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Quick Facts on Charlee

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 324
Simple meaning:
Free man

Characteristics of Charlee

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Charlee

Charlee is an Americanized respelling of the more classically spelled nickname Charlie which has been used for both males and females for any or all names derived from Charles. New spelling variations of Charlie began to appear in the United States as American parents wanted to feminize this gender-neutral nickname for their daughters. Charlee, Charley and even Charli and Charleigh are examples of such spelling mutations many Americans are so fond of. As a feminine short form, Charlie/Charlee etc. are typically used for names such as Charlotte, Charlene or even Caroline (all names that originally hailed from Charles). Charles comes from the German masculine name Carl/Karl from the word “karl” meaning “free man”. A “karl” signified a man who was free, but not one of nobility. No longer just a nickname, Charlie is used as a stand-alone given name for both boys and girls now. Charlee is most popular in Australia, but this particular spelling is also favored in America. The “-lee” suffix makes it more distinctly female.

Popularity of the Name Charlee

Charlee only first appeared as a girl’s name in America in 2006. Already the name has advanced more than half-way up the charts to levels of low-moderation. Parents are definitely becoming more casual and relaxed in the their naming styles when it comes to nicknames-turned-given-names like Charlee. Don’t get us wrong, Charlotte is still way more popular than Charlie/Charlee, but altogether, these short forms with all of their “kree-a-tyve” spellings are finding more than one place on the charts in the 21st century. Charlie is still the most popular (and traditional) spelling of this moniker for baby girls being born today, followed by Charlee and then Charley. Recently the more modernized and kitschy spellings of Charli and Charleigh entered the charts. Nicknames as first names are not new. Just consider Abby, Allie, Lexi and Annie. Charlee is another one of these sweet and snappy two-syllable female names, but this one also has an androgynous “tom-boy” quality. Definitely a choice for the easy-going, casual parent who prefers nicknames to fancy-pants names like Charlotte and Charlene.
Popularity of the Girl Name Charlee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Charlee

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Charlee

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Charlee

    Charlee We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Charlee.

  • Popular Songs on Charlee

    Popular Songs on Charlee

    Charlee - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Charlee.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Charlee

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Charlee

    A Special Place for Charlee: A Child's Companion Through Pet Loss (Debby Morehead) - Floppy-eared Charlee (feminine for Charlie) was already part of the family when narrator Mark was born. Boy and pup grew up together and were best friends and playmates. Years later, when Charlee needed to be euthanized because of heart failure, the entire family mourned the dog's death. Charlee's vet encouraged Mark to share his feelings of sadness and grief with those he loved. In fact, Mark's family set aside a special time to sit together in the backyard and remember Charlee. They made a scrapbook to collect their memories and planted a flowering bush near Charlee's favorite backyard spot. Yet Mark's sadness lingered until, finally, time and an understanding neighbor helped heal his pain. This simply told story is right on the mark in legitimizing a family's, and particularly a child's, grief over the loss of a pet. Its sound counsel and suggestions for coping are gently incorporated into the straightforward story line, and understated black-and-white drawings eloquently reflect the characters' emotions. Recommended for ages 7-12.

  • Famous People Named Charlee

    Famous People Named Charlee

    Famous People Named Charlee - Charlee (Austrian electro-pop Singer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Charlee

    Children of Famous People Named Charlee

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Charlee - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Charlee.

  • Historic Figures

    Charlee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Charlee - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Charlee.

Personality of the Girl Name Charlee

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Charlee

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