What is the meaning of the name Charles?

The name Charles is primarily a male name of English origin that means Free Man.

An English/French given name and surname.

Famous people named Charles include Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne; Charles Bronson, actor; and Charles Barkley, athlete.

People who like the name Charles also like:

Henry, Oliver, Samuel, Alexander, Benjamin, William, Theodore, Olivia, Charlotte, Audrey, Evelyn, Amelia, Violet, Elizabeth

Names like Charles:

Charleigh, Charlize, Corliss, Carolus, Carleigh, Carlos, Carolos

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin - son of Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin , born 2016

Stats for the Name Charles

checkmark Charles is currently #92 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Charles is currently #50 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Charles:

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1. Potential for confusion or miscommunication due to the commonality of the name.
2. Difficulty in standing out or being unique among other individuals with the same name.
3. Historical associations or stereotypes attached to the name that may impact perceptions or expectations.
4. Limited nickname options, as Charles is often shortened to Charlie or Chuck.
5. Potential for teasing or jokes related to famous figures named Charles, such as Charles Manson or Charles Darwin.

Songs about Charles

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Charles Bukowski Is Dead - The Boo Radleys
Lake Charles - Lucinda Williams