Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Free man; Chip off the old block
Amongst dozens of adorable nicknames for Charles, Chip stands out as one of the sweetest and most approachable. This boy's name is of British and German origin and derives from the Old English word ceorl, meaning "free man." You will, however, know it better for the phrase "chip off the old block, referring to someone's inherited qualities from their parents or family. Wherever your darling Chip's true talents lie, you can be confident you'll see plenty of yourself in them. If not your smile or tendency to trip over your own feet, perhaps your sense of humor, compassion, or thirst for learning. It's a small name with big potential!
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