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30k Charley (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 730 0 730 #22 boy name
1881 673 5 668 #21 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 #31 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 2,982 197 2,785 #70 boy name
1921 2,713 139 2,574 #76 boy name
1922 2,832 181 2,651 #72 boy name
1923 2,658 183 2,475 #79 boy name
1924 2,680 175 2,505 #80 boy name
1925 2,761 182 2,579 #78 boy name
1926 2,644 200 2,444 #82 boy name
1927 2,713 201 2,512 #80 boy name
1928 2,649 188 2,461 #81 boy name
1929 2,372 185 2,187 #86 boy name
1930 2,291 178 2,113 #91 boy name
1931 2,134 161 1,973 #94 boy name
1932 2,288 161 2,127 #90 boy name
1933 2,138 161 1,977 #95 boy name
1934 2,029 135 1,894 #100 boy name
1935 2,051 128 1,923 #100 boy name
1936 1,968 129 1,839
1937 1,918 162 1,756
1938 1,941 140 1,801
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 1,972 145 1,827
1944 2,011 132 1,879
1945 1,835 111 1,724
1946 1,899 113 1,786
1947 2,029 117 1,912
1948 2,015 113 1,902
1949 1,944 115 1,829
1950 1,781 103 1,678
1951 1,783 101 1,682
1952 1,752 83 1,669
1953 1,617 81 1,536
1954 1,533 83 1,450
1955 1,509 72 1,437
1956 1,603 73 1,530
1957 1,525 72 1,453
1958 1,482 55 1,427
1959 1,468 51 1,417
1960 1,290 45 1,245
1961 1,265 44 1,221
1962 1,264 41 1,223
1963 1,210 44 1,166
1964 1,103 33 1,070
1965 995 28 967
1966 866 31 835
1967 838 32 806
1968 764 25 739
1969 796 24 772
1970 791 21 770
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 596 137 459
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 1,320 367 953
2008 1,492 403 1,089
2009 1,744 489 1,255
2010 2,098 670 1,428
2011 2,375 856 1,519
2012 2,575 1,045 1,530
2013 2,882 1,323 1,559
2014 3,119 1,436 1,683
2015 3,216 1,554 1,662

Want to know about the popularity of the Charlie baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 183,872 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 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Charlie" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 104 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 1,968 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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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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Charlie

Charlie Charlie
Charlie Charlie Game
Charlie Puth
Charlie Wilson

Alternative Meanings

C is for casual, no pretension here.

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for realist, the way you are.

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

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

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Past life for Charlie born Jul 22, 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 Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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