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charles

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*HARJAZ / *CHARJA- > *KARLAZ > KARL (ċEORL)
MEANING:
The name's etymology is a common Germanic noun “*karlaz” meaning "free man", which survives in English as “churl”, Old English (Anglo-Saxon) “ċeorl”, which developed its deprecating sense in the Middle English period. In turn, this name derives from the West Frankish name “Háriolus”, a pet form of Germanic names beginning with “*harjaz / *charja-“, meaning “army, army leader, commander, warrior”. The name took a Romanic influence. The Germanic “H” would be represented by a “C” in Romanic spelling; this is where the “C” or “K” came in. The feminine form Caroline and Carolina derive from “Carolus” which is Latin for Charles (English) from which it also derives Charlotte and its derivates. The name was notably borne by Charlemagne “Charles the Great” and was at the time Latinized as Karolus as “in Vita Karoli Magni”, later also as Carolus. Charles the Great (German: Karl der Große; Latin: Carolus or Karolus Magnus) or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
karl, carl, karel, Carlis, Karlis
english
charl, karl, carl, carroll, carrol
finnish
karl, carl, kaarle, kaarlo, karel, Kaaleppi, Kale, Kali, Kallu, Charle, Karlis
french
Charle
greenlandic
karl, carl, kaarali, Kallu, Kârale
norwegian
karl, carl, karel, Karlot, Karles, Karlis
swedish
karl, carl, karel, Karlot, Carlis, Charle, Karles, Karlis
FEMININE
danish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sjarlotte
english
carly, charlotte, carolina, carla, carlyn, charlize, charla, sharla, carlene, carley, carlie, karlee, karlene, karly, carole, karle, karli
finnish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carole, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karoliina, Harlotta, Saarlotta, Sarlotta, Sarlotte
french
charlotte, charline, carole
greenlandic
charlotte, karla, karola, charlothe, Sialoorta, Sialôrta, Sikaalutta, Sikallutta, Sikatdlúta
norwegian
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sarlotte, Sjarlotte
swedish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, carlota, charlize, karola, carole, carlotte, chalott, chalotta, chalotte, chalottha, charlot, charlote, charloth, charlotha, charlothe, charlott, charlotta, charlotten, charlotth, charlottha, charlotthe, karlotta, karlotte, karoliina, karolyne
welsh
charlotte
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle
english
charlie, carol, chuck, chazz, chucky, CHARLEY, CHARLEE, Charlay, Charlea, Charleigh, CHARLI, Charly, Chas
finnish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle, Kalkke, Kalkko, Kalkku, Kallukka
french
charlot
norwegian
carol, karol, kalle, Calle
swedish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle
welsh
charlie

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
karolus, carolus

afrikaans
charl
albanian
karlo
basque
karlos, karlo
catalan
carlos, carles
croatian
karlo
czech
karel
dutch
karel, carolus, carel
esperanto
karlo, karolo
estonian
karl, kaarel
faroese
karl
galician
carlos
german
charl, karl, carl, carel
greek
Károlos
hungarian - magyar
kÁroly
icelandic
karl, carl, karel, Karles
irish
calbhach, cathal, searlás, Cathaoir, Seárlas
italian
carlo
latvian
kārlis
lithuanian
karolis
old danish
karl
old norse
karl
old swedish
karl
portuguese
carlos
russian
karl
sami - lapps
kárral, gárral, gearral, Gállá
scottish
cathal
slovene
karel
spanish
carlos
ukrainian
karl

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
CHARLES ATLAS A.F.I.
COMPLAINTE DE CHARLES DANIELLE DARRIEUX
SONG FOR CHARLES DAVE
THE CHARLES CLEARY DEVENDRA BANHART
DIS-MOI, CHARLES GAROLOU
LAKE CHARLES SHUFFLE HARRY CHOATES
CHANSON POUR CHARLES ISABELLE ROY
P'TIT BONHOMME TOUT NU (À P'TIT CHARLES ) JEAN-LOUIS BLAIRE
MONSIEUR CHARLES JEAN-LOUIS CHINASKI
CHARLES JEANNE CHERHAL
THE BALLAD OF CHARLES WHITMAN KINKY FRIEDMAN
CHARLES -ÉDOUARD BOOGIE LE BEAULAC DE BÂLE
CHARLES LE CHAUVE LES TROIS HORACES
PARLE CHARLES MIRO
IL S'APPELLE CHARLES GAUTHIER NOËLLE CORDIER
CHARLES ET LUCIE PIERRE PERRET
CHARLES - HYMNE AU CLODO CHANTANT QUARTIERS NORD

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Charles "bubba" Chaney, Louisiana Politician
Charles "buckets" Goldenberg, American All-pro Football Player
Charles A. Ford, American Diplomat
Charles Addams, American Cartoonist
Charles Aznavour, French-armenian Ballad Singer
Charles Barkley, Former Basketball Player And Commentator
Charles Bent, First Governor Of New Mexico Territory
Charles Bowers, American Cartoonist And Early Film-maker
Charles Boyer (1899–1978) French-american Actor
Charles Bradlaugh, British Political Activist And Militant Atheist
Charles Bukowski, American Poet And Novelist
Charles Carroll Of Carrollton († 1832), Maryland Planter And Advocate Of Independence From Gg
Charles Colson, American President Nixon's Chief Counsel
Charles Curtis, 31st American Vice President, Under Herbert Hoover
Charles Dance (born 1946) English Actor, Screenwriter, And Film Director
Charles Daniels (1885–1973), American Freestyle Swimmer
Charles Davis Tillman (1861–1943), Pioneer Of Southern Gospel Music
Charles De Gaulle, French Military Leader And Statesman
Charles Devens, Former American Attorney
Charles Dickens, English Novelist
Charles Dodgson, English Clergyman, Writer And Mathematician
Charles Durning (1923–2012) American Actor
Charles Edward Bennett, American Democratic Congressman From Florida
Charles Evans Hughes, Former American Secretary Of State
Charles Fernando Basílio Da Silva, Brazilian Football Player
Charles Fort, American Writer And Researcher
Charles Francis Adams, Sr., American Congressman And Ambassador
Charles G. Dawes, 30th American Vice President, Under Calvin Coolidge
Charles G. Taylor, Former President Of Liberia
Charles G.d. Roberts, Canadian Poet
Charles Gavin, Brazilian Drummer And Producer
Charles Gibbs, Canadian Politician
Charles Gibson, American Television Journalist
Charles Gray (1928–2000) English Actor
Charles Grodin, American Actor And Talk Show Host
Charles Harding Smith, Irish Politician
Charles Harper (mayor), Australian Politician
Charles Henri Ford, American Poet, Photographer And Writer
Charles Herbert (born 1948) Former American Child Actor
Charles Humphreys, Pennsylvania Delegate To Continental Congress
Charles Ives, American Composer
Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Former U. S. Attorney General
Charles Kuralt, American Television Journalist
Charles L. Grant, American Science-fiction Author
Charles Laughton (1899–1962) English Stage And Film Actor And Director
Charles Lee, Former U. S. Attorney General
Charles Lefrançois, Canadian High Jumper
Charles Lummis, American Journalist, Poet And Historian
Charles Madrid "dr. Charles", One Of The Founding Fathers Of Sport Compact Racing
Charles Magill Conrad, Former American Secretary Of War
Charles Mathias (1922–2010), American Politician
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Charles Myer, American Baseball Player
Charles Nelson (1931–2007) American Actor, Comedian, Director
Charles Oakley, American Basketball Player
Charles Olson, American Poet
Charles Radbourn (1854–1897), American Professional Baseball Player
Charles Reisner (1887–1962) American Film Director And Actor
Charles Robert Knight (1874 –1953) American Artist
Charles Schulz, Creator Of The Comic Strip Peanuts
Charles Sifford (born 1922) African American Former Professional Golfer
Charles Stanton (1865–1940) American Silent Film Actor
Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish Political Leader
Charles Thomson, Secretary Of The Continental Congress
Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th American Vice President, Under Theodore Roosevelt
Charles Webb, American Author Of The Graduate
Charley Harper (1922–2007) American Modernist Artist