CHARLOTTE
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: shar-LOT (French), SHAHR-lət (English), shahr-LAW-tə (German), 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 Bronte (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Bronte sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.
Related Names
VARIANT: Charlotta (Swedish)
DIMINUTIVES: Lottie, Tottie, Totty (English), Lotte (German), Lotta (Swedish), Lotte (Danish), Lotte (Dutch)
MASCULINE FORMS: Charles, Charlot (French), Charles (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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)
Popularity
United States  ranked #11 
England/Wales  ranked #20 
Canada (BC)  ranked #13 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #2 
Belgium  ranked #29 
France  ranked #36 
Ireland  ranked #63 
Netherlands  ranked #60 
New Zealand  ranked #1 
Northern Ireland  ranked #28 
Norway  - 
Scotland  ranked #22