Charlotte: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on BabyNames.com

Charlotte

What is the meaning of the name Charlotte?

The name Charlotte is primarily a female name of French origin that means Free.

The name Charlotte is of French origin. It is derived from the name Charles, which means "free." Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles and the name became popular in England during the 18th century, when it was given to the daughter of King George III. 

Common nicknames include Charlie/Charley, Lottie, Lotta, and Char. A common variation is Carlotta, the Italian form of Charlotte.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is a member of the British Royal Family. Kate Middleton's younger sister, Philippa/Pippa Matthews also has the middle name Charlotte. Charlotte is also the name of several places in the world, including Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States, and Charlotte, a city in France.

Five famous people named Charlotte include:

Charlotte Bronte - An English novelist and poet, known for her famous novel "Jane Eyre". She lived from 1816-1855.
Charlotte Gainsbourg - A French-British actress and singer, known for her roles in films such as "Antichrist" and "Melancholia."
Charlotte Casiraghi - A member of the Monaco royal family, she is the daughter of Princess Caroline and granddaughter of Grace Kelly.
Charlotte Rampling - An English actress, known for her roles in films such as "The Night Porter" and "45 Years."
Charlotte Hawkins Brown - An American educator and activist, she founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a school for African-American students in North Carolina, in 1902.

Five fictional characters named Charlotte include:

Charlotte York - A character from the TV series and movies "Sex and the City." She is an art dealer who is known for her classic and traditional style.
Charlotte Lucas - A character from the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. She is the best friend of the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, and marries Mr. Collins for financial security.
Charlotte A. Cavatica - A character from the children's novel "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. She is a spider who befriends Wilbur the pig and helps save him from being slaughtered.
Charlotte Vale - A character from the novel "Now, Voyager" by Olive Higgins Prouty, which was also made into a movie. She is a shy and insecure woman who undergoes a transformation and gains self-confidence and love.
Charlotte Doyle - A character from the novel "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" by Avi. She is a wealthy girl who is traveling on a ship to meet her family when she becomes involved in a mutiny and must fight for her survival.

Different Spellings of the name Charlotte:

Sharlotte, Sharlette

People who like the name Charlotte also like:

Ava, Amelia, Sophia, Scarlett, Violet, Audrey, Olivia, Henry, Owen, Liam, William, Oliver, Ethan, Benjamin

Names like Charlotte:

Charolette, Carlito, Charlette, Carlita, Carlotta, Charlot, Carlota

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Charlotte Drew Hawk - daughter of Mina Starsiak Hawk and Steve Hawk , born 2020
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Princess of Cambridge - daughter of William, Prince of Wales and Kate Middleton , born 2015
Charlotte Grace Prinze - daughter of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. , born 2009
Giselle Charlotte Overton - daughter of Jessica Rowe and Peter Overton , born 2009

Stats for the Name Charlotte

checkmark Charlotte is currently #4 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Charlotte is currently #3 in U.S. births

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Charlotte Anne - Julian Cope
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Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure
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Charlotte Street - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
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Frozen Charlotte - Natalie Merchant
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