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What does Charlie mean?

Charlie \ch(ar)-lie\ as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' 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 variants: Charlea, Charlee, Charleigh, Charley, Charli, Charly, Charyl, Sharlene and Sharlie.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Charla.

Charlie has 20 more different forms via Charlene, Charlotte: Carlie, Carline, Charla, Charlaine, Charle, Charleen, Charlene, Charlet, Charlien, Charlina, Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlot, Charlsie, Charlyn, Charlyne, Chattie, Karlie and Sharline.

Charlie has 1 masculine form: Charles.


Charlie is a very prominent first name for females (#1193 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#20854 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Charlie for girls. Charlie reached its peak rank of #229 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Carlie (#966 a year ago), Charla, Charlee (#313), Charleen, Charleigh (#555), Charlene, Charley (#488), Charli (#610), Charline, Charlotte (#10), Karlie (#885) and Sharlene are the prominent alternative forms of Charlie (#229 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names is at its peak today (usage of 0.3034%), except for versions like Carlie, Charleen, Charlene, Charline and Sharlene which have fallen out of fashion. The trendier birth names in this compilation are Charlee (#313), Charleigh (#555), Charley (#488), Charli (#610) and Charlie (#229), and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Charlie. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Charlie and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlie, Charla, Charlee, Charleen, Charleigh, Charlene, Charley, Charli, Charlie, Charline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Karlie, Sharlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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