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.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Charles BabbageInventor
- Charles BarkleyBasketball Player
- Charles BronsonActor
- Charles DickensAuthor, Novelist
- Charles GoodyearInventor
- Charles M. SchulzCartoonist
- Charles Parker, Jr.Composer, Musician
- Charles SchultzIllustrator
- Ezzard CharlesBoxer
- Ray CharlesMusician
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