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Charmian meaning and name origin
Charmian \ch(ar)-mian\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHAR-mee-an, SHAR-mee-an. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Charmian is "delight". From Kharmion, a diminutive of "kharma" meaning "delight" or "little joy". Literary: Shakespeare used the name for an attendant of the Egyptian queen in "Anthony and Cleopatra". He took it from Sir Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's "Parallel". Actress Charmian Carr.
Charmian has 8 variant forms: Charmin, Charmiane, Charmyan, Charmin, Sharmian, Sharmiane, Sharmyan and Sharmyane.
For more information, see also related names Charmaine, Carol and Charlotte.
Baby names that sound like Charmian are Charmion, Charmain, Sharmion, Sharman, Charmyn, Charmine, Charmeen and Charmane.
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Popularity of Charmian
Charmian is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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