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What does Charmian mean?

Charmian \ch(ar)-mian\ as a girls' 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 variants: Charmiane, Charmin, Charmin, Charmyan, Sharmian, Sharmiane, Sharmyan and Sharmyane.

For more information, see also related girl names Charmaine, Carol and Charlotte.


Charmian is an uncommon given name for females. Charmian is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Charmian and related names. Carol, Charlotte (#10 last year) and Charmaine are the prominent variation forms of Charmian (#unlisted). This girl name reached the top of its popularity during 1950-1959 and is now much less widespread, with the versions Carol and Charmaine becoming less fashionable. Charlotte (#10) is the most chic girl name among these, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Charlotte, Charmaine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charmian is pronounced similarly to Charmain, Charmane, Charmeen, Charmine, Charmion, Charmyn, Sharman and Sharmion. Other suggested similar baby names are Carman and Carmin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Charmian.