Charlene

First Name
133k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Charlene

"Charlene" is a name of English origin, and it means "Free". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

A feminine form of Charles coined in the nineteenth century.

  1. A female given name; best used in the U.S. in the 1940s.

Notable Persons Named Charlene

Charlene is a swimming (sport). She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Charlene was born on January 25th, 1978 in Bulawayo.

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Charlene Tilton is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Charlene was given the name Charlene L. Tilton on December 1st, 1958 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Charlene Choi is a cantopop and mandopop singing, songwriter, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Charlene is also known as Ah Sa and Sasa.

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Tweet is a soul music and neo soul singer-songwriter and guitarist. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Tweet was given the name Charlene Keys on January 21st, 1971 in Rochester, New York. Tweet is also known as Tweet and Charlene.

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Charlene McKenna is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Charlene was given the name Charlene Lee McKenna on March 26th, 1984 in Glaslough. Charlene is also known as McKenna and Charlene Lee (full name); Searlaoin Nic Chionaoith (Irish).

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Charlene was born on March 25th, 1989. They died on November 1st, 2003.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Charlene

Charlene is a swimming (sport). She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Charlene was born on January 25th, 1978 in Bulawayo.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 5 5 0
1892 6 6 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 9 9 0
1898 12 12 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 6 6 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 13 13 0
1905 13 13 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 29 29 0
1909 28 28 0
1910 32 32 0
1911 40 40 0
1912 61 61 0
1913 75 75 0
1914 89 89 0
1915 133 133 0
1916 169 169 0
1917 203 203 0
1918 248 248 0
1919 233 233 0
1920 294 294 0
1921 318 318 0
1922 332 332 0
1923 390 390 0
1924 449 449 0
1925 587 587 0
1926 581 581 0
1927 833 833 0
1928 854 854 0
1929 932 932 0
1930 987 987 0
1931 1,009 1,009 0
1932 1,122 1,122 0
1933 1,180 1,174 6
1934 1,353 1,344 9
1935 1,404 1,394 10
1936 1,491 1,482 9
1937 1,591 1,580 11
1938 1,679 1,674 5
1939 1,710 1,704 6
1940 1,692 1,686 6
1941 2,070 2,060 10
1942 2,324 2,319 5
1943 2,362 2,354 8
1944 2,443 2,433 10
1945 2,399 2,387 12
1946 3,048 3,036 12
1947 3,476 3,476 0
1948 3,488 3,488 0
1949 3,546 3,540 6 #100 girl name
1950 3,450 3,450 0
1951 3,447 3,440 7
1952 3,554 3,543 11
1953 3,511 3,503 8
1954 3,247 3,242 5
1955 3,316 3,303 13
1956 3,287 3,277 10
1957 3,162 3,148 14
1958 3,071 3,066 5
1959 2,751 2,744 7
1960 2,907 2,894 13
1961 2,838 2,828 10
1962 2,574 2,563 11
1963 2,741 2,731 10
1964 2,816 2,802 14
1965 2,602 2,592 10
1966 2,198 2,188 10
1967 2,087 2,079 8
1968 1,946 1,946 0
1969 2,007 1,999 8
1970 1,990 1,983 7
1971 1,740 1,733 7
1972 1,469 1,463 6
1973 1,215 1,208 7
1974 1,075 1,070 5
1975 1,074 1,074 0
1976 1,087 1,080 7
1977 1,073 1,068 5
1978 944 938 6
1979 934 934 0
1980 1,069 1,069 0
1981 1,004 1,004 0
1982 1,063 1,058 5
1983 962 962 0
1984 942 936 6
1985 902 902 0
1986 796 785 11
1987 804 804 0
1988 714 707 7
1989 709 709 0
1990 665 660 5
1991 531 531 0
1992 473 473 0
1993 427 427 0
1994 407 407 0
1995 308 308 0
1996 290 290 0
1997 307 307 0
1998 251 251 0
1999 208 208 0
2000 191 191 0
2001 168 168 0
2002 170 170 0
2003 165 165 0
2004 202 202 0
2005 178 178 0
2006 190 190 0
2007 182 182 0
2008 153 153 0
2009 142 142 0
2010 136 136 0
2011 132 132 0
2012 133 133 0
2013 115 115 0
2014 159 159 0
2015 146 146 0
2016 138 138 0

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Popularity of Charlene as a first name

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Common last names for Charlene

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Baker

Fun Facts about the name Charlene

  • How Popular is the name Charlene? Charlene is the 526th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Charlene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 133,056 babies born with the first name Charlene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Charlene to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Charlene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Charlene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Charlene is Friday, September 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Charlene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Charlene was in 1952 with a total of 3,543 babies. That's a lot of babies named Charlene!
  • Random Charlene Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Charlene ranks 67th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 162 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Charlene: Your name in reverse order is Enelrahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnaeherc. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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