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A famous bearer is Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and grand-daughter of Grace Kelly.
wiswina  5/19/2005
What a lovely and classy moniker - it's feminine without being frilly, strong without being boyish. Though it has been very popular in Britain for awhile now, the name it still relatively underused in the US.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2005
There is children's book "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White.
Anjamon  6/18/2005
Charlotte is a pretty name. It kind of sounds medieval.
Tbird  6/23/2005
This is the middle name of actress Emma Watson. Her full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (Duerre is a surname, so I guess this was her last name before her mom got married.) I don't like 'Emma' with the name 'Charlotte'.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2005
Charlotte is a lovely name.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2005
A famous bearer of the name was Charlotte Bronte. I absolutely love this name, it is classic and gorgeous.
lena92  7/15/2005
I love the name Charlotte for a girl, especially since you can call her "Charlie" for short.
author  8/15/2005
Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst (went by Charley Parkhurst) was a stage coach driver in the 1800s who was actually a woman dressed up as a man, acting like one too. No one knew of her sex until a physician examined her dead body in December of 1879. Under the identity of 'Charley', she was the first woman to vote in a presidental election for Ulysses Grant in 1868.
ampomg  8/23/2005
My name is Charlotte Anne and I love my name. Even though Charlotte is a very popular name in Britain, it still feels unique to me. I think it is a pleasant and feminine name.
charlotteanne  9/17/2005
That's so pretty! Charlotte is elegant and Anne is graceful (derived of Hannah, which means "favor", graceful). I have trouble finding names that sound pretty with names like Charlotte. Nicknames can be Charlie, Lottie. :)
Tbird  9/17/2005
I love this name! I think it sounds delicate and pretty and refreshing. I can't tell you how many "Olivia" and "Abby" baby girls I know lately; not that those names aren't pretty, but just over-used. Charlotte sounds beautiful and still refreshingly "new" to me. I just had a baby girl this past February and named her Charlotte!
proud mama  9/20/2005
I'm so glad you called your daughter that! I think it's a lovely name. A lot of Charlottes get called Charlie, or Lottie, which I think is really sweet. I myself tend to get called Char-lottie! I think it's cute!
charlotteanne  9/21/2005
Sexy name!
― Anonymous User  9/26/2005
I love the name Charlotte. It's so beautiful and sophisticated. A person with the name Charlotte definitely has a strong sense of character and a great personality. She would be a great person.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2005
Although my name is Natalie my friends call me Charlotte, as in Charlotte York from Sex and the City which I find flattering. It is a lovely name, it's so feminine and traditional!
natalie11181  10/20/2005
I really adore this name for a girl. It's girlie, but strong. If I have a daughter, she will be named Charlotte and I would shorten it to Charlie because it's a great name for a girl.
stace87  10/28/2005
I think it's funny how Charlotte seems to be increasingly popular, yet you never hear of any little kids with the name Charlotte. I've only heard of one! I love this name so much.
eponine_pontmercy  12/4/2005
"Charlotte Sometimes" is a song by The Cure.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Charlotte is the name of one of the characters on the TV show "Sex and the City".
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Pronounced shar-LOTT-eh.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2006
Charlotte Bronte is my favorite author of all time and I would definitely consider naming a child for her. If I named my daughter Charlotte, I would use Lottie as a nickname.
Belldandy  1/23/2006
My Mother's name was Charlotte Maria. Her nickname was Charl (pronounced Sharl.) I always found Charl to be more feminine than Charlie for a nickname.
kilsarcon  2/3/2006
Just wanted to add that Charlotte is also used in German, e.g. Charlotte von Stein, lover of Goethe. ;)
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Harmakhis  2/15/2006
This is such a beautiful name. I might want to use it someday.
claraelizabethann  2/27/2006
Charlotte Church bears this name.
Wunderkind_Princess  3/4/2006
A famous bearer that no one feels like mentioning is the Charlotte from Top Gun, who was Maverick's love interest.
dramaelf  3/29/2006
I like Charlotte, but I think that Carly is a better nickname than Charlie. But I don't like Charlie as a nickname for Charles, either.
kerrilouise  4/14/2006
My name is Charlotte Rose. When I was younger I hated to have it abbreviated but now I prefer it, yet I only let my best friends call me Charlie since there is another Charly in my year at school as well as a male Charlie. It's confusing otherwise :) Although you could always just do as one of my friends does and just call me Poizen!
PretteeGurlPoizen  4/30/2006
Charlotte is a beautiful, elegant, classy name. Charlie is an okay nickname but I prefer it pronounced shar-lee or the nickname Carly.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2006
I bear this name, and have many nicknames. For example my friends and family call me Charlee (Char-li), Charl (Sharl), Char (Shar) or Charlee (Shar-lee). It gets very confusing but out of all my names I prefer the original version! It's classic and elegant.
charlottelauna  6/4/2006
Charlotte is a very beautiful name, but I don't think that it should be chopped up with nicknames. It is too lovely and elegant in the original form!
Eruanna_Meldiriel  6/23/2006
This is my little cousin's name. I've always liked it. Very pretty and feminine without being overused. She's used the nicknames Char and Charlie or even Carly throughout life.
evah  7/13/2006
Charlotte is a very beautiful and feminine name.
Mab  7/17/2006
My name is Charlotte Leigh. The name came from the Queen Charlotte Islands when my dad was in the Navy during WWII. No nickname related to Charlotte has ever stuck, anyway, I would rather be called Charlotte.
Grammy  7/20/2006
There is a city in North Carolina called Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
The band Good Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2006
Charlotte is a beautiful and elegant name. The nickname Lottie is adorable.
southernbrighteyes  8/6/2006
My first name's Charlotte and I don't like it much because whenever substitute teachers or someone get calls from the office "can you please send Charlotte to the office?" the stupid sub always asks for a boy named Charlie. Sometimes they even get my last name wrong too, oh yeah, just call me Charlie Johnson. I also dislike the fact that people sometimes call me "Spider" or "Charlotte's Web." (Those idiots think they're being so witty and original).

Anyway. I sort of like it, I guess. No one really calls me by a nickname, although my family calls me "Char-Char" for some odd reason. haha.
CkLmJ_CrAzY  8/17/2006
I like the name, I think it's attractive and unique without being pretentious. But I would never name my daughter this. It's derived from Charles, meaning "man." Because the name is feminine doesn't change its root meaning. Nor would I name my daughter Andrea, feminine of Andrew, meaning "manly."
Dray  8/22/2006
Worry not. Charles means "free man" in the general sense, not "of the male gender" (in the same sense that 'mankind' and 'one giant step for Man' includes women). "Free man" as opposed to someone who is not free. So Charlotte means 'free woman'. It's not a contradiction.

See the Oxford Dictionary of First Names here:
aquamarina  11/15/2007
Nicknames could be Charlie, Lola, Lottie or Tottie.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2006
In Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Elizabeth Bennet's friend is Charlotte Lucas. She marries Mr. Collins.
DLB  8/30/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Charlotte here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
Charlotte is the main character in "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" by Avi.
MusicRat  9/30/2006
Yes, I do really like this name. It's so delicate and feminine, yet screams strong woman. I heard a mother caling her baby girl "Charlotta" the other day and just thought it was so cute (char-lot-ah).
LoveTheNameMackenzie  9/30/2006
I recently used this name as the name of Juror #4 in a male/female production of Twelve Angry Men. To me, the name Charlotte fits the character well. #4 is a very powerful woman. She is no-nonsense and very concerned with facts. She is elegant and dresses impeccably.
glassmidnight  10/1/2006
I don't really like the name, but I like Charlie for short. I have to say, if this was my name and someone called me "Lottie" I would slap them in the face.
skatergirl2  10/18/2006
Charlotte "Lottie" Moon (1840-1912) was a Southern Baptist missionary to China who spent 40 years helping the Chinese. She weighed only 50 lbs at her death, having given away all she had to aid the starving Chinese.
ASLBankes  11/6/2006
I really like the name Charlotte. Especially after reading Pride and Predjudice.
ASLBankes  11/6/2006
This is the mother of the title character in the novel Lolita.
Marauder  11/9/2006
Scandinavian pronunciation: shar-lOTTe.
Aleco  11/15/2006
It is a beautful, dainty, yet strong, aristocratc name. I think that Charlotte and Daphne sound like the perfect twins.
carroty  11/28/2006
The rebel convict Mary Bryant named her daughter Charlotte Spence after the Ship called "The Charlotte" on which she travelled to Botany Bay.
seanh  12/8/2006
Famous bearer: American feminist writer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, most famous for her short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.
reservoirdoll1987  12/10/2006
The bassist from the all-girl rock band called "The Like" is named Charlotte, she's so beautiful and elegant too! The name totally suits her perfectly!
FyreHydenGirth  12/13/2006
I had a friend when I was little named Charlotte. I've always liked the book. I was thinking about naming my first daughter, Evangeline Rose, but if I have a second, or a twin, I'd name her Charlotte Simone. And, I don't think Charlotte needs a nickname.
Lumiereslove  12/20/2006
I love this name, I'm using it for the main character in my book. It's strong, feminine, timeless and kind of gothic.
dramaelf  12/26/2006
I think this is the most wonderful name and I would definitely call my little girl this!
pussycat doll  1/2/2007
Charlotte is a beautiful and sophisticated name, I don't see why it must be given a nickname. Charlotte is perfect and doesn't take two seconds to say.
victoire  1/4/2007
My name is Charlotte Elizabeth and I really love it. I don't have it shortened to Charlie or anything. I like Charlotte as it is!
― Anonymous User  1/9/2007
I love it. It is such a stunning name and the nickname Lottie is so cute!
em_ily17  1/14/2007
I think its one of the worst names you can have! I don't like the "lotte" in it. It's so horrible. I live in Germany, listen to the way the Germans say Charlotte:
It's shocking! Doesn't matter what language, I can't stand the name.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2007
Charlotte is such a beautiful feminine classy name. :)
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  2/2/2007
I know I already posted but I also wanted to mention that Charlotte was a named used among royalty as well. There were Princess Charlottes and A Queen Charlotte even. A very historical name it seems.
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  2/2/2007
A beautiful and classic name. I have always loved this name since I was little.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2007
I like this name. It sounds very formal and dressy. You can't really picture a Charlotte wearing jeans and a t-shirt. You see someone tall and skinny, pale wearing a dress or skirt from the way I see it.
flipflops5  3/3/2007
I hated my name when I was a child. None of the other kids were named, Charlotte, and they asked me where my web was or called me "spider". As I got older, I realized that I liked my name. It's unique, it means "strong and womanly", and it's also elegant and old-fashioned. My middle name is Denae (da-NAE) and my friends and family mostly call me Char. I think I would detest the nickname, Lottie!
charmer  3/7/2007
Authoress Jane Austen used the name Charlotte for several characters in her books.
Charlotte Lucas was the best friend of heroine Elizabeth Bennet in 'Pride & Prejudice'.
Charlotte Palmer, flighty daughter of Mrs. Jennings in 'Sense & Sensibility'.
Charlotte Heywood, the heroine of her last unfinished novel 'Sanditon'.
LadyBug18  3/9/2007
Charlotte is a lovely name. It is the feminine form of Charles. I don't know ANYONE with this name. Short forms include Charlie, Lottie, and Char (pronounced Shar).
CharlieRob  5/9/2007
I love this name. I want to name my first girl child Charlotte. I also like the nickname Lottie a lot!
smurphul  6/1/2007
My thoughts about this name will always be positive, since it is my name; as I indicated in the impression form, it's a fantastic name. When I was a child some people tried to nickname me Charlie, but I would have none of that. As a young adult I did accept the nickname of Char.
charlann  6/19/2007
In a Ms Marple movie (starring Jessica Andrews) there are twins name Charlotte and Letitia and they are called Lottie and Lettie.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2007
Charlotte is just one of those timeless classics that can be a little girl's name through that of an old woman! I would really love to name my future little girl this!
czechcrazy  7/4/2007
Singer Karel Gott and his girlfriend Ivana Macháčková have a daughter Charlotte Gottová, born at the year 2006.
Maggie_Simpson  7/11/2007
On the Disney Channel Short Series AS THE BELL RINGS, one of the main character's name is Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2007
Probably one of the best girl names out there! Like others said, Charlotte is classy and feminine, yet is still strong. I think it's also great for a nickname! I noticed it's becoming popular, but I don't care. This name is great!
spaz123  11/3/2007
One of my favorite names of all time! It sounds so deliciously old-fashioned, and it's strong and soft at the same time.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
The name Charlotte also means "manly" and so do the names "Carlota" and "Carlotta". They are still beautiful names though and they are unique.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2007
Well my name is Charlotte Renee and I guess I have a love hate relationship with my name. Sometimes I think it sounds very regal and beautiful; however, I hate having the nickname Char and it always seems like when someone says my name when talking to me, that I'm in some sort of trouble. ^_^ But maybe that's just because I usually am haha. But yes, I would recommend the name Charlotte, it's uncommon while still classic and not too unusual. I also love the piece of my French heritage it brings to me.
CharlotteRenee  12/8/2007
A famous bearer was Charlotte Corday.
Eee  12/14/2007
My original birth name is Jacqueline with a middle name of Esme. Recently, I have added the name of Charlotte to my forenames, reason being I prefer being called Charlotte to Jacqueline. Fortunately for me, no one has foreshortened me as Charlie. I don't approve of it. Charley is okay but why shorten names when we've been given them or chosen them as a full name anyway. Charlotte is a genteel name.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2008
Another reason I like the name Charlotte is because there was Queen Charlotte in the 18th century - she was married to King George 111 who came to stay in Cheltenham with the rest of the royal party in July 1781, I think was the year!
― Anonymous User  3/16/2008
Charlotte is a beautiful girl's name. I plan to name my first daughter Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2008
I have mixed feelings about the name. On the one hand, it's a pretty, sophisticated, elegant name that you don't have to be ashamed of by the time you're 30, it doesn't sound trashy, stripper-ish, or ghetto, and it is the name of the really cool former host of certain programs on Viva Zwei and later Viva, Charlotte Roche. On the other hand, this was the name of the mother of a woman in this documentary I've seen twice, about how the woman was sexually abused by her father and the mother didn't want to believe her and really hated her and told her she hoped she'd burn in hell when the parents divorced. She blamed it on her daughter, of course. I could never really get past that. Then there's the misogynous Charlotte Allen, who really could ruin the name on her own. So I'd say the name is ruined for me, but I do find it lovely.
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
Harlot stares at me. Sick to death of it. Give it a rest.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2008
I didn't used to be that fond of this name, I thought it was pretty, but not amazing. Then I have recently met a Charlotte in the 6th form I am starting at, and this name has really grown on me. I think it's beautiful and strong and very pretty. The Charlotte I know is called Char now she is 17, but Lottie is very cute for when a Charlotte is little! A lovely name!
little emi  7/3/2008
Being named Charlotte is OK but I always feel 'a bit posh'. Also jokers can rub letters c and te out. Rhymes with harlot and scarlot and similar to carrot - great if you've got red hair like me! Having said that, only relatives have 'teased' me with my name.
CharlieB72  7/7/2008
Now this is a very beautiful, and sweet name.
mary26  7/19/2008
Oh I hate Charlotte. Let me count the ways. HARLOT, cutesey wootsy pudding and pie classic that everyone seems to rave about left, right and centre. Done to death. The 'sha' sound is so downmarket. I would have Violet or Scarlet over this. Lottie is very sweet though. :)
― Anonymous User  8/15/2008
The name Charlotte strikes me as intelligent, sophisticated, playful, and of course sexy. Also when I hear/see it I picture a redhead. I read somewhere it means 'feminine and petite'. Could you ask for a better name to name your daughter?
chartiste  8/21/2008
No, it doesn't mean that, so hell yes you could find something better. If you take the commonly accepted meaning of Charles, Charlotte is the feminine pet form of "man".
― Anonymous User  8/25/2008
My name is Charlotte Kay and I adore my name. I would never think about changing it because it is so unique and it flows so well. What I like best is that I have never met another Charlotte ever. When I was growing up it was kind of strange have such a sophisticated and strong name while being so young. However I grew into and I now love it. The only bad thing is when people try to shorten it with Char. Lottie or Charlie it just sounds wrong and odd.
Charlotte Kay  9/12/2008
Where in the heck are you, "Charlotte"? It's top ten material in many countries. Number one in a couple of Australian states, number one in New Zealand in 2006, extremely popular in England, Scotland and Wales. Jeez, you must be in the US. It's climbing there though too.

I want it finished and over with.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2008
I love this name, it's strong, yet delicate, charming and sweet. I also liked the book: Charlotte's Web.
marythenamefairy  9/27/2008
I don't know. If it was pronounced with a hard CHAR as in Charles I'd like it better. "SHA" is just a trashy sound. It may be defined as a classic but the feel is guttery.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2008
Who pronounces it shar LOT? Don't people use shar LIT?
It's a bit overdone but it's ok.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2008
Very sugary but there are worse names.
Kinborough  11/24/2008
Wow, I am shocked at how vicious some of these comments are, even some directed straight at people in the comments who are actually named Charlotte. And you people call it trashy? I think to put down a woman's name that way in this comment thread is trashy behavior. It's one thing to not like the name, it's quite another to insult people for having it.

At any rate, I named my daughter Charlotte over 13 years ago when it was no where near as popular as it is today, and I live in the US where it has always been the least popular. It was close to 300 when I gave it to her. I had no way of knowing it would leap in popularity at the time. I chose it because not only do I love the name, but Charlotte Bronte is my favorite author, and Charlotte is an old family name on my father's side. For a girl the meaning translates to "strong woman" and my daughter is clearly just that. It suits her quite well.
Varuca  12/24/2008
This is one of my favorite names. It's pretty and feminine but not frilly or overly girly. And Lottie makes an adorable nickname. It makes me picture a nice girl with dark brown hair.
Likeyeahwhatev  1/23/2009
I've always liked the name Charlotte. It sounds lovely and classic, and reminds me of the practical Charlottes of Charlotte's Web and Pride and Prejudice.
faye  1/24/2009
When I have a daughter, I'm going to name her Charlotte. I adore this name! I also love the nickname Charlie for her. :)
GrlieKnight93  2/8/2009
I found an interesting nickname for my friend Charlotte, who isn't of fan of Charlie or Lotte, in the apparent Hawaiian version of the name, Kalaki. Laki (in my made up pronunciation, Lar-key) is a bit of fun for a teenager and unique when yelled across the quadrangle of a girls' school.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2009
Usually when I've looked up Charlotte it means small and womanly, nothing mannish like what Charles means. I have loved this name for a long time and would love to name my daughter this.
wbbuff  2/20/2009
It DOES NOT mean small and womanly. It's 'man'. Charlotte is the feminine pet form of Charlot from Charles.

The "man" does not necessarily denote gender either.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2009
This name used to seem cold and hard to me, but I've started to see it in a new, more elegant light.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  3/15/2009
Sophisticated and mature. You can imagine a little girl and grown woman with this name, which is perfect. =)
CanadianChibi  3/19/2009
In a sick kind of way I'd love to see Charlot (the male version) on a boy.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2009
There's a guy version of Charlotte? Isn't that Charles? I would think Charlot is just another spelling of Charlotte or is that supposed to be where Charlotte came from?
Makes me like it less. I don't like feminized names but Charlotte didn't feel like an obvious one.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2009
@anonymous user from 7/23/2009, I believe Charlot (pronounced SHAHR-loh) is a pet name for Charles. It's definitely not feminine, because it lacks the French feminine ending -otte. Just like Michel is masculine, because it lacks the feminine -elle.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2016
In the web series and now TV series "Making Fiends", Charlotte is the anti-villain. She can't be called a protagonist really because she's ambrosial, friendly, and philanthropic in an intentionally creepy way.
Kerules  6/14/2009
This is one of the best names on the popular names' list.
imojeen  6/16/2009
I really like the name. I had a friend called Charlotte in primary school who was a really nice girl - if I had a daughter I might just name her jointly after Charlotte Bronte and my friend.
910  8/7/2009
Such a pretty name. Charlie is an adorable nickname.
italiannames  8/16/2009
Charlotte Pickles was Angelica's mother on Rugrats. She was the one often on the phone bossing around her assistant, Jonathan.
bananarama  12/19/2009
I love this name, definitely near the top of my list. Strong name and has some pretty good nicknames as well. I would consider naming one of my children this, Charlotte Rose or Charlotte Elizabeth.
Fray  1/2/2010
Nothing too much wrong with it. I don't favor it too much, but that doesn't mean Charlotte is a bad name.
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
Sorry to say this. But Charlotte was actually a popular name for a pig.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2010
Actually the spider's name was Charlotte. The pig's name was Wilbur.
emily  1/29/2010
Actually, you have misunderstood. I wasn't referring to Charlotte's Web because I have never watched it! I had only been told that Charlotte was once a popular name for a pig that's all. Sorry for the mix up!
― Anonymous User  4/3/2010
It's a pretty name, but I fear it's becoming very common.
Athena Nike  4/4/2010
I have always favored this name. To me, it means someone loving, confident, motherly, and strong-willed. I would consider this for a future daughter.
Black_X  5/6/2010
I normally don't like names like this (classy names such as Elizabeth, Caroline, Clementine) but this name is like the only exception. It's so pretty and classy and has a nice ring to it. I love the name Charlotte Grace.
nicole_10107  5/9/2010
Charlotte Mason was a leader in educational theories for children. Her methods and theories are still highly respected and replicated today.
mom2zeke  6/6/2010
I love this name, but I can't stand the nickname Charlie.
Chrila96  10/5/2010
Sarah Michelle Gellar named her daughter Charlotte Grace.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2010
I like this name. It has interesting consonant sounds but not too many syllables. I know a girl named Charlotte who is called 'Sharlie' (with a soft c sound) for a nickname, which is nice, informal alternative.

However, I think calling a Charlotte 'Chuck' is taking it too far. Remember that tv show called 'Pushing Daisies', where the girl who was the romantic interest was called Chuck? Bleh- no wonder show was cancelled.
JW41926  3/26/2011
Bette Davis played the character of Charlotte Hollis in the 1964 thriller Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte.
Ryry1996  5/4/2011
Charlotte is a gorgeous name for a girl, it's both classic and modern, strong but delicate. If I ever have another girl her name will be Charlotte.
Lindsay M  6/4/2011
I'm a Charlotte. A number of my friends call me "Char" or "Char-char," but ever since I've been old enough to remember I've hated to be called "Charli." I still haven't convinced my grandparents to call me otherwise. I love my name.
charmud  9/7/2011
This name is horrible. My aunt ruined it for me plus, for some reason, I think of charcoal.
GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
In my personal opinion, the name Charlotte is ugly. Both its pronunciation and spelling are atrocious.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2011
Charlotte is my middle name. It works well with my first name whice is Emma. I was very excited when I discovered that I shared the first two names of Emma Watson! But, I've found that Emma and Charlotte are often used together, for example, I have friend named Charlotte Emma. To me, Charlotte is both a very regal, sophisticated name and quite a casual name. It is suitable for all ages of girls and women and is very versatile with the huge array of nicknames. Charli, Chaz, Char, Lottie, Lotta, Lola, Tottie. My favourite nickname is Lotta. I love how Charlotte is a name that has made its way through the ages with grace and is not considered particularly 'old-fashioned' despite its significant age. For me, I'm not sure if I would every use this name for a future daughter because it is quite common and will probably remain so, and because I like some other names more, although Charlotte sounds and looks lovely. Being called Emma, I know better than to give my child a popular name.
clouds  12/25/2011
One of my favourite girls names. The nicknames Charli and Lottie are adorable too.
Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
This is my little sister's name - she was named after her great-grandmother but I've always associated this name with youth rather than old age. She's always gone by Charlotte, never Charlie or Lottie, but I think the former would be a good nickname as long as it's pronounced SHAR-lee and not CHAR-lee. People misspell her name more than one might expect (Charolette, etc.), but in all I think it's a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2012
Pronounced SHAR-lut.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2012
My name is Charlotte and I love it! It is a timeless classic and I am proud to carry this name :)
Charlotte777  4/9/2012
A stunning name! So elegant and graceful.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2012
Charlotte Grace (b. 2009 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of American actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2012
Charlotte of Valois (1516-1524), second daughter of Francis I of France and Claude of Brittany. Died age 7.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817), only child of King George IV of UK and his wife Caroline of Brunswick. She married Leopold I of Belgium, but died when she gave birth to their first child.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Charlotte of Clarence was the oldest daughter of King William IV of UK and his wife Adelaide. She died shortly after her birth. Because her father didn't have any surviving children, Charlotte's cousin Victoria became Queen of Great Britain.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (born 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut) was an American sociologist, novelist, and writer.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2012
Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766-1828) was the oldest daughte of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Charlotte (1682-1682) was the daughter of King James II of England and his second wife Mary of Modena.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Charlotte (1860-1919) was the daughter of Frederick III, German Emperor and his wife Victoria Adelaide, the oldest daughter of Queen Victoria.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Charlotte (1798-1860) was the daughter of King Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife Luise. She later married Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and adopted the name Alexandra Feodorovna.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
American actress Charlotte "Charlie" Ray Rosenberg (born 1992 in New York City).
― Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Charlotte (1706-1782) was the daughter of King Frederik IV of Denmark and his first wife Luise.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Charlotte (1713-1714) was the daughter of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Lady Charlotte Matilda Bruce (1777-1816) was the sister of the famous Earl of Elgin who brought the Marbles from the Parthenon to Britain.

Her friends and family called her Chasse - their feminised version of the abbreviation Chas for Charles, which was her father's name.

I think Chasse is a cute alternative to Charlie and Lotte.
Just Jonquil  8/7/2012
A beautiful, classic name. So formal and graceful.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2012
Charlotte is a beautiful name! I love that it is now getting common! It really is a classic name.
Melys11  11/25/2012
American swimmer Brendan Hansen welcomed a daughter named Charlotte Kay Hansen on December 12, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2012
Charlotte La Bouff was the name of Tiana's best friend in The Princess and the Frog.
Buneary  12/26/2012
Lottie is cuter than Charlie. Louis Tomlinson has a sister nicknamed or called Lottie.
SEC908  12/28/2012
I've only met one person named Charlotte in my life, and she was in her forties and kind of creepy, to be honest. But I don't see why that would change my impression of the name, I think it's really pretty and it seems like its very popular.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
This has been one of my favorite names for a long time. I LOVE the meaning - petite and feminine. A gorgeous and classic choice, plus very unique where I live. I don't know any Charlotte's.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2013
Pronounced shah-LOT in Swedish.
Beautiful Victory  4/11/2013
I love the name Charlotte, it is very lovely.
cccake15  5/24/2013
I think the name Charlotte is simply beautiful, especially with Lottie for a nickname.

But please, never use Charlie for a girl. It's just so hideous as a girl's name.
Strangak  5/27/2013
It's a pretty name, but unfortunately its becoming very common with younger generations. At least it deserves popularity, unlike Madison or kaylee and all its variants. Charlotte makes a very good middle name too, if you're concerned about its popularity. It's elegant and classy, but not too over the top. I don't particularly like Charlie/Charley for girls, but I think Lottie is adorable :)
Oohvintage  6/12/2013
My mother, born in 1951, is named Charlotte. When she was little she went by Lottie, but has gone by Charlotte since high school. She is an incredible person and I love the name, but unfortunately it's just gotten too trendy for me to use on my daughter. In my son's preschool class of 22 there are 3 Charlottes. I understand its popularity, but I think it's becoming overused. At least it's feminine and classic, unlike many popular girls' names today.
Isabel Price  8/12/2013
In the TV show The Mentalist, Patrick Jane's daughter was Charlotte Anne Jane.
anoldfashionedgirl  6/11/2014
My eldest daughter is called Charlotte - originally my husband named her in the hopes that he could call her Charlie - Turns out she hates it being shortened and only wants to go by Charlotte - I do occasionally call her 'Char' and get away with it when she's in a good mood.
Natric01  7/23/2014
This name is a STUNNER. =)
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
I don't care for the name Charlotte. I prefer Charli as an alternative.
Sar  8/10/2014
Oh wow, my husband and I are thinking of naming our daughter Charlotte (Charlie for short) but our last name is York! I didn't even think about the characters name from Sex and The City, wow haha.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2014
Chelsea Clinton, only child of former US president Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton, welcomed a baby girl named Charlotte into the world today! It's a lovely, classical name. Hopefully the name doesn't become too associated with her - it would be a shame if anybody who names their daughter Charlotte from here on out gets comments like, "Oh, you copied the Clintons." Nevertheless, it's one of the best names to choose from in my opinion!
mmcurliq42311  9/27/2014
I really like this name- so classy!
namefan5000  12/16/2014
There is a city called Charlotte in Michigan, pronounced the French way.
thesnowwhiterose  12/17/2014
This name is amazing. Not just because of the history behind it but because it's my name. It is a very rare name and it suits me well, you just need the right middle and last name to suit it. I cherish the name. My friends either call me char, lotte or charlie.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2015
Charlotte "Lottie" Tomlinson is the sister of Louis Tomlinson from One Direction.
BuckeyedPeach86  1/14/2015
Charlotte Forten Grimké was an African-American anti-slavery activist, poet, and educator.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
All of the Charlottes I know, including me, pronounce Charlotte as 'Shar-lot'. Maybe it's just a UK thing.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2015
Bea-U-ti-ful! I love the nickname Lottie. Ages well and is sweet. I however, do NOT like calling a girl Charlie. But please name her Charlotte and call her Charlie. Don't just name her Charlie. It is truly a man's name.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
This was, and still is, one of my favorite names. I used to hate it when I was younger. Too bad my husband has bad associations with it.

There was a character in a book from when I was younger called "Charlotte Sometimes". She was at a boarding school and would somehow be transported to the school 40 years earlier as a student named Claire.
wbbuff  4/9/2015
An old name, but a name that has become very trendy. Soft and feminine, yet strong. Very Southern sounding. The nickname Lottie is cute, but I'm not a fan of Charlie, which is ridiculous on a girl. When I was young, all the Charlottes I knew were called Shar by their friends because people just don't take the time to say the entire name. It's like girls named Stephanie always being called Steph, or like Victoria being called Vic or Vicky. So be sure you're ok with all of the nicknames before choosing Charlotte. Charlotte has become very trendy and overused in many areas of the country. On a personal note, I would never give my child a name that the Clinton family has used. Would not want my child associated in any way with Billary Clinton.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2015
I love this name. There was a girl in my year at high school called Charlotte. She used to get 'Charlotte the Harlot'. Despite this, I still think it is a good name, and that the people who said this were probably just mean (or responding to Charlotte's meanness, as she wasn't a particularly nice person herself)
I'd use it. It's pretty.
Espy  4/14/2015
I named my only child Charlotte Mary. 12 years later I still love the name. She has never been known as Charlie, she gets the nickname Lottie, Miss Charles or if I'm teasing her, Chuck. It's a beautiful name, feminine yet strong and suits my feisty daughter down to the ground.
ClareMack  4/29/2015
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana; born 2 May 2015) is the daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and a grandchild of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. After her grandfather, father and brother, she is fourth in line to succeed her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Erme Ioainna  5/4/2015
We named our daughter Charlotte Evangeline. We love her name! She's 3 years old and is the most precocious, intelligent, talented, strong 3 year old we've ever met! The name 100% fits her personality. We call her Charlie. She is a complete daredevil, but extremely girlie, so both the name and nickname are perfect!
Chartrey2  5/4/2015
Terrible name for a child... Everyone in school will call her Charlotte the Harlot.

"Charlotte the Harlot show me your legs,
Charlotte the Harlot take me to bed.
Charlotte the Harlot let me see blood,
Charlotte the Harlot let me see love!"

Iron Maiden 1981.
angolmois  5/4/2015
Can't stand this name! Like any name starting with a 'sh' sound (Sharon, Sheila, Sherley, Shawna, Shelby, Sherri, Sheryl, Charlotte), it sounds too trashy to me. Also, minus one syllable it almost coincides with the word "charlatan". Very disappointing to have a princess called that and it doesn't go at all with the beautiful middle names they chose for her -- you have to stop and catch your breath after each of them to avoid a mouthful.
nooneuknow  5/5/2015
Now that Charlotte has been used for both Chelsea Clinton's daughter and Prince William's daughter, it will become super popular and overused. It was already trendy in the South. Grade schools will be chock full of Charlottes in a few years, just as they were full of Jennifers a few decades ago. Also, if you choose Charlotte for your baby girl, make sure you call her either Charlie or Lottie as a nickname right from the start because her classmates, especially in middle school, will delight in calling her Charlotte the Harlot. Take this as fact from a 30-year teacher.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2015
I think this is a beautiful name-- however, because of the new Princess of Cambridge, this is going to become very popular very quickly, so tread with caution when using it if you're worried about your child's name being too common. I like the nickname "Lottie".
luckyduck  5/9/2015
A city in North Carolina bears this name.
Kidwins9  6/8/2015
My name is Charlotte and I love the name; I think the name Charlotte is beautiful. In my opinion the name Charlotte can suit anyone, with any personality. You can also have different nicknames like Lottie, Charlie and Char. Most people call me Charlotte, however the odd one or two people call me Char or Charley. The name Charlotte is elegant, graceful and charming.
blonde2531  6/17/2015
It's funny you should mention that Iron Maiden song, angolmois, because I was born in 1981 and I'm named Charlotte, and before reading your comment today I had never even heard of the song. And neither had anyone with whom I ever attended school. In fact, no one at school even had a big enough vocabulary to know the word "harlot," something for which I was quite thankful from the time I learned the word myself and realized that it was one of the relatively few words that rhymed with my name.

(I did, however, hear "Charlotte's Web" about fifteen thousand times when people first heard my name.)

So, no, everyone at school will not in fact call a girl named Charlotte "Charlotte the Harlot." It's probably even less likely now that anyone school-aged will have heard that particular song than it was in the 1980s-1990s.
Feorsteorra  7/26/2015
Charlotte Wessels, (Born May 13, 1987 in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands) singer of Dutch metal band Delain.
UoleviH  7/27/2015
I named my daughter Charlotte Nicole. She's 12 now and it's become very popular since then. Well deserved too as it's beautiful.
Sammy01  8/7/2015
I looked up the meaning of my [full] name (Charlotte Jane) and I found out that my name means "female warrior (Charlotte) of stony enclosures (S____) that was a gift from God (Jane). I was proud of my first and middle name but a little disappointed with the whole "stony enclosures" deal with my last name. I mean, come ON, a stony enclosure? How exciting! Otherwise, I'm very proud of my name. All of it. Surname included.
CharlotteJane  8/15/2015
If your name is Charlotte and you want to find a nickname, please don't choose Lottie. I think that Lottie defies Charlotte's elegance, beauty, and style. It is too cutesy and sugary. If that is what suits you the best, by all means go ahead and call yourself Lottie. If not, please don't. Please.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2015
Charlotte Ronson is an English fashion designer based in New York City. She is currently dating Nate Ruess, and her twin sister Samantha used to date Lindsay Lohan.
Acajou  8/19/2015
Charlotte Free, an American pink-haired model. :)
― Anonymous User  9/20/2015
This name sounds so noble and lovely.
Lilybellflower  9/24/2015
Swedish skier and olympic winner Charlotte Kalla.
Hero76  10/25/2015
My number one favorite name. If I ever have a daughter, I'm naming her this. It just looks and sounds so pretty to me. I don't really like the nickname "Charlie" though.
Morgan1599  11/15/2015
I adopted this name during my gender transition because it gives the impression of femininity but also strength and maturity. I don't like the nickname "Charlie" since it sounds like a boy's name and I'd prefer to not be misgendered, but the nickname "Char" (pronounced "Shar") is very endearing to me.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2015
I am Charlotte Rae. Such a beautiful name, I believe. I went by Charly when I was younger and my long time friends and all my family will call me Charly all my life. I'm 25 and I've never met anyone remotely my age that has the same.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2016
Very beautiful name but also very popular right now.
Espy  1/23/2016
In the film "The Patriot", Charlotte is the name of the main character's sister in law.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2016
I used to hate this name, but it has grown on me so much the past year. When the Royal Family named the youngest princess Charlotte, I didn't like it, but now? Love it!
AmyChlad  3/5/2016
Also the first name of Milady in Alexander Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers'.
iamauser  3/24/2016
This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl, some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Charlotte Paige
Charlotte Dakota
Charlotte Josephine
Alina Charlotte
Elowen Charlotte
Eleanor Charlotte
Leah Charlotte
Lucy Charlotte
Lydia Charlotte
Savannah Charlotte
Tessa Charlotte
Vanessa Charlotte
Veronica Charlotte
Eliza Charlotte
Talitha Charlotte
Greta Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
I hate this name. Charlotte is Frump City.
queenv  4/26/2016
Pet names
Charli or Charlie- Charli is more feminine.
Famous Bearers-
Charlotte Bronte
Charli XCX- Charlotte Emma Aitchison
My impression- Beautiful and will suit them for different ages. Very professional yet very youthful. It's very pretty.
Eileen1209864  5/8/2016
I think it's so beautiful and strong sounding, but I hate how popular it has become.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
Charlotte is an okay middle name in my opinion. It is also a spider's name. I named my tarantula Charlotte because I am a fan of the book Charlotte's Web. Will I ever name my future daughter Charlotte, NO. I would much rather name my future daughter be Ann or Emily than Charlotte.
Charlottetarantula  5/21/2016
Charlotte is a really cute name, and I love its connection with Will & Kate's daughter.
GPU  5/22/2016
I don't like this name, not just because it sounds too dated, but because my crazy aunt is named Charlotte.
Luvbug86  8/7/2016
My little sister is named Charlotte, mainly because my mom wanted to find rhyming names because she's a twin (her sister is Margarette, but pronounced like Margaret). Honestly, this is one of those "cute" old lady names being shoved down our throats because new moms want to be "unique" with going with an old lady name, but in the end it's awful. Honestly, if you want an old lady name, go with things like Ingrid or Violet.
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
So cute! I have a niece named this, she goes by Charlie, and she's so cute! It's beautiful and ages perfectly, anyone of any age can be named Charlotte and it works! I would definitely consider this for a daughter if I didn't have someone in the family bearing the name.
AmyLennox  10/19/2016
I keep seeing people state that it means "strong and womanly" and I cannot find the history for that. Can someone direct that?
Leighfy  11/16/2016
I love the name Charlotte! It's my name- it's royal but with a cute twist! Anybody who thinks it's posh, it is but in a good way!
Charleyboobear  1/22/2017
Charlotte Ann Martin is an American singer-songwriter, who performs predominantly on the piano. She has written several studio albums, two of which have received mainstream commercial releases, 2004's On Your Shore and 2006's Stromata. In 2009, she released an instrumental piano album titled Piano Trees before releasing her new studio album Dancing on Needles on February 1, 2011. On February 25, 2014, she released a new studio album, Water Breaks Stone.
cutenose  1/29/2017
My Name is Sharlotte and you can call me Sharlotte, LOL :)
― Anonymous User  2/2/2017
I don't like it. Very pompous and very pretentious for my taste.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
Charlotte is an adorable name! The nicknames are also super cute (Lottie or Charlie)!
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
Charlotte is so beautiful and classic. However popular the name becomes, I will always love it. Charlie and Lottie are both lovely, too.
Paula Puddephatt  5/5/2017
Don't like it. It's too overused these days, yet it sounds too old-fashioned and archaic; it would've fit just fine in the 19th century or early 20th century. Plus, it makes me think of a pretentious, spoiled rich girl.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2017
Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is a British singer, songwriter, and actress. She released her debut single independently in 2008 and initially performed at warehouse raves in London. She signed to Asylum Records with producer Tim Gonzalez in 2010 and released two mixtapes, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes and Super Ultra, in 2012. Charli XCX's major label debut album, True Romance, was released in 2013, accompanied by singles including "You" and "Nuclear Seasons".
cutenose  5/22/2017
Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. She is eighth in line to the throne of Monaco. Her maternal grandparents were Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly. She is named after her paternal great-grandmother, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois.
cutenose  6/7/2017
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the younger child and only daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She is fourth in line to succeed her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after her paternal grandfather, father, and elder brother.
lilolaf  6/24/2017
I think this name is strong and feminine. I like Charlotte and Rose together. Even though I think the nicknames Charlie and Lottie are cute, I would use the original version.
CinderellaTiger  7/1/2017
Charlotte Jacobs, was a Dutch feminist and pharmacist. She was the first of her gender in the Netherlands with a degree in pharmacology and also active within the women's movement. She was the sister of Aletta Jacobs.
cutenose  7/14/2017
Not really a huge fan of how this name sounds. Seems too harsh sounding at the beginning.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2017
Love this name.. :) would love to have a sweet cute little female puppy and name it Charlotte.
Sspires  7/24/2017
The name Charlotte is gorgeous and adorable, I would see it for a cute little girl! It's sweet and refined, but also strong. I love it.
SilverSatan  8/12/2017
My name is Charlotte, although thankfully one in her late 20's, and who was born in a year when it was languishing at one of the lowest positions it has ever ranked at. I was named to honor my great-grandfather, Charles. While I appreciate that the name is honoring, if I'm honest, it isn't the name I'd have chosen for myself. I don't dislike the name, I think it's lovely, but I have never felt like Charlotte suits me. Having said that, I do suit Charley, which is the name I go by. The reason I've got Charley to fall back on, is one of two reasons I'd never change it, with the other reason being the honoring thing.

NB: I do feel sorry for any Charlotte's being born today, because people will inevitably assume it was inspired by Princess Charlotte. I've even had people say, "Oh, like Princess Charlotte," to me, which is incredibly annoying, given I'm over 25 years older than her, so clearly not because of her!
CharleyWolf  10/1/2017
Charlotte Gerson is the daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, founder of the Gerson Institute, and author of Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2017
Beautiful French name, but I can't stand the fact it's so popular now.. when I hear this name I actually think about Charlotte Casiraghi who is stunning like her name.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2017
Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria De Forest is a Danish-Swedish singer.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2017
Charlotte is the name of a Canadian French speech synthesiser created by Loquendo, not sold anymore.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2017
I wonder why I don't like Charlotte more. It has the style that I like, I like many elegant, girly, but strong, kind of sophisticated, classy, gentle, classic girl names and I like Charlotte, but not like it's one of my real favourites. I think I prefer Caroline. I think Charlotte is nice on its own, it looks fine written down, as it is so long and full, but at the same time it's much shorter when pronounced, so, in my opinion it doesn't really need any nicknames to be more usable. I like the association with Charlotte Bronte.
mairinn  12/23/2017
Charlotte is a beautiful, classic, feminine name. If this were my name I would only go by Charlotte, never Charlie! Those of you who have this name are very fortunate.
Graceful1  2/10/2018
This name is absolutely beautiful. It rolls off the tongue surprisingly well, and it isn't too outrageous or outlandish. Plus, this is the name of my absolute best friend when I was in middle school. If I had a daughter I would name her this as a little "commemoration" for a really good friend.
MarioDM02  2/15/2018

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