What does Charley mean?
Charley /char-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Charley). Charley's root is Old German, and the meaning of Charley is "free man". Charley is a variant form, with the suffix -y, of Charles (Old German): from "karl".
Charley▼ has 24 more alternative forms via Charles: Carel, Carl▼, Carlo▼, Carlos▲, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Cary▼, Caryl, Chad▼, Charleson, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chick, Chip▼, Chuck▼, Karel, Karl▼, Karol, Karolek, Karolik and Karoly.Kreatif forms: Charghall, Charvey. [more]
How popular is Charley?
Charley is a somewhat popular first name for males (#727 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#8314 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Charley for boys. Charley was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #69 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Carl (#613 a year ago), Carlo, Carlos (#117), Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad (#703), Charles (#51), Charlie (#225), Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck and Karl are the prominent variation forms of Charley. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5149%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2194%, 57.4% less), with forms like Carl, Carlo, Chad, Chaz and Karl becoming somewhat outmoded. Carlos (#117) and Charlie (#225) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation, with Charlie undergoing a resurgence in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Charley and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)