Charles has become extremely popular in the UK. However the name initially came from the french name “Carl”. There has been a variety of variations for the name that have only increased in popularity in modern culture – Chip, Chuck, Charley, Charlie, Chas and Chaz to name a few.
In the UK we have had King Charles I and II and now we have the heir to the throne Charles Prince of Wales. Although many people say that his son Prince William, Duke of Cambridge may well take his Dad’s place.
Another famous Charles is Charles Dickens who wrote a Christmas Carol and Great Expectations. Two books that been made into films and have become some of the most famous works of literature in history.
Charles means “A Man”, this suggests how strong a name it is. Manly and royal is the impression you get from someone called Charlie.