Meaning and name origin
Charlie \ch(ar)-lie\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 form: Charly.
Charlie is a very popular first name for males (#197 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10378 out of 88799, Top 12%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Charlie for boys. Charlie reached its highest rank of #22 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Charlie and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charles (#51) and Charlie (#225). (2014 statistics).
Charlie▲ is also pronounced similarly to Charley▼. Like Charlie, this name is not commonly used.