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What does Charley mean?

Charley \ch(ar)-ley\ 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 of Charles (Old German): from "karl". A somewhat irregularly used birth name for boys.


Variations

Charley has 2 variants: Charlie and Charly.

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.


Popularity

Charley is a somewhat popular first name for males (#727 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#7423 out of 88799, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Charley for boys. Charley reached its peak rank of #69 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charley name in U.S.

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

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 1960-1969 and is now much lower, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad, Charles, Charley, Charlie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck, Karl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carl, Charles, Charlie, Karl outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carley, Carly, Corley and Curley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charley.

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