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Charmaine meaning and name origin
Charmaine \ch(a)-rmai-ne, char-maine\ as a girl's name is pronounced shar-MAYNE. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Charmaine is "charm". Probably a modern name based on the word "charm" with -aine as in Lorraine. It was first invented for a 1924 play "What Price Glory?" by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings, which was later made into a successful silent firlm in 1926 and was remade in 1952. The name was used for the love interest in the fil, a French innkeeper's daughter. The name found some popularity due to The Bachelor's hit song "Charmaine" in the 1960s. Also possibly a variant of the older form Charmian, the name of one of Cleopatra's attendants in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra", and influenced by names such as Germaine. May also derive from an old Roman family name, Carminea, or possibly related to Carmen and Caroline.
Charmaine has 27 variant forms: Char, Charamy, Charamalique, Chari, Charma, Charmain, Charmane, Charmar, Charmara, Charmayne, Charmeen, Charmene, Charmese, Charmian, Charmine, Charmion, Charmisa, Charmyan, Charmyn, Sharmain, Sharmaine, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion and Sharmyn.
For more information, see also related names Carol and Charlotte.
Baby names that sound like Charmaine are Charmin and Charmiane.
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Popularity of Charmaine
Charmaine is a very popular first name for women (#830 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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