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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)

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

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

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)

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.

Similar Names

Chuck is alike in pronunciation to Chic and Chik. Other suggested similar baby names are Chace and Chico. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chuck.