Charlotte Name Meaning

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Fact: Many notable women have borne the name Charlotte, including the famous author Charlotte Brontë, who wrote “Jane Eyre.”

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A Deep Dive

Charlotte Overview

Meaning

Free man, petite

Gender

Girl

Origin

French

Etymology

Derived from the French name “Charlot,” a diminutive of “Charles,” meaning “free man” or “warrior.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈʃɑːrlət/

Popularity

Charlotte is a highly popular name worldwide, often used in various cultures. Recently, Charlotte has consistently ranked in the top 10 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

9 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Vintage, Cute

Associated Traits

Elegant, strong, intelligent, graceful

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Charlotte is recognized in some Christian traditions, and Charlotte is often associated with royalty, including Queen Charlotte of England.

Name Day

July 17th
A Deep Dive

Charlotte Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Charlotte, Caroline, Charlotta, Carlotta, Charla, Charline, Carlotte, Karolina

Common Nicknames

Charlie, Char, Charly, Charli

Diminutives

Lottie, Char, Lotta

Famous People

  • Charlotte Brontë
    (English Novelist)
  • Charlotte Church
    (Welsh Singer)
  • Charlotte Rampling
    (British Actress)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
    (French-British Actress)
  • Charlotte Casiraghi
    (Monegasque Royal)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Charlotte York
    ("Sex and the City," TV Series)
  • Charlotte A. Cavatica
    ("Charlotte's Web," Book)
  • Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
    ("Pushing Daisies," TV Series)
  • Charlotte
    ("Lost in Translation," Film)
  • Charlotte King
    ("Private Practice," TV Series)

Places

  • Charlotte
    (North Carolina, USA)
  • Port Charlotte
    (Florida, USA)
  • Charlotte Amalie
    (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Charlotte
    (Michigan, USA)
  • Charlotte Hall
    (Maryland, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Charlotte?

Charlotte means “free man” and “petite” in French. People named Charlotte are often seen as independent and graceful, with a charming and elegant demeanor.

What Is the Origin of The Name Charlotte?

Charlotte originates from France and is the feminine form of the name Charles. It has been widely used in French and English-speaking cultures, gaining popularity due to its royal and sophisticated connotations.

Charlotte Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Charlotte in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Charlotte

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20233
No change from 2022
12596
(-340 from 2022)
0.72010
20223
No change from 2021
12936
(-416 from 2021)
0.72144
20213
(+1 from 2020)
13352
(+260 from 2020)
0.74527
20204
(+2 from 2019)
13092
(-138 from 2019)
0.74063
20196
No change from 2018
13230
(+199 from 2018)
0.72103
20186
(+1 from 2017)
13031
(+68 from 2017)
0.70072
20177
No change from 2016
12963
(-154 from 2016)
0.68618
20167
(+2 from 2015)
13117
(+1705 from 2015)
0.67757
20159
(+1 from 2014)
11412
(+1292 from 2014)
0.58497
201410
(+1 from 2013)
10120
(+811 from 2013)
0.51730
201311
(+8 from 2012)
9309
(+1829 from 2012)
0.48291
201219
(+8 from 2011)
7480
(+1050 from 2011)
0.38567
201127
(+19 from 2010)
6430
(+1073 from 2010)
0.33184
201046
(+22 from 2009)
5357
(+1166 from 2009)
0.27322
200968
(+18 from 2008)
4191
(+520 from 2008)
0.20695
200886
(+15 from 2007)
3671
(+341 from 2007)
0.17625
2007101
(+24 from 2006)
3330
(+549 from 2006)
0.15734
2006125
(+10 from 2005)
2781
(+335 from 2005)
0.13303
2005135
(+35 from 2004)
2446
(+452 from 2004)
0.12052
2004170
(+12 from 2003)
1994
(+231 from 2003)
0.09882
2003182
(+22 from 2002)
1763
(+159 from 2002)
0.08787
2002204
(+25 from 2001)
1604
(+225 from 2001)
0.08121
2001229
(+60 from 2000)
1379
(+275 from 2000)
0.06961
2000289
(+18 from 1999)
1104
(+100 from 1999)
0.05532
1999307
(-3 from 1998)
1004
(+7 from 1998)
0.05157
1998304
(-3 from 1997)
997
(+43 from 1997)
0.05143
1997301
(+1 from 1996)
954
(+8 from 1996)
0.04997
1996302
(-27 from 1995)
946
(-53 from 1995)
0.04934
1995275
(+16 from 1994)
999
(+57 from 1994)
0.05199
1994291
(+2 from 1993)
942
(-1 from 1993)
0.04832
1993293
(-6 from 1992)
943
(-20 from 1992)
0.04783
1992287
No change from 1991
963
(-19 from 1991)
0.04804
1991287
No change from 1990
982
(+18 from 1990)
0.04829
1990287
(+5 from 1989)
964
(+70 from 1989)
0.04692
1989292
(-3 from 1988)
894
(+32 from 1988)
0.04488
1988289
(+3 from 1987)
862
(+36 from 1987)
0.04482
1987292
(-6 from 1986)
826
(-34 from 1986)
0.04407
1986286
(-21 from 1985)
860
(-85 from 1985)
0.04660
1985265
(+37 from 1984)
945
(+155 from 1984)
0.05118
1984302
(-19 from 1983)
790
(-44 from 1983)
0.04381
1983283
(+25 from 1982)
834
(+40 from 1982)
0.04660
1982308
(-18 from 1981)
794
(-39 from 1981)
0.04376
1981290
(+2 from 1980)
833
(-15 from 1980)
0.04658
1980292
(-7 from 1979)
848
(-5 from 1979)
0.04762
1979285
(-8 from 1978)
853
(+24 from 1978)
0.04950
1978277
(-12 from 1977)
829
(-111 from 1977)
0.05043
1977265
(-20 from 1976)
940
(-17 from 1976)
0.05714
1976245
(-21 from 1975)
957
(-124 from 1975)
0.06088
1975224
(-21 from 1974)
1081
(-170 from 1974)
0.06926
1974203
(-9 from 1973)
1251
(-79 from 1973)
0.07987
1973194
(-7 from 1972)
1330
(-205 from 1972)
0.08558
1972187
(-11 from 1971)
1535
(-210 from 1971)
0.09519
1971176
(-10 from 1970)
1745
(-247 from 1970)
0.09957
1970166
(-6 from 1969)
1992
(-34 from 1969)
0.10874
1969160
(+3 from 1968)
2026
(+23 from 1968)
0.11494
1968163
(+1 from 1967)
2003
(-18 from 1967)
0.11716
1967164
(-13 from 1966)
2021
(-280 from 1966)
0.11772
1966151
(+2 from 1965)
2301
(-170 from 1965)
0.13105
1965153
(+5 from 1964)
2471
(+49 from 1964)
0.13521
1964158
(-5 from 1963)
2422
(-173 from 1963)
0.12374
1963153
(+1 from 1962)
2595
(-83 from 1962)
0.13053
1962154
(-7 from 1961)
2678
(-257 from 1961)
0.13212
1961147
(+4 from 1960)
2935
(+155 from 1960)
0.14130
1960151
(-7 from 1959)
2780
(-190 from 1959)
0.13367
1959144
(-4 from 1958)
2970
(-44 from 1958)
0.14288
1958140
(-7 from 1957)
3014
(-237 from 1957)
0.14590
1957133
No change from 1956
3251
(-23 from 1956)
0.15495
1956133
(-4 from 1955)
3274
(-53 from 1955)
0.15897
1955129
(-16 from 1954)
3327
(-433 from 1954)
0.16594
1954113
(-13 from 1953)
3760
(-54 from 1953)
0.18886
1953100
(-11 from 1952)
3814
(-390 from 1952)
0.19767
195289
(-5 from 1951)
4204
(-445 from 1951)
0.22103
195184
(-4 from 1950)
4649
(-86 from 1950)
0.25167
195080
(-9 from 1949)
4735
(-408 from 1949)
0.26926
194971
(-2 from 1948)
5143
(-21 from 1948)
0.29296
194869
(-1 from 1947)
5164
(-222 from 1947)
0.29632
194768
(-4 from 1946)
5386
(+416 from 1946)
0.29628
194664
(-9 from 1945)
4970
(+441 from 1945)
0.30814
194555
(-5 from 1944)
4529
(-398 from 1944)
0.33645
194450
(-3 from 1943)
4927
(-556 from 1943)
0.36055
194347
(+4 from 1942)
5483
(+461 from 1942)
0.38198
194251
(+4 from 1941)
5022
(+458 from 1941)
0.36117
194155
No change from 1940
4564
(+274 from 1940)
0.36629
194055
(+11 from 1939)
4290
(+551 from 1939)
0.36315
193966
(+4 from 1938)
3739
(+114 from 1938)
0.32970
193870
(-3 from 1937)
3625
(+88 from 1937)
0.31758
193767
(-6 from 1936)
3537
(-18 from 1936)
0.32101
193661
(+4 from 1935)
3555
(+85 from 1935)
0.32991
193565
(+7 from 1934)
3470
(+36 from 1934)
0.31930
193472
(+7 from 1933)
3434
(+320 from 1933)
0.31728
193379
(-5 from 1932)
3114
(-249 from 1932)
0.29769
193274
(+1 from 1931)
3363
(-40 from 1931)
0.30399
193175
No change from 1930
3403
(-3 from 1930)
0.30832
193075
(-2 from 1929)
3406
(-131 from 1929)
0.29200
192973
(-1 from 1928)
3537
(+62 from 1928)
0.30556
192872
(+3 from 1927)
3475
(-201 from 1927)
0.29067
192775
(+3 from 1926)
3676
(+164 from 1926)
0.29730
192678
(-1 from 1925)
3512
(-39 from 1925)
0.28549
192577
(+3 from 1924)
3551
(-61 from 1924)
0.28114
192480
(-3 from 1923)
3612
(+16 from 1923)
0.27877
192377
(-1 from 1922)
3596
(+14 from 1922)
0.28711
192276
(+3 from 1921)
3582
(-5 from 1921)
0.28712
192179
No change from 1920
3587
(-37 from 1920)
0.28030
192079
No change from 1919
3624
(+271 from 1919)
0.29131
191979
(-1 from 1918)
3353
(-20 from 1918)
0.28545
191878
(-2 from 1917)
3373
(+144 from 1917)
0.28053
191776
(+4 from 1916)
3229
(+234 from 1916)
0.28736
191680
(+1 from 1915)
2995
(+238 from 1915)
0.27585
191581
(+7 from 1914)
2757
(+750 from 1914)
0.26927
191488
(-1 from 1913)
2007
(+404 from 1913)
0.25194
191387
(+4 from 1912)
1603
(+228 from 1912)
0.24476
191291
(+4 from 1911)
1375
(+415 from 1911)
0.23436
191195
(+4 from 1910)
960
(+64 from 1910)
0.21728
191099
(-5 from 1909)
896
(+55 from 1909)
0.21357
190994
(+4 from 1908)
841
(+75 from 1908)
0.22847
190898
(+7 from 1907)
766
(+99 from 1907)
0.21606
1907105
(-2 from 1906)
667
(+48 from 1906)
0.19767
1906103
(+1 from 1905)
619
(+5 from 1905)
0.19749
1905104
(+6 from 1904)
614
(+60 from 1904)
0.19815
1904110
(+5 from 1903)
554
(+50 from 1903)
0.18944
1903115
(-1 from 1902)
504
(-20 from 1902)
0.18117
1902114
(-9 from 1901)
524
(+21 from 1901)
0.18692
1901105
(+5 from 1900)
503
(-99 from 1900)
0.19785
1900110
(-6 from 1899)
602
(+106 from 1899)
0.18946
1899104
(+1 from 1898)
496
(-73 from 1898)
0.20041
1898105
(-1 from 1897)
569
(+77 from 1897)
0.20755
1897104
(-1 from 1896)
492
No change from 1896
0.19817
1896103
(+3 from 1895)
492
(+20 from 1895)
0.19524
1895106
(-6 from 1894)
472
(-12 from 1894)
0.19101
1894100
No change from 1893
484
(+8 from 1893)
0.20511
1893100
(-2 from 1892)
476
(-10 from 1892)
0.21134
189298
(+3 from 1891)
486
(+99 from 1891)
0.21608
1891101
(-3 from 1890)
387
(-30 from 1890)
0.19688
189098
(-9 from 1889)
417
(-38 from 1889)
0.20678
188989
(-1 from 1888)
455
(-9 from 1888)
0.24046
188888
(+3 from 1887)
464
(+113 from 1887)
0.24493
188791
(+3 from 1886)
351
(-17 from 1886)
0.22584
188694
No change from 1885
368
(+51 from 1885)
0.23937
188594
(-8 from 1884)
317
(-27 from 1884)
0.22332
188486
(+6 from 1883)
344
(+53 from 1883)
0.25003
188392
(+8 from 1882)
291
(+34 from 1882)
0.24238
1882100
(-5 from 1881)
257
(+30 from 1881)
0.22214
188195
(-4 from 1880)
227
(-10 from 1880)
0.22963
188091
First SSA data recorded
237
First SSA data recorded
0.24282

American States Popularity Rankings for Charlotte

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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New York (NY)

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Texas (TX)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Illinois (IL)

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Ohio (OH)

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Michigan (MI)

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Virginia (VA)

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Florida (FL)

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Georgia (GA)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Tennessee (TN)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Indiana (IN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Alabama (AL)

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Maryland (MD)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Washington (WA)

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Colorado (CO)

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Iowa (IA)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Connecticut (CT)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Kansas (KS)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Oregon (OR)

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Utah (UT)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Maine (ME)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Idaho (ID)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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South Dakota (SD)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Montana (MT)

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Nevada (NV)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Delaware (DE)

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Vermont (VT)

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Alaska (AK)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Charlotte in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Denmark

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Popularity in Belgium

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Popularity in France

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in Greenland

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Sweden

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Charlotte a Name for Boys or Girls?

Charlotte is a girl’s name. Its refined and feminine sound, along with its historical use for girls, makes it well-suited for them, reflecting qualities of elegance and independence.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Charlotte

Charlotte in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Charlotte Brontë (Novelist, 1816–1855): An English novelist and poet, author of "Jane Eyre."
  • Charlotte Church (Singer, born 1986): A Welsh singer who transitioned from classical crossover to pop music.
  • Charlotte Rampling (Actress, born 1946): A British actress with roles in "The Night Porter" and "45 Years."
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (Actress, born 1971): A French-British actress and singer featured in "Antichrist" and "Melancholia."
  • Charlotte Casiraghi (Royal, born 1986): A Monegasque royal, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco.
  • Charlotte Rae (Actress, 1926–2018): An American actress best known as Edna Garrett on "The Facts of Life."
  • Charlotte Flair (Wrestler, born 1986): An American professional wrestler, daughter of Ric Flair.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Author, 1860–1935): An American author, feminist, and social reformer, famous for "The Yellow Wallpaper."
  • Charlotte Hawkins (Journalist, born 1975): A British television presenter and newsreader on ITV's "Good Morning Britain."
  • Charlotte McKinney (Model, born 1993): An American model and actress who gained attention from a Carl's Jr. Super Bowl commercial.
  • Charlotte York ("Sex and the City," 1998 TV Series): A sophisticated and optimistic art dealer navigating love and friendship in New York City.
  • Charlotte A. Cavatica ("Charlotte's Web," 1952 Book): A kind and clever spider who saves her friend Wilbur the pig by writing words in her web.
  • Charlotte "Chuck" Charles ("Pushing Daisies," 2007 TV Series): A young woman brought back to life by her childhood sweetheart, who can revive the dead with a touch.
  • Charlotte ("Lost in Translation," 2003 Film): A young woman who forms an unlikely bond with an older man while both are staying in Tokyo.
  • Charlotte King ("Private Practice," 2007 TV Series): A tough and ambitious chief of staff at St. Ambrose Hospital with a complicated personal life.
  • Charlotte LaBouff ("The Princess and the Frog," 2009 Film): A wealthy Southern belle with dreams of marrying a prince, who is also a loyal friend to Tiana.
  • Charlotte Heywood ("Sanditon," 2019 TV Series): The adventurous and intelligent protagonist in this adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel.
  • Charlotte Pickles ("Rugrats," 1991 TV Series): The career-driven and somewhat domineering mother of Angelica Pickles.
  • Charlotte Blackwood ("Top Gun," 1986 Film): A civilian contractor and astrophysicist who becomes romantically involved with the protagonist, Maverick.
  • Charlotte Hale ("Westworld," 2016 TV Series): A high-ranking executive at Delos Corporation with a mysterious and complex agenda.
  • Charlotte City (North Carolina, USA): The largest city in North Carolina, a major U.S. financial hub.