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What does Charmaine mean?

Charmaine Pronunciation of Charmaine as a girls' name is pronounced shar-MAYNE. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Charmaine is "charm". Probably a modern name based on the word "charm" with -aine as in Lorraine. It was first invented for a 1924 play "What Price Glory?" by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings, which was later made into a successful silent film in 1926 and was remade in 1952. The name was used for the love interest in the film, a French innkeeper's daughter. The name found some popularity due to The Bachelor's hit song "Charmaine" in the 1960s. Also possibly a variant of the older form Charmian, the name of one of Cleopatra's attendants in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra", and influenced by names such as Germaine. May also derive from an old Roman family name, Carminea, or possibly related to Carmen and Caroline. Also form of Carol. Also form of Charlotte.


ASSOCIATED WITH charm (beautiful), modern, play (opera), glory, old, roman


VARIANTS Char, Charamy, Charamalique, Chari, Charma, Charmain, Charmane, Charmar, Charmara, Charmayne, Charmeen, Charmene, Charmese, Charmian, Charmine, Charmion, Charmisa, Charmyan, Charmyn, Sharmain, Sharmaine, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion, Sharmyn

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CARMEN, CAROLINE, CHARMIAN, GERMAINE, LORRAINE Caraline, Carline, Carmaine, Carman, Carmie, Carmin, Carmina, Carmine, Charlene, Charline, Charlyne, Charmiane, Charmin, Jarmaine, Laraine, Sharline, Sharmiane, Sharmyane



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How popular is Charmaine?

Charmaine is a very popular first name for females (#830 out of 4276, Top 19%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Charmaine entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #499 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Charlotte (#6 A YEAR AGO), Caroline (#55), Carmen (#433), Lorraine (#1570), Carol (#1788), Charlene (#1813), Carline, Carman, Charline, Charlyne, Germaine, Laraine, Sharmaine and Sharman are the prominent alternative forms of Charmaine appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Charmaine were popular as baby names during the years 1940-1949 (ADOPTION OF 2.96%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 1.08%, 63.6% LESS), with versions such as Carol becoming somewhat outmoded. Caroline has been the most popular choice, though Charlotte has become trendy as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charmaine, Carline, Carman, Carmen, Carol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroline, Charlene, Charline, Charlotte, Charlyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Germaine, Laraine, Lorraine, Sharmaine, Sharman in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Carine, Carmania, Carmanya, Carmon, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carrine, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charice, Charie, Charin, Charise, Charlaine, Charlanna, Charlayne, Charleene, Charlice, Charlie, Charlina, Charlize, Charlsie, Chastine, Chayanne, Cherianne, Chermona, Cheryline, Chorine, Clarine, Jamaine, Jasmaine, Jazmaine, Larraine, Shalaine, Shamaine, Sharlaine, Sharlamaine and Sharlane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charmaine.