US Popularity:3927
Other Origin(s):African, British
Meaning:Free man; Farmer; Strong; My God is my oath
Charlize is a girl’s name of German and English origin. Interestingly, Charlize is recognized as another feminine version of the boy name Charles, meaning “free man” or “farmer” in German. While in English, Charles commonly translates to “strong.” The most famous example of this is South African actress Charlize Theron who was named after her father, Charles. Many also recognize Charlize as an Afrikaans name, a beautiful combination of Charlotte, meaning “free man,” and Elizabeth, meaning “my God is an oath.” Whether passing a name down between generations is your thing or not, Charlize is undoubtedly a lovely baby name with a sophisticated sound.

Famous People Named Charlize

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  • Charlize Theron

Charlize Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Charlize is currently #3627 on The Bump
Girl:Charlize is currently #1614 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Charlize is currently #3927 in U.S. births
Girl:Charlize is currently #1478 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 25
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Charlize

  • Behind the Name, Charlize, May 2018

  • Behind the Name, Charles, December 2022

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 107, 365

  • WordSense Dictionary, Charles

  • WordSense Dictionary, Charlize

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