What does Charlie mean?
Charlie [char-lie] as a boys' name (also used more 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.
Associated with: popular (famous).
Charlie▼ has 1 variant: Charly.Creative forms:
(male) Charllie, Curlie, ..
(female) Charde, Charlia, .. Middle name pairings:
Charlie Jean (C.J.), ..
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)
Charlie reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #229. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Charles (#50 via latest list), Carlos (#117), Carl (#600), Carlo (#1258), Charley (#1797), Charly, Charlton and Charls are the popular varying forms of Charlie (#229 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Charlie reached the height of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 5.6%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.7%, down 88%), with forms like Carl going out of style.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Barklie, Barrie, Beaslie (see Beasley), Birlie, Bradlie, Branlie, Braulie (see Brawley), Brawlie, Burlie, Cadbie (see Cadby), Cailin, Cale, Callice, Callis, Canbie, Carewe, Carley, Carlile, Carlin, Carlisle, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Carlsen, Carly, Carlyle, Carmin, Carmine, Carne, Cartier, Catlin, Cayle, Chaddie, Chalklie (see Chalkley), Chalmer, Chance, Chane, Chaniel, Chanse, Chanze, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.