Charlotte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Charlotte in the 17th century, female diminutive form of Charles, from Middle High German Karl, which came from the Germanic *karlaz.

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Charlotte

  1. A female given name.
    • 1852 D. H. Jacques, A Chapter on Names, The Knickerbocker, or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume XL, August 1852, page 117:
      My Charlotte conquers with a smile, / And reigneth queen of love.
      In the home-circle and among her companions, Charlotte lays aside her queenship and becomes a gentle Lottie.
    • 1859 George Eliot, Adam Bede, Chapter VII:
      "Here's Totty! By-and-by, what's her other name? She wasn't christened Totty." "Oh, sir, we call her sadly out of name. Charlotte's her christened name. It's a name i' Mr. Poyser's family; his grandmother was named Charlotte. But we began calling her Lotty, and now it's got to Totty. To be sure it's more like a name for a dog than a Christian child."
    • 2007 Sophie Hannah, Hurting Distance, Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 9780340 937907, page 225:
      'Can I call you Charlotte?'
      'No. I hate the name, makes me sound like a Victorian aunt. I'm Charlie, and no, you can't call me that either.'
  2. The largest city in the state of North Carolina.

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Noun[edit]

Charlotte (plural Charlottes)

  1. (historical) Designating a type of women's bonnet popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • 1764, The Scots Magazine, Sep 1764:
      The Charlotte bonnet, form'd to please, / And Strelitz coif she wore with ease.
    • 1819, La Belle Assemblée, Apr 1819:
      the Charlotte bonnet, from the Sorrows of Werther, was the most becoming and elegantly retired bonnet ever yet sported for walking.
    • 1968, Gisèle d'Assailly, Ages of Elegance:
      Women now resembled well-rounded cabbages from which protruded a tiny head crushed beneath a Charlotte hat covered with plumes and gew-gaws.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Charlotte.

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Charlotte

  1. A female given name.

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 33 806 females with the given name Charlotte have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

French[edit]

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Charlotte f

  1. A female given name; a feminine diminutive form of Charles.

German[edit]

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Charlotte

  1. A female given name of French origin. Variants: Lotte, Lieselotte, Liselotte.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Charlotte

  1. A female given name of French origin. Diminutive: Lotte.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Charlotte

  1. A female given name of French origin.

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