Derived from the Germanic Karl, Charles is a royal name borne by ten kings of France and introduced to Great Britain by Mary, Queen of Scots who named her son Charles James. His son and grandson were also named Charles, furthering the name’s popularity. Charles remains a timeless name that parents keep coming back to.


  • english:
  • french: Manly

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Prince Charles, Author Charles Dickens, "Peanuts" creator Charles Schultz, Basketball player Charles Barkley, Aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, Scientist Charles Darwin

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Julia Louis Dreyfuss and Brad Hall, Son of Jodie Foster, Son of Russell Crowe, Son of Queen Elizabeth II, Son of Tommy La Sorda, Son of Chris O'Donnell, Son of Cynthia Nixon