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meaning:From Paris, France
origin: Greek


Origin: German

Meaning: Free Man

A classic, kingly name with a cute and friendly nickname, Charles has hung around for ages, but has been slowly dipping since the mid-twentieth century. It spent 1909 to 1968 in the top 20, and only dropped out of the top 50 in ’00. Despite its steady but gradual fall, don’t look for it to go too much lower -- celebs like Jodie Foster and Russell Crowe are starting to resurrect the name, and its timeless appeal will never fade…it certainly hasn’t yet.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 63

Famous charles

  • Charles Darwin - naturalist
  • Charles “Charlie” Chaplin - actor and director
  • Charles Dickens - author
  • Prince Charles - Prince of Wales

Infamous charles

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