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2.4m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Charles

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Free Man
  • #10 All Time
  • #51 in 2014
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Boys
Similar Names
278k Carlos (Spanish)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18805,359115,348#4 boy name
18814,653174,636#5 boy name
18825,115235,092#5 boy name
18834,844184,826#4 boy name
18844,821194,802#5 boy name
18854,623244,599#5 boy name
18864,555224,533#5 boy name
18874,064334,031#5 boy name
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18894,227284,199#5 boy name
18904,091304,061#5 boy name
18913,669293,640#5 boy name
18924,348294,319#5 boy name
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18953,660273,633#5 boy name
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18973,361203,341#5 boy name
18983,576193,557#5 boy name
18993,170233,147#5 boy name
19004,129284,101#5 boy name
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19033,231193,212#5 boy name
19043,430243,406#6 boy name
19053,630223,608#5 boy name
19063,631243,607#6 boy name
19073,904203,884#6 boy name
19083,959303,929#7 boy name
19094,059294,030#7 boy name
19104,817324,785#7 boy name
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191211,1376711,070#7 boy name
191313,2384913,189#7 boy name
191417,0137516,938#7 boy name
191522,06010121,959#7 boy name
191623,73612323,613#6 boy name
191724,26912424,145#7 boy name
191827,06614426,922#5 boy name
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192028,47716328,314#5 boy name
192129,41817629,242#5 boy name
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192329,11815928,959#5 boy name
192430,64118630,455#5 boy name
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192629,74522529,520#5 boy name
192732,23830431,934#5 boy name
192831,51327131,242#5 boy name
192930,18726129,926#5 boy name
193032,09023631,854#6 boy name
193130,12821329,915#6 boy name
193231,28519731,088#6 boy name
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193429,95616829,788#7 boy name
193530,11714929,968#6 boy name
193629,21613429,082#6 boy name
193730,68817630,512#6 boy name
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193930,93114930,782#6 boy name
194031,81814031,678#6 boy name
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194336,80017636,624#7 boy name
194434,78614234,644#7 boy name
194532,58712632,461#7 boy name
194638,32813438,194#9 boy name
194740,91113840,773#9 boy name
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195039,25915539,104#9 boy name
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195437,56412737,437#10 boy name
195535,47214735,325#11 boy name
195635,36615835,208#11 boy name
195734,40615434,252#11 boy name
195832,36412932,235#11 boy name
195930,91715030,767#11 boy name
196029,82413329,691#13 boy name
196129,30911929,190#13 boy name
196227,71012027,590#15 boy name
196326,93613726,799#16 boy name
196426,03112825,903#17 boy name
196523,62913423,495#20 boy name
196622,40012822,272#20 boy name
196721,41812321,295#20 boy name
196821,70613021,576#20 boy name
196921,81913521,684#19 boy name
197022,57814922,429#21 boy name
197119,99714519,852#22 boy name
197217,10312216,981#23 boy name
197315,87311715,756#23 boy name
197415,25910215,157#23 boy name
197514,70612914,577#25 boy name
197614,04010613,934#26 boy name
197714,8338814,745#26 boy name
197814,97011814,852#27 boy name
197914,95813014,828#28 boy name
198015,07311614,957#29 boy name
198114,53110214,429#31 boy name
198214,42712414,303#31 boy name
198313,33012113,209#33 boy name
198413,05111212,939#33 boy name
198512,99610612,890#34 boy name
198612,7048512,619#34 boy name
198712,2468212,164#35 boy name
198812,1889112,097#37 boy name
198912,3046012,244#36 boy name
199012,0324211,990#38 boy name
199111,3683411,334#38 boy name
199210,4963210,464#43 boy name
19939,883289,855#44 boy name
19949,034199,015#43 boy name
19958,496228,474#44 boy name
19968,266198,247#43 boy name
19977,670157,655#49 boy name
19987,857117,846#48 boy name
19997,535117,524#50 boy name
20007,538147,524#51 boy name
20017,299177,282#55 boy name
20027,21077,203#58 boy name
20037,70087,692#57 boy name
20047,702547,648#56 boy name
20057,940167,924#56 boy name
20068,019148,005#60 boy name
20077,460127,448#62 boy name
20087,295197,276#63 boy name
20097,27707,277#63 boy name
20107,09887,090#63 boy name
20116,98196,972#61 boy name
20126,934146,920#62 boy name
20137,009156,994#57 boy name
20147,284157,269#51 boy name

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 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Charles" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 123 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 12,304 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 captive, your web of charm.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Your name in reverse order is "Selrahc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Clearhs". 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.

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 south west? 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 his career being from 1998 to present. Charlie was born in 1980 as Charles Matthew Hunnam in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom.

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Charlie Chaplin

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

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Charles Darwin

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

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Robert Redford

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

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Charles Bronson

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

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Charles Barkley

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

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Past life for Charles born Apr 14, 1974

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 1275. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

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.

Name poster for Charles

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