Origin:German
Popularity:70
Meaning:free man
Charles is a royal name that dates to the reign of Charlemagne, the first Charles the Great. It has graced monarchs in England, France, Spain, Hungary and Portugal. Then there are pioneers like Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, and silent-film star Charlie Chaplin. Aviator Charles Lindbergh took the first transatlantic solo flight, and jazz great Charlie Parker helped invent the musical style bebop. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Russell Crowe and Jodie Foster all have sons named Charles, while Savannah Guthrie, Anna Paquin and Tiger Woods chose Charlie for their sons.

Famous Charless

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Charles Babbage
    Inventor
  • Charles Barkley
    Basketball Player
  • Charles Bronson
    Actor
  • Charles Dickens
    Author, Novelist
  • Charles Goodyear
    Inventor
  • Charles M. Schulz
    Cartoonist
  • Charles Parker, Jr.
    Composer, Musician
  • Charles Schultz
    Illustrator
  • Ezzard Charles
    Boxer
  • Ray Charles
    Musician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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