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What does Charli mean?

Charli Pronunciation of Charli [char-li] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Charli means "free man". Charli is an alternate spelling of Charla (Old German): feminine of Charles. Charli is also a variation of Charlie (Old German).


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

4 more relations via Charla, Charlie: Charlene, Charlyn, Charlynn and Charyl.

Creative forms:
(female) Charsi, ..

(male) Charal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Charli Lilah (C.L.), ..

How popular is Charli?

Charli is an unusual first name for women. Charli is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charli entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #553 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Charlie (#207 the previous year), Charlee (#282), Charley (#517), Charleigh (#528), Charlene (#1532), Charlyn, Charla and Charly are the prominent varying forms of Charli (#553 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Charlea, are uncommon. These relations of Charli were favored as baby names today (usage of 0.3%). Charlene is the firm favorite, although Charlee seems to be getting popular too, while Charlene is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charli, Charla, Charlee, Charleigh, Charlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charley, Charlie, Charly, Charlyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charli is alike in pronunciation to Sharla, Sharlee, Sharly, Sherli, Sherlie and Shirly. Other recommended names are Cali, Caralia, Carel, Carely, Cari, Carla, Carlah, Carlee, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlin, Carlis, Carlla, Carly, Carlye, Carol, Carola, Caroll, Caroly, Carri, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Chabeli, Chani, Chara, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charee, Charela (see Harela), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charell, Charelle, Chari, Charie, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charin, Charis, Chariti (see Charity), Charle, Charlina, Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlize, Charlot, Charlsie, Charma, Charmin, Charo, Charrela (see Harela), Chelli, Cheri, Cherri, Cheryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Chesli, Chyril, Chyrill (see Cheryl), Clari, Corlie, Corly, Harli, Karli, Shaili and Shari. These names tend to be more frequently used than Charli.

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