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  • 73 Baby Names for Boys Inspired by Real-Life Royals!

    These names are inspired by real-life kings and princes!
    by Kitty Elicay .
73 Baby Names for Boys Inspired by Real-Life Royals!
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  • A new royal baby has arrived! After much anticipation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — that’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle for us normal folks — welcomed a healthy baby boy on Monday morning, May 6, 2019. They have yet to reveal their royal baby boy’s name, but Prince Harry has suggested that it will be announced in the next couple of days.

    Various predictions for the name of royal baby have already been made. Some say it will be a traditional choice, like James, Edward, or Arthur. Others have said that it will be something more modern.

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    75 royal baby boy names

    If you’re expecting, wouldn’t it be exciting to name your little highness after real-life royalty? Here are regal names inspired by true kings, princes, and dukes! (There are a number of options because the royal family does love their middle names.)

    British Royalty

    The British monarch’s history will reveal that members of the royal family turn to classic n ames like George, William, and Edward for their kings. Currently, we have the Duke of Cambridge, also known as Prince William and his son, Prince George of Cambridge holding these names.

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    George

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: tiller of the soil, farmer

    William

    Origin: English
    Meaning: resolute protector

    Edward

    Origin: English
    Meaning: wealthy guardian

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    One of the longest-running British monarchs, the late Queen Victoria, had nine children, four of whom were boys. Their names were: Albert Edward, Alfred Ernest Albert, Arthur William Patrick Albert, and Leopold George Duncan Albert.

    Albert

    Origin: English
    Meaning: noble, bright

    Alfred

    Origin: English
    Meaning: wise counselor

    Arthur

    Origin: Celtic
    Meaning: bear

    Duncan

    Origin: Scottish
    Meaning: dark warrior

    Ernest

    Origin: English
    Meaning: serious, resolute

    Leopold

    Origin: German
    Meaning: brave people

    Patrick

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: noble, patrician (aristocrat)

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    Of course, we cannot forget the current British monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II’s sons — Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George) of Wales; Prince Andrew (Albert Christian Edward), Duke of York, and Prince Edward (Edward Antony Richard Louis), Earl of Wessex.

    Andrew

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: strong and manly

    Anton

    Origin: German; a variation of Anthony
    Meaning: priceless one, worthy of praise

    Charles

    Origin: French
    Meaning: free man, manly

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    Christian

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: follower of Christ

    Louis

    Origin: German and French
    Meaning: renowned warrior

    Philip

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: lover of horses

    Richard

    Origin: German
    Meaning: dominant ruler, powerful

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    You might also want to take inspiration from Prince Charles’ sons and grandsons: Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis) and Prince Harry (Henry Charles Albert David), Duke of Sussex; William’s sons, Prince George (George Alexander Louis) and Prince Louis (Louis Arthur Charles), and Harry's firstborn, Master Archie Harrison.

    Alexander

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: defender of men

    Archie

    Origin: German
    Meaning: truly brave

    David

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: beloved

    Harrison

    Origin: English
    Meaning: son of Harry

    Henry 

    Origin: German
    Meaning: ruler of the estate

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    European Royalty

    Several European countries also have their own royal families. Here are some names that might inspire you.

    Belgium’s Prince Gabriel (Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie) and Prince Emmanuel (Emmanuel Leopold Guillaume Francois Marie), sons of King Philippe.

    Baudouin

    Origin: French variation of Baldwin
    Meaning: brave friend

    Francois

    Origin: French
    Meaning: free man

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    Gabriel

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: God is my strength

    Guillaume

    Origin: French variation of William
    Meaning: resolute protector

    Emmanuel

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: God is with us

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    Denmark’s Prince Frederik (Frederik Andre Henrik Christian) and Prince Joachim (Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian). Prince Frederik also has two sons, Prince Christian and Prince Vincent, while Prince Joachim has three sons, Princes Nikolai, Felix, and Henrik.

    Andre

    Origin: French and Portuguese variation of Andrew
    Meaning: strong and manly

    Frederik

    Origin: Danish variation of Frederick
    Meaning: peaceful ruler

    Felix

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: happy, fortunate

    Henrik

    Origin: Danish and Hungarian variation of Henry
    Meaning: ruler of the estate

    Holger

    Origin: Danish variation of Henry
    Meaning: ruler of the estate

    Joachim

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: established by God

    Nikolai

    Origin: Russian variation of Nicholas
    Meaning: people of victory

    Vincent

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: conquering

    Waldemar

    Origin: German
    Meaning: famous ruler

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    Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri and his sons Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Felix, Prince Louis, and Prince Sebastien. Prince Felix has a son named Prince Liam, while Prince Louis has two sons, Princes Gabriel and Noah.

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    Liam

    Origin: Irish short form of William
    Meaning: resolute protector

    Noah

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: rest, wandering

    Sebastien

    Origin: French
    Meaning: venerable, revered

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    Norway’s royal family include King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon, and Prince Sverre Magnus.

    Haakon

    Origin: Norse
    Meaning: chosen son

    Harald

    Origin: Scandinavian variation of Harold
    Meaning: army ruler

    Magnus

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: greatest

    Sverre

    Origin: Dutch
    Meaning wild

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    Other baby names fit for royals

    Looking for more names? Some of these names were used by real-life royals throughout history, including Russian monarchs. Some have meanings fit for a royal baby!

    Alastair

    Origin: Gaelic variation of Alexander
    Meaning: defender of men

    Augustus

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: great, magnificent

    Basil

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: Kingly

    Constantijn

    Origin: Dutch
    Meaning: constant

    Douglas

    Origin: Scottish
    Meaning: black water

    Earl

    Origin: English
    Meaning: aristocrat

    Felipe

    Origin: Spanish variation of Philip
    Meaning: a friend of horses

    Igor

    Origin: Russian
    Meaning: warrior

    Indulf

    Origin: English variation of Ildulb
    Meaning: wolf

    Ivan

    Origin: Russian variation of John
    Meaning: God is gracious

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    Jacques

    Origin: French variation of Jacob
    Meaning: supplanter

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    John

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: God is gracious

    Kenneth

    Origin: Scottish and Irish
    Meaning: born of fire, handsome

    Michael

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: who is like God

    Mikhail

    Origin: Russian variation of Michael
    Meaning: who is like God

    Nolan

    Origin: Gaelic
    Meaning: famous, noble

    Octavius

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: eighth

    Oleg

    Origin: Russian
    Meaning: holy

    Otto

    Origin: German
    Meaning: wealthy

    Owen

    Origin: Welsh
    Meaning: young warrior, well-born, or noble

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    Quincy

    Origin: French
    Meaning: estate of the fifth son

    Rainier

    Origin: German
    Meaning: wise army

    Rupert

    Origin: German variation of Robert
    Meaning: bright fame

    Ryan

    Origin: Gaelic
    Meaning: descendant of the king or little king

    Stephen

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: garland, crown

    Theodore

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: gift of God

    Thomas

    Origin: Aramaic
    Meaning: twin

    Victor

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: conqueror

    Vladimir

    Origin: Slavic
    Meaning: renowned prince

    Vladislav

    Origin: Slavic
    Meaning: glorious rule

    Yuri

    Origin: Russian variation of George
    Meaning: farmer

    Xavier

    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: Savior

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