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If you've been alive and into pop culture over the last few decades, you're probably familiar with the baby name Charlize. As a matter of fact, you probably only know of the name because of a certain South African movie star. The fact is that Charlize is derived from Charles, which is one of the many names ultimately derived from Karl. The baby name saw some popularity during the 2000s and 2010s, but it has since fallen of the list of the top baby names in the United States.

Meaning of the name Charlize:

South African: Free man

Origin of the name Charlize:

Charlize is a feminine version of the masculine baby name Charles. It's considered South African because adding the “ize” ending is popular for names in that country. Charles is derived from the Germanic name Karl, which means “free man.” It was once used to describe someone who was not a nobleman but who was free.

Symbolism of the name Charlize:

The baby name Charlize doesn't offer much in the way of symbolism. Most new parents who choose it will likely associate it with actress Charlize Theron. It might also be a good choice to honor a loved one named Charles.

Style of the name Charlize:

Modern, international

Gender of the name Charlize:

Charlize is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Charlize:


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Emotion evoked from the name Charlize:

The baby name Charlize evokes images of someone who is quiet and observant of those around her. She is also a nurturing person.

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Popularity of the name Charlize:

According to the Social Security Administration, Charlize was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States on and off between 2004 and 2015. It was most popular in 2004 when it ranked at number 624. It last ranked at number 976 in 2015.

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