Charlie is a popular boy’s name in Britain at the moment. This page you will read about the meaning of the Charlie, its popularity and famous people called Charlie.

Meaning and Origin

Charlie is an English pet form of the boy’s name Charles which means ‘free man’.


Charlie is the 5th most popular baby boy’s name in England according to the ONS English baby names figures in 2011. It has been a popular baby name for the Royal family.

Famous People with the First Name Charlie

Here’s the list:

  • Charlie Sheen – is an American a-list actor who has starred in films like Platoon and Hot Shots
  • Charlie Chaplin – was an English comedy actor who rose to fame as ‘the Tramp’.
  • Charlie Brown – is a famous cartoon character.
  • Prince Charles – is often referred to as Charlie.

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