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What does Charleston mean?

Charleston Pronunciation of Charleston as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the name Charleston means "free peasant's settlement". Charleston is a variant form of Charlton (Old English): also possibly a variant on Carlton.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, peasant (farmer)


OTHER FORMS VIA CHARLTON Carleton, Carlton, Charleton



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How popular is Charleston?

Charleston is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#9927 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Charleston was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #1731 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charleston name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Carleton, Carlton and Charlton are the popular related forms of Charleston. Usage of these relations of Charleston was common 9 decades ago (AVERAGE #1257), but now, the form Carlton has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charleston, Carleton, Carlton, Charlton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charleston and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Carington, Carleigh, Carlisle, Carlito, Carlos, Carlsen, Carlson, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Carlsson, Carson, Carston, Caryngton (see Carrington), Celesto, Champeon, Charles, Charleson, Charley, Charlot, Charls, Chelton, Cheston, Chilton, Chrestien, Christan, Christo, Christof, Christos, Coleton, Colston, Corless, Cranston, Criston, Daleton, Earlston, Earlton, Hazleton, Karlson, Karlsson, Karlton, Marston, Preston, Ralston, Tarleton, Thurston and Wharton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Charleston.

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