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Origin and meaning of Charlotte

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The meaning of Charlotte is "Free man, man".
Its origin is "Variant of the French name Charles".
Charlotte is a form of Charles and is generally pronounced like "SHAHR let" and " SHAR lot" and " shar LOT" and " shahr LAW tah".

This name is mostly being used as a girls name. Last year it ranked 11th in the U.S. Social Security Administration list of most popular baby girl names. Show popularity chart

Charlotte is a feminine variant of the French name Charles, which is a variant of the Latin name Carolus, which is a variant of the Germanic name Karl, which is derived from a word meaning "free man" or "man," though some suggest a connection to the Germanic element "hari" (army, warrior). The first meaning is by far the most widely accepted. Carolus was also likely influenced by the Old English word ceorl, which also means "man."

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is named after the Queen consort of King George III, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Streliz (whose given name was Sophia Charlotte).

Charlotte is a common given name among European royalty.

"Charlotte's Web" is a popular children's book by E.B. White. Charlotte is a spider in the book that befriends a pig named Wilbur.

Other famous bearers include authoress Charlotte Brontë, musician/vocalist Charlotte Church, as well as the fictional character Charlotte York from the US television show "Sex and the City."
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Baby names rank over the past 10 years:

Source: US SSA
2004 363 170 -
2005 304 135 11727
2006 278 125 -
2007 228 101 -
2008 206 87 -
2009 169 68 -
2010 120 45 12455
2011 97 27 -
2012 74 19 12503
2013 47 11 7572

Percentage used per gender (past 5 years):

42256
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Meaning of Charlotte: Charlotte is a feminine variant of the French name Charles, which is a variant of the Latin name Carolus, which is a variant of the Germanic name Karl, which is derived from a word meaning "free man" or "man," though some suggest a connection to the Germanic element "hari" (army, warrior)

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