Baby name Charles
Description: From the Germanic word ‘karl’, which means ‘free man’. The name Charles was elected by Mary Queen of Scots for her son, Charles James, who became King James VI of Scotland, and then King James I of England. The next two generations below saw two further Charles’ reign, cementing the name’s popularity in the 17th century. The name is borne by Prince Charles, the man in line to be king after Queen Elizabeth II’s reign ends. Famous bearers include Charles Dickens (writer) and Charles Bronson (actor).
Statistics for Charles
From 1996 to 2015 the name 'Charles' was given to 27.127 Boys, representing 0,42% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.
Registrations by Year of name 'Charles'
This chart shows the registrations of name 'Charles' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that the registrations name 'Charles' varied from 985 to 1.868 per year.
Rank Popularity by Year of name 'Charles'
This chart shows the popularity of name 'Charles' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that name 'Charles' varied from rank 41 to 66.