Charlotte is an English and French feminine form of Charles (see also).

This is an English form of an old French feminine form of Charles, modelled on the Italian name Carlotta. Charles is from a germanic word which means "man; husband."

Charlotte was introduced to the English speaking world in the 17th century when King George III married Charlotte Sophia, who became Queen of England. Some pet forms that have been used through the ages are: Lottie, Totty, Chatty and Charlie.
See Also: Charles, Charlette

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