You have a newborn on the way? Congratulations! If you haven’t thought about a name yet, it might be worth taking inspiration from the royal family. Royal baby names are timeless and keep cropping up after generations, so if you’re unsure what to name your baby, here are a few suggestions that never go out of fashion. There’s no harm in naming your baby after royalty, after all!
Royal Baby Names to get inspired by and what they mean
Edward: Rich guard
Many kings have gone by the name Edward over the centuries, although the most famous one has got to be King Edward VIII. He enjoyed the title of King for less than a year, although many other Edwards throughout history have ruled even before 1066.
Undoubtedly, Edward is the most popular name for English monarchs, and perhaps your newborn might enjoy the name and royal heritage too, as he grows up!
William: Resolute protector
The popularity of William as a royal name goes back to 1066 when William the Conqueror was in power. So far, we have had four King Williams, with our present Prince William becoming no.5 eventually – well, that is unless he wishes to take oath under one of his alternative names.
It’s a great name for a boy who will act as the protector and provider of your family one day.
Louis: Famous warrior
Did you know that Prince William and Prince George, his son, both share Louis as a given name? In fact, Kate and William’s youngest son’s name also happens to be Louis. It’s among the most popular royal baby names today, particularly in France, as a remarkable 20 kings have shared that name throughout different eras.
Elizabeth: Oath of God
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving British monarch in history, sharing her name with the illustrious Queen Elizabeth I, who ruled between the late 1500s and early 1600s.
It’s a very befitting name for a girl who wants to grow up to be a fine lady, carrying herself as elegantly and beautifully as the Queen.
Helena: Light or torch
Princess Helena was the fifth child of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. She loved contributing to charities and is also among the founding members of the British Red Cross and the president of the Royal British Nurses’ Association.
Want your baby girl to be kind and humble as she grows up while shining brightly and inspiring others to do the same? With royal baby names like Helena, you can’t go wrong.
Louise: Famous warrior
The fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, is probably the most famous royal Louise in British history. She was an avid supporter of the arts and advanced education and an early feminist as well.
With these royal baby names, you’re sure to create a trend or two in your own home, while seeing your child develop into an exemplary young man or woman. Which is your favourite?
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