Charlie
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
CHAHR-lee
Meaning
Free person
More info about the name "Charlie"

Charlie is a diminutive of Charles, used as a feminine name too. Charles originates in Germanic languages and means "free man". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Popular with European royalty, the famous bearers include several emperors, kings, dukes and princes, currently the most famous being Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. Recently, the popularity of the name Charles has declined in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Charlie
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Charly, Charley

Famous Charlies

Charlie Chaplin - actor
Charlie Sheen - actor
Charlie Adams - football player
Charlie Babb - baseball player
Charlie Bass - politician
Charlie Bates - baseball player
Charlie Black - basketball player

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