Charlie

Charlie - A very unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Charlie, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #33. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Charlie and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Charlie? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Charlie. The baby boy name Charlie was given to 1,499 baby boys in 2012, ranking #233 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,095 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Charlie peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 33.



Famous with this name

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Ray
Charlie Day


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Charlie is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Charlie is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #97 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #437.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Charlie is where you live.


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Charlie origin and meaning

Charlie is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Charlie, pop culture references for the name Charlie and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Charlie

We've found the following names that sound similar to Charlie, sorted by popularity.

Carl / Carroll / Charley / Carlo / Cyril / Carol / Carrol / Curley / Carlyle / Cirilo /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012233
2011235
2010246
2009274
2008307
2007334
2006336
2005329
2004347
2003369
2002419
2001442
2000454
1999426
1998469
1997464
1996491
1995453
1994480
1993491
1992451
1991442
1990427
1989400
1988398
1987374
1986361
1985342
1984346
1983335
1982358
1981309
1980321
1979292
1978289
1977310
1976310
1975323
1974324
1973295
1972288
1971291
1970276
1969268
1968269
1967253
1966248
1965234
1964229
1963221
1962221
1961225
1960224
1959204
1958196
1957193
1956185
1955184
1954182
1953173
1952161
1951153
1950151
1949145
1948144
1947145
1946136
1945128
1944120
1943122
1942118
1941116
1940111
1939112
1938112
1937110
1936103
1935101
1934100
193395
193292
193194
193091
192987
192881
192782
192682
192581
192480
192380
192272
192176
192070
191967
191872
191767
191670
191576
191465
191362
191260
191145
191033

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota97
Iowa104
Montana126
Wisconsin129
Nebraska143
Alaska147
Arkansas164
South Dakota172
Massachusetts181
Maine181
Kentucky192
Utah192
North Dakota194
New Hampshire194
Georgia196
Tennessee198
South Carolina199
Colorado200
Mississippi205
North Carolina210
Washington211
Oregon219
Illinois227
Indiana229
California239
Alabama246
Oklahoma248
New York254
Michigan254
Ohio258
Kansas275
Missouri279
Texas286
Arizona299
New Jersey301
Nevada310
Connecticut332
Pennsylvania333
Maryland338
Florida361
Virginia366
Louisiana383
Idaho421
New Mexico437

Even more about Charlie


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Charlie a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Charlie?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Charlie
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,095
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,499

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