What does Charlie mean?
Charlie /char-lie/ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Charlie) is pronounced CHAR-lee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlie is "free man". Pet form of Charles, popular as an independent name.
Charlie▲ has 1 variant: Charly.more]
How popular is Charlie?
Charlie is a very popular first name for men (#197 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#20854 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Charlie for boys. Charlie reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #225. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Charlie and corresponding names. Charles (#51 via latest list), Carlos (#117), Carl (#613), Carlo and Charley are the popular varying forms of Charlie (#225 via latest list) listed in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Charlot, are seldom used. These forms of Charlie reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.81%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.5%, down 38.5%), with the forms Carl, Carlo and Charley becoming less in vogue. Charlie and Carlos are two of the more trendy boy names in this list, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Charlie.
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Recommended similar baby names are Barklie, Barrie, Beaslie, Birlie, Bradlie, Branlie, Braulie, Brawlie, Burlie, Cadbie, Cailin, Cale▼, Callice, Callis, Canbie, Carewe, Carley, Carlile, Carlin, Carlisle, Carlow, Carlowe, Carlsen, Carly, Carlyle▼, Carmin, Carmine▼, Carne, Cartier, Catlin, Cayle, Chaddie, Chalklie, Chalmer, Chance▲, Chane, Chaniel, Chanse, Chanze, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chaplinn, Charro, Chaunce, Chaviv, Chayce, Chayne, Chayyim, Cheslie, Chesnie, Chuckie, Clare▼, Clarke, Clarrie, Collie, Corie, Cowrie, Craigie, Currie, Darbie, Earlie, Erlie, Farlie, Gardie, Garrie, Garvie, Ghillie, Hallie▼, Harlie, Harvie, Larie, Martie, Shawnie, Thandie and Wallie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Charlie.