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Charley - Meaning of Charley

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Meaning of the name CharleyCharlesCarlosCharlieArloCarlChadCaryChasChipChazCarlusCarolCarltonKaleCharliCharleCaleCarrolCarrollKarelKarlCharltonCarloKarleChuck

[ 2 syll. (c)har-ley, ch-arl-ey ] The baby boy name Charley is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being somewhat more common. Its pronunciation is CH-AARLiy- †. Charley is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Germanic. Charley is a diminutive form of the name Charles (English and French).

See also the related category germanic (german).

Charley is a rare baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.138% of baby boys were given the name Charley. It ranked at #103 then. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and is today of very light use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Charley, Charles was the most commonly used. Though Charley is slightly more popular as a girl name today, there was a period before 1981 that it was given more often to boys. From 2009 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Charley.

Baby names that sound like Charley include Charlee, Charli, Charlie, Charly, Charlo, and Charl.

† Pronunciation for Charley: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"


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