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pinWhat does Charlie mean?

Charlie /char-lie/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Charlie has 25 more different relations via Charles: Carel, Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Chad, Charleson, Charley, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Chas, Chaz, Chick, Chip, Chuck, Karel, Karl, Karol, Karolek, Karolik and Karoly.

Kreatif forms: Charliegh, Charliera, Curlie. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Charlie for boys. Charlie reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #225. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Charlie and corresponding names. Charles (#51 a year ago), Carlos (#117), Carl (#613), Chad (#703), Chaz, Chip, Chuck, Chas, Karl, Carrol, Cary, Carlo, Charley and Carroll are the popular varying forms of Charlie (#225 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Charlot are seldom used. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5149%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2194%, down 57.4%), with forms like Chad, Carl, Karl, Carlo and Chaz falling out of style. Charlie (#225) and Carlos (#117) are two of the more trendy boy names in this list, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Charlie. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carrol in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carroll, Cary, Chad, Charles, Charley in U.S.

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

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