Name: Charlotte

Origin and Meaning of the Name Charlotte

  • Meaning:
    Free man
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  • Meaning:
    Man
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  • Meaning:
    Free man
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (SHAR lot)
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Miscellaneous Info for Charlotte

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Charlotte is a feminine form of the name Charles; though often interpreted as "woman" or "feminine," Charlotte might equally be interpreted as "masculine." Many texts reconcile these differences by defining Charlotte as "strong woman." Whilst moderately popular in the US (it was ranked 123rd in 2006, and is most popular on the East coast), it is very common in the UK, where it stayed at 12th place in 2007, the same position it holds in Belgium. It is also extremely popular in New Zealand, being the #1 name there in 2006, and in the Australian states of Victoria (#2), New South Wales (#2), South Australia (#2), Queensland (#3) and Western Australia (#8).

    Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, was named after the Queen consort of George III - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. There is a dessert named the Charlotte, which may have been named after Queen Charlotte.

    'Charlotte's Web' is a children's story by EB White about a pig named Wilbur who is helped by a spider named Charlotte.

    Famous bearers include author Charlotte BrontŽ, actress Charlotte Rampling and singer Charlotte Church.

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Popularity Rank of Charlotte (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Charlotte - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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