An admirable and dignified name that still shortens to fun nicknames from Charlie to Chip. Here we have a name with a wonderfully rich history, a name of kings. Like Charles the Great, also known as Charlemagne, who ruled over most of Europe in the 8th century. Non-regal bearers of the name are equally noble and include Charles Darwin, who revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution and Charles Dickens, author of Great Expectations.
Rank in the year 2015
Charles was ranked #71 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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