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What does Charlie mean?

Charlie Pronunciation of Charlie as a girls' name (also used less 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. Also form of Charla.



VARIANTS Charlea, Charlee, Charleigh, Charley, Charli, Charly, Charyl, Sharlene, Sharlie

OTHER FORMS VIA CHARLENE, CHARLOTTE Carla, Carleen, Carlie, Carline, Carly, Carlyne, Char, Chara, Charill, Charla, Charlaine, Charlayne, Charle, Charleen, Charleena, Charleene, Charleesa, Charlena, Charlene, Charlet, Charlett, Charlette, Charlien, Charlina, Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlot, Charlott, Charlsie, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Charmain, Charmaine, Charmian, Charmion, Charo, Charty, Chattie, Cherlyn, Karli, Karlie, Karline, Sharil, Sharla, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharlet, Sharline, Sharlot, Sherie, Sherrie




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How popular is Charlie?

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)

Charlie reached its peak rank of #185 in the U.S. in the year 2016. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Carla (#863 VIA LATEST LIST), Carleen, Carlie (#1051), Carline, Carly (#411), Charla, Charlee (#296), Charleen, Charleigh (#500), Charlene (#1587), Charlette, Charley (#557), Charli (#633), Charline, Charlotte (#7), Charlsie, Charly, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charmaine, Chattie, Cherlyn, Karli (#1521), Karlie (#858), Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sherie and Sherrie are the prominent alternative forms of Charlie (#185) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Charlott, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Charlie is at its peak today (ADOPTION OF 1.1%). Charlotte has been the most recognizable form, although Karlie appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Carla are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Carla, Carleen, Carlie, Carline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Charla, Charlee, Charleen, Charleigh in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlene, Charlette, Charley, Charli, Charline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Charlsie, Charly, Charlyn, Charlyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charmaine, Chattie, Cherlyn, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sherie, Sherrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charlie is pronounced similarly to Sharlee, Sharly, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherrlie, Shirlee and Shurlee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cahlie, Cailie, Calie, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Carie, Cariel, Carlah, Carle, Carlee, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlin, Carlis, Carlise, Carlla, Carlye, Carmie, Carole, Carolee, Carrie, Caryle, Caylie, Chalia, Chalice, Chalise, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charee, Charela (see Harela), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charell, Charelle, Charese, Chari, Charice, Charie, Charil, Charin, Charis, Charise, Charlice, Charlize, Charmin, Charmine, Chassie, Chelie, Chellie, Cherelle, Cherie, Cherilee, Cherrie, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cherylie, Cheslie, Chyril, Clarie, Clarrie, Coralie, Corlie, Earlie, Harlie, Pearlie, Sharie and Sharrie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Charlie.

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