Charlie - Meaning of Charlie
[ 2 syll. (c)har-lie, ch-arl-ie ] The baby boy name Charlie is also used as a girl name, and more often so. Its pronunciation is CH-AARLiy- †. Charlie is an English name of Germanic origin. Charlie is a pet form of the name Charles (English and French).
Charlie is a classic favorite. Today it is still popular as a baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was before, and it is also considered fairly trendy. In 1900, 0.693% of baby boys were given the name Charlie. Its ranking then was #25. The baby name has since suffered a marked fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.089% and its ranking #218, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Charlie, Charles was the most popular. In 2018, its use outnumbered Charlie's by 4 times. Though Charlie is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period before 2015 that it was given more often to boys. From 2016 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Charlie. In 2017, 11% more girls than boys were given the name Charlie.
† Pronunciation for Charlie: 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)"
Details of famous persons named Charlie:
Actor Charlie Sheen, born Carlos Irwin Estevez, 3 September 1965, New York, New York.
Cartoon Character Charlie Brown, born 1947.
Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, born Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 April 1889 - 25 December 1977, London, England.
Saxophonist Charlie Parker, born Charles Christopher Parker, Jr., 29 August 1920 - 12 March 1955, Kansas City, Kansas.