Charlie

Charlie is often used as a short form of Charles or its feminine forms Charlotte and Charlene, derived from Germanic name Karl meaning “man”. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of a “free man”.

Origin: Germanic

Variants:

  • Charley
  • Charles (m)
  • Charlotte (f)
  • Charlene (f)

 

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