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Origin: French
Meaning: Small Beauty

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Charlene

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Charlene in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Charlene:

  • Records indicate that 129,822 girls in the United States have been named Charlene since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1952, when 3,543 people in the U.S. were given the name Charlene. Those people are now 68 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Charlene

    92% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      11 Positive Comments

  • "Just like everyone else who commented on this page, I am Charlene. It's incredibly rare to find someone else with the same name as mine which the very reason why I love it. I'm glad my dad gave me this name although it can be frustrating when people pronounce it wrong (this has happened twice in my life) and still don't get it right even after correcting them. HAHHAHAHA" Sep. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Charlene, pronounced with a SH sound also. I get Charlotte, Shirley alot. I would like to go by Charley as I was in fact named after my grandfather Charles." Aug. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "To the lady who wrote in june 4 2011 I get the same thing especiall on the phone, I do not like shirley!!! Our name in hawaiian is Kalene!" Aug. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother named me Charlene after my aunt's middle name. I used to hate it as a child but really love it now that I am older and not very many people have it. It is pronouced with a sh sound but what really annoys me is when I tell people my name they think I said Shirley which is a horrible name!" Jun. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene and I love that no one ever has it!!! It also fits me because it means small and womanly and I'm a petite 5'2 and very girly!!!" Jul. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene and I like it! When I was in school there was never another girl with the same name. My whole family calls me "char" I think it is a name you don't hear anymore." May. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Charlene. I love the name and its meaning (small beauty), people are not really familiar with the name around where I come from. So it is always spelt wrongly, but it is unique to be different anyway. She is proud of the name and I am proud of her and for naming her Charlene. Chuks" Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Heyy my name is charlene, i was also named after charlene from Neigbours,, in school my name is chazbeen or chaz lol i love my name but it is annoying that i can never find enythin with my name on it, i normally go for charlie instead as that is what my hole family call me x" Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is charlene and i love it but i would like to change it to isabella i was born a long tme ago i am almost 50 years old im 46 and i have 5 children" Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people have spelt my name wrong! But I do tend to find the men of the older generation generally like my name!" Sep. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is charlene. Like the previous person said I can never find anything with my name on in stores. I was named mostly after Kylie Minogues character in the austrailian soap 'Neighbours' But my parents did watch Dallas and was a small part of the reason to name me Charlene!" Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Charlene,whenever I told somebody how to spell my name.They always think I pronounce my name wrongly while actually,they're the one who pronounce it wrong.Because of that,I hate my name.Just to make it even more worse they spell my name wrongly,even the TEACHERS! matter what happen I still have to live as Charlene." Jun. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "i live that it's not common but would prefer it was pronounced with the CH not SH. I spell it Charlene - I gave up trying to correct people." Sep. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mom's name is Arlene - so she named me Charlene. I love that I am named after my Mother." Apr. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m Charlene born In early 80s uk. I hated my name as a child as I was the only one and it did make me feel different at times! But I have to say I have grown to love it, now I?m glad I haven?t got an overly common name . My family and friends call me Charl most of the time ." Mar. 16, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene and like others, I didn't like it when I was growing up, but I'm 55 now and I think it suits me. It is not a very common name and I, too, get called Char a lot and I'm fine with that. It was great reading about all the other Charlene names on here. Here's to a great name and all the lucky women that belong to it. Cheers!" Sep. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene - But it is pronounced sharlane..... or Charl?ne - with an accent.... I wish people wouldn't call me Charleen." Apr. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Charleen ,but it's Ben spelled as Charlene some times I was named after my granddad ,Charles.and my grate Anuts French teacher .when I was little I came up with a little song abut it ." Feb. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Charleen but, when other people write my name they always spell it Charlene. I love my name but hate that I cant find it on anything anywhere. And when people say it wrong. I sometime yell at them say its "Sh" not "CH"" Oct. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene but people call me Char. I hate it when they pronounce Char as CH instead of Sh but it becomes tiring when i keep on telling them so i just let them be. Anyway, I'm not sure Charlene really fits me but i do love it.. Kinda unique. Not many are named Charlene where I come from." Mar. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is charlene too. i am happy that the meaning of charlene is what i am too. "small beauty". no matter problem to me how it pronounce , the important to me , they know who is me." Apr. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Sharlene with an S. My nickname has always been Charley. No one spells it right always write CH. And I always correct them. Like it spelt with Sh" Mar. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also charlene. I pronounce it with the sh also. I hate the char like charlie. Im also small and petite about 5'1. I was named after my grandfather charlie." Sep. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Charlene is also what I was named. I don't especially like it, but.....I didn't know what it meant until today and I doubt that my parents know either. I was named by the doctor who delivered me. If at all possible I go by the name of Char, which I do kind of like" Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene and i absolutely adore it.. I was named after my grandma. My name really fits me because i am super short 4'11. people always pronounce my name with a "ch" sound instead of an "sh" but ive gotten used to it. I like having a name that not too many othere have" Oct. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it - Unique and fits me perfectly! I would never change my name!!" Oct. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have had friends with the same name since I went to Kindergarten. I like names that are more unique, but it's fine with me!" Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is charlene. i knlow many people around my age with the asame name. people often pronounce it incorrectly like charles. but most people get it right" Jul. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Charlene. Cha conjures a soft sound and I like it. I don't like the sound of the 'r' in my name though. Some people pronounce the c as if they are saying charlie instead of charlotte!" May. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charlene, I was named after Charlene Tilton from neighbours. I can never find my name on cups and mugs? I like the name cause i dont meet much girls with that name?" Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is charlene but some people spell it a few different ways from - charleen, sharleene, Sharlene, or charline. But I prefere it to be charlene. Many of my friends and family call me cha or chaz instead of charlene. I do like chaz tho it's cool. There are many girls out there with the same nme as me. My mother got my name from kylie minoque when she was in neighbours." Dec. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This isn't my name but it's the closest one available on the site. In fact, I've never found my name anwhere...I've heard it's Irish though: Chalene" May. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah, I can never find anything with Charlene written on it, either. It's an old-fashioned sounding sort of name, and I hated it when I was little, but it's grown on me." Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like my name but i can never find anything with my name on it in the stores, like pens and many mothers named their children after charlene tilton from the show dallas?" Aug. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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