Meaning and Name Origin
Charline \ch(a)-rli-ne, char-line\ as a name for girls has the meaning "free man". Charline is a variant of Caroline (Old German). Charline is also a derivative of Charlene (Old German). Charline is also used as a variation of Charlotte (Old German).
Charline▼ has 16 more different forms via Caroline, Charlene, Charlotte: Caraline, Carlene▼, Carlie▼, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlyne, Charle, Charlena, Charlie▲, Charlina, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlsie, Charmaine▼ and Karline.
Charline is a very popular first name for women (#1431 out of 4276, Top 33%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Charline for girls. Charline entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #593 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Charline and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Charline are Carlene, Carlie (#966 the previous year), Caroline (#58), Charleen, Charlene, Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10), Charmaine and Sharlene. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1930-1939 and has become much less since, with forms like Carlie, Charlene, Charline, Charmaine and Sharlene becoming somewhat outmoded. Caroline (#58), Charlie (#229) and Charlotte (#10) are three of the more chic names for newborns in this list, with these names enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Charline▼ is pronounced similarly to Cherlyne, Sharlane and Shirline. Other suggested similar baby names are Carling, Charalin, Charelin, Charlice, Charlize▼, Charmine and Cheryline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charline.