The most popular royal baby names have been revealed

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Research has revealed the most popular royal baby names since 1819, revealing which monikers which could be in Harry and Meghan’s shortlist…

Research conducted by online travel agency Expedia has revealed the most popular royal baby names dating back to 1819.

Albert has come out top of the list for boys, with 12 royals carrying the name, whereas Victoria was the most popular female name. Prince Albert and Queen Victoria’s first child was also an Albert, and became King – reigning under the title of Edward VII – in 1901 until his death nine years later.

It’s a pretty safe bet to assume that Harry and Meghan will choose one of these traditional royal names for their baby, whether it’s a boy or a girl. Their child, although unlikely to ever take the throne, will no doubt be in the public eye for their entire life, so will need a name that both resonates with the public – so not too old-fashioned or ‘posh’ – while still adhering to the royal family’s traditions.

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Top royal female names

1. Victoria, 9 Royals with this name
2. Mary, 7
3. Louise, 6
4. Alexandra, 6
5. Elizabeth, 5
6. Alice, 4
7. Margaret, 3
8. Charlotte, 3
9. Augusta, 2
10. Helena, 2
11. Maud, 2
12. Agnes, 2
13. Helene, 2
14. Caroline, 2
15. Olga, 2
16. Louisa, 2
17. Diana, 2

Top royal male names

1. Albert, 12 royals with this name
2. George, 10
3. Charles, 8
4. Edward, 7
5. Christian, 5
6. Frederick, 5
7. Louis, 5
8. Arthur, 5
9. William, 4
10. Henry, 4
11. Alexander, 4
12. John, 3
13. Philip, 3
14. Douglas, 2
15. Ernest, 2
16. Patrick, 2
17. Friederike, 2
18. Auguste, 2
19. Francis, 2
20. Andrew, 2
21. David, 2
22. Augustus, 2
23. Antony, 2

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