Charlize Name Meaning & Origin

Charlize

Pronunciation: shahr-LEEZ (key)

Plenty of popular names have come from movies, but this may be the first name launched by an Oscar ceremony. Actress Charlize Theron made 20 films before 2004, but it was her sparkling turn at that year's Best Actress podium that made baby namers take notice. Theron was named for her father, Charles.

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Charlie, Leeza

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Charlie, Leeza, Charlee

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