How popular is the baby name Charleigh in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Charleigh.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Charleigh

Posts that Mention the Name Charleigh

Charlie – Boy Name or Girl Name?

Charlie - boy name or girl name?

To some, Charlie is a boy name. It’s a nickname for the male name Charles.

To others, Charlie is a girl name. It’s a feminine form of Charles, just like Charlene and Charlotte are feminine forms of Charles.

How are parents actually using the name Charlie nowadays?

Well, if we look only at the spelling “Charlie,” the boys are on top. Of the 1,727 U.S. babies named Charlie last year, 1,242 (72%) were boys and 485 (28%) were girls.

But if we count all versions of the name, the girls take the lead:

Name # of Boys # of Girls
Charlie 1,242 485
Charlee 7 395
Charley 90 277
Charli 17 236
Charleigh 0 180
Charly 52 70
Charlea 0 14
Charlye 0 12
Charle 0 5
Charlei 0 5
Charliegh 0 5
TOTAL 1,408 (46%) 1,684 (54%)

In England and Wales, where Charlie (ranked 7th) is so popular that it beats Charles (ranked 58th) by over 4,000 babies, Charlie is still mainly a boy name:

Name # of Boys # of Girls
Charlie 5,409 208
Charley 102 164
Charlee 8 27
Charli 4 26
Charleigh 0 18
Charly 7 12
Charlea 0 3
TOTAL 5,530 (92%) 458 (8%)

This makes me think Charlie could be headed the way of Ashley (i.e. becoming feminine in the States, remaining masculine in the UK).

To you, is Charlie a girl name or a boy name? (Or is it a unisex name?) Please also mention where you live–it’ll be interesting to see if/how responses differ based on location.