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Charley (girl)

What does Charley mean?

Charley Pronunciation of Charley [charley] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Charley) is an Old German name, and the name Charley means "free man". Charley is an alternate spelling of Charlie (Old German): pet transcription of Charlene and Charlotte.


Charley has 6 variants: Charlea, Charlee, Charleigh, Charli, Charly and Sharlie.

2 more alternative forms via Charlie: Charyl and Sharlene.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Charley Audra (C.A.), ..

How popular is Charley?

Charley is a rare given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8314 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charley entered the list in 1997 and reached its peak position of #488 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #517. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charley name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Charley (#517 from current records) are Charlie (#207 from current records), Charlee (#282), Charleigh (#528), Charli (#553), Sharlene and Charly. These forms of Charley were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.25%). The most trendy girl names here are Charlie, Charlee, Charleigh, Charley and Charli.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charley, Charlee, Charleigh, Charli, Charlie in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charley, Charli, Charlie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Charley is alike in pronunciation to Charla, Sharla, Sharlee, Sharly, Sherlee, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirley, Shirlley, Shirly and Shurlee. Other suggested similar names are Cailey, Caley, Caralea, Carel, Carely, Carey, Cariel, Carla, Carlah, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carlen, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carly, Carlye, Carole, Carolee, Caroly, Carrey, Caryle, Cayley, Chaney, Chantey, Charamy, Charee, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charelle, Charidy, Charie, Chariety, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charitey (see Charity), Charity, Charle, Charleen, Charlena, Charlene, Charlet, Charlett, Charlien, Charlot, Charlyn, Charrela (see Harela), Charty, Chassey, Cherey, Cherilee, Cherrey, Cheryle, Cherylee, Chesley, Clarey, Corlee, Corley, Corly, Earley and Sharlet. These names tend to be more frequently used than Charley.

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