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Charleston is an English baby boy’s name that means “settlement of free men” or “son of Charles”. It is also an English surname. The city of Charleston, South Carolina, is one of several cities in the US and Australia that were named for King Charles II of England.

Meaning of the name Charleston:

English: settlement of free men, son of Charles

Origin of the name Charleston:

Charleston is a baby boy’s name of English origin that means “settlement of free men” or “son of Charles”. Charleston is an English surname.

Symbolism of the name Charleston:

Charleston has a namesake in a city in South Carolina.

Style of the name Charleston:

traditional

Gender of the name Charleston:

Charleston is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Charleston:

CHAHRLZ-ten (English), SHARL-TON (French)

Number of syllables in the name Charleston:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Charleston:

Charleston evokes feelings of maturity and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Charleston:

Charlesten, Charlestyn, Charlston

Nicknames for the name Charleston:

Popularity of the name Charleston:

According to the Social Security Administration, Charleston is an uncommon baby boy’s name. It has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list in the US.

Related names for the name Charleston:

Great middle names for the name Charleston and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Charleston:

Charleston in popular culture:

  • Charleston Tucker (television, “State of Affairs”)
  • Charleston (a type of dance)
  • Charleston (a city in South Carolina, USA)
  • Charleston (television, “Frontier”)
  • Mr. Charleston (television, “Spongebob”)