US Popularity:126
Meaning:Free man
Charlie is a gender-neutral name of German origin that means “free man.” It is derived from the Germanic word karal, which translates to “free man” or kerle, meaning “warrior.” Charlie is often used as a nickname for Charles, and it is also related to many beautiful variations, including Charlotte, Charlene, and Charley. This name is an excellent choice for those who wish to encourage baby Charlie to embrace their free-spirited nature.

Famous People Named Charlie

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  • Charlie Chaplin
    Actor, Comedian

Charlie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Charlie is currently #81 on The Bump
Boy:Charlie is currently #48 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Charlie is currently #58 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Charlie is currently #126 in U.S. births
Boy:Charlie is currently #175 in U.S. births
Girl:Charlie is currently #125 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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