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Charles (Given name)

Charles is a name for boys. The name is a form of Karel and originates from English. On our website 25 people with the name Charles rated their name with 4 stars(out of 5). So they seem very satisfied! Abroad this is a perfectly fine name. Charles is in the top1000 of most popular names on facebook on position 109. Nicknames for Charles are Charlie, Chuck and Chaz.
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Meaning of Charles

The meaning of Charles is: "a non-noble freeman".


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Suitable names for a brother of Charles are: Livinus, Robert, Gosbert, Joe, Will. Suitable names for a sister of Charles are: Evelyn, Kristen, Phoebe, Symphorosa, Elizabeth. View more suitable names.


Charles occurs in the following categories:
Names that are easy to pronounce in English100 namesNames with 7 letters280 namesBoy names beginning with C151 namesNames with one syllable100 namesPopular French names500 names

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Popularity of Charles in the U.S.A.



Charles 62 years old   10-09-2012
While Charles sounds like a manly traditional name it has always seemed a bit stiff as in: "Charles the butler", or a man who may be a bit conservative and uptight and/or formal. Overall, though, I am quite satisfied with my name.
Charles 33 years old   2-01-2013
Charlie is the best name, every person named Charlie is the best. Except Charlie Manson, he makes a bad name for us all
Charles   23-06-2013
Is this the correct name for me?
Charles 70 years old   12-08-2013
I usually go by my middle name Steve.
Charles 38 years old   26-11-2013
Charles 79 years old   17-01-2014
Have always preferred Chuck. My mom disliked Chuck, said she didn't name me that. I still went by Chuck
Charles 69 years old   17-02-2014
Inherited: I am the third to carry the name.

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