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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.SHAR-LAWT French
SHAHR-lət English
shar-LAW-tə German
shah-LOT Swedish
shahr-LAWT-tə Dutch
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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'.
VariantCharlotta Swedish
DiminutivesLottie, Tottie, Totty English Lotte German Lotta, Lotte, Lottie Swedish Lotte Norwegian Lotte Danish Lotte Dutch
Masculine FormsCharles French Carl, Carol, Charles, Karl English Carl, Karl German Carl, Karl Swedish Carl, Karl Norwegian Carl, Karl Danish Karel Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesCharlize 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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Portrait of Charlotte BrontëPortrait of Charlotte Brontë

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