Meaning and Origin of: Char

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from French char ‘cart’, metonymic occupational name for a carter.
  • Anglicized spelling of Slovenian Čar, a nickname from čarati ‘to practice sorcery’.
  • Indian (Karnataka) : Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskritāčārya ‘teacher’, ‘spiritual guide’.