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What does Charlotte mean?

Charlotte Pronunciation of Charlotte as a girls' name is pronounced SHAR-let. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlotte is "free man". French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. From Charles came Charlot, and then Charlotte. Used in England since the 17th century, and made popular by Queen Charlotte, George III's wife (19th century). Literary: in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web", the heroine of the title is a spider. Novelist Charlotte Brontė; actress Charlotte Rampling; singer Charlotte Church. Also form of Carol.


ASSOCIATED WITH england, 17th century, queen, 19th century, literary, white, heroine


VARIANTS Carla, Carleen, Carletta, Carlie, Carline, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carlyne, Char, Chara, Charill, Charla, Charlaine, Charle, Charleen, Charlene, Charlesetta, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlie, Charline, Charlita, Charlot, Charlott, Charlotta, Charlsie, Charly, Charlyne, Charmain, Charmaine, Charmian, Charmion, Charmion, Charo, Charolett, Charolette, Charty, Charyl, Chattie, Cherlyn, Cheryl, Cheryll, Karla, Karleen, Karlene, Karletta, Karli, Karlicka, Karlie, Karlika, Karline, Karlota, Karlotta, Karlotte, Karly, Karlyne, Lola, Loleta, Loletta, Lolita, Lolotte, Lotta, Lottchen, Lotte, Lottey, Lotti, Lottie, Lotty, Searlait, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharlet, Sharlett, Sharlette, Sharlott, Sharlotta, Sharlotte, Sharline, Sharlot, Sharlotte, Sharmain, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion, Sharyl, Sheri, Sherie, Sherrie, Sherry, Sherye, Sheryl, Tottie

SEE ALSO Caroline, Chalice, Lieselotte



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How popular is Charlotte?

Charlotte is a very popular first name for females (#130 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#98770 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Charlotte reached its peak rank of #6 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlotte name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Charlotte (#6 A YEAR AGO) are Carla (#1022), Carleen, Carletta, Carlie (#1230), Carline, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly (#483), Carol (#1788), Caroline (#55), Charla, Charleen, Charlene (#1813), Charles, Charlesetta, Charlette, Charlie (#152), Charline, Charlotta, Charlsie, Charly, Charlyne, Charmaine, Charolette, Chattie, Cherlyn, Cheryl, Cheryll, Karla (#626), Karleen, Karlene, Karli (#1831), Karlie (#1054), Karly (#1728), Lola (#239), Loleta, Lolita, Lotta, Lottie (#1850), Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharyl, Sheri, Sherie, Sherrie, Sherry and Sheryl. Usage of these forms of Charlotte was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (MEDIAN #1082) and has become significantly reduced since (#1711, 64.1%). Caroline has been the most popular choice, though Charlotte is currently the top form, while forms such as Sherry used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Carla, Carleen, Carletta, Carlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carline, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroline, Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charles in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlesetta, Charlette, Charlie, Charline, Charlotta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlsie, Charly, Charlyne, Charmaine, Charolette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chattie, Cherlyn, Cheryl, Cheryll, Karla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karleen, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lola, Loleta, Lolita, Lotta, Lottie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharyl, Sheri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherie, Sherrie, Sherry, Sheryl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Carla, Carly, Caroline, Charlie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lola, Lottie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Caretta, Carle, Carlee, Carlene, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carlette, Carlise, Carlista, Carlita, Carlonda, Carlye, Carlynne, Carlyse, Carlyta (see Carly), Carolee, Caronne, Chalise, Chalonn, Chalonne, Chalyse, Chantle, Charee, Charelle, Charice, Charisse, Charitee (see Charity), Charitey (see Charity), Charity, Charitye (see Charity), Charlanna, Charlayne, Charlea, Charlee, Charleena, Charleene, Charleesa (see Charlene), Charleigh, Charlesette, Charlice, Charlien, Charlina, Charlisa, Charlize, Charlyn, Charmayne, Charmene, Charysse, Chastitee (see Chastity), Chastitie, Chavonne, Cherlyne, Christie, Clairette, Claretta, Clarette, Claudette, Clayrette, Colette, Collette, Earlette, Halette, Hariette, Harriotte, Karlote, Marette, Marlette, Marnette, Pearlette, Sarotte (see Sarah), Scarlette, Sharletta, Shawnette and Starlette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charlotte.

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