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

The name Charmian is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "joy". Charmian and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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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.