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What does Charlize mean?

Charlize Pronunciation of Charlize [char-l-ize] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlize is "free man". Feminine of Charles made famous by South African actress Charlize Theron, who was named after her father Charles.


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Middle name pairings:
Charlize Kaleigh (C.K.), ..

How popular is Charlize?

Charlize is an unusual given name for females and an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charlize entered the list in 2000 and reached its peak position of #624 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is currently at #978. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Charlize (#978 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 is Charles. Adoption of these forms of Charlize reached its apex 11 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.01%, 35.3%), with the form Charles falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlize, Charles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlize and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Charlize is alike in pronunciation to Charlice. Other suggested similar names are Cahlie, Cailie, Calie, Callie, Carilis, Carine, Carlee, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlicia, Carlin, Carling, Carliqua (see Carla), Carlisha, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlye, Carlyjo (see Carla), Carmie, Carrie, Catline, Chalia, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charee, Charice, Charidy, Charil, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charita, Charitee (see Charity), Charitye (see Charity), Charla, Charlayne, Charlee, Charleen, Charleene, Charlena, Charlene, Charlesina, Charlet, Charlette, Charli, Charlina, Charline, Charlisa, Charlot, Charlotte, Charly, Charlyn, Charmin, Charmion, Charmisa, Chassie, Chelie, Cherie, Cherylie, Clarice, Clarie, Clarine, Clarise, Clariza, Earlie, Harlie, Marline, Shaliza, Sharice, Sharlaine, Sharlee, Sharlie, Sharlisa and Shirline. These names tend to be more frequently used than Charlize.

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