The meaning of the name Charlotte is Free
The origin of the name Charlotte is French
Alternate spellings: Sharlotte, Sharlette
The name Charlotte is of French origin. It is derived from the name Charles, which means "free." Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles and the name became popular in England during the 18th century, when it was given to the daughter of King George III.
Common nicknames include Charlie/Charley, Lottie, Lotta, and Char. A common variation is Carlotta, the Italian form of Charlotte.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is a member of the British Royal Family. Kate Middleton's younger sister, Philippa/Pippa Matthews also has the middle name Charlotte. Charlotte is also the name of several places in the world, including Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States, and Charlotte, a city in France.
Five famous people named Charlotte include:
Charlotte Bronte - An English novelist and poet, known for her famous novel "Jane Eyre". She lived from 1816-1855.
Charlotte Gainsbourg - A French-British actress and singer, known for her roles in films such as "Antichrist" and "Melancholia."
Charlotte Casiraghi - A member of the Monaco royal family, she is the daughter of Princess Caroline and granddaughter of Grace Kelly.
Charlotte Rampling - An English actress, known for her roles in films such as "The Night Porter" and "45 Years."
Charlotte Hawkins Brown - An American educator and activist, she founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a school for African-American students in North Carolina, in 1902.
Five fictional characters named Charlotte include:
Charlotte York - A character from the TV series and movies "Sex and the City." She is an art dealer who is known for her classic and traditional style.
Charlotte Lucas - A character from the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. She is the best friend of the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, and marries Mr. Collins for financial security.
Charlotte A. Cavatica - A character from the children's novel "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. She is a spider who befriends Wilbur the pig and helps save him from being slaughtered.
Charlotte Vale - A character from the novel "Now, Voyager" by Olive Higgins Prouty, which was also made into a movie. She is a shy and insecure woman who undergoes a transformation and gains self-confidence and love.
Charlotte Doyle - A character from the novel "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" by Avi. She is a wealthy girl who is traveling on a ship to meet her family when she becomes involved in a mutiny and must fight for her survival.