a masculine name: dim. Charley, Charlie, Chuck; var. Carl, Karl; equiv. L. Carolus, Ger. Carl, Karl, It. Carlo, Sp. Carlos, Du. Karel; fem. Charlene, Charlotte, Caroline
Origin of CharlesFrench from Medieval Latin Carolus or Germanic Karl, literally , full-grown; akin to Old English ceorl, churl
- (born Charles Philip Arthur George) 1948- ; Prince of Wales: son of Elizabeth II
- 823-877; king of France (843-877) &, as Charles II, Holy Roman Emperor (875-877): called the Bald
- (born Charles Stuart) 1600-49; king of England, Scotland, & Ireland (1625-49): beheaded
- (born Charles Francis Joseph) 1887-1922; emperor of Austria &, as Charles IV, king of Hungary (1916-18): forced to abdicate
- 1630-85; king of England, Scotland, & Ireland (1660-85)
- 1294-1328; king of France (1322-28): called the Fair
- 1748-1819; king of Spain (1788-1808): forced to abdicate by Napoleon I
- 1337-80; king of France (1364-80): called the Wise
- 1500-58; Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56) &, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516-56): abdicated
- 1368-1422: king of France (1380-1422): called the Well-Beloved
- 1403-61; king of France (1422-61): called the Victorious
- (born Charles Albert) 1697-1745; Holy Roman Emperor (1742-45)
- seeJean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte
- (born Ray Charles Robinson) 1930-2004; U.S. rhythm-and-blues musician, singer, & composer
- river in E Mass., flowing into Boston Bay: c. 60 mi (97 km)
- cape in SE Va., at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, forming the tip of Delmarva Peninsula
Origin of Charlesafter Charles I of England: see Charles
Prince of Wales. Born 1948
The eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the British throne. He was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969.
- A male given name.
- A patronymic surname.
Common given name since the Middle Ages.