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  • Charles

  • ORIGIN: Germanic
  • Meaning & History

  • (char-lz) originates in a Germanic word meaning man. There are a number of saints with the name Charles such as Charles of Sezze, Charles Borromeo and Charles de Foucauld amongst others. A number of Kings also share this name as do a number of more modern "famous" such as naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who wrote such works as 'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities', French statesman Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French during WW2 (1890-1970), and American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000), the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip