I think that we can all agree that when you have a baby, you know that it will be a perfect little prince or princess! And our perfect prince or princess most certainly deserves a name that is fit for a King or Queen.
There are many historic, classic and traditional names which have been used by members of the British Royal family throughout the centuries. Some of the girl’s names are beautiful and dignified, the boys names noble, regal and courtly.
Some names have been used by multiple royal parents; some names have come into the family in just the last few years, so here some of the greatest, the most aristocratic and some of the more contemporary British Royal names that you could give to your baby or girl.
Here are some cool ideas for naming your baby with a British royal baby name.
Prince Andrew is son of the late Queen Elizabeth II and the brother of King Charles III. It is a name of Greek origin which means Strong and Manly.
Archie is a name that is new to the British royal family, being the name of the son of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. More usually the diminutive form of the name Archibald, it is a German name which means Truly Brave.
This unusual and historic name belongs to the son of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. It is a Latin name which means Great or Magnificent.
The name of our current king, there has been two previous King Charles’ on the British throne. It is thought to be an old English name which means Free Man.
There have been two king Edwards on the British throne and a further six King Edwards of England. It is also the name of King Charles’ youngest brother. The name is another one of Old English origin, meaning Rich Guardian.
There have been six King Georges who have sat on the British throne. It is a Greek name which has the surprisingly humble meaning of Earthworker or Farmer. It is also the name of Prince William of Wales’ eldest son.
Henry has been one of the most used Royal names – we’ve had eight King Henry’s – and the diminutive form Harry is how the Duke of Sussex is known, Henry being his birth name. It is an Old German name meaning Ruler of the Home.
James is also a popular name for kings and commoners alike. It is a Hebrew name which means Supplanter of Men. It was the name of seven kings of Scotland, and two of both Scotland and England.
This French name means Famous Warrior. It is popular now as it is the name of Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales’ younger son, although there have been 16 French kings called Louis.
Lucas is a comparatively new name to the royal family, as it is the name of Mike and Zara Tindall’s youngest child. It means the rather poetic Bringer of Light.
While Peter has been a widely used name for Kings across Europe, there has never been a King Peter of Britain. It is however the name of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips’ only son. It is a name of Greek origin which means Stone or Rock.
Phillip was of course the name of the late Queen Elizabeth’s beloved husband, and it also is another name used all over Europe as a royal name – Prince Phillip was a member of the Greek Royal family. It is perhaps unsurprisingly a Greek name which means Lover of Horses.
There have been three king Richards of England, and it means Brave Ruler. King Richard III’s remains were famously found buried under a car park in Leicester in 2013
There have been four British Monarchs named William. Two were kings of England, one was king of Great Britain while William of Orange was simultaneously both king of England and Scotland. The current heir to the throne is Prince William, who became Prince of Wales when his father Charles ascended the throne. William is a German name meaning Helmet or Protector.
Here is a collection of Girls names inspiration, taken from the British royal family past and present.
Alexandra, which means Defender of Men, is a popular royal name across Europe. Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy was the cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Anne was on the throne when the Act of Union was passed in 1707 making her the Queen of Great Britain. Anne is of course also the name of King Charles’ only sister. The name Anne means Grace, and is of Hebrew origin.
Beatrice is another name which is popular across Europe for royal girls. The British Princess Beatrice is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. The name Beatrice means She Who Brings Happiness.
Camilla is the name of the Queen Consort. It is a Latin name which means Helper of the Priest.
As well as being the name of William and Catherine’s only daughter, Charlotte is a name used by many European royal families. It is the feminine version of the name Charles, and means Strong or Vigorous.
Catherine is the name of the Princess of Wales, and it is a name of Greek origin which means Pure. She shares her name with three of Henry VIII’s wives as well as well as Italian ruler Catherine de Medici and the notorious Russian ruler Catherine the Great.
Diana was the name of, first wife of King Charles III and mother of Princes William and Harry. It is a Latin name which means Divine or God-like and is taken from the Greek and Roman goddess of the hunt.
The name of two great queens, Elizabeth I of England and Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The name Elizabeth means God is my Oath and it is of Hebrew origin.
Eugenie is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Eugenie means wellborn and is of Greek origin.
Jane means God is gracious. There has been one Queen of England called Jane, Lady Jane Grey. She was Queen for just 9 days before being thrown into the Tower of London as a traitor. She was later beheaded by her successor Mary I.
Lena is the name of Mike and Zara Tindall’s middle daughter. Lena means light or torch. It is another Greek name.
Lillibet is the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, and was a nickname of Queen Elizabeth II when she was very young.
Louise is the feminine version of the boy’s name Louis, and means famous Warrior. It is an Old German name. Louise is the name of Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex’s daughter.
Margaret is a French name which means Pearl. Margaret was the name of Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister.
Mary I, or Mary Tudor as she was also known was the first Queen of England to reign in her own right. Mary II was the daughter of James II and was Queen of Great Britain. Mary means Star of the Sea and is of Latin origin.
Mia is the name of the Wessex’s oldest daughter and it means Mine, probably derived from the Hebrew name Miriam.
Savannah is the name of the Peter Phillips’ oldest child, so Princess Anne’s grandaughter. It is of Spanish origin and means flat tropical grassland.
Sienna is the name of Princess Beatrice’s daughter with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. It is an Italian name and means an orange red colour.
Victoria was the Queen of England for 63 years, and the whole Victorian era was named after her. The name means, perhaps unsurprisingly, Victory and comes from Roman mythology.
Zara is the name of Princess Anne’s daughter with Mark Phillips. It means Radiance and is thought to have Arabic roots.
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