Charlene Name Meaning & Origin

Charlene

Pronunciation: shahr-LEEN (key)

Origin of the name Charlene:

A 20th century coinage used as a feminine form of Charles (full-grown, a man, a freeman): hence, "a woman." Var: Charlayne, Cherlene, Cherline, Sharlayne, Sharleen, Sharlene. Pet: Charli, Charlie.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Charlene

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Meanings and history of the name Charlene

Feminine form of Charles, meaning "womanly"

Famous real-life people named Charlene

Charlene Tilton, American actress best known for playing Lucy Ewing on the 1980s TV series "Dallas"
Charlene Barshefsky, United States Trade Representative from 1997-2001
Charlene Wittstock, South African swimmer and girlfriend of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Charlene Drew Jarvis, American educator, researcher and politician
Charlene P. Kammerer, Methodist bishop
Charlene Teters, Native American artist, educator, and lecturer
Charlene Spretnak, American spiritual author, academic and feminist
Charlene Riva Federer (b. 2009), daughter of Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer

Charlene in song, story & screen

"Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)", song by Stephen and the Colberts
Charlene Frazier Stillfield, character in the television series "Designing Women", played by Jean Smart
Charlene Robinson, character in the Australian soap opera "Neighbours", played by Kylie Minogue
Charlene Turner, from the Kingdom Keeper series by Ridley Pearson
Charlene is "Charlie's" full name in the Stephen King book "The Firestarter"

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