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GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: shar-LOT (French), SHAHR-lət (English), shahr-LAW-tə (German), shah-LOT (Swedish), shahr-LAWT-tə (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.
Related Names
VARIANT: Charlotta (Swedish)
DIMINUTIVES: Lottie, Tottie, Totty (English), Lotte (German), Lotta, Lotte, Lottie (Swedish), Lotte (Norwegian), Lotte (Danish), Lotte (Dutch)
MASCULINE FORMS: Charles (French), Carl, Carol, Charles, Karl (English), Carl, Karl (German), Carl, Karl (Swedish), Carl, Karl (Norwegian), Carl, Karl (Danish), Karel (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Charlize (Afrikaans), Carolina (Ancient Germanic), Carla (Catalan), Karla, Karolina (Croatian), Karolína (Czech), Karoliina, Lotta (Finnish), Karola, Karolina (Hungarian), Séarlait (Irish), Carla, Carlotta, Carola, Carolina (Italian), Karolina (Lithuanian), Karolina (Macedonian), Karolina (Polish), Carla, Carlota, Carolina (Portuguese), Karolina (Slovene), Carla, Carlota, Carolina (Spanish)
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