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Charlie (boy)

What does Charlie mean?

Charlie Pronunciation of Charlie as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Charlie) is pronounced CHAR-lee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Charlie is "free man". Pet form of Charles, popular as an independent name.


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OTHER FORMS VIA CHARLES Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Charley, Charlot, Charls, Charlton



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How popular is Charlie?

Charlie is a very popular first name for men (#197 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#20854 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Charlie reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #218. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Charles (#52 VIA LATEST LIST), Carlos (#137), Carl (#700), Carlo (#1209), Charley (#1622), Charls, Charlton and Charly are the popular varying forms of Charlie (#218) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Charlie reached the height of their popularity in the 1880s (USAGE OF 5.6%) and have become significantly less popular since (USAGE 0.7%, DOWN 88.4%), with forms like Carl going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Charles in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charley, Charls, Charlton, Charly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlie, Carl, Charles outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Barklie, Barrie, Beaslie (see Beasley), Birlie, Bradlie, Branlie, Braulie (see Brawley), Brawlie, Burlie, Cadbie (see Cadby), Cailin, Cale, Callice, Callis, Canbie, Carewe, Carley, Carlile, Carlin, Carlisle, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Carlsen, Carly, Carlyle, Carmin, Carmine, Carne, Cartier, Catlin, Cayle, Chaddie, Chalklie (see Chalkley), Chalmer, Chance, Chane, Chaniel, Chanse, Chanze, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), Charro, Chaunce, Chaviv, Chayce, Chayne, Chayyim, Cheslie, Chesnie, Chuckie, Clare, Clarke, Clarrie, Collie, Corie, Cowrie, Craigie, Currie, Darbie, Earlie, Erlie, Farlie, Gardie, Garrie, Garvie, Ghillie, Hallie, Harlie, Harvie, Larie, Martie, Shawnie, Thandie and Wallie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Charlie.

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