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What does Charlaine mean?

Charlaine Pronunciation of Charlaine [char-laine] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of the name Charlaine is "free man". Charlaine is an alternate spelling of Charlene (Old German). Charlaine is also a derivative of Charlotte (Old German).


Charlaine has 13 variants: Charlayne, Charleen, Charleene, Charlien, Charline, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Cherlyn, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharlene and Sharline.

19 more relations via Charlene, Charlotte: Carlie, Carline, Carlyne, Charla, Charlanna, Charle, Charleena, Charlena, Charlette, Charlie, Charlina, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlsie, Charmain, Charmaine, Karline, Sharmain and Sharmayne.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Charlaine Caitlyn (C.C.), ..

How popular is Charlaine?

Charlaine is an unusual first name for females. Charlaine is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Carlie (#1047 a year ago), Carline, Charla, Charleen, Charlene (#1532), Charlette, Charlie (#207), Charline, Charlotte (#9), Charlsie, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charmaine, Cherlyn, Sharleen and Sharlene are the prominent alternative forms of Charlaine (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Charlien, are uncommon. These relations of Charlaine are at the peak of their popularity presently (adoption of 0.9%), except for forms such as Charmaine which have become less trendy. Charlie and Charlotte are two of the more chic girl names here. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlie, Carline, Charla, Charleen, Charlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlette, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Charlsie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlyn, Charlyne, Charmaine, Cherlyn, Sharleen, Sharlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charlaine is pronounced similarly to Cherlyne, Sharlan, Sharlane, Sharleyne, Sharlyne, Sharlynne and Shirline. Other recommended names are Caelainn, Calvine, Caralin, Carilynne (see Caroline), Carine, Carlaena, Carlan, Carlana, Carleen, Carleena, Carlena, Carlene, Carlenna (see Carlene), Carlin, Carlina, Carlise, Carllen, Carlyn, Carlynn, Carmaine, Carmine, Carolann, Carolanne, Carolin, Carolina, Carolyne, Carolynne, Carrine, Catlain, Cauline, Chalice, Chalina, Chalise, Charalyn, Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charlee, Charleigh, Charlesina, Charli, Charmane, Charmayne, Charmiane, Chayanne, Cherianne, Cherilin, Cherilynne (see Cherilyn), Cherryline, Cherylann, Cherylin, Cheryline, Clarine, Corlene, Darline, Jalaine, Jarmaine, Kalaine, Laralaine, Larraine, Marlane, Marlayne, Shalaina, Shalaine, Shalane, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharlina and Sharmaine. These names tend to be more commonly used than Charlaine.

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