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Charley

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 305 0 305 #58 boy name
1881 266 0 266 #62 boy name
1882 262 0 262 #67 boy name
1883 254 0 254 #63 boy name
1884 290 0 290 #64 boy name
1885 285 0 285 #65 boy name
1886 214 0 214 #81 boy name
1887 221 0 221 #75 boy name
1888 254 0 254 #78 boy name
1889 199 0 199 #88 boy name
1890 183 0 183 #93 boy name
1891 193 0 193 #82 boy name
1892 210 0 210 #92 boy name
1893 191 0 191 #94 boy name
1894 186 0 186 #99 boy name
1895 178 0 178
1896 168 0 168
1897 156 0 156
1898 170 0 170
1899 120 0 120
1900 224 0 224
1901 165 7 158
1902 168 0 168
1903 126 0 126
1904 166 0 166
1905 168 0 168
1906 157 0 157
1907 164 0 164
1908 155 0 155
1909 152 5 147
1910 189 8 181
1911 160 0 160
1912 288 0 288
1913 278 0 278
1914 368 9 359
1915 426 12 414
1916 477 16 461
1917 469 12 457
1918 470 8 462
1919 484 14 470
1920 503 18 485
1921 472 16 456
1922 443 9 434
1923 432 11 421
1924 446 16 430
1925 372 22 350
1926 410 12 398
1927 378 14 364
1928 340 17 323
1929 340 18 322
1930 300 11 289
1931 271 13 258
1932 300 18 282
1933 255 9 246
1934 268 14 254
1935 259 19 240
1936 249 11 238
1937 201 13 188
1938 248 13 235
1939 203 10 193
1940 214 13 201
1941 221 13 208
1942 204 6 198
1943 227 19 208
1944 212 12 200
1945 164 8 156
1946 159 0 159
1947 198 10 188
1948 171 10 161
1949 183 11 172
1950 183 9 174
1951 154 10 144
1952 162 6 156
1953 144 7 137
1954 133 5 128
1955 148 7 141
1956 140 0 140
1957 134 9 125
1958 128 0 128
1959 138 0 138
1960 135 0 135
1961 99 0 99
1962 109 0 109
1963 149 0 149
1964 106 5 101
1965 92 0 92
1966 83 0 83
1967 76 0 76
1968 87 6 81
1969 96 0 96
1970 94 0 94
1971 90 6 84
1972 73 0 73
1973 66 0 66
1974 72 0 72
1975 75 9 66
1976 68 11 57
1977 89 14 75
1978 88 18 70
1979 88 17 71
1980 93 15 78
1981 107 23 84
1982 89 17 72
1983 74 19 55
1984 90 26 64
1985 96 46 50
1986 117 54 63
1987 124 63 61
1988 113 62 51
1989 110 63 47
1990 112 56 56
1991 101 51 50
1992 96 59 37
1993 94 52 42
1994 103 60 43
1995 108 60 48
1996 118 69 49
1997 113 80 33
1998 129 90 39
1999 120 78 42
2000 117 73 44
2001 110 73 37
2002 138 93 45
2003 169 122 47
2004 242 168 74
2005 261 192 69
2006 290 224 66
2007 319 239 80
2008 340 263 77
2009 370 279 91
2010 414 323 91
2011 546 461 85
2012 558 484 74
2013 667 578 89
2014 714 637 77
2015 686 603 83

Want to know about the popularity of the Charley baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,549 babies born with the name Charley in the United States. That's more than enough Charleys to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 305 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Charley" was in 2014 with a total of 637 babies.

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Charley" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 39 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 443 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Charley popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Charley

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

Charley Taylor

Charley Taylor is a NFL player. Charley was born in 1941 in Dallas, Texas.

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Charley Webb

Charley Webb is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Charley was born in 1988 as Charlotte Anne Webb in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Charlie Pride

Charlie Pride is a singer, musician, recording artist, and performer specializing in country music and gospel music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Charlie was born in 1938 as Charley Frank Pride in Sledge, Mississippi, US.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Charley

Charley Boorman
Charley Casserly
Charley Horse
Charley Project
Charley Harper
Charley Hoffman
Charley Koontz
Charley Pride
Charley Patton

Alternative Meanings

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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

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Past life for Charley born Jan 1, 1933

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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 North of Latin America approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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