What does Charlene mean?
20th-century coinage: feminine form of Charles with the -ene suffix. It may have been influenced by the older and rarer French name Charline, a feminine diminutive of Charles. Char- is also used as a blend prefix.
Charlene▼ has 21 variants: Char, Charla▼, Charlaine, Charlanna, Charlayne, Charleen▼, Charleena, Charleene, Charleesa, Charlena, Charlie▲, Charlien, Charlina, Charline▼, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Shalene and Sharlene▼.more]
How popular is Charlene?
Charlene is a very prominent first name for females (#220 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Charlene for girls. Charlene was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #114 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Arlene, Carol, Caroline (#58 2 years ago), Charla, Charleen, Charles, Charlie (#229), Charline, Charlotte (#10) and Sharlene are the popular variation forms of Charlene. Adoption of these relations of Charlene reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5618%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2457%, 56.3% less). Caroline is the longstanding favorite, although Charlie seems to be gaining favor too, and forms like Charleen, Charlene, Charles, Charline and Sharlene are now somewhat dated. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Charlene and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Charlene▼ is pronounced similarly to Cherlyne, Sharlane, Sharleyne, Sherlene and Shirlene▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlen, Carlena, Carlene▼, Carline, Carlyne, Charlee▲, Charmene and Corlene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charlene.