Charo is a feminine given name, feminine nickname or surname. It is a diminutive of Hail Mary (a shortened form of María (del) Rosario). It means 'rosary' in Spanish and is thus a pet name for Rosario. It is also sometimes a diminutive of Charlotte. It may also refer to the following:

Given name



  • Charo Santos-Concio, nickname of María Rosario Santos y Navarro de Concio (born 1955), Filipina media executive and actress
  • Charo López, stage name of María del Rosario López Piñuelas (born 1943), Spanish actress
  • Charo Soriano, nickname of Maria Rosario Soriano (born 1985), Filipino volleyball player and coach
  • Charo, stage name of María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, a Spanish-American entertainment personality


  • Robin Alta Charo (born 1958), American bioethics professor

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