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Gender: Female Meaning of Charlene: "free man" Origin of Charlene: Variation of Caroline or Charlotte, feminine form of Charles

The name Charlene is a girl's name meaning "free man". Charlene and is often added to lists like Coolator for Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Would you rather be named...".

From the experts:

Charlene is a Charlotte variation that, along with similar names like Arlene and Marlene, spiked in popularity in the 1940s and fifties, reaching a high of Number 100 in 1949. Most parents today would prefer one of the note classic versions -- or even nickname Charlie.

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Famous People Named Charlene

Charlene Lynette (Wittstock), Princess consort of Monaco, South African Olympic swimmer
Charlene Choi, Hong Kong actress and singer of pop group Twins
Charlene L. Tilton, American actress
Charlene Kaye, American singer-songwriter
Charlene deGuzman, American actress
Charlene Polite, American actress
Charlene Mae Gonzales (Bonnin-Muhlach), TV personality and Miss Philippines USA 1994
Charlene Edith Magali Guignard, French-Italian ice dancer
Charlene (Marilynn D'Angelo Oliver), American R&B singer
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, Dutch-British beer heiress
Charlene Riva Federer (b. 2009), daughter of tennis players Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec, twin sister of Myla Rose

Pop Culture References for the name Charlene

Charlene Fleming, character in film "The Fighter"
Charlene "Charlie" Bradbury, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Charlene Sinclair, character on TV's "Dinosaurs"
Charlene Edna "Lenny" Robinson, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Charlene Frazier Stillfield, character on TV's "Designing Women"
Charlene "Charlie" Roan, main character in film "The Purge: Election Year"