Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Free Man
Main Origin Language: German
(Or View Charles Girl)

In 2017 the name Charles...

• was given to 7,130 baby boys
• was the 49th most popular name for baby boys
• was 4% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Vermont, Massachusetts, and South Dakota
• was least popular in New Mexico, Nevada, and California
• was about as popular as Thomas and Caleb
Babies Named Charles Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Charles...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2008
• is 80% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 22% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Earl, Ernest, Willie, Juanita, Charlene, Norma
• has the most opposite popularity history to Ian, Javier, Rafael, Noemi, Annalisa, Luisa
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Charles Per State
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Geographically the name Charles...

• 36% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as William, Thomas, Owen, Margaret, Nora, Emerson
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Alejandro, Iker, Mateo, Ximena, Kimberly, Julieta
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Charles by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Charles are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Charles will be the only kid named Charles in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Charles compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Charles rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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