Diminutive of Charles or Charlotte
"free man"

Charlie Origin and Meaning

The name Charlie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "free man".

Charlie is one of the friendly, tomboyish male nickname names--another is Sam-- now used almost as frequently for girls: in 2015, it ranked higher on the girls list than on the boys list for the first time. That makes Charlie one of the most popular unisex names around today. The name Charlie, for females, has been jumping up the charts since it reappeared, after a 50-year hibernation, in 2005.

Charlie has been a favorite for starbaby girls, including the twin daughter of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell and the daughter of Julie Chen and Les Moonves. Jeremy Sisto has a hyphenated Charlie-Ballerina. And as Charlotte gets more popular, there will only be more little girl Charlies.

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Charlie Rank in US Top 1000

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Charlie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Charlie Popularity

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Famous People Named Charlie

  • Charlie BarkerEnglish model
  • Charlie RusselEnglish Actress
  • Charlie HancockAustralian actress
  • Charlie Rivera (b. 2005)daughter of TV personality Tammy Rivera of "Love & Hip,Hop: Atlanta"
  • Charlie Soumillon (b. 2005)daughter of former Miss France Sophie Thalmann and jockey Christophe Soumillon
  • Charlie Bella Cheney (b. 2006)daughter of singer Chris Cheney of The Living End
  • Charlie Tamara Tulip O'Connell (b. 2009)daughter of model Rebecca Romijn and actor Jerry O'Connell
  • Charlie Ballerina Sisto (b. 2010)daughter of actor Jeremy Sisto
  • Charlie Faeth Wolfe (b. 2012)daughter of TV personality Mike Wolfe of "American Pickers"
  • Charlie Jo Morrow (b. 2012)daughter of actor Joshua Morrow
  • Charlie Jo Clawson (b. 2013)daughter of singer Nicolle Galyon and songwriter Rodney Clawson
  • Charlie Beatrice Smith (b. 2013)daughter of reality TV personality Coral Smith ("The Real World")
  • Charlie Grace Thurston (b. 2015)daughter of rugby leaguer Johnathan Thurston
  • Charlie Jean Pagano (b. 2015)daughter of TV chef Ralph Pagano
  • Charlie Mae Annable (b. 2015)daughter of actors Dave and Odette Annable
  • Charlie Ferraez (b. 2017)daughter of Israeli singer and actress Alona Tal and American actor Marcos Ferraez
  • Charlie Taylorattractive female model on Instagram
  • Charlie Elena Carrasco (b. 2020)daughter of two,time World Cup winner Alex Morgan and soccer player Servando Carrasco

Charlie in Pop Culture

  • Charlie Grahamcharacter from "Hereditary"
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Duncanfrom Disney's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Mathesona character in NBC's show "Revolution"
  • Charlene "Charlie" Bradburya character from the TV show "Supernatural"
  • Charliea character on "Degrassi"
  • Catherine "Charlie" DemarcoCharacter from the TV show "Graceland"
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Magnea character from the animated series "Hazbin Hotel"

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