Of Germanic origin.
Feminine form of the name Charles.
Derives from the Germanic name Karl, from a word that meant “man”.
Another origin of Charles is the common element “hari”, which meant “army, warrior”, also in Germanic.
Charlize is mostly used by the Afrikaans and it is a combination of the masculine name Charles and the name suffix “ize”.
Famous bearer is Charlize Theron.
Charlize Theron is a South African actress and producer.
She has won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her leading role in the 2003 film “Monster”.
She has starred in critically acclaimed and commercially successful Hollywood films, such as “The Devil’s Advocate”, “The Cider House Rules”, “Sweet November”, “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion”, “Monster”, “In The Valley of Elah”, “A Million Ways To Die In The West”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, etc.