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.
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How Popular Is The Name Charlotte
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Popularity of the Name Charlotte
According to Social Security Administration data, Charlotte has recently become very popular, and has been in the top ten most popular baby girl names since 2014. The name Charlotte 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 FamilyEducation.com.
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 the Name Charlotte Popular?
Charlotte was searched for most often in the following states:
Nicknames for Charlotte
Charlotte pairs well with these middle names:
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