[ 2 syll. (c)har-mai-ne, ch-arma-ine ] The baby girl name Charmaine is pronounced as -SHaaRMEYN- †. Charmaine is used mostly in English and French, and its language of origin is Hebrew, English, and Old Greek. English origin, English use: The name is of disputed origin. It could be a coinage from the English ordinary word 'charm' + 'aine'. Its usage in the 20th century has been boosted by the popular song 'Charmaine' (1926) sung by The Bachelors.
In addition, Charmaine is a derivative (English and French) of the English, Romanian, and Spanish name Carmen.
Charmaine is also a derivative of the English name Carol.
Charmaine is also a derivative of the English name Charmian.
The name Charmaine is widely used; it has 31 derivatives. Derivatives include Charamy, Charm, Charmaen, Charmagne, Charmaigne, Charmaina, Charmalique, Charmane, Charmar, Charmara, Charmeen, Charmene, Charmese, Charmian, Charmin, Charmine, Charmion, Charmisa, Charmon, Charmyan, Charmyn, Karmaine, Sharmain, Sharmane, and Sharmayne. Other English forms include the shortenings Char and Charma, the pet form Chari, and the spelling variants Charmain, Charmayne, and Sharmaine. Both the origin and meaning of the name Charmaine is inherited by all variant forms.
Charmaine is an uncommon baby name for girls. At the height of its usage in 1952, 0.033% of baby girls were named Charmaine. Its ranking then was #331. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and is currently used on a very modest scale. In 2012, within the group of girl names directly related to Charmaine, Carmen was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Charmaine include Charmain, Sharmain, Sharmaine, Sharmane, Sharmayn, Sharmayne, Charmine, Cyrine, Saran, Sareen, Sareenah, Sarene, Saryna, Schirin, Sereana, Sereen, Sereina, Seren, Serene, and Serin.
† Pronunciation for Charmaine: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"