Charlotte

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337k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
126
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Charlotte

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Char"lotte
A kind of pie or pudding made by lining a dish with slices of bread, and filling it with bread soaked in milk, and baked.

Etymology: F

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
  2. The largest city in North Carolina; located in south central North Carolina
Wiktionary

From French Charlotte in the 17th century, female diminutive form of Charles, from Middle High German Karl, which came from the Germanic *karlaz.

  1. A female given name.
  2. The largest city in the state of North Carolina.
  3. (historical) Designating a type of women's bonnet popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Charlotte was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Charlotte

Lotte Reiniger was a silhouette animation, animation, film director, and silhouetteanimator. She was most prominent from 1918 to 1979. Lotte was given the name Charlotte Reiniger on June 2nd, 1899 in Berlin. She breathed her last breath on June 19th, 1981.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Charlotte was given the name Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg by her parents Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin on July 21st, 1971 in London, England, UK.

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Charlotte was born on April 5th, 1986 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte is also known as Flair and Ashley; Charlotte.

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Charlotte Riley is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Charlotte was born on December 29th, 1981 in Grindon, County Durham.

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Charlotte Brontë was a novelist, poet, and governess. Charlotte was born on April 21st, 1816 in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She breathed her last breath on March 31st, 1855.

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Charli XCX is an electropop, pop punk, synthpop, and dance-pop musician. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Charli was given the name Charlotte Emma Aitchison on August 2nd, 1992 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Charlotte

Princess was born as the child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, and Duchess of Cambridge on May 2nd, 2015 in St Mary's Hospital, London, England.

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Charlotte was born on April 5th, 1986 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte is also known as Flair and Ashley; Charlotte.

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Sophia Charlotte was royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 1761. Sophia was born as the child of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen on May 19th, 1744 in Unteres Schloß, Mirow,. She breathed her last breath on November 17th, 1818.

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Princess Palatine Elisabeth Charlotte was royalty. They hold the title Duchess of Orléans and List of consorts of Orléans. Princess was born as the child of Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, Charlotte, and Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel on May 27th, 1652 in Heidelberg Castle. They left this life on December 8th, 1722.

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Her career lasted from 1964 to 1964. Princess was born as the child of Leopold III of Belgium and Astrid of Sweden on October 11th, 1927 in Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. She passed away on January 10th, 2005.

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Sophie Charlotte was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Alençon and List of consorts of Alençon. Sophie was born as the child of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria on February 23rd, 1847 in Possenhofen Castle, Possenhofen, Germany. She died on May 4th, 1897.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 237 237 0 #91 girl name
1881 227 227 0 #95 girl name
1882 257 257 0 #100 girl name
1883 291 291 0 #92 girl name
1884 344 344 0 #89 girl name
1885 317 317 0 #94 girl name
1886 368 368 0 #94 girl name
1887 351 351 0 #92 girl name
1888 464 464 0 #88 girl name
1889 455 455 0 #89 girl name
1890 417 417 0 #98 girl name
1891 387 387 0
1892 486 486 0 #99 girl name
1893 476 476 0 #100 girl name
1894 484 484 0 #101 girl name
1895 472 472 0
1896 492 492 0
1897 492 492 0
1898 569 569 0
1899 496 496 0
1900 602 602 0
1901 503 503 0
1902 524 524 0
1903 504 504 0
1904 554 554 0
1905 614 614 0
1906 619 619 0
1907 671 666 5
1908 766 766 0 #98 girl name
1909 841 841 0 #94 girl name
1910 896 896 0 #99 girl name
1911 960 960 0 #95 girl name
1912 1,375 1,375 0 #91 girl name
1913 1,603 1,603 0 #87 girl name
1914 2,013 2,008 5 #88 girl name
1915 2,763 2,757 6 #81 girl name
1916 3,001 2,995 6 #80 girl name
1917 3,241 3,230 11 #76 girl name
1918 3,383 3,373 10 #78 girl name
1919 3,366 3,353 13 #79 girl name
1920 3,628 3,623 5 #79 girl name
1921 3,594 3,587 7 #79 girl name
1922 3,582 3,582 0 #76 girl name
1923 3,596 3,596 0 #77 girl name
1924 3,624 3,613 11 #80 girl name
1925 3,557 3,549 8 #77 girl name
1926 3,524 3,514 10 #78 girl name
1927 3,683 3,677 6 #75 girl name
1928 3,484 3,473 11 #72 girl name
1929 3,552 3,538 14 #73 girl name
1930 3,412 3,405 7 #75 girl name
1931 3,413 3,402 11 #75 girl name
1932 3,373 3,364 9 #74 girl name
1933 3,124 3,110 14 #80 girl name
1934 3,440 3,434 6 #72 girl name
1935 3,483 3,468 15 #65 girl name
1936 3,568 3,555 13 #61 girl name
1937 3,555 3,537 18 #67 girl name
1938 3,644 3,625 19 #70 girl name
1939 3,754 3,740 14 #66 girl name
1940 4,305 4,290 15 #55 girl name
1941 4,580 4,563 17 #55 girl name
1942 5,045 5,021 24 #51 girl name
1943 5,504 5,481 23 #47 girl name
1944 4,948 4,928 20 #50 girl name
1945 4,543 4,529 14 #55 girl name
1946 4,985 4,969 16 #64 girl name
1947 5,400 5,386 14 #68 girl name
1948 5,180 5,165 15 #69 girl name
1949 5,153 5,143 10 #71 girl name
1950 4,740 4,732 8 #80 girl name
1951 4,655 4,648 7 #84 girl name
1952 4,213 4,206 7 #89 girl name
1953 3,822 3,814 8 #100 girl name
1954 3,766 3,759 7
1955 3,339 3,327 12
1956 3,276 3,267 9
1957 3,266 3,261 5
1958 3,020 3,011 9
1959 2,977 2,969 8
1960 2,792 2,779 13
1961 2,942 2,935 7
1962 2,690 2,680 10
1963 2,597 2,597 0
1964 2,428 2,421 7
1965 2,481 2,471 10
1966 2,306 2,301 5
1967 2,030 2,021 9
1968 2,008 2,002 6
1969 2,035 2,027 8
1970 1,997 1,991 6
1971 1,744 1,744 0
1972 1,536 1,536 0
1973 1,330 1,330 0
1974 1,262 1,252 10
1975 1,086 1,081 5
1976 956 956 0
1977 939 939 0
1978 829 829 0
1979 856 856 0
1980 855 850 5
1981 834 834 0
1982 793 793 0
1983 833 833 0
1984 793 787 6
1985 948 943 5
1986 860 860 0
1987 824 824 0
1988 856 856 0
1989 902 893 9
1990 961 961 0
1991 977 977 0
1992 963 963 0
1993 943 943 0
1994 942 942 0
1995 997 997 0
1996 945 945 0
1997 954 954 0
1998 996 996 0
1999 1,002 1,002 0
2000 1,104 1,104 0
2001 1,378 1,378 0
2002 1,602 1,602 0
2003 1,763 1,763 0
2004 1,993 1,993 0
2005 2,446 2,441 5
2006 2,778 2,778 0
2007 3,328 3,328 0 #100 girl name
2008 3,669 3,669 0 #86 girl name
2009 4,185 4,185 0 #68 girl name
2010 5,361 5,356 5 #46 girl name
2011 6,423 6,423 0 #27 girl name
2012 7,479 7,474 5 #19 girl name
2013 9,302 9,291 11 #11 girl name
2014 10,111 10,104 7 #10 girl name
2015 11,391 11,381 10 #9 girl name
2016 13,040 13,030 10 #7 girl name

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Popularity of Charlotte as a first name

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Popularity of Charlotte as a last name

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Common last names for Charlotte

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Martin
  • Young
  • Allen
  • Harris
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Charlotte U.S.
  White 54.76% 64.26%
  African American 30.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Charlotte

People with the last name Charlotte are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Charlotte

  • How Popular is the name Charlotte? Charlotte is the 205th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Charlotte was the 7th most popular name. As a last name Charlotte was the 133,863rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Charlotte have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336,563 babies born with the first name Charlotte in the United States. That's more than enough people named Charlotte to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Charlotte? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 237 new born babies.
  • When was Charlotte first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Charlotte is Friday, November 2nd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Charlotte born? The highest recorded use of the first name Charlotte was in 2016 with a total of 13,030 babies. That's a lot of babies named Charlotte!
  • Random Charlotte Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Charlotte ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Charlotte: Your name in reverse order is Ettolrahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcotethar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Charlotte? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 126 people with the last name Charlotte.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Charlotte? Charlotte is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.