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Meaning and name origin

Charlie \ch(ar)-lie\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Charlie), is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlie is "free man". Pet form of Charlene and Charlotte, now used as an independent name.


Charlie has 9 variant forms: Charlea, Charlee, Charleigh, Charley, Charli, Charly, Charyl, Sharlene and Sharlie.

For more information, see also the related girl name Charla.

There is 1 masculine form of Charlie: Charles.


Charlie is a very popular first name for females (#1193 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10378 out of 88799, Top 12%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Charlie for girls. Charlie reached its highest rank of #229 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Charlie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Charlie (#229), Charlee (#313), Charley (#488), Charleigh (#555), Charli (#610), Sharlene, Charlene and Charla. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charlee, Charleigh, Charlene, Charley, Charli, Charlie, Charlotte, Sharlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charlie is also pronounced similarly to Sharlee and Sherlie. Other suggested similar baby names are Caralie, Carle, Carlee, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlye, Charelle, Charie, Charil, Charle, Charlice, Charlien, Charline, Charlize, Charlsie, Cherylie and Corlie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Charlie.