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Meaning and Name Origin

Charmain \ch(ar)-main\ as a girls' name. Charmain's name origins are Old German and English, and the meaning of the name Charmain is "free man; charm". Charmain is a derivative of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Charmain is also a variation of Charlotte (Old German); 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. Charmain is also used as a derivative of Charmaine (English).


Charmain has 17 variants: Charmane, Charmayne, Charmeen, Charmene, Charmian, Charmine, Charmion, Charmyan, Charmyn, Sharmain, Sharmaine, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion and Sharmyn.

Charmain has 17 more related variations via Carol, Charlotte, Charmaine: Carlin, Carolin, Chara, Charamy, Chari, Charla, Charlaine, Charleen, Charlie, Charline, Charlsie, Charma, Charmar, Charmara, Charmese, Charmisa and Sharlaine.


Charmain is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3905 out of 4276, Top 91%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Charmain and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Charmain (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Carol, Charla, Charleen, Charlie (#229 in 2014), Charline, Charlotte (#10) and Charmaine. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Carol, Charla, Charleen, Charline and Charmaine falling out of style. Charlie (#229) and Charlotte (#10) are two of the more chic girl names among these, with both names enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Charla, Charleen, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Charmaine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charmain is pronounced similarly to Charmin. Other recommended similar baby names are Carmaine, Carman and Carmin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charmain.