Charles

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

English and French form of Karl [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

Charle
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Charles
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

See also:
Variant forms: Karles, Karlis
Female forms: Charline, Charlize
Pet forms: Charlot, Charly

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Charlesarson Iceland
Charlesen Norway

Female

Charlesardóttir Iceland
Charlesdatter Norway

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Charles
Genitive: Charles'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Charles
Genitive: Charlesin
Partitive: Charlesia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Charles
Accusative: Charles
Dative: Charlesi
Genitive: Charlesar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Charles
Genitive: Charles'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Charles
Genitive: Charles'/Charles

Name Day

Norway Norway

27 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
1800 6222 4 22 1796 6200
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
1845
n.a.
6
n.a.
1839
Denmark Denmark[13]
670
n.a.
0
n.a.
670
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[14]
19 39
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
12 45
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[16]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
675
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Charles (m) Sources: [11][13][16][12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Charles (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Charles (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Charles (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  9. 9.0 9.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no