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Charlie

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Free Man
  • #392 All Time
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29k Charley (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 730 0 730 #21 boy name
1881 673 5 668 #20 boy name
1882 759 6 753 #21 boy name
1883 653 10 643 #22 boy name
1884 753 7 746 #24 boy name
1885 714 9 705 #23 boy name
1886 734 11 723 #22 boy name
1887 653 11 642 #24 boy name
1888 809 13 796 #22 boy name
1889 696 11 685 #29 boy name
1890 809 12 797 #21 boy name
1891 723 16 707 #23 boy name
1892 780 19 761 #28 boy name
1893 701 10 691 #30 boy name
1894 721 17 704 #30 boy name
1895 784 17 767 #27 boy name
1896 728 14 714 #32 boy name
1897 737 23 714 #30 boy name
1898 751 23 728 #33 boy name
1899 711 33 678 #31 boy name
1900 1,151 27 1,124 #25 boy name
1901 682 28 654 #31 boy name
1902 796 35 761 #30 boy name
1903 776 37 739 #32 boy name
1904 767 28 739 #33 boy name
1905 840 39 801 #34 boy name
1906 772 28 744 #34 boy name
1907 836 43 793 #35 boy name
1908 783 43 740 #37 boy name
1909 872 39 833 #36 boy name
1910 1,172 65 1,107 #34 boy name
1911 1,022 44 978 #45 boy name
1912 1,525 79 1,446 #57 boy name
1913 1,694 76 1,618 #62 boy name
1914 2,007 101 1,906 #65 boy name
1915 2,319 126 2,193 #75 boy name
1916 2,534 119 2,415 #68 boy name
1917 2,688 151 2,537 #67 boy name
1918 2,922 178 2,744 #70 boy name
1919 3,089 199 2,890 #66 boy name
1920 2,983 197 2,786 #70 boy name
1921 2,712 139 2,573 #76 boy name
1922 2,833 181 2,652 #72 boy name
1923 2,657 183 2,474 #79 boy name
1924 2,680 175 2,505 #80 boy name
1925 2,760 182 2,578 #78 boy name
1926 2,644 200 2,444 #82 boy name
1927 2,714 201 2,513 #80 boy name
1928 2,650 188 2,462 #81 boy name
1929 2,371 185 2,186 #87 boy name
1930 2,293 178 2,115 #91 boy name
1931 2,132 161 1,971 #94 boy name
1932 2,289 161 2,128 #90 boy name
1933 2,137 161 1,976 #95 boy name
1934 2,029 135 1,894 #100 boy name
1935 2,051 128 1,923 #100 boy name
1936 1,969 129 1,840
1937 1,916 162 1,754
1938 1,942 140 1,802
1939 1,883 136 1,747
1940 1,898 134 1,764
1941 1,868 111 1,757
1942 1,989 118 1,871
1943 1,970 145 1,825
1944 2,011 132 1,879
1945 1,835 111 1,724
1946 1,899 113 1,786
1947 2,028 117 1,911
1948 2,015 113 1,902
1949 1,943 115 1,828
1950 1,779 103 1,676
1951 1,784 101 1,683
1952 1,752 83 1,669
1953 1,612 81 1,531
1954 1,533 82 1,451
1955 1,510 73 1,437
1956 1,604 73 1,531
1957 1,526 72 1,454
1958 1,483 55 1,428
1959 1,466 51 1,415
1960 1,290 45 1,245
1961 1,265 44 1,221
1962 1,265 41 1,224
1963 1,208 44 1,164
1964 1,103 33 1,070
1965 995 28 967
1966 866 31 835
1967 838 32 806
1968 764 25 739
1969 794 24 770
1970 790 21 769
1971 707 12 695
1972 650 10 640
1973 633 19 614
1974 572 19 553
1975 590 25 565
1976 624 59 565
1977 690 81 609
1978 720 62 658
1979 768 71 697
1980 667 71 596
1981 676 61 615
1982 574 56 518
1983 595 42 553
1984 610 72 538
1985 628 79 549
1986 643 108 535
1987 642 109 533
1988 620 121 499
1989 607 85 522
1990 655 118 537
1991 647 130 517
1992 578 92 486
1993 544 103 441
1994 558 111 447
1995 627 117 510
1996 595 137 458
1997 604 135 469
1998 627 132 495
1999 684 136 548
2000 657 129 528
2001 691 138 553
2002 769 170 599
2003 883 175 708
2004 1,034 222 812
2005 1,189 257 932
2006 1,286 355 931
2007 1,319 367 952
2008 1,492 403 1,089
2009 1,743 489 1,254
2010 2,098 670 1,428
2011 2,372 854 1,518
2012 2,576 1,046 1,530
2013 2,877 1,321 1,556
2014 3,102 1,432 1,670

Want to know about the populiarty of Charlie? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180,617 babies born with the name Charlie in the United States. That's more than enough Charlies to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 730 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Charlie" was in 1919 with a total of 2,890 babies. (That's a lot of baby Charlies)

According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Charlie" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 176 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 2,293 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 Charlie popular?

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Charlie

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

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 Sheen

Charlie Sheen is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Charlie was born in 1965 as Carlos Irwin Estevez in New York City, New York, U.S.

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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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Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Charlie was born in 1982 as Charlie Thomas Cox in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose is a talk show host and journalist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Charlie was born in 1942 as Charles Peete Rose, Jr. in Henderson, North Carolina, U.S.

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Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker is a musician and composer specializing in jazz and bebop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1937 to 1955. Charlie was born in 1920 as Charles Parker, Jr. in Kansas City, Kansas, US.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for rational, the way you think.

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

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

Your name in reverse order is "Eilrahc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iaehclr". 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 Charlie born Jan 19, 1985

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 Central Africa approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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