There are 42 people in my tree named Charlotte including my daughter.  She was named after my grandmother Charlotte Hedwig Boltz née Manock (1912-1988)

Charlotte Manock

In naming Charlotte we also remembered her fourth great grandmother Charlotte de Crespigny née Dana (1820-1904) and her great great grand aunt Charlotte Wilkins née Young (1861-1925). Charlotte Wilkins brought up Jack and Cecil Young, my Charlotte’s great grandfather, after their mother had died at the time of Cecil’s birth.

 

The dates of birth of the Charlottes in my tree are as follows

  • 1700-1749 : 2
  • 1750-1799 : 9
  • 1800-1849 : 18
  • 1850-1899 : 8
  • 1900-1949 : 4
  • 1950-1999 : 1

Of the 5,579 people whose birth year is recorded in my family tree, 13% were born before 1800, 56% were born in the nineteenth century, and 53% were born in the twentieth century. The name Charlotte is disproportionately popular in my family in the nineteenth century.

The name Charlotte dates at least  from the fourteenth century and is the feminine form of Charles. Two notable Charlottes were:

The United Kingdom Office for National Statistics has an interactive graphic of trends in popular baby names since 1904 at https://visual.ons.gov.uk/baby-names-since-1904-how-has-yours-performed/

Charlotte was one of the top 100 names in the early part of the twentieth century but from 1915 was not on the list until 1975.

CharlotteONS graph 1904 2015

Charlotte : the popularity of the name Charlotte as ranked in the top 100 names for girls in the United Kingdom graphed for every ten years between 1904 and 1994 and for each year from 1996 onwards from https://visual.ons.gov.uk/baby-names-since-1904-how-has-yours-performed/

Currently Charlotte is an extremely popular baby name in Australia being the most popular name for girls in 2016.