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Meaning and name origin

Chuck \ch(u)-ck\ as a boy's 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 form: Chuckie.


Chuck is a very popular first name for males (#547 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26719 out of 88799, Top 30%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chuck for boys. Chuck reached its highest rank of #306 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chuck name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chuck outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chuck and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charles (#51) and Chuck. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charles, Chuck in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charles outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chuck is also pronounced similarly to Chic, Chick and Chik. Other suggested similar baby names are Chace and Chico. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chuck.