These are the Most Popular Royal Baby Names

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It’s been a big couple of weeks for royal baby news, so we’ve trawled through the history books and picked out some of the most popular royal baby names.

Following the happy news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second baby and the Princess Eugenie’s new arrival, research conducted by online travel agency Expedia has revealed the most popular royal baby names dating back to 1819.

Most Popular Royal Baby Names

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.

Most Popular Royal Baby Names for Girls

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

Most Popular Royal Names for Boys

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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