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Meaning and name origin
Charlene \ch(a)-rle-ne, char-lene\ as a girl's name is pronounced shar-LEEN, char-LEEN. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlene is "free man". 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 variant forms: Char, Charla, Charlaine, Charlanna, Charlayne, Charleen, Charleena, Charleene, Charleesa, Charlena, Charlie, Charlien, Charlina, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Shslene and Sharlene.
Charlene is also pronounced similarly to Cherlyne, Sharlane, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyne, Sherlene and Shirlene. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlen, Carlena, Carlene, Carline, Carlyne, Charlee, Charmene and Corlene.
Charlene is a very popular first name for females (#220 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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