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First Name
133k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Charlene

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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 389 389 0
1924 449 449 0
1925 587 587 0
1926 581 581 0
1927 834 834 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 3,489 3,489 0
1949 3,546 3,540 6 #100 girl name
1950 3,452 3,452 0
1951 3,446 3,439 7
1952 3,553 3,542 11
1953 3,511 3,503 8
1954 3,249 3,244 5
1955 3,316 3,303 13
1956 3,287 3,277 10
1957 3,162 3,148 14
1958 3,072 3,067 5
1959 2,750 2,743 7
1960 2,907 2,894 13
1961 2,837 2,827 10
1962 2,574 2,563 11
1963 2,742 2,732 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 169 169 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 158 158 0
2015 145 145 0

Fun Facts about the name Charlene

  • How many people with the first name Charlene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 132,918 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 3,542 babies. That's a lot of babies named Charlene!
  • Random Charlene Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Charlene ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 34 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1939.
  • 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 Enlecarh. How do you pronounce that?
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Common last names for Charlene

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Charlene

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

A feminine form of Charles coined in the nineteenth century.

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

Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Charlene was born in 1958 as Charlene L. Tilton in San Diego, U.S.

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Brinke Stevens

Brinke Stevens is a film actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Brinke was born in 1954 as Charlene Elizabeth Brinkman in San Diego.

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Charlène de Lange

Charlène was born in 1986.

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Charlene Meulenberg

Charlene was born in 1988.

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Charlene Begnaud

Charlene was born in 1973.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Charlene

Charlene Barshefsky
Charlene Drew Jarvis
Charlene Wittstock
Charlene Kaye
Charlene Fleming
Charlene Harrison
Charlene Holt
Charlene Monk

What does the name Charlene mean?

Cis for comic, laughter is your tonic.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Lis for lucky, who is more?

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

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