National Charlotte Day is celebrated every year on January 17 to celebrate Charlotte in the world and the uniqueness of its existence. The name Charlotte is primarily female and is believed to be of French and English origin. The meaning of Charlotte is free. Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles, and hence it is often nicknamed Charlie or Charley. There are many other common nicknames for Charlotte, including Lottie, Lotta, Char, and Carlotta, an Italian form of Charlotte.
History of National Charlotte Day
Many named Charlotte have major historical significance worldwide, including the English novelist and poet Charlotte Bronte. Their novels are included among the classics of English literature. Born on 21 April 1816, Charlotte Bronte was the third of the six children of Maria and Patrick Bronte, an Irish Anglican clergyman.
In 1831, Charlotte Bronte was 14 and enlisted in Roe Head school. However, she left it after just a year to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home. In 1839, she became the governess for the Sidgwick family but left it after a few months and returned to Haworth, where the sisters opened a school. But it failed as they were not able to attract pupils. Soon after, they turned to writing, and each sister published novels under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in 1846.
Charlotte Bronte’s first novel, The Professor, was not accepted by the publishers, but her second novel, Jane Eyre, was published in 1847 and received well by the people. She and her sisters admitted their pseudonyms in 1848, and their works were soon celebrated in London literary circles. She was the last of all her siblings to die. She got married in June 1854, and after her pregnancy, she died on 31 March 1855, probably from hyperemesis gravidarum, a pregnancy complication that causes excessive nausea and vomiting.
National Charlotte Day timeline
Maria Bronte, the wife of Patrick Bronte, an Irish Anglican clergyman, gave birth to Charlotte Bronte, the third of the six children, on April 21, 1816.
Charlotte Bronte and her sisters start writing under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.
Charlotte Bronte publishes her second novel, Jane Eyre, after getting her first novel rejected.
She got married in June 1854 and died from pregnancy-related complications on March 31, 1855.
National Charlotte Day FAQs
What is the meaning of Charlotte in the Bible?
In Hebrew, it means ‘free woman.’
Is Charlie short for Charlotte?
Charlies can act as a nickname for Charlotte as it is a unisex name now.
Is Charlotte a rare name?
Charlotte has been a very famous name in English-speaking countries.
National Charlotte Day Activities
Celebrate the day with a Charlotte
Celebrate this day with someone named Charlotte. Wish them well and tell them how important they are.
Read Charlotte Bronte’s works
Read the works of Charlotte Bronte and celebrate the Charlottes! Encourage people to read her works.
Spread the message
Spread the message about the importance of the Charlottes in the world. Tell people why this day is essential.
5 Intriguing Facts About Charlotte
Charlotte in fiction
There are many famous Charlotte in fiction, including spider in Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte Palmer in Sense and Sensibility, and Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice.
Famous royal Charlottes are Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Charlotte Princess of Monaco, Charlotte of Savoy, and Charlotte of Cypress.
A mostly female name
In 2020, 13,003 girls and only six boys were named Charlotte.
It remains popular
It is a pretty popular name, and it is the fourth most popular name.
In pop culture
It is still a widely used name in the modern era, with the famous singer Charlie XCX’s real name being Charlotte.
Why We Love National Charlotte Day
It celebrates the Charlottes
It celebrates the Charlottes of the world. It is a day to celebrate their uniqueness.
It is a day of joy
It is a day of celebration and joy. It calls for a party and tasty food which brings joy with it.
It makes people happy
This day tells people that they matter. It makes people named Charlotte happy.
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