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What does Char mean?

Char Pronunciation of Char [char] as a name for girls has its roots in Old German and English, and the name Char means "free man; charm". Char is a variant form of Charlene (Old German). Char is also a variation of Charlotte (Old German). Char is also used as a variation of Charmaine (English).

Associated with: charm (beautiful).


25 related forms via Charlene, Charlotte, Charmaine: Carla, Carly, Chara, Charamy, Chari, Charill, Charla, Charle, Charlet, Charlie, Charlot, Charly, Charlyn, Charma, Charmar, Charmyn, Charo, Charty, Charyl, Cheryl, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla, Sharyl and Sheri.

Creative forms:
(female) Chay, Tiar, ..

(male) Chri, Chry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Char Abigail (C.A.), ..

How popular is Char?

Char is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#28353 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Char (not in Top 2000) are Charlotte (#9 last year), Charlie (#207), Carly (#389), Carla (#873), Charlene (#1532), Sharla, Sharyl, Sheri, Cheryl, Charly, Charla, Charlyn and Charmaine. Other forms, like Charill, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Char reached its apex in the 1950s (median #860) and is somewhat less today (#1462, 45% less usage). Charlotte is the continual favorite, although Charlie appears to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Charlene have become less contemporary. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Charla, Charlene, Charlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Charly, Charlyn, Charmaine, Cheryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharla, Sharyl, Sheri in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Charlie, Charlotte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Char is pronounced similarly to Cher, Chere and Sher. Other recommended names are Azhar, Cai, Cal, Cam, Cara, Cari, Caro, Cary, Cas, Cat, Cay, Ceara, Cha-, Chaba, Chader, Chana, Chani, Charee, Charie, Charil, Charin, Charis, Charli, Chava, Chaya, Chel, Cheri, Chery, Chiara, Ciara, Clair, Clara, Clare, Clari, Clary, Cor and Star. These names tend to be more commonly used than Char.

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