Namesakes

Austrian Dukes and Emperors: 2 archdukes, 1 emperor
Archduke Karl I (a.k.a. Charles)   1519-1521  
Archduke Karl II (a.k.a. Charles)   1711-1740  
Emperor Karl I (a.k.a. Charles)   1916-1918  
Belgian Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
Charles Rogier   1847-1852; 1857-1868  
Charles de Broqueville   1911-1918; 1932-1934  
Paul-Henri Spaak (a.k.a. Charles)   1938-1939; 1946; 1947-1949  
Pierre Harmel (a.k.a. Charles)   1965-1966  
Charles Michel   2014-  
Bohemian Kings: 4 kings
King Karel I (a.k.a. Charles)   1346-1378  
King Karel II (a.k.a. Charles)   1711-1740  
King Karel Albrecht (a.k.a. Charles)   1741-1743  
King Karel III (a.k.a. Charles)   1916-1918  
British Prime Ministers: 3 prime ministers
Charles Watson-Wentworth   1765-1766; 1782  
Charles Grey   1830-1834  
Tony Blair (a.k.a. Charles)   1997-2007  
Canadian Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Charles Tupper   1896  
Joe Clark (a.k.a. Charles)   1979-1980  
Dutch Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck   1918-1925; 1929-1933  
Emmy Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Chad Lowe (a.k.a. Charles)   1993   Life Goes On  
English and British Kings and Queens: 2 kings
King Charles I   1625-1649  
King Charles II   1660-1685  
Fictional Characters from Books: 6 characters
Charles Bingley   1813   Pride and Prejudice  
Charles Musgrove   1818   Persuasion  
Charles Darnay   1854   A Tale of Two Cities  
Charles Hamilton   1936   Gone With the Wind  
Charles Trask   1952   East of Eden  
Charles Baker Harris   1960   To Kill a Mockingbird  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 character
Charles Foster Kane   1941   Citizen Kane  
Fictional Characters from Television: 5 characters
Montgomery Burns (a.k.a. Charles)   1989   The Simpsons  
Alex Whitman (a.k.a. Charles)   1999   Roswell  
Charles Gunn   1999   Angel  
Charlie Francis (a.k.a. Charles)   2008   Fringe  
Charles Montgomery   2011   American Horror Story  
Frankish and French Kings: 11 kings, 1 emperor
King Charles I the Great   768-814  
King Charles II the Bald   843-877  
King Charles the Fat   884-888  
King Charles III the Simple   898-922  
King Charles IV the Fair   1322-1328  
King Charles V the Wise   1364-1380  
King Charles VI the Mad   1380-1422  
King Charles VII the Victorious   1422-1461  
King Charles VIII   1483-1498  
King Charles IX   1560-1574  
King Charles X   1824-1830  
Emperor Napoleon III (a.k.a. Charles)   1852-1870  
French Presidents and Prime Ministers: 10 prime ministers, 1 president, 1 prime minister/president
(prime minister) Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord   1815  
(prime minister) Victor de Broglie (a.k.a. Charles)   1830; 1835-1836  
(prime minister) Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure   1848  
(president) Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (a.k.a. Charles)   1848-1852  
(prime minister) Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao   1870  
(prime minister) Charles de Freycinet   1879-1880; 1882; 1886; 1890-1892  
(prime minister) Charles Duclerc   1882-1883  
(prime minister) Charles Floquet   1888-1889  
(prime minister) Charles Dupuy   1893; 1894-1895; 1898-1899  
(prime minister/president) Charles de Gaulle   1958-1959; 1959-1969  
(prime minister) François Fillon (a.k.a. Charles)   2007-2012  
(prime minister) Édouard Philippe (a.k.a. Charles)   2017-  
German Kings and Holy Roman Emperors: 6 king/emperors
King/Emperor Karl II the Bald (a.k.a. Charles)   875-877  
King/Emperor Karl III the Fat (a.k.a. Charles)   881-888  
King/Emperor Karl IV (a.k.a. Charles)   1346-1378  
King/Emperor Karl V (a.k.a. Charles)   1519-1558  
King/Emperor Karl VI (a.k.a. Charles)   1711-1740  
King/Emperor Karl VII Albrecht (a.k.a. Charles)   1742-1745  
Haitian Presidents: 1 president
(president) Charles Rivière-Hérard   1843-1844  
Hall-of-Famers: 5 baseball, 5 basketball, 1 football, 1 ice hockey
(baseball) Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn   1939  
(baseball) Charles Comiskey   1939  
(ice hockey) Charlie Gardiner (a.k.a. Charles)   1945  
(baseball) Charles "Kid" Nichols   1949  
(baseball) Charlie Gehringer (a.k.a. Charles)   1949  
(baseball) Charles "Chief" Bender   1953  
(basketball) Chuck Hyatt (a.k.a. Charles)   1959  
(basketball) Charles "Stretch" Murphy   1960  
(football) Charles Bidwill   1967  
(basketball) Charles "Tarzan" Cooper   1976  
(basketball) C. M. Newton (a.k.a. Charles)   2000  
(basketball) Charles Barkley   2006  
Hungarian Kings and Queens: 4 kings
King Károly I (a.k.a. Charles)   1308-1342  
King Károly II the Small (a.k.a. Charles)   1385-1386  
King Károly III (a.k.a. Charles)   1711-1740  
King Károly IV (a.k.a. Charles)   1916-1918  
Nobel Prize Winners: 5 medicine, 5 physics, 3 chemistry, 2 economics, 2 peace
(peace) Charles Albert Gobat   1902  
(medicine) Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran   1907  
(medicine) Charles Richet   1913  
(physics) Charles Glover Barkla   1917  
(physics) Charles Édouard Guillaume   1920  
(peace) Charles G. Dawes   1925  
(physics) Charles Thomson Rees Wilson   1927  
(medicine) Charles Nicolle   1928  
(medicine) Charles Scott Sherrington   1932  
(chemistry) George de Hevesy (a.k.a. Charles)   1943  
(physics) Charles Hard Townes   1964  
(medicine) Charles Brenton Huggins   1966  
(economics) Tjalling C. Koopmans (a.k.a. Charles)   1975  
(chemistry) John Polanyi (a.k.a. Charles)   1986  
(chemistry) Charles J. Pedersen   1987  
(economics) John Harsanyi (a.k.a. Charles)   1994  
(physics) Charles K. Kao   2009  
Norwegian Kings and Queens: 4 kings
King Karl I (a.k.a. Charles)   1449-1450  
King Karl II (a.k.a. Charles)   1814-1818  
King Karl III Johan (a.k.a. Charles)   1818-1844  
King Karl IV (a.k.a. Charles)   1859-1872  
Notable Activists and Revolutionaries: 1 activist
(activist) Russell Means (a.k.a. Charles)   1939-2012  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 19 actors, 1 actor/comedian, 1 comedian/actor
H. B. Warner (a.k.a. Charles)   1875-1958  
Charles Coburn   1877-1961  
Charlie Chaplin (a.k.a. Charles)   1889-1977  
Charles Stevens   1893-1964  
Charles Laughton   1899-1962  
Charles Bronson   1921-2003  
Chuck McCann (a.k.a. Charles)   1934-2018  
Charles Grodin   1935-  
Russell Means (a.k.a. Charles)   1939-2012  
Charles Dance   1946-  
Charles S. Dutton   1951-  
Charles Shaughnessy   1955-  
Branscombe Richmond (a.k.a. Charles)   1955-  
Charlie Murphy (a.k.a. Charles)   1959-2017  
Ben Miles (a.k.a. Charles)   1966-  
Chuck Carrington (a.k.a. Charles)   1968-  
Chad Lowe (a.k.a. Charles)   1968-  
Charles Edwards   1969-  
Corin Nemec (a.k.a. Charles)   1971-  
Charles Michael Davis   1984-  
Elliott Francis (a.k.a. Charles)   1987-  
Notable Artists: 1 architect, 1 artist, 1 cartoonist
Le Corbusier (a.k.a. Charles)   1887-1965  
Charles Alston   1907-1977  
Charles Schulz   1922-2000  
Notable Athletes: 4 baseball, 4 basketball, 3 soccer, 2 rugby, 1 cricket, 1 ice hockey, 1 skating, 1 tennis
(baseball) Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn   1854-1897  
(baseball) Charles "Kid" Nichols   1869-1953  
(baseball) Charles "Chief" Bender   1884-1954  
(baseball) Charlie Gehringer (a.k.a. Charles)   1903-1993  
(ice hockey) Charlie Gardiner (a.k.a. Charles)   1904-1934  
(basketball) Charles "Stretch" Murphy   1907-1992  
(basketball) Charles "Tarzan" Cooper   1907-1980  
(basketball) Chuck Hyatt (a.k.a. Charles)   1908-1978  
(basketball) Charles Barkley   1963-  
(tennis) Bob Bryan (a.k.a. Charles)   1978-  
(soccer) Charles Itandje   1982-  
(cricket) Delyone Borden (a.k.a. Charles)   1985-  
(rugby) Charlie Faumuina (a.k.a. Charles)   1986-  
(soccer) Joe Hart (a.k.a. Charles)   1987-  
(skating) Charlie White (a.k.a. Charles)   1987-  
(soccer) Charles Aránguiz   1989-  
(rugby) Ben Tameifuna (a.k.a. Charles)   1991-  
Notable Businesspeople: 7 businesspersons
Charles Henry Harrod   1799-1885  
Charles Tiffany   1812-1902  
Charles T. Hinde   1832-1915  
Charles Digby Harrod   1841-1905  
Charles M. Schwab   1862-1939  
Charles Rolls   1877-1910  
B. C. Forbes (a.k.a. Charles)   1880-1954  
Notable Evildoers: 1 gangster, 1 murderer
Lucky Luciano (a.k.a. Charles)   1897-1962  
Charles Manson   1934-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 2 explorers
Charles Sturt   1795-1869  
Charles Lindbergh   1902-1974  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 cinematographer, 1 director, 1 producer
Charlie Chaplin (a.k.a. Charles)   1889-1977  
Ronnie Taylor (a.k.a. Charles)   1924-2018  
Jerry Weintraub (a.k.a. Charles)   1937-2015  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Charles Grodin   1935-  
Notable Military Figures: 1 general
Orde Wingate (a.k.a. Charles)   1903-1944  
Notable Musicians: 6 musicians, 4 singers, 2 composers
Charles Dibdin   1745-1814     
Charles Gounod   1818-1893     
Hubert Parry (a.k.a. Charles)   1848-1918     
Charles Mingus   1922-1979   jazz  
Charles Aznavour   1924-2018   chanson  
Chuck Berry (a.k.a. Charles)   1926-2017   rock  
Ray Charles (a.k.a. Charles)   1930-2004   soul  
Pat Boone (a.k.a. Charles)   1934-     
Buddy Holly (a.k.a. Charles)   1936-1959   rock  
Russell Means (a.k.a. Charles)   1939-2012     
Keith Flint (a.k.a. Charles)   1969-2019     
Andy Grammer (a.k.a. Charles)   1983-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 2 philosophers, 1 mathematician
Charles de Secondat   1689-1755  
Charles Babbage   1791-1871  
Charles Sanders Peirce   1839-1914  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 statesperson
Charles Martel   ?-741  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 2 biologists, 2 inventors, 2 physicists, 1 astronomer, 1 astronomer/physicist, 1 chemist, 1 geologist, 1 physician
Carl Linnaeus (a.k.a. Charles)   1707-1778  
Charles Messier   1730-1817  
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb   1736-1806  
Charles Babbage   1791-1871  
Charles Goodyear   1800-1860  
Charles Darwin   1809-1882  
Edward Charles Pickering   1846-1919  
C. V. Boys (a.k.a. Charles)   1855-1944  
Charles Eastman   1858-1939  
Bruce C. Heezen (a.k.a. Charles)   1924-1977  
Charles David Keeling   1928-2005  
Notable Writers: 5 authors, 2 poets
Charles Perrault   1628-1703  
Charles Dickens   1812-1870  
Charles Baudelaire   1821-1867  
Algernon Charles Swinburne   1837-1909  
Charles Eastman   1858-1939  
Arthur C. Clarke (a.k.a. Charles)   1917-2008  
Charles Bukowski   1920-1994  
Olympic Medalists: 18 gold, 15 bronze, 15 silver, 6 silver/gold, 3 gold/silver, 2 bronze/gold, 2 silver/gold/bronze, 1 silver/bronze/gold
(bronze) Charles Gmelin   1896   400 m  
(bronze) Charles Treffel   1900   water polo  
(bronze) Charles Frédéric Petit   1900   archery - au chapelet 33 m; archery - au cordon doré 33 m  
(silver/gold) Charles Bennett   1900   1500 m; 4000 m steeplechase; 5000 m team  
(gold) Charles Devendeville   1900   swimming - underwater  
(silver) Charles S. Woodruff   1904   archery - team round  
(silver) Charles Hubbard   1904   archery - team round  
(gold) Charles Dvorak   1904   pole vault  
(silver) Charles King   1904   long jump - standing; triple jump - standing  
(silver/gold/bronze) Charles Daniels   1904; 1908   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle; swimming - 4x50 yard freestyle relay; swimming - 50 yard freestyle; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Charles Hefferon   1908   marathon  
(gold) Charles Forsyth   1908   water polo  
(gold) Charles Bacon   1908   400 m hurdles  
(bronze) Clare Jacobs (a.k.a. Charles)   1908   pole vault  
(gold) Charles Sydney Smith   1908; 1912; 1920   water polo  
(silver) Charles Poulenard   1912   4x400 m relay  
(silver) Karl Luther (a.k.a. Charles)   1912   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Charles Lomberg   1912   decathlon  
(gold) Charles Bugbee   1912; 1920   water polo  
(gold) Charles Reidpath   1912   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) Charles Lelong   1912   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Charles Gunn   1920   10 km walk  
(silver) Charles Edward Blewitt   1920   3000 m team  
(gold/silver) Charles Paddock   1920; 1924   100 m; 4x100 m relay; 200 m  
(bronze) Charles E. Collett   1924   water polo  
(gold) Charley Borah (a.k.a. Charles)   1928   4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Charles McGinnis   1928   pole vault  
(bronze) Charles Finn   1932   water polo  
(bronze) Charles McCallister   1932   water polo  
(silver) Lambert Redd (a.k.a. Charles)   1932   long jump  
(gold) Charles Pahud de Mortanges   1928; 1932   equestrian  
(silver) Chuck Chapman (a.k.a. Charles)   1936   basketball  
(silver) Meredith Gourdine (a.k.a. Charles)   1952   long jump  
(gold/silver) Charles Hewes Moore Jr.   1952   400 m hurdles; 4x400 m relay  
(gold) Charlie Hoag (a.k.a. Charles)   1952   basketball  
(gold) Chuck Darling (a.k.a. Charles)   1956   basketball  
(gold) Charles Jenkins   1956   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) Chilla Porter (a.k.a. Charles)   1956   high jump  
(gold) Charles Dumas   1956   high jump  
(gold) Bernard Wrightson (a.k.a. Charles)   1968   diving - springboard  
(bronze/gold) Charles Greene   1968   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(silver/gold) Charles Asati   1968; 1972   4x400 m relay  
(silver/gold) Charles Hickcox   1968   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 200 m medley; swimming - 400 m medley; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) Charlie Scott (a.k.a. Charles)   1968   basketball  
(bronze) Barry Weitzenberg (a.k.a. Charles)   1972   water polo  
(silver) Tom McMillen (a.k.a. Charles)   1972   basketball  
(bronze) Steven Furniss (a.k.a. Charles)   1972   swimming - 200 m medley  
(gold/silver) Frank Shorter (a.k.a. Charles)   1972; 1976   marathon  
(bronze) Rick Wohlhuter (a.k.a. Charles)   1976   800 m  
(bronze) Charles Spedding   1984   marathon  
(silver/gold) Christopher Jacobs (a.k.a. Charles)   1988   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(bronze) Charles D. Smith   1988   basketball  
(bronze) Charles Smith IV   1988   basketball  
(silver) Charles Simpkins   1992   triple jump  
(gold) Charles Barkley   1992; 1996   basketball  
(gold) Charles Jenkins Jr.   1992   4x400 m relay  
(silver/gold/bronze) David Berkoff (a.k.a. Charles)   1988; 1992   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(gold) Charles Austin   1996   high jump  
(silver/gold) Ben Ainslie (a.k.a. Charles)   1996; 2000; 2004; 2008; 2012   sailing  
(bronze/gold) Bob Bryan (a.k.a. Charles)   2008; 2012   tennis  
(silver/gold) Charles Hamelin   2006; 2010; 2014   speed skating  
(silver/bronze/gold) Charlie White (a.k.a. Charles)   2010; 2014   figure skating  
Oscar Award Winners: 2 actors
(actor) Charles Laughton   1933   The Private Life of Henry VIII  
(actor) Charles Coburn   1943   The More the Merrier  
Other Leaders: 2 prime ministers
Prime Minister Charles-Mathias Simons   1853-1860   Luxembourg  
Prime Minister Charles Haughey   1979-1981; 1982; 1987-1992   Ireland  
Other Royalty: 5 princes, 1 duke, 1 king
Charles Martel   718-741   Francia  
Charles III, Prince of Monaco   1856-1889   Monaco  
Charles, Prince of Wales   1948-   United Kingdom  
Baudouin of Belgium (a.k.a. Charles)   1951-1993   Belgium  
Henry, Duke of Sussex (a.k.a. Charles)   1984-   United Kingdom  
Gabriel of Belgium (a.k.a. Charles)   2003-   Belgium  
Louis of Cambridge (a.k.a. Charles)   2018-   United Kingdom  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Carlos (a.k.a. Charles)   1889-1908  
Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers: 2 musicians
Chuck Berry (a.k.a. Charles)   1986  
Ray Charles (a.k.a. Charles)   1986  
Saints: 9 blessed, 7 saints
Blessed Charles the Good   ?-1127  
Blessed Charles de Sayn   ?-1212  
Blessed Charles of Blois   1320-1364  
Saint Carlo Borromeo (a.k.a. Charles)   1538-1584  
Blessed Carlos Espinola (a.k.a. Charles)   1564-1622  
Saint Charles Garnier   1606-1649  
Saint Carlo of Sezze (a.k.a. Charles)   1616-1670  
Saint Charles Hyon Song-mun   1797-1846  
Saint Jean-Charles Cornay   1809-1837  
Saint Charles of Mount Argus   1821-1893  
Blessed Charles de Foucauld   1858-1916  
Saint Charles Lwanga   ?-1887  
Blessed Charles I of Austria   1887-1922  
Blessed Karl Leisner (a.k.a. Charles)   1915-1945  
Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Santiago (a.k.a. Charles)   1918-1963  
Blessed Carlos Erana Guruceta (a.k.a. Charles)   ?-1936  
Scottish Kings and Queens: 2 kings
King Charles I   1625-1649  
King Charles II   1649-1685  
Shakespearian Characters: 3 characters
Charles   As You Like It  
Charles VI   Henry V  
Charles VII the Victorious   Henry VI (1)  
Spanish Kings and Queens: 5 kings
King Carlos I (a.k.a. Charles)   1517-1556  
King Carlos II the Bewitched (a.k.a. Charles)   1665-1700  
King Carlos III (a.k.a. Charles)   1759-1788  
King Carlos IV (a.k.a. Charles)   1788-1808  
King Juan Carlos I (a.k.a. Charles)   1975-  
Swedish Kings and Queens: 10 kings
King Karl I (or VII) (a.k.a. Charles)   1161-1167  
King Karl II (or VIII) (a.k.a. Charles)   1448-1457; 1464-1465; 1467-1470  
King Karl IX (a.k.a. Charles)   1599-1611  
King Karl X Gustav (a.k.a. Charles)   1654-1660  
King Karl XI (a.k.a. Charles)   1660-1697  
King Karl XII (a.k.a. Charles)   1697-1718  
King Karl XIII (a.k.a. Charles)   1809-1818  
King Karl XIV Johan (a.k.a. Charles)   1818-1844  
King Karl XV (a.k.a. Charles)   1859-1872  
King Carl XVI Gustaf (a.k.a. Charles)   1973-  
Title Characters: 4 songs
(song) Charles Whitman   1973   The Ballad Of Charles Whitman  
(song) Buddy Holly (a.k.a. Charles)   1994   Buddy Holly  
(song) Charles C. Leary   2002   The Charles C Leary  
(song) Charles Darwin   2009   Charlie Darwin