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Charlene

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Free
  • #519 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Charlene" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 5 5 0
1892 6 6 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 9 9 0
1898 12 12 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 6 6 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 13 13 0
1905 13 13 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 29 29 0
1909 28 28 0
1910 32 32 0
1911 40 40 0
1912 61 61 0
1913 75 75 0
1914 89 89 0
1915 133 133 0
1916 169 169 0
1917 203 203 0
1918 248 248 0
1919 233 233 0
1920 294 294 0
1921 318 318 0
1922 332 332 0
1923 389 389 0
1924 449 449 0
1925 587 587 0
1926 581 581 0
1927 834 834 0
1928 854 854 0
1929 932 932 0
1930 987 987 0
1931 1,009 1,009 0
1932 1,123 1,123 0
1933 1,180 1,174 6
1934 1,352 1,343 9
1935 1,404 1,394 10
1936 1,491 1,482 9
1937 1,591 1,580 11
1938 1,679 1,674 5
1939 1,710 1,704 6
1940 1,692 1,686 6
1941 2,070 2,060 10
1942 2,324 2,319 5
1943 2,362 2,354 8
1944 2,443 2,433 10
1945 2,399 2,387 12
1946 3,048 3,036 12
1947 3,476 3,476 0
1948 3,490 3,490 0
1949 3,547 3,541 6 #100 girl name
1950 3,446 3,446 0
1951 3,446 3,439 7
1952 3,554 3,543 11
1953 3,511 3,503 8
1954 3,249 3,244 5
1955 3,316 3,303 13
1956 3,287 3,277 10
1957 3,163 3,149 14
1958 3,072 3,067 5
1959 2,750 2,743 7
1960 2,908 2,895 13
1961 2,835 2,825 10
1962 2,573 2,562 11
1963 2,743 2,733 10
1964 2,815 2,801 14
1965 2,602 2,592 10
1966 2,198 2,188 10
1967 2,088 2,080 8
1968 1,946 1,946 0
1969 2,007 1,999 8
1970 1,990 1,983 7
1971 1,741 1,734 7
1972 1,469 1,463 6
1973 1,215 1,208 7
1974 1,075 1,070 5
1975 1,075 1,075 0
1976 1,087 1,080 7
1977 1,073 1,068 5
1978 944 938 6
1979 934 934 0
1980 1,069 1,069 0
1981 1,004 1,004 0
1982 1,063 1,058 5
1983 962 962 0
1984 942 936 6
1985 900 900 0
1986 795 784 11
1987 804 804 0
1988 714 707 7
1989 709 709 0
1990 665 660 5
1991 531 531 0
1992 473 473 0
1993 427 427 0
1994 407 407 0
1995 308 308 0
1996 290 290 0
1997 307 307 0
1998 251 251 0
1999 208 208 0
2000 191 191 0
2001 168 168 0
2002 169 169 0
2003 165 165 0
2004 202 202 0
2005 178 178 0
2006 190 190 0
2007 182 182 0
2008 153 153 0
2009 142 142 0
2010 136 136 0
2011 132 132 0
2012 133 133 0
2013 115 115 0
2014 157 157 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Charlene? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 132,768 babies born with the name Charlene in the United States. That's more than enough Charlenes to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Charlene" was in 1952 with a total of 3,543 babies. (That's a lot of baby Charlenes)

According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Charlene" ranks #82 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 32 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1938. Across the entire United States a total of 1,679 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Charlene popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Charlene" mean? The list below shows the origins of Charlene as well as things modernly associated with the name Charlene such as celebrities named Charlene.

English

Origin and Meaning of Charlene

The name "Charlene" is of English origin, and it means "Free". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Charlene was born in 1958 as Charlene L. Tilton in San Diego, U.S.

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Brinke Stevens

Brinke Stevens is a film actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Brinke was born in 1954 as Charlene Elizabeth Brinkman in San Diego.

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Charlène de Lange

Charlène was born in 1986.

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Charlene Meulenberg

Charlene was born in 1988.

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Charlene Begnaud

Charlene was born in 1973.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for elegant, born within you.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Your name in reverse order is "Enelrahc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hneeclar". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Charlene born Oct 5, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Charlene

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