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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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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 (#10378 out of 88799, Top 12%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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). These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less popular since, 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, with Charlie going through a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad, Charles, Charley, Charlie in U.S.

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

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

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