Meaning and Origin of: Charlotte

Charlotte meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Little and womanly; feminine of Charles

What does Charlotte mean and stand for?

Charlotte is a diminutive form of Charles. Charlotte, meaning "free man" or "petite", is also the female form of Charlot.

Syllables: 2

Girl name variations


According to Social Security Administration data, Charlotte has recently become very popular, and has been in the top ten since 2014. It’s climbed the charts from position 289 in 2000, to 135 in 2005, to 46 in 2010.

However, it is the 28th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Charlotte was at its peak popularity in September 2016.

Charlotte is a classic name that has been in use since as early as the 14th century. It is often associated with royalty, gaining in popularity in the early 19th century with England's Queen Charlotte Sophia. It is famously known as the spider protagonist of Charlotte’s Web. Today it is more popular than ever thanks to popular characters in pop culture like Charlotte York from Sex and the City, and it has appeared on shows like Pretty Little Liars, Lost, and Revenge.

Where is it Popular?

Charlotte was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Charlotte

  • Char
  • Charley
  • Lola
  • Lotta
  • Lotte
  • Lottie

Pairs well with these middle names