 11.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Solo

People with the last name Solo are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Solo

  • How Popular is the name Solo? Solo is the 58,188th most popular name of all time. As a last name Solo was the 28,465th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Solo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Solo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Solo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2011 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Solo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Solo is Tuesday, September 6th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Solo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Solo was in 2011 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Solo: Your name in reverse order is Olos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Loos. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Solo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 838 people with the last name Solo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Solo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Solo as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.