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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English: Free man; variation of Charlie, diminutive of Charles

What Does Charlee Mean and Stand For? 

The name Charlee is a variation of the name Charlie, a diminutive of Charles meaning "free man." Charles dates back to the Middle Ages when it was very popular in France due to the fame of Charles the Great, also known as Charlemagne. Charlee is a gender-neutral name that is a great choice for both boys and girls. 

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How Popular Is The Name Charlee

What Does the Name Charlee Mean? 

Charlee is a gender-neutral name of English origin, meaning "free man." It is a standalone version of Charlie, a diminutive of Charles. 

Charlee is a particularly popular name for girls. 

How Popular is the Name Charlee? 

Charlee is the #272 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been gaining popularity each year since first appearing on the baby name charts at #919 in 2006. 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Charlee was at its peak popularity in April 2022. 

Popularity of the Name Charlee in the United States 

Charlee was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Kentucky 
  • Pennsylvania 
  • North Dakota 
  • Montana
  • New Jersey 

Famous People Named Charlee and Charlee in Pop Culture 

Famous Charlee's include Australian singer Charlee (stage name of Vera Luttenberger), American pop star Charlee Brooks, and English soccer player (male) Charlee Adams. 

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