Are you a royal watcher? Do you love keeping up with the latest comings and goings of the royal family?

If you’re expecting a beautiful baby girl, you might even be thinking about gracing your little princess with a name that is, quite literally, fit for a Princess… a Duchess… or maybe even a Queen!

Choosing a baby name takes time and thought – here is a huge list of names that have been used by royals throughout history. So you can choose the perfect royal name for your little one.

This list includes the origins of the name, the meaning and the most famous or recent namesake of it. So you can decide if you want to choose the perfect name by meaning, or by naming your little girl after a famous royal.

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Elizabeth (Hebrew) meaning “My God is an oath” or “My God is abundance”. Famous bearer: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Catherine (French) means pure. Famous bearer: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton). Variations on this name include Katherine. 

Charlotte (French) meaning “free man” or “petite”. Famous bearer: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Sarah (Hebrew) meaning “princess”. Famous bearer: Sarah, Duchess of York.

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Beatrice (Italian) name meaning “she who makes happy”. Famous bearer: Princess Beatrice of York, elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Eugenie (Greek) meaning “nobility”, “well born”. Famous bearer: Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Adelaide (German) meaning “noble natured”. Famous bearer: “Good Queen Adelaide” who married British King William IV in 1830.

Agatha (Greek) name meaning “good”. Famous bearer: Agatha, wife of Edward the Exile

Adela (German) meaning “pleasant”, “of the nobility”. Famous bearer: King William I’s daughter Adela of Normandy, mother of Stephen, King of England.

Diana (Greek) meaning “heavenly”. Famous bearer: who can forget Princess Diana of Wales? She’s the most famous of this name.

Victoria (Latin) meaning victory. Famous bearer: Queen Victoria, granddaughter of King George III.

Sophia (Greek) name meaning “wisdom”. Famous bearer: Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom, daughter of King George III.

Matilda (German) meaning “strength” or “might”.  Famous bearer: Empress Matilda of Normandy (daughter of Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England).

Blanche (French) meaning “to make white”. Famous bearer: Princess Blanche of England, daughter of King Henry IV.

Bridget (Gaelic/Irish) meaning “noble or exalted one”. Famous bearer: Bridget of York, the tenth daughter of Edward IV of English and Queen Elizabeth Woodville.

Caroline (Italian) meaning “Strong”. Caroline is a feminine form of the masculine name Charles. Famous bearer: there are many! This has been a very popular name in the royal family throughout the years. Caroline of Ansbach was the wife of King George II.

Cecilia (English) meaning “blind”. While this name has a not-so-great meaning, one of it’s famous bearers is Saint Cecilia. Other famous bearers include: Cecilia Underwood, Duchess of Inverness. Other variants of this name include Cecily.

Clementina (French) meaning “mercy” or “clemency”. Famous bearer: Princess Clementine of Orleans.

Constance (Latin) meaning “constant”. Famous bearer: Duchess Constance of Brittany. 

Dorothea (Greek) meaning “gift of God”. Famous bearer: Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Edith (English) meaning “riches or blessed” and “war”. Famous bearer: Edith of Wessex, Queen of England. Married to Edward the Confessor.

Eleanor (Greek) meaning “bright, shining one”. Famous bearer: Eleanor of Aquitaine, an influential figure from the Middle Ages who became Queen of France and England! She also lead a crusade to the Holy Land. 

Emma (German) meaning “whole” or “universal”. Famous bearer: Emma of Normandy, Queen of England, Denmark and Norway.

Frances (Latin) meaning “free one” or “from France”.  Most famously, this was Diana, Princess of Wales’ middle name.

Georgiana (English) meaning “farmer” and is the feminine form of the male name George. Famous bearer: Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. 

Helen (Greek) meaning “bright, shining light”. Royal bearer: Lady Helen, 43rd in line of succession to the British Throne and also Helen of Troy, the famed ‘face that launched a thousand ships’. If you like this name, you may also like the variation Helena or Helene. 

Agnes (Greek) meaning “pure, lamb, holy”. Famous bearer: Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau.

Alexandra (Greek) a feminine form of the male name Alexander meaning “defender of Mankind”. Famous bearer: Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy.

Alice (German) meaning “of the nobility”. Famous bearer: Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. 

Henrietta (French) meaning “keeper of the hearth”, the feminine form of Henry. Famous bearer: Henrietta of England, youngest daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Isabel (Spanish) meaning “God is my oath”.  This name is derived from Elizabeth during the Middle Ages. Other variations include Isabella. 

Margaret (Greek) meaning “pearl”. Famous bearer: Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon – sister of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mary (Hebrew) meaning “wished-for child”. Famous bearer: Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, aunt of Queen Elizabeth II.

Maud (German) meaning “Powerful battler”. Famous bearer: Maud of Wales, Queen of Wales. 

Olga (Scandinavian) meaning “holy”. Famous bearer: Princess Olga Romanov

Philippa (Greek) meaning “lover of horses”. Famous bearer: Philippa of England was the daughter of King Henry IV of England.

Jane (English) meaning “Jehovah has been gracious”.  Famous bearer: Lady Jane Grey. 

Joan (English) meaning “God is gracious”. Famous bearer: Joan II of Navarre

Judith (Hebrew) meaning “woman of Judea”. Famous bearer: Judith of Flanders.

Juliana (Latin) meaning “youthful”. This name is the feminine form of the male name Julianus or Julius. Famous bearer: Juliana of the Netherlands. 

Louise (Latin) meaning “renowned warrior”.  Famous bearer: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

Amelia (Latin) meaning “industrious” and “striving”. Famous bearer: Lady Amelia Windsor, English fashion model and 39th in line of succession to the British throne. 

Anne (Latin) meaning “favour” or “grace”. This name is derived from the Hebrew Hannah. Famous bearer: Anne, Princess Royal. 

Augusta (Latin) meaning “Majestic”. Famous bearer: Princess Augusta of Great Britain. 

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