What does Charlie mean?
Charlie \ch(ar)-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.
Charlie has 25 more different forms 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.
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. then, and is presently at #225. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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. 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)