Meaning and Name Origin
Charlena \ch(a)-rle-na, char-lena\ as a name for girls. Charlena's root is Old German, and the name Charlena means "free man". Charlena is a form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Charlena is also a variant of Caroline (Old German): from the French form of Latin or Italian Carolina, a feminine derivative of Carolus (see Charles). Charlena is also used as a form of Charlene (Old German).
Charlena has 49 more related forms via Carol, Caroline, Charlene: Caraleena, Carilena, Carla▼, Carlan, Carleen▼, Carleena, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene▼, Carley▼, Carlin, Carlina, Carlinda, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carlota, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolena, Carolina▲, Charla▼, Charlaine, Charlayne, Charleen▼, Charleene, Charleesa, Charlie▲, Charlien, Charline▼, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlotta, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Cherlyn, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karlina, Shalene, Sharla▼, Sharleen, Sharlene▼, Sharline and Sharlyne.
Charlena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4086 out of 4276, Top 96%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Charlena and related names. Popular alternative forms of Charlena (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Carla (#864 in 2014), Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carol, Carolina (#407), Caroline (#58), Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charlie (#229), Charline, Karlene, Sharla and Sharlene. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during 1940-1949 and has become much less since, with forms such as Carla, Carley, Charline, Sharla and Sharlene falling out of style. Carolina (#407), Caroline (#58) and Charlie (#229) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here, with these names undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Charlena is alike in pronunciation to Sharlana and Sharlina. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlaena, Carlana, Carlena, Carlenna and Charlea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Charlena.