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David Arquette and Christina McLarty welcomed son Charlie West on Monday, April 28th. Charlie joins big sister Coco Riley, 9½, Arquette’s daughter with ex-wife Courteney Cox.


WHERE IT ORIGINATED: Diminutive or feminine form of the French name Charles, which derives from the Germanic Karl.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Charlie is already a nickname but it could still be shortened to Chaz or Chas.

KNOW THIS: Nicknames as first names are on-trend: Tiger Woods, Mimi Rogers, Soledad O’Brien and Sarah Chalke have all named their sons Charlie.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: The main character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz—Charlie Brown—is a famous bearer of the name.

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