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What does Charmain mean?

Charmain /char-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 version, with the prefix Ch-, of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Charmain is also a variation of Charlotte (Old German). 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 relations via Carol, Charlotte, Charmaine: Carlin, Carolin, Chara, Charamy, Chari, Charla, Charlaine, Charleen, Charlie, Charline, Charlsie, Charma, Charmar, Charmara, Charmese, Charmisa and Sharlaine.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Charmaina, Chermain, ..

(male) Charcan, Charman, ..

How popular is Charmain?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular variation forms of Charmain (not ranked) are Carol (#1491 in recent rankings), Carolin, Charla, Charleen, Charlie (#229), Charline, Charlotte (#10), Charlsie, Charmaine, Sharmaine and Sharman. Other variants, like Sharmian, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Charmain was well-received among parents during 1940-1949 (median #1012) and has become significantly less since (#1611, 77%). Charlotte has generally been popular among parents, though Charlie has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Charmaine have lost favor. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Charmain and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carol, Carolin, Charla, Charleen, Charlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charline, Charlotte, Charlsie, Charmaine, Sharmaine, Sharman in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Charmain is pronounced similarly to Charmiane, Charmin and Sharmyan. Other recommended names are Camrin, Caralin, Cardin, Carin, Carlan, Carlein, Carma, Carmaine, Carmalit (see Carmel), Carman, Carmania, Carmanya, Carmarit (see Carmel), Carmen, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmin, Carmina, Carmine, Carmit, Carmon, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carrin, Catlain, Chamania, Chantai, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charie, Charil, Charilyn, Charin, Charis, Chariti (see Charity), Charlanna, Charlayne, Charli, Charlien, Charlina, Charlyn, Charlynn, Chastin, Chayan, Cheralin (see Cherilyn), Cheriann, Cherilin, Chermona, Cherylin, Ciaran, Germain, Jarmaine, Jermain, Karman, Karmin, Shamaine, Sharaia, Sharalin, Sharan, Shardai, Sharlan and Sharrin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charmain.