Popularity in the US: No. 10
Meaning: Free woman
Charlotte was gaining ground before Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Princess of Cambridge, boosted it into the stratosphere. But your little Charlotte could be Lottie or Charley for short, unlike the royal baby. Charlotte, North Carolina, was named after an English king's wife, and Charlotte Bronte set hearts aflutter with Jane Eyre. From the French Charlot, a diminutive of Charles, it's a name from an era of hoop skirts and flirty fans that is equal parts romantic and regal today.