Meaning and name origin
Charlotte \ch(ar)-lotte, charl(ot)-te\ as a girl's name is pronounced SHAR-let. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlotte is "free man". French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. From Charles came Charlot, and then Charlotte. Used in England since the 17th century, and made popular by Queen Charlotte, George III's wife (19th century). Literary: in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web", the heroine of the title is a spider. Novelist Charlotte Brontė; actress Charlotte Rampling; singer Charlotte Church.
Charlotte has 99 variant forms: Carla, Carleen, Carletta, Carlie, Carline, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carlyne, Char, Chara, Charill, Charla, Charlaine, Charle, Charleen, Charlene, Charlesetta, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlie, Charline, Charlita, Charlot, Charlott, Charlotta, Charlsie, Charly, Charlyne, Charmain, Charmaine, Charmian, Charmion, Charmion, Charo, Charolett, Charolette, Charty, Charyl, Chattie, Cherlyn, Cheryl, Cheryll, Karla, Karleen, Karlene, Karletta, Karli, Karlicka, Karlie, Karlika, Karline, Karlota, Karlotta, Karlotte, Karly, Karlyne, Lola, Loleta, Loletta, Lolita, Lolotte, Lotta, Lottchen, Lotte, Lottey, Lotti, Lottie, Lotty, Searlait, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharlet, Sharlett, Sharlette, Sharlott, Sharlotta, Sharlotte, Sharline, Sharlot, Sharlotte, Sharmain, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion, Sharyl, Sheri, Sherie, Sherrie, Sherry, Sherye, Sheryl and Tottie.
Charlotte is a very popular first name for females (#130 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Charlotte for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Charlotte and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Caroline (#58), Charlie (#229), Lola (#236), Carly (#357), Karla (#504), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Carlie (#966), Lottie, Sharla, Lolita, Lotta, Sherie, Sheryl, Carol, Sherry, Sherrie, Sheri, Sharlene, Karlene, Charla, Charleen, Carlotta, Carleen, Charles, Charlene, Charline, Karli, Cheryl, Charolette, Charmaine and Karly. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Carlette. This name tends to be less commonly used than Charlotte.