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Gender: Female Meaning of Charlize: "free man" Origin of Charlize: Feminization of Charles

The name Charlize is a girl's name meaning "free man". Charlize and is often added to lists like Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Charlize is a name that owes its very life to a star: elegant blond South African actress Charlize Theron. She was named after her father, whose name was Charles. Charlize jumped onto the popularity lists in 2004, the year the actress won the Oscar for lead actress in Monster.

Like Theron herself, Charlize has an elegant and attractive image.

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Famous People Named Charlize

Charlize Theron, South African actress, producer, model
Charlize van der Westhuizen, South African cricketer
Charlize Cornes (b. 2004), daughter of Australian rules footballer Graham Cornes
Charlize Alley Hackett (b. 2009), daughter of swimmer Grant Hackett and singer Candice Alley; twin of brother Jagger Emilio Hackett

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