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Origin and Meaning of Charlemagne

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  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Charlemagne is of French origin and means "From the Latin Carl (or Charles) the Great (magnus)".
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  1. King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)

From French Charlemagne, from Latin Carolus Magnus, literally "Charles/Carl the great".

  1. One of the kings of the Franks from 768 to 814, crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 until his death in 814.

Charlemagne was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Charlemagne

Charlemagne was royalty. He was most active from 800 to 814. Charlemagne was born as the child of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon in Francia. He died on January 28th, 0814.


Charlemagne Palestine is a minimal music and experimental music musician. He plays Piano, Organ (music), Pump organ, Spoken word, and Vocals. Charlemagne was given the name Chaim Moshe Tzadik Palestine .


Charlemagne was born on April 18th, 1809 in Paris, New York. He passed away on July 26th, 1889.


Charlemagne was born on January 23rd, 1938 in Le Lamentin.


Charlemagne Émile de Maupas was a lawyer and politician. Charlemagne was born on December 8th, 1818 in Bar-sur-Aube, Aube, France. He died on June 19th, 1888.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Charlemagne

Charlemagne was royalty. He was most active from 800 to 814. Charlemagne was born as the child of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon in Francia. He died on January 28th, 0814.


Diane Charlemagne was an electronic dance music, funk, drum, bass, house music, trance music, and rave music singing and songwriter. Diane was born on February 22nd, 1964 in Manchester. She passed away on October 28th, 2015.


Jean Armand Charlemagne is a writer.


Maxime was born on September 27th, 1974.


Marcus was born on June 17th, 1978 in Saint Lucia.


Chaderson Charlemagne is an athlete for the AS Cavaly.


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Popularity of Charlemagne as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Charlemagne U.S.
  White 3.75% 64.26%
  African American 83.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Charlemagne

People with the last name Charlemagne are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Charlemagne

  • How Popular is the name Charlemagne? Charlemagne is the 56,889th most popular name of all time. As a last name Charlemagne was the 44,730th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Charlemagne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28 babies born with the first name Charlemagne in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Charlemagne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Charlemagne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Charlemagne was in 2013 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Charlemagne: Your name in reverse order is Engamelrahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eamehgncral. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Charlemagne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 480 people with the last name Charlemagne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Charlemagne? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Charlemagne as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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