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Gender: F Meaning of Charlotte: "free man" Origin of Charlotte: French, feminine diminutive of Charles Charlotte's Popularity in 2015: #9

The name of the young Princess of Cambridge, Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, making Number 9 in the US this year.

Charlotte is an elegant royal name, with a host of widely varied role models, from Charlotte Brontë to the spidery protagonist of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web to the more recent Charlotte York, aka the prissy one, of Sex and the City. Charlotte is appealing to a wide range of parents because it sounds feminine yet grownup, sophisticated yet lush.

The name was popularized by England's Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III who ruled in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, was the mother of fifteen children, and a patron of Mozart and Bach; Charlotte and George ruled England during the French and American revolutions.

Charlotte is now a pop culture staple—it was Scarlett Johansson's character in Lost in Translation and has been featured on TV shows like Lost and Revenge. The band Good Charlotte was named for a children's book with that title. An all-around winner of a name, Charlotte has been chosen by Chelsea Clinton, Dylan McDermott, Colin Hanks, and Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

In addition to Charlie, Lottie makes a cute nickname.

Famous People Named Charlotte

(Sophia) Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of Great Britain, wife of George III
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American writer and sociologist
Charlotte Emma Aitchison aka "Charli XCX", English singer-songwriter
Charlotte Armstrong, American author
Charlotte Bronte, English novelist
Charlotte McKinney, American model
Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer
Charlotte Sometimes (born Jessica Charlotte Poland) aka Laces, American singer
Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
Charlotte Maria Church, Welsh classical singer
Charlotte Sullivan, Canadian actress
Charlotte Martin, American singer
Charlotte Jaconelli, English singer of duo Jonathan and Charlotte
Charlotte Rae, American actress
Charlotte Lewis, English actress
Charlotte D'Amboise, American actress
Charlotte Gainsbourg, French actress and singer
Charlotte Corday, assassin of French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat
Charlotte Hawkins Brown, American educator
(Charlotte) Kemp Muhl, American fashion model
Charlotte Free, American fashion model
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, American whistleblower and freelance writer
Charlotte Salt, English actress
Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
Charlotte Elizabeth "Lottie" Tomlinson, sister of singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction
Charlotte Kay Hansen, daughter of swimmer Brendan Hansen
Charlotte Zolotow, American writer
Charlotte Valandrey, French actress
Charlotte Richie, English actress and singer
Charlotte-Latitia Crosby, British reality TV personality ("Geordie Shore")
Charlotte Janelle Dolenz, daughter of singer Micky Dolenz
Charlotte Emily, daughter of actress Embeth Davidtz
Charlotte Sarah Lawrence (b. 2000), daughter of producer Bill Lawrence and actress Christa Miller
Charlotte Grace Prinze (b. 2009), daughter of actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Charlotte Easton Gillies (b. 2013), daughter of actors Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (born Charlotte Adelgonde Elise/Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine)
Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, daughter of Chelsea Clinton; granddaughter of U.S. President Bill Clinton
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana (b. 2015), daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Charlotte OC - Singer

Pop Culture References for the name Charlotte

Charlotte, spider in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"
Charlotte DiLaurentis (alias CeCe Drake/ originally Charles DiLaurentis), A.
Charlotte, witch in anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"
Charlotte Lucas, character in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"
Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, character on TV's "Pushing Daisies"
Charlotte York, character on TV's "Sex and the City"
Charlotte "Charlie" Newton, character in movie "Shadow of a Doubt"
Charlotte Staples Lewis, character on TV's "Lost'
Charlotte Hollis, main character in movie "Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte"
Charlotte, character in movie "Lost in Translation"
Charlotte Adams, character in Disney's "As the Bell Rings"
Charlotte Branwell, character in the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan, character on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
Charlotte La Bouff, character from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"
Charlotte Grayson, character on TV's "Revenge"
Sarah-Charlotte Sherwood, character in "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney
Charlotte Anne Jane, character on TV's "The Mentalist"
Charlotte McKenzie, character in the "Grown Ups" movies
Charlotte Dennon, character in movie "Elf"
Charlotte King, character on TV's "Private Practice"
"Charlotte Sometimes," 2002 movie
"The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle," novel by Avi
Charlotte St. John, character in movie "The Wives he Forgot"
Charlotte Lee, character in "Perfect Harmony" by Barbara Wood
Charlotte Sommerset, character in video game "Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst"
Charlotte aka Javotte, name occasionally used for Cinderella's eldest stepsister
Good Charlotte, an American rock band
Charlotte Russe, dessert and chain clothing store named after it
Charlotte, city in North Carolina, USA
Charlotte Amalie, capital of the US Virgin Islands
Charlottetown, capital of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Charlotte, ring name for WWE superstar, Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, daughter of WWE hall of famer Ric Flair
Charlotte, character on Freeform's "Recovery Road"
Charlotte Rhodes, character on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Charlotte Honoria Holmes, deuteragonist from Brittany Cavallaro's "Charlotte Holmes" novels