Charlie (given name)

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Region of originEngland
Other names
Related namesCharles, Charley, Chuck, Charlotte (given name), Charlene (given name)

Charlie is a unisex given name in English-speaking countries, often a nickname for Charles.[1]

It is traditionally a boy's name, but in the United States (as of 2015) it is more common for girls. Charlie was the 185th most popular name for girls, while being the 227th most popular for boys in the year 2016.[2]

In Britain, it is still primarily a boy's name. It was the sixth most popular name for boys in England and Wales, the 52nd in Ireland, 28th in New South Wales, Australia as well as Scotland. In the United States, the name has also become more common for girls in recent years. In England and Wales, the name entered the top 100 for girls from 1994-2004, but has not entered the top 100 again in more recent years. Outside of the anglosphere, the name 67th in Sweden for boys in the year 2007.

In modern times, it has become more common for this name to be used for girls, either as a nickname for Charlotte or Charlene, or sometimes on its own. The different forms of spelling are most commonly used for the feminine forms. These spelling variants include Charlee, Charli, Charly, and Charleigh. Charley is another spelling variant, for boys and girls.


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  1. ^ "Charlie - The Meaning, Origin And Other Facts About The Name". HuffPost UK. 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
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