Meaning and Name Origin
Chuck \ch(u)-ck\ as a boys' name. Pet form of Charles (Old German) "free man". Originally a nickname from a term for endearment (from Middle English "chukken", meaning "to chuck"). Cartoon director Chuck Jones; musician Chuck Mangione; aviation pioneer Colonel Chuck Yaeger.
Chuck▼ has 1 variant: Chuckie.
Chuck▼ has 26 more related variations via Charles: Carel, Carl▼, Carlo▼, Carlos▲, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Cary▼, Caryl, Chad▼, Charleson, Charley▼, Charlie▲, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chick, Chip▼, Karel, Karl▼, Karol, Karolek, Karolik and Karoly.
Chuck is a very popular first name for males (#547 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#26719 out of 88799, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Chuck for boys. Chuck was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #306 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chuck and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Chuck listed in the Top 1000 are Carl (#613 last year), Carlo, Carlos (#117), Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad (#703), Charles (#51), Charley, Charlie (#225), Chas, Chaz, Chip and Karl. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become much less popular since, with versions like Carl, Carlo, Chad, Chaz and Karl falling out of fashion. Carlos (#117) and Charlie (#225) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Charlie going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)