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What does Charlayne mean?

Charlayne Pronunciation of Charlayne [char-layne] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Charlayne is "free man". Charlayne is a variant form of Charlene (Old German).


Charlayne has 9 variants: Charlaine, Charleen, Charleene, Charlien, Charline, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn and Sharlene.

6 more related forms via Charlene: Charla, Charlanna, Charleena, Charlena, Charlie and Charlina.

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Middle name pairings:
Charlayne London (C.L.), ..

How popular is Charlayne?

Charlayne is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Charlayne is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Charlie (#207 via latest list), Charlene (#1532), Charlyne, Sharlene, Charlyn, Charline, Charla and Charleen are the popular related forms of Charlayne (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Charlayne reached its apex in the 1940s (adoption of 0.17%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.11%, down 38.7%), with the version Charlene falling out of fashion. Charlie is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charlie, Charline in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Charlayne is pronounced similarly to Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Sharlaine, Sharlan, Sharlane, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyn, Sharlyne and Sharlynne. Other suggested similar names are Caralyn, Caralyne, Caralynn, Carilyn, Carilynne (see Caroline), Carlaena, Carlan, Carlana, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlena, Carlene, Carlin, Carlina, Carling, Carllen, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlynn, Carlyse, Carolan, Carolann, Carollyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Chalonne, Chantaye, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charalynne (see Cherilyn), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charle, Charlee, Charlize, Charlotte, Charlsie, Charmain, Charmane, Charmayne, Charmene, Charmine, Charmyn, Cheralyn, Cheralynne, Cherilyn, Cherilynne (see Cherilyn), Cherralyn (see Cherilyn), Cherylann, Cheryline, Cherylyn, Coralyne (see Coral), Darlyne, Karlyne, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Shalaine, Sharaye, Sharmaine, Sharmane and Sharmayne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Charlayne.

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