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What does Charlien mean?

Charlien Pronunciation of Charlien [char-lien] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Charlien means "free man". Charlien is an alternate form of Charlene (Old German).


Charlien has 9 variants: Charlaine, Charlayne, Charleen, Charleene, Charline, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn and Sharlene.

9 more different relations via Charlene: Charla, Charlanna, Charleena, Charleesa, Charlena, Charlie, Charlina, Charlisa and Charlita.

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Middle name pairings:
Charlien Holly (C.H.), ..

How popular is Charlien?

Charlien is an unusual given name for females. Charlien is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Charla, Charleen, Charlene (#1532 in recent rankings), Charlie (#207), Charline, Charlyn, Charlyne and Sharlene are the prominent variation forms of Charlien (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Charlien was at its most widespread during the years 1940-1949 (average #883) and is somewhat less today (#1717, 38.7% less usage), with the version Charlene becoming less fashionable. Charlene is a perennial favorite, though Charlie has grown trendy as well over time. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charlie, Charline in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Charlien is alike in pronunciation to Cherlyn, Sharlan, Sharleen, Sharline, Sharlyn and Shirleen. Other suggested similar names are Cahlie, Caraleena, Caralie, Caralyn, Carden, Cariel, Carlan, Carle, Carlee, Carleen, Carleena, Carlein, Carlena, Carlene, Carlin, Carling, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlita, Carllen, Carlyne, Carlynne, Carmie, Carmin, Carolan, Carolyn, Carren, Catleen, Cayleen, Chalise, Chalonn, Chantiel, Charee, Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelle, Charice, Chariety, Charis, Charitey (see Charity), Chariti (see Charity), Charle, Charlee, Charly, Charmene, Charmisa, Chellie, Cherrilin (see Cherilyn), Cherylie, Cherylin, Cheryllyn, Cheslie, Coralin, Cyprien, Darleen, Earleen, Karleen, Karlin, Marlen, Marlies, Marlin, Marlinn, Sharalin, Sharen, Sharlena, Sharlie, Sharlina, Shayleen, Sherlie and Thalie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Charlien.

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