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I have always loved this name. I first heard it as a girl from the movie Pinocchio, as it is the name of the fish. I always thought it to be a girl's name but was surprised to see that it was a unisex name back in the day. I am honestly surprised this name is so rare today. I expect to see it rising in the ranks in the next decade.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2019
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Although not a person, Letters to Cleo is an American alternative rock band. Its lead singer is Kay Hanley.
MarioDM02  2/20/2019
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In 2018, 86 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Cleo* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1752nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2018
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Cleo Francis Pineau, American World War I flying ace.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleo_Pineau.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  7/6/2017
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A unisex name. In the case of males it was originally short for Cleophas or Cleophus meaning "vision of glory." Well used for males in French speaking cultures and historically by African Americans. Variant Clio. [noted -ed]
Nifty_Name_Nerd  7/6/2017
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Cleo is also used in France. [noted -ed]
Acajou  4/2/2017
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Cleo isn't just a feminine name, it should be changed to Feminine and Masculine, in fact my grandpa's name was Cleo.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2017
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There is a very beautiful Brazillian actress named Cléo Pires.
Autumn53  9/17/2016
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The name Cleo was given to 118 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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I love the name Cleo because it's very uncommon and sweet sounding. It's definitely a bit quirky though.
1836732  2/14/2016
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This is my name, some days I hate it some days I love it, it's unusual and I have only came across 2 other people (both girls like myself) with the name in my whole 18 years. Understandably people spell it "Clio" and even call me "Chloe" and unfortunately I sometimes get the "Renault" shout doesn't really offend after all it's only a name, and a fun one at that, and I prefer this over something boring and common.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2015
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Cleo Moore was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2015
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Cleo name comes from the Greek Cleopas. So it may be a male name. My mum's cat is named Cleo, it's a boy. :)
― Anonymous User  7/5/2015
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Cleo Anthony is a man. He's an actor and starred in the Divergence movie.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2015
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I think the name Cleo can be used on a boy.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2015
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Cleo is really a cute & quirky name. :) I love the name Cleo! It's way more stylish & cooler than Chloe! All in all, Cleo is a darling name. ^-^
― Anonymous User  12/20/2014
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I think the name Cleo sounds like a girl who likes pink and ballet. I also think the name Cleo sounds like a girl who is very, very, very kind and nice.
crystalchiara  8/3/2014
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I named my tabby cat Cleo :) She's darling, and suits the name to a tee! Would make a wonderful human name as well.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
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Cleo is a stubborn but friendly dog on the children's television program and book series "Clifford the Big Red Dog".
jazzycritique  1/2/2014
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The name Cleo was given to 119 baby girls born in the US in 2012. It's a nice, quirky, unique name that should age well and is in my opinion a great alternative to the way too popular Chloe.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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Famous British jazz singer Cleo Laine (b. 1927) had the birth name Clementina Dinah Campbell.
Just Jonquil  2/19/2012
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Hmm. I think of this as being more of a cat's name; though I actually really love it. I also gave a character in my novel this name. It's a pretty name, but it does sound better suited to a pet.
xsai  5/18/2011
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Cleo is an Australian women's interest magazine.
vomiting  2/7/2011
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Huh. I always thought that this was masculine. Must be because of the o-end.
I also think that this would be cute on a cat.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2010
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Cleo Laine great British jazz singer.
Anton  3/9/2010
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Cleo is one of the main characters in the TV show "H2O: Just Add Water." She is a mermaid who has the power to move water with her mind (telekinesis for water, if you will). Cleo is played by Phoebe Tonkin, and she and her love interest Lewis are my favorite characters in the fun and awesome series.
harry_sent_me  2/19/2009
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Could also be a nickname for other names that begin with Cleo-, like Cleodora, Cleone, Cleocharia etc, which, in contrast to Cleopatra, are all pretty unusual names.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2009
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I like this name. It sounds better than Cleopatra. Unlike that name, Cleo is unpretentious and perfectly fine as a first name. However, the Miss Cleo association might be too much for some people.
bananarama  8/14/2008
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My sister is named Cleo & she likes having an unusual, but not odd, name. If people ask how to spell it she says "like the magazine" - but she totally hates it when people read it as Chloe, the two names do look/sound pretty different!
lilmissodd  8/13/2008
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Cleo, short for Cleopatra, was the villainess of the Tod Browning film "Freaks". She was a beautiful trapeze artist at a circus, who plots to marry and kill one of the sideshow performers, a "freak", so she can get his vast fortune. Cleo was played by Olga Baclonova. This is an amazing movie, especially considering it was made in 1931. It was banned in the UK for thirty years, and was rediscovered in the 1970's and has since become a cult classic.
harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
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I really like this name, it's a nice change from Chloe. I had a cat named Cleo once so I'm not sure I'd use it for a child.
mum2bubba  6/24/2007
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This name could be male, because it was my great-grandfather's middle name. It was going to be my sister's name, too, in honour of him, but she was stillborn.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2007
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This is a great name. It's not common. It sounds sophisticated and classy.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
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Cute name!
esma  9/10/2006
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MUCH cooler than Chloe.
SeaHorse15  4/7/2006
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Cleo is a fish in the Disney version of Pinocchio.
breakofday  12/30/2005
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Cléo de Mérode (born Cléopatra) was a French dancer of the Belle Époque. In 1896, King Léopold II attended the ballet, saw Mérode dance and fell in love with her. She is a legendary beautiful woman.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
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Lovely name if it wasn't for the fraud psychic Miss Cleo. "The cards never lie!"
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
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This is a good name for a cat (no offense to people who have this name). My cat is named Cleo.
eponine_pontmercy  11/25/2005
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Cleo also means "glory".
― Anonymous User  8/3/2005

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