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CHARLEY

DIMINUTIVE OF:
charles
FEMININE FORM:
charlie
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

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
charl, carly, charlotte, carolina, charles, karl, carla, carl, carlyn, charlize, charla, sharla, carlene, carley, carlie, karlee, karlene, karly, carroll, carole, carrol, karle, karli
PET & SHORT FORM
english
charlie, carol, CHARLEE, Charlay, Charlea, Charleigh, CHARLI, Charly, Chas

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
karolus, carolus

african - southern
charlize
afrikaans
charl, charlize
albanian
karlo
basque
karlos, karlo
catalan
carla, carlota, carlos, carles
croatian
karolina, karla, karlo
czech
karel
danish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, karel, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sjarlotte, Carlis, Karlis
dutch
carola, charlotte, carla, karel, carolus, carel
esperanto
karlo, karolo
estonian
karl, kaarel
faroese
karolina, karl, karla, Sjarlotta
finnish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, kaarle, kaarlo, karel, carole, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karoliina, Kaaleppi, Kale, Kali, Kallu, Harlotta, Saarlotta, Sarlotta, Sarlotte, Charle, Karlis
french
charlotte, charline, charles, carole, Charle
galician
carlos
german
charl, carola, carly, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karl, carla, carl, karla, carlota, karola, carlotta, charlot, charlotta, carel, Karline
greek
Károlos
greenlandic
charlotte, charles, karl, carl, karla, karola, kaarali, charlothe, Kallu, Sialoorta, Sialôrta, Sikaalutta, Sikallutta, Sikatdlúta, Kârale
hungarian - magyar
karolina, karola, kÁroly
icelandic
charlotte, karl, carl, karla, karel, charlotta, karlotta, Karles
irish
charlotte, sÉarlait, calbhach, cathal, searlás, Cathaoir, Seárlas
italian
carola, carolina, carla, carlo, carlotta
latvian
kārlis, Karolīna, Karlīna
lithuanian
karolina, karolis
macedonian
karolina
norwegian
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, karel, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sarlotte, Sjarlotte, Karlot, Karles, Karlis
old danish
karl
old norse
karl
old swedish
karl
polish
karolina, szarlota
portuguese
carolina, carla, carlota, carlos
russian
karolina, karl
sami - lapps
kárral, gárral, gearral, Gállá
scottish
charlotte, cathal
slovene
karolina, karla, karel
spanish
carolina, carla, carlota, carlotta, carlos
swedish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, carlota, charlize, karola, carlotta, karel, carole, carlotte, chalott, chalotta, chalotte, chalottha, charlot, charlote, charloth, charlotha, charlothe, charlott, charlotta, charlotten, charlotth, charlottha, charlotthe, karlotta, karlotte, karoliina, karolyne, Karlot, Carlis, Charle, Karles, Karlis
ukrainian
karl
welsh
charlotte, charles

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

9
Numerological Values:
9

A number 9 person is humane and selfless. Compassion, tolerance, idealism and sensitivity are the hallmarks of number 9. Number 9 individuals often give unselfishly to others.

Chakra Number:
9: The number of the Chakra "Pineal Gland"

The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This chakra is also known as the upper dan tien. The ninth chakra is an interesting chakra in that it is in this chakra that all the Christ abilities lie dormant, waiting to be released and used in the outer and inner worlds. The shift in focus at this time is toward that Christ energy and the accompanying abilities that go along with it. Hence, a great deal of work and energy is now being sent into physical reality to help the individual open up and expand this energy center.

Color meaning:

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

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Name Songs

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Notable people and personalities​

Charley Boorman (born 1966), English TV presenter, travel writer and actor