Charlie is growing in popularity as a name for girl dogs. It’s a great name for tough, outgoing pets. Find out more about dogs named Charlie.


Name: Charlie

Meaning: Charlie can be a stand-alone name or it can be used as a nickname for a dog named Charlene or Charlotte. In England and America, the name Charlie is derived from the Old English word “ceorl,” which means “man.”

Personality: Outgoing, Tough

About This Name: Bad boy Charlie Sheen immediately comes to mind. Sheen’s struggles with addiction have publicly plagued him throughout his career. On the other end of the spectrum, there is movie star Charlie Chaplin, who rose to stardom back in the era of silent films. Another iconic animated Charlie is Peanuts’ Charlie Brown. As a “girl’s name,” Charlie (or variant Charly) has been gaining in popularity in recent years, even though the name has usually been thought of as a more masculine name.

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