My name is Charley and I love it... but man, do I wish people would stop thinking my name is actually Charlotte. I am so pleased my name isn't Charlotte as it 100% would not suit me. My family often call me Chas and I quite like that too! I am a mid-90's child, highly educated with a great job - just to dispel some of the more negative connotations listed on this site :)
For some reason I feel like this is the masculine form. Something about i's or ie's that make me think of a bratty girl.
In the United Kingdom it is more common as a feminine name.
My niece was named Charley after my grandfather Charles and I must admit it took a while for it to grow on me but now I love much so I have a tattoo of it across my wrist lol. Also what made the name adorable for me is when as a baby she used to try and pronounce always came out as Cha-ee and that is what I still call her to this day. I do not like Charley or Charlie or Charles for a thank goodness she was a girl!
My name is Charley Grace and I love the name Charley.
Boy name. Strongly dislike for a girl!
Even worse than Charleigh.
Please don’t do this to a poor child. I would absolutely hate being stuck with this name unless I was a boy born in the 60s or 70s.
I only like Charley on male humans and male pets.
Charles "Charley" Stowe was Harriet Beecher Stowe's youngest child, as well as the subject of her book Our Charley: And What to Do with Him.
I personally see Charlie as for boys only but Charley is cute on both genders.
I like this spelling better than Charlie. Also I think this one is more masculine, and Charlie is more on the feminine side.
I don't see most women growing into this name well. I think it would be better to name your child Charlotte, Charlene, or another feminine form of Charles and call her Charley for short.
In 2018, 72 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Charley* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2, 209th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
I'm a Charlotte, who chooses to go by Charley. However, while I think Charley suits me more than Charlotte, I'm glad it's not my given name, as I think it's too informal sounding. I think Charley is better as a short form, as opposed to a given name.

I always use Charlotte formally, such as on my university applications, and I see Charlotte as being my 'serious alter ego'. Charley is my fun side!
The kidnapping of Charles Brewster "Charley" Ross (born 1870) was the first hugely publicized kidnapping victim held for ransom in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia and was lured into a carriage by a pair of men with candy, which basically caused the first wave of panic among parents about strangers and candy. His fate was never determined. A court did rule that a man was Charley Ross, but the Ross family never believed him.

There's a website about missing people who have been missing for more than a year, The Charley Project, named after Charley Ross.
I think Charley is a good name for either and it's not just because I'm a girl named Charley.
The name Charley was given to 83 boys born in the US in 2015.
The world-famous country singer Charley Pride bears this name, yo!
I love this spelling. :)
In the US this name is heavily stereotyped as a "British boy name," at least where I live. It's pretty uncommon in the States, I don't know of a single Charley. Whenever me or one of my friends hears it, we automatically think "European lad." Funny how it can be so overused in one place but pretty rare in another.
Ugly on a boy or girl, I much prefer Charlie but only for a boy.
As I said before, I spell it Charlie. However, "Charley" can be a used as a pet form of Charlotte.
My little sister's name is Charley and it's adorable. I love this name for a girl or a boy. I also know a little boy named Charlie. If you're naming a boy Charlie, use c-h-a-r-l-i-e but if you're naming a girl Charley use c-h-a-r-l-e-y. The y makes it more feminine, I think. Again, love this name for either gender!
This spelling is incorrect. It should be spelt C-h-a-r-l-i-e. Of course, my nickname is spelt Charlie.
Can also be a nickname for Charlotte.
I think this spelling is somehow more suited to girls, like Charli.
For a girl I have seen it pronounced SHAR-lee.
Footballer Jamie Redknapp has a son named Charley.

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