Consuelo \c(o)-nsue-lo, con-suelo\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Consuelo), is pronounced kohn-SWAY-loh. It is of Latin and Old French origin, and the meaning of Consuelo is "consolation, comfort". Honors Santa Maria del Consuelo. In 1842 George Sand, a popular French author, published a historical novel called "Consuelo". The heroine, a gypsy, became a successful opera singer.