Gender: Female Meaning of Charmian: "joy" Origin of Charmian: Greek

Charmian Origin and Meaning

The name Charmian is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "joy".

This name was used by Shakespeare (who got it from Plutarch) in Antony and Cleopatra for one of the attendants of the Egyptian queen. An interesting possibility, it is heard occasionally in the UK, even less frequently in the US.

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autumnreverie Says:


This name's info is incorrect. Charmion is the original version of Charmian.