Charley - boys name

Charley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 52%

Charley name meaning:

The name Charley is a variant of the name Charles, which has Germanic roots. It is derived from the Germanic name Karl or Karlus, meaning "man" or "free man." The name Charles itself has a long and storied history, with many famous bearers throughout the centuries.

Charley is often used as a diminutive or nickname for Charles, and it can be a popular choice for parents looking for a friendly and approachable name. The name Charley brings to mind qualities such as strength, reliability, and dependability. It is a name that has stood the test of time and remains classic and timeless.

Overall, the name Charley carries a sense of masculinity, tradition, and leadership. It is a name that has been embraced by many cultures and has a strong historical significance. As a boy's name, Charley exudes a sense of confidence and charm, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that is both traditional and modern.

Origin: English

Diminutive of Charles: From the Old English 'ceorl' meaning man.


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Related names

Charles , Arletta, Caralyn, CarIes, Carilla, Carilyn, Carilynne, CarIo, Carletta, Carlita, Carlotta , Caro, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carolanne, Carole, Caroliana, Carolina , Carolo, Carolyne, Carolynn, Chardae, Charlaine, Charlayne, Charlee , Charleen, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene , Charlette, Charley , Charli , Charlie , Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlotta, Charly, Charlyn, Charlynn, Charmayne, Charmine, Chars, Chas, Chatlie, Chattie, Chick, Chuck, Ebbaneza, Ebeneezer, Ebeneser, Ebenezar, Ebenezeer, Estella , Karl , Karla , Karol , Lottie , Lotty , Sharlene, Siarl, Totty

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Overall UK ranking: 2301 out of 4789

9 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Charley

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