The Most Popular Royal Baby Names

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee just a couple of weeks away, research by baby and nursery retailer Kiddies Kingdom has revealed the most popular baby names associated with the royal family.

Through analysing the names of royal family members, dating back to King George V against data from the Office of National Statistics, the retailer was able to find the average popularity ranking between 1996-2020 of each royal name, before ranking them by order of popularity.

The 10 Most Popular Royal Baby Girls Names Are:

  1. Sophie
  2. Charlotte
  3. Mia
  4. Alice
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Sarah
  7. Alexandra
  8. Zara
  9. Isla
  10. Beatrice

Topping the list for popular royal girls’ names is Sophie, as associated with the Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. With an average rank of 8th from the ONS, the name has been a firm favourite across the last two decades, although in recent years popularity has slipped slightly with the name dropping to 26th in 2020. 

Coming in second is Charlotte, as linked to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince William and Duchess Kate’s daughter. With an average rank of 13th, the name hasn’t slipped below position 25. Following in third place is Mia, as associated with Mia Grace Tindall, the first child of the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall. With an average rank of 25th, the name has seen an increase in popularity in recent years, placing as high as 5th in 2020.

In fourth is the name Alice, with an average rank of 32nd, with the name linked to Princess Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the wife of Prince Henry, the third son of King George V. Following in fifth is the Queen’s name, Elizabeth, which has an average rank of 39th. Coming in sixth is Sarah, as associated with the Duchess of York, the former wife of Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, with an average rank of 69th.

Next on the list is Alexandra with an average rank of 87th, linked to Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, who is Queen Elizabeth’s cousin. In eighth is the name Zara, as associated with Zara Tindall, the Queen’s granddaughter, with an average rank of 90th

Following in ninth is the name Isla, as associated with Isla Phillips, the second daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips and great-grandchild to the Queen. The name has an average rank of 124th, however, the name has seen a huge increase in popularity across the last decade, placing 3rd in 2020.

Taking the tenth spot is Beatrice which has an average rank of 167th, linked with Princess Beatrice,the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.

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The 10 Most Popular Royal Baby Boys Names Are:

  1. Harry
  2. James
  3. George
  4. William
  5. Henry
  6. Edward
  7. Archie
  8. Lucas
  9. Charles
  10. Louis

Topping the list for royal boys’ names is Harry, as associated with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.With an average rank of 7th, the name has been chosen for many babies and hasn’t slipped below position 17 over the past two decades. Coming in second is the name James, which is related James,Viscount Severn, the child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The name has been popular over the last 25 years, with an average rank of 9th.

Following in joint third is the name George, a popular name within the royal family, associated with King George V, King George VI, Prince George, Duke of Kent and most recently Prince George of Cambridge. The name has an average rank of 11th, with popularity increasing over recent years, having placed 2nd in 2020. Also taking the joint third spot is the name William, linked to both The Duke of Cambridge and Prince William of Gloucester, the cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. The name also has an average rank of 11th, although in recent years it has been less popular, placing 20th in 2020.

In fifth is the name Henry, as associated with the Duke of Gloucester, who is the Queen’s cousin, with an average rank of 35th. Following in sixth is the name Edward, another popular name within the royal family, associated with King Edward VIII, The Duke of Kent and The Earl of Wessex. The name has an average rank of 38th

Taking the seventh spot is the name Archie, as associated with Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. The name has an average rank of 49th, with an increase in popularity over the last few years, placing 9th in 2020. Following in eighth is Lucas with a rank of 55th, linked to Queen Elizabeth’s Great-Grandson, Lucas Tindall.

In ninth is Charles, as associated with The Prince of Wales, the Queen’s eldest son and first in line to the throne, with the name having an average rank of 58th. Taking the tenth spot is the name Louis with an average rank of 59th, associated with Prince Louis of Cambridge, the son of Prince William and Kate.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.