Charlotte

July 28, 2014 § 10 Comments

ORIGIN:
French feminine version of “Charles“, from the German name “Karl”, meaning “man”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Carla, Carlota, Carlotta, Carola, Carole, Carolina, Caroline, Charla, Charlene, Charline, Charlize, Charlotta, Karla, Karola, Karolina, Let, Lettie, Letty, Lotta, Lotte, Lottie, Lotty, Séarlait, Tot, Tottie, Totty, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth Bennet’s plain, sensible best friend in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (written in 1797, published in 1813).
Charlotte Palmer, Mrs. Jennings’ rather gossipy and silly, but good-natured and kind-hearted daughter, in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility(set between 1792-1797, published in 1811).

WRITERS:
– Charlotte M. Brame (1836-1884), English author who wrote under the pen name “Bertha M. Clay”.
– Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), English novelist and poet.
Charlotte Lamb (1937-2000), pen name of English romance author Sheila Holland, who also published as “Laura Hardy”, “Sheila Coates”, “Sheila Lancaster”, and “Victoria Wolf”.
– Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), English novelist and poet.
– Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), English novelist.

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