- Total baby boomers with this name: 666,134
- Peak popularity: 1946-1953 (#9 rank)
- Lowest popularity: 1964 (#17 rank)
- Rank in 2019: #51 (6,348 babies born)
Considered a royal name after the birth of Charles, Prince of Wales, the moniker which means “man,” gained popularity among baby boomers. It’s also the title of one of author Shirley Jackson’s short stories “Charles,” published in 1948. Nicknames for the moniker are Charlie and Chuck. Some of the most famous Charles’ include Darwin, Chaplin, Dickens, Sheen, and Barkley—not to mention Manson.