History of the English the Name
The given name Charlotte originates from France with Germanic roots originally and is the female form of Charles. Popularized by Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III of England who ruled in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century (during the French and American Revolutions), she was the mother of fifteen children and a patron of Mozart and Bach.
Meaning of Charlotte
The meaning of Charlotte can be petite and feminine or delicate and allows for such cute nicknames as Lotte and Charlie. However it has also been seen to mean “free man” like its counterpart Charlie in the past and some interpret it to mean a strong or free woman.
Charlotte is one of the most popular name in England and the rest of the UK ( it was the 20th most popular baby girl’s name in England in 2012).
Some famous bearers of the name Charlotte are: Charlotte Brontë the author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Uhlenbroek the famed zoologist, the character Charlotte the spider from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte Palmer a character from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility as well as Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice, Welsh entertainer Charlotte Church and reality television personality Charlotte Crosby.