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What does Charlene mean?

Charlene \ch(a)-rle-ne, char-lene\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

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.

For more information, see also related girl names Arlene, Sha-, Carol, Caroline and Charlotte.

Charlene has 5 more alternative forms via Charline: Cherlyn, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharline and Sharlyne.


Popularity

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. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charlene name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Charlene and affiliated names. Arlene, Carol, Caroline (#58 a year ago), Charla, Charleen, Charles, Charlie (#229), Charline, Charlotte (#10) and Sharlene are the popular variation forms of Charlene ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 and has become much lower since, with versions like Charleen, Charlene, Charles, Charline and Sharlene falling out of fashion. Caroline (#58), Charlie (#229) and Charlotte (#10) are three of the more chic names for newborns in this list. There is a resurgence in baby name usage for these names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlene, Carol, Caroline, Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charles, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Sharlene in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

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