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What does the name "Charles" mean?

Charles (German): Free Man

The name "Charles" is of German origin and it means "Free Man". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

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

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


Want to know about the populiarty of Charles? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,376,700 babies born with the name Charles in the United States. That's more than enough Charles to occupy the country of Namibia with an estimated population of 2,364,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 5,359 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Charles" was in 1947 with a total of 40,773 babies. (That's a lot of baby Charles)

According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Charles" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 226 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1964. Across the entire United States a total of 26,031 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Charles popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Charles in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Charles

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam is an actor and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Charlie was born in 1980 as Charles Matthew Hunnam in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom.


Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin is an actor, filmmaker, and composer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1899 to 1976. Charlie was born in 1889 as Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England (unverified).


Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin is a scientist. Charles was born in 1809 as Charles Robert Darwin in The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom.


Robert Redford

Robert Redford is an actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1959 to present. Robert was born in 1937 as Charles Robert Redford Jr. in Santa Monica, California, U.S.


Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1950 to 1999. Charles was born in 1922 as Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Ehrenfeld, Cambria County Pennsylvania, U.S.


Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is a basketball biography. Charles was born in 1963 as Charles Wade Barkley in Leeds, Alabama.


Past life for Charles born Jan 14, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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