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This is Chester Bennington's (Linkin Park's vocalist) middle name.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2005
In Gone with the Wind, Charles is Scarlett O'Hara's first husband. He's shy and Scarlett thinks he looks like a calf.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
Charles Schultz was the creator of the Peanuts comics and Charles Spurgeon was a famous British Baptist preacher, often called the Prince of Preachers, who lived in the 19th century.
breakofday  12/6/2005
I think this name is awful and old fashioned. And seriously would you want your child having a name that is associated with Prince Charles?
jazzi  1/12/2006
I love Charles, I hope to use for my first son. It is a name with history and the nickname of Charlie balances out the seriousness of Charles.
poppylena  1/27/2006
I would have thought Charlie was a slightly unfortunate name for a child - in British slang, a charlie is someone who is easily taken in.

"April in Paris / Here comes a charlie" in the immortal words of Spike Milligan!
Breaca  1/29/2006
If I were male I think that Charles would be the perfect name for me. I would go by Charlie. My name is Carli and I cannot find that name anywhere. Through alternate spellings and similiar names I've found they all point back to Charles.
insanitie101  2/4/2006
Charles is the name of my French born grandfather and I like this name. It sounds classical and handsome. I also like the nickname Charlie for Charles.
Missy  3/11/2006
Jodie Foster's son is named Charles.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2006
Famous bearer is Charles Münch, a French conductor.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
My grandfather's name was Charles, but he went by Chuck, which I like better than Charlie. It is also my brother's middle name, Timothy Charles, and I think it works better as a middle name than as a first name.
kerrilouise  4/14/2006
I find the name Charles stuffy and cold but I love the nickname Charlie. It is definitely a name a child could grow up with and it has been a timeless classic that has never faded out of popularity. The nickname for Charles I don't like is Chuck or Chuckie.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Charles is an okay name, the nickname Charlie is great and another good nickname for this name is Chas.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
Professor Charles Eppes, younger brother of Don Eppes, on the TV show Numb3rs.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2006
Famous bearer was Charles M. Jones. He was the most important man in animation. He directed Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, And How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In a list of "Best Cartoons", four of Jones' cartoons where in the Top 5.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2006
For some reason this is the most solid name for boys I've ever come across, I don't know why, it's not my favorite or anything, but if you just say it it's literally substantial. I don't know why.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2006
Charles Ingalls is the father of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
Why not keep the old names going? I would name my baby boy Charles because it's classic, and then it could be abbreviated to Charlie for a more fun, youthful nickname. A lovely choice.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
The actor, Charlie Chaplin. Although his real name was Charles Spencer Chaplin.
MusicRat  8/10/2006
Charles Bovary is a character in Gustave Flaubert's famous novel 'Madame Bovary'. He is Madame (Emma) Bovary's husband.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2006
I like it because it's classic. I'll probably name my son Charles Whittaker because there have been, like, 4 generations of Charles Whittaker's in our family. Sorta weird, when you think about it.
annemm  10/22/2006
Charles Dodgson was the real name of Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland".
Morsa  10/27/2006
Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly across the ocean.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Charles is Russell Crowe's son's name.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
In As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Charles is a wrestler for Duke Frederick, the usurper. He is beaten by Orlando.
Aqua  12/11/2006
It's a good name but I think the nicknames Charlie or Char would be better sounding for Charles.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2006
In the novel Phantom by Susan Kay, Charles is the name of Erik and Christine's son. He is very handsome and a great musician. Coincidentally, this was also the name of Erik's father.
scarletquillraven  12/25/2006
I've never liked this name much, and I don't know why---but I at least respect it because it's a good, solid, traditional sort of name, and not something invented or spelled "uniquely".
― Anonymous User  4/3/2007
This is my name, except I go by Charlie. I really am not a big fan of this name and I usually hate to be referred to as my real name. Maybe when I get older I'll appreciate it more.
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
I would use this for a girl with the French pronunciation. I think it sounds so much mroe feminine.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2007
Charlie (Charles) Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Charlie (Charles) Pace from Lost.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2007
I love this name. Especially for a middle name. I think that the name Charles flows well with many names and that is why I like it for a middle name.
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  7/14/2007
First thought: Father of the famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder, and he was in all of the 'Little House' books, portrayed by Michael Landon in famous television series, and also many other miniseries and movies based on the life of the Ingalls Family.

He was a gentle man with infinite love for his family, but Charles Ingalls had for his entire life a strong case of "wanderlust". He is quoted by Laura in her "Little House" series of books as saying: "My wandering foot gets to itching". He loved traveling and didn't like living among big crowds of people, so together with his family in the early years of his marriage, he traveled a great deal and often changed homes.

Charles Frederick Ingalls was the husband of Caroline Ingalls (nee Quiner), and father of 5 children (the 4 girls were the surviving): Mary Ingalls, Laura Ingalls, Caroline "Carrie" Ingalls, Freddy (who died as an infant), and Grace Ingalls. He was born in January 1836 and died in June 1902 at the age of 66.
Sarah Elizabeth  10/31/2007
Charles Trask is in Steinbeck's East of Eden. He is a Cain character.
sweet-and-shy  12/8/2007
I LOVE this name! It sounds so strong and formal, but there are some great nicknames for it too. Like: Char and Charlie.
Mrnda13  1/2/2008
Charles Manson was the leader of the infamous "Manson Family" back in the late 1960's. Helter Skelter and all that.
rising_SoUtH  3/5/2008
Charles is also the middle name of the fictional villain Freddy Krueger.
rising_SoUtH  3/5/2008
Charles Foster Kane II was the central character inn the wildly acclaimed film "Citizen Kane" in 1941. He was portrayed by Orson Welles, who also co-wrote, produced, and directed the film.
AndrewJKD  3/12/2008
Charles White Whittlesey was an American Lieutenant Colonel. He is noted for leading the Lost Battalion in the Argonne Forest during World War I, for which he received the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor given out by the United States government.
AndrewJKD  4/6/2008
The name is actually quite good, even though it sounds a bit elitist in its official form. It's so common, but I haven't heard of many guys who go by Charles. I've heard of plenty of Charlies and Chucks, and the former nickname sounds too immature and a bit annoying to me, and the latter sounds like some dimwit redneck name. I wish people named Charles just went by Charles, then it would stop reminding me of the royal family in England. Heck, it's got less syllables and everything!
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
Charles is the birth name of American author Cormac McCarthy.
pinkElephant  7/26/2008
Charles Kinbote is a character in Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire. The book is a poem, and Kinbote is the poet's crazy neighbor who edits it and adds extensive commentary.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/7/2008
Charles is Chuck Bass's real name in the famous tv show Gossip Girl.
Dahlis  1/10/2009
Charles Darnay, major character in Charles Dickens' novel Tale of Two Cities. Many people believe that Dickens named the character after himself, as they have the same first name and last initial.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  2/20/2009
Charles Chaplin (1889-1977), star of such films as City Lights and Modern Times.
malkat  3/5/2009
A great French poet of the same name is Charles Baudelaire. If you've never heard of him, I'd advise you to read some of his poetry which could easily be found by searching online.
Dessa  9/21/2009
Charlie Kelly is a character on the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
leylaellen  11/29/2009
Actress Jodie Foster and her partner Cydney Bernard have a son Charles Bernard-Foster.
MaggieSimpson  12/19/2009
Charles Gounod great French composer of operas like 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Faust' and of the hymn 'Ave Maria.'
Anton  3/13/2010
My husband's name is CHARLYE.
I cannot find this form of Charles on the internet, I think it's because his name was wrong written in the registry. He's from Chile and in Spanish Charlie, Chars, Charles are forms in English for CARLOS.

Anyways, I love his name because I feel that I have the only CHARLYE in the world.
arryflag  5/4/2010
It's a cool name, but it's way too common. I recommend waiting until it's popularity dies down to use it.
Black_X  5/11/2010
My husband's name is Charles. He was called Chuckie when he was growing up as his father was a Charles also, called, Chuck. He has since changed his nickname to Chaz, which I greatly prefer. Chuck makes me think of "ground chuck" beef, and woodchucks.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2010
Charles Ryder is the main character in Evelyn Waugh's novel "Brideshead Revisited."
Lunar_Wolf  9/10/2010
I'm not crazy about the full version, but the nickname Charlie is really cute. Can't say I feel the same way about the name Charlie for girls, however.
Chrila96  10/23/2010
I would name my kid this just for the nickname Charlie. Charles sounds so serious.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2010
Charles Emerson Winchester III is the snobby surgeon on M*A*SH played by David Ogden Stiers.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2010
Charlemagne was the first Christian Roman Emperor. He was grandson to Charles Martel. The general that fought the Battle of Tours in 832 A.D. preventing the Moors from invading Europe.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2010
Charles Audran III (1658-1734) was the best-known member of a family of French painters and decorators.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2011
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a French poet and critic.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2011
Charles Biederman (1906-2004) was an American abstract artist and art theorist.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2011
It's an anagram of Rachels.
Hushpuppy  9/21/2011
Robin Charles Scherbatsky Jr. is a (female) character on the TV show, "How I Met Your Mother." She was named after her father, who was disappointed to have a daughter, having always wanted and expected to have a son.
Emmasj  10/10/2011
Charles Brooking (1723-1759) was an English marine painter.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2011
Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) was an American painter mainly in watercolour.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2011
Charles the Bold.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2011
Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran (4 July 1837 – 17 February 1917), was a French painter and art instructor.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2011
I don't really like the name Charles. I just don't really like the sound (or most of the associations).
It's very surprising to see a kid my age named Charles these days--there's one my age, and the first day of this year, the teacher muttered "Ooooh. Vintage. That's a throwback name."
I prefer the nickname Chuck to Chaz, Charlie and just Charles.
SamBelden  10/20/2011
How can anybody forget Charles Bingley from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?
Missy  2/16/2012
Charles II of Valois (1522-1545), youngest son of King Francis I of France and his wife Claude of Brittany. He was the Duke of Orleans, but died age 23.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Charles of England (1629-1629) was the oldest son of Charles I of England and his wife Henriette Marie of France. He died in infancy. His younger brother who was born 1 year after his death and named after his deceased brother. Charles later became Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
Charles of Orleans (1820-1828) was the son of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily. He died as a child.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Charles was the son of King Philippe I of France and his wife Bertha.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Charles (1226-1285) was the youngest son of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Charles (1492-1495) was the oldest son of King Charles VIII of France and his wife Anne. He died young. His younger brother (1496-1496) was also named Charles.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Charles (1470-1498) was the son of King Louis XI of France and his wife Charlotte. He became King Charles VIII of France.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Charles (1550-1574) was the son of King Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de Medici. He later became King Charles IX of France.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Charles (1677-1677) was the son of King James II of England and his second wife Mary of Modena.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles (1660-1661) was the oldest daughter of King James II of Great Britain and his first wife Anne Hyde.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles was also the name of another son (1666-1667) of King James II of Great Britain and his first wife Anne Hyde. He was named after his older deceased brother.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles (1778-1820) was the son of King Charles X of France and his wife Maria Teresa.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles (1446-1472) was the youngest son of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles (1386-1386) was the oldest son of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Also another son of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria was named Charles (1392-1401) named after his older deceased brother, but he died young as well. His younger brother Charles (1403-1461) was later crowned King Charles VII of France.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles (1369-1422) was the son of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne. He later became King Charles VI of France.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charles (1338-1380) was the oldest son of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. He later became King Charles V of France.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Charles (1294-1328) was the son of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Johanna.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Charles (1270-1325) was the son of King Philippe III of France and his first wife Isabella.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Loooove the name Charlie! But it sounds way too informal as a full name, so I guess Charles isn't bad.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
I knew a little boy named Charlie. (Charles) he was so cute and everybody was always telling him how much they liked his name :)
Oohvintage  1/13/2013
Charles "Chachi" Arcola is a character from Happy Days. Played by Scott Baio.
blueeyesparkle  2/21/2013
Charles Trippy - Popular YouTuber and bassist for the band "We The Kings".
Hola123  3/9/2013
Charles is the name of the prince in the anime Cinderella Monogatari. He was named after another famous bearer, Charles Perrault, who wrote the Cinderella story that we all know and love.
Lolth  7/15/2013
Charles Xavier is a character in X-Men.
thesnowwhiterose  7/18/2013
Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a French fairy tale author. He wrote Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, and several other stories.
Buneary  3/15/2014
Another common French form of the name is "Charl"
The form Charl was carried by several of the French hugenots of whom one Charl Marais Settled in South Africa in the 1820's.
Bladesmith  6/19/2014
Prince Henry Charles Albert David Of Wales. Born September 15, 1984.
PrettyWings1111  7/2/2014
Charles reminds me of Little House on the Prairie; it was Pa's name. I am starting to like this name a lot and I think the nickname Charlie is cute for a little boy.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Charles Albright is an American serial killer.
hkols  11/2/2014
Charles "Charlie" Day is the hilarious actor who plays the crazy semi-mentally challenged Charles "Charlie" Kelley on the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2014
Charles the Hedgehog, known as Uncle Chuck, is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2014
The only name I know of that has an abbreviation ("Chas.") as opposed to a nickname, though it's seldom used nowadays. Why? It's certainly short enough as it is.
Kosta  4/9/2015
Just awful. It has a very staunch sound. I just can't like this name at all.
TheArtemisMoon  6/2/2015
Sharlee D'Angelo (birth name Charles), (Born April 27, 1973) bassist of Swedish metal band Arch Enemy.
UoleviH  7/27/2015
I love this name! It's sounds so sophisticated and handsome! :D.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2015
Regal, serious, and intelligent. My son is intelligent but the other descriptors do not fit. Instead he is comical, sporty, and kind. He has always been called Charles and from an early age he has corrected those who have tried to nickname him. This name has been fairly popular maintaining a ranking in the single digits for half of the past 134 years and only recently falling as low as 55.
KEK  9/12/2015
Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for voicing Mario in the video games since 1995.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2015
Does anyone remember Charles Dickens? Greatest author of the Victorian era?
― Anonymous User  2/11/2016
Don't forget Charles Manson, mass murderer.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2016
One of the few "classic" names that I really like, as it sounds strong and masculine, yet you can still get cute nicknames like Charlie out of it. I wouldn't use it due to it's commonness, but I still like the name.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
Personally I think this name is boring, plus it sounds too harsh and rough for a baby boy nowadays. Please, leave this name for the older generation.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
My father is named Charles. What baffles me is how foolish and dim-witted someone would have to be to call this a feminine name, but that appears to be the case with many names nowadays. Very sad, really.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2016
A classic and strong name. I like It.
Jake Fax  7/8/2016
Charles Haddon Surgeon (1834-1892) was a British preacher.
Chasing Cars  8/19/2016
I imagine Charles as being cute and quirky, lol.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2016
We chose this name for my little boy who is 8 months old. We refer to him as just Charles and not Charlie and in fact I find that it is quite quirky as there are no other babies called Charles. We don't think we are posh it's just I don't care for babyish sounding names, friends have commented on how much he suits his name.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2016
Charles Ketley was a Welsh male international footballer. He was part of the Wales national football team, playing 1 match on 25 February 1882 against Ireland.
cutenose  1/11/2017
Charles Michael Romes was an American football cornerback in the NFL, primarily for the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at North Carolina Central University. Romes's 137 total starts with Buffalo are eight-most in team history. He is distinguished as being the first French to play in the National Football League.
cutenose  4/21/2017
Charles, Prince of Wales is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in South West England as Duke of Cornwall and in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. He is also the oldest person to be next in line to the throne since Sophia of Hanover, who died in 1714 at the age of 83.
cutenose  5/16/2017
Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley is the only son of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon. He is a great-grandson of George VI. He is heir apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon and 19th in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II after his father.
cutenose  6/24/2017
I love this name. It is an extremely classic name that screams sophistication. The only thing I don't like is the nickname Chuck. :P.
BlueBayou  7/9/2017
Charles is also the name of the famous comic book writer Charles M. Schultz who made "Peanuts".
Mr. Beaver  8/9/2017
Sort of pompous sounding. Charlie is better.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2017

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