Origin : French, feminine diminutive of Charles

free man

The name Charlotte is a girl's name of French origin meaning "free man". Charlotte is the feminine form of the male given name Charles. It derived from Charlot, a French diminutive of Charles meaning “little Charles,” and the name of Charlemagne’s son in French literature and legend. The name was popularized by England's Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III. Queen Charlotte was the mother of fifteen children and a patron of Mozart and Bach. She and George ruled England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century during the French and American revolutions. Now the name of the young Princess of Cambridge, Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, and it is now among the most popular girl names. Charlotte is an elegant royal name, with a host of widely varied role models, from Charlotte Brontë to the spidery protagonist of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web to the more recent Charlotte York, aka the prissy one, of Sex and the City. Charlotte is appealing to a wide range of parents because it sounds feminine yet grownup, sophisticated yet lush. Charlotte is a pop culture staple—it was Scarlett Johansson's character in Lost in Translation and has been featured on TV shows like Lost and Revenge. The band Good Charlotte was named for a children's book with that title. An all-around winner of a name, Charlotte has been chosen by Chelsea Clinton, Dylan McDermott, Colin Hanks, and Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. In addition to Charlie, Lottie makes a cute nickname.

Popularity of name Charlotte over time

There are 362590 people in the U.S. with the first name Charlotte, this name was mostly popular in 2016 with popularity 13090 .

Charlotte is used for both genders.

0.19 percent of people with the first name Charlotte are man

99.81 percent of people with the first name Charlotte are woman

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Most Famous People Named Charlotte

Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Princess Royal of the United Kingdom; Queen consort of Frederick of Württemberg
character in movie "Shadow of a Doubt"
character on TV's "Sex and the City"
character on TV's "Pushing Daisies"
Queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom
main character in movie "Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte"
character on TV's "Lost'
witch in anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"
American author
spider in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"
daughter of Charles Spencer
character in movie "Lost in Translation"
character in the "Pretty Little Liars" series
Princess of Monaco
character in Disney's "As the Bell Rings"
Princess of Cambridge (b. 2015)
American writer and sociologist
English novelist
daughter of King George IV
character in Doctor Who's Big Finish Audios
English writer
English singer-songwriter
character in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"

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